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Finding Aid for the John Gregory Dunne papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1966-1967
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All materials relate to John Gregory Dunne's novel Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike. Between 1966 and 1967 Dunne researched his novel in Delano, California. The collection include the manuscript, Dunne's research, including interviews, daily notes log, and local area research materials. Also included are ephemera related to his research, financial statements, newspapers clippings devoted to the grape strike, correspondence, photographs, official statements, strikers' newspapers, materials relating to the boycott, and other writings by Dunne during 1967.
John Gregory Dunne was born May 25, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut. Dunne was a novelist and screenwriter. His brother, Dominick Dunne was also a writer. On January 30, 1964, John Gregory Dunne married writer Joan Didion. The two worked on many writing projects together. Dunne was responsible for writing novels such as The Studio, Vegas, True Confessions, Red White and Blue and Playland. Screenplays included Panic in Needle Park, A Star is Born, True Confessions (the screenplay of his novel), and Up Close and Personal. Dunne died on December 30, 2003 in New York.
4 document boxes (2 linear ft.)
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