The majority of the collection is material that
decorated Leigh's home. Including: photographs, movie posters, correspondence,
advertisements and magazine covers, and recognitions and awards.
Jeanette Helen Morrison was born in Merced, California on July 6, 1927
and died Janet Leigh Brandt in Los Angeles on October 3, 2004. She started at
the College of the Pacific in September of 1943 and studied music and
psychology (music therapy), joined Alpha Theta Tau, and was involved in student
government. She married a fellow student, Stanley Reames, in the fall of 1945.
The Reameses left Pacific in the spring semester of 1946 and moved to Los
Angeles - the same year that actress Norma Shearer discovered Jeanette. She
soon signed a contract with MGM, changed her name to Janet Leigh, and debuted
in The Romance of Rosy Ridge. She later married
Tony Curtis (1951-1962) and Robert Brandt (1962-2004).
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the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection open for research.