Papers of Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005), American novelist and screenplay writer born in Santa Barbara, California. In addition
to correspondence, original manuscripts, photographs, press clippings and artifacts relating to Kellogg's writing career,
the collection includes historical photographs of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005) began her writing career as a copy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle after attending UC Berkeley. A later position led her to Europe, where she covered France and Spain for Salute magazine immediately after World War II. After returning to the United States, she obtained a bachelor's and master's degree
in social work from Smith College. While working as social worker in New York City, Marjorie Kellogg completed her first novel,
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1968), adapting it as a screenplay for the 1970 movie of the same name, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Liza Minnelli
and Ken Howard. Kellogg followed her second novel, Like the Lion's Tooth (1972), with a screenplay adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. In addition to her novels and screenplays, Kellogg wrote plays and musicals, including The Oldest Trick in the World, directed by Carl Williams, The Smile of the Cardboard Man, and After You've Gone, both starring Sylvia Short. Kellogg was the daughter of Eugene S. Kellogg and Emma Pickett, both from long-established Santa
Barbara and Ventura County families.
31.34 linear feet
(15 document boxes, 18 flat boxes, 9 audiocassettes, 5 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes, and 5 film reels)
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The collection is open for research.