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Finding Aid for the Vanessa Brown Papers, ca. 1950-1988
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vanessa Brown Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1950-1988
    Collection number: 1552
    Creator: Brown, Vanessa, 1928-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Vanessa Brown (1928- ) was born in Vienna, Austria. She appeared in Broadway plays and films. In 1962, she became a writer-coordinator for the Voice of America. She worked as a correspondent with the Los Angeles Times Service (1970-74), and with the National Public Radio (1973-74). The collection contains interviews with Brown, correspondence, scrapbooks, and cassette tapes of classes taught by Brown.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Vanessa Brown, 1988-90.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vanessa Brown Papers (Collection 1552). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709498 


    Brown was born on March 24, 1928 in Vienna, Austria; came to the U.S. in 1938; BA, UCLA, 1949; appeared in Broadway plays, As you Like it (1950) and The Seven Year Itch (1952-54); appeared in films, including Youth Runs Wild (1941), The Heiress (1948), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); married Mark R. Sandrich, 1959; became writer-coordinator for Voice of America in 1962; correspondent with Los Angeles Times Service, 1970-74, and National Public Radio, 1973-74; writer, KTLA-TV, 1972-74; worked for presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, 1956, and John F. Kennedy, 1960; artist with one-woman show at Edgardo Costa Gallery, Beverly Hills, California; founder, American Acting Company.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains bibliographical reference works and other books in which Vanessa Brown is mentioned. Also includes interviews with Brown, correspondence, scrapbooks, and cassette tapes of classes taught by Brown.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brown, Vanessa, 1928- --Archives.
    Actors--United States--Archival resources.
    Motion picture actors and actresses--California--Los Angeles--Arc hival resources.
    Women radio writers--United States--Archival resources.