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PA Mss 85  
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  • Title: Marjorie Kellogg papers
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 85
    Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Physical Description: 31.34 linear feet (15 document boxes, 18 flat boxes, 9 audiocassettes, 5 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes, and 5 film reels)
    Creator: Kellogg, Marjorie
    Date (inclusive): 1895-2005
    Date (bulk): 1922-2005
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Marjorie Kellogg papers, PA Mss 85. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Sylvia Short, May 2011.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The scope and content of this collection can be divided into two general sections. The first section (Series I-III) provides a view into Santa Barbara and Ventura County history mainly from the perspective of two prominent Goleta Valley agricultural families--the Kellogg and Pickett families--starting in the late 19th century through the late 20th. The section includes family photograph albums documenting daily life in the Goleta Valley, Santa Barbara, and Ventura from the late 19th through the mid 20th century, as well as documents, genealogies and artifacts from the Pickett and Kellogg family collections. Included among the family photographs are photographs taken by Marjorie Kellogg in France and Spain in the aftermath of World War II.
    The second section (Series IV-XIV) comprises manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, documents, audiovisual recordings, artifacts and artwork covering Kellogg's career as student of social work at Smith College, a social worker for the state of New York, and finally, her work as an author, playwright and filmmaker. This section includes the original manuscripts of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and Like the Lion's Tooth, as well original manuscripts of Kellogg's screenplays, plays and musicals. Among the photographs are production stills of the film version of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (including on-set photographs of Liza Minnelli and Otto Preminger), as well as stills to the first two scenes of the film version of Like the Lion's Tooth (Marjorie Kellogg, director, with Betty Buckley) shot for promotion and never completed. Recordings include multiple film reels to this production. Correspondence includes letters from Paula Fox and Carson McCullers, friends of Kellogg.


    The collection has been arranged into the following series: I. Family Photographs, II. Family Documents, III. Eastwood Letters, IV. Smith College, V. Novels, VI. Screenplays, VII. Musicals, VIII. Plays, IX. Junie Moon (Film), X. Lion's Tooth (Film), XI. General Correspondence, XII. Miscellaneous, XIII. Posters, XIV. Audiovisual.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bell jar (Motion picture) Tell me that you love me, Junie Moon (Motion picture)
    Authors, American
    Women authors, American
    Santa Barbara County (Calif.) -- History
    Ventura County (Calif.) -- History
    Artifacts (object genre)
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Film reels
    Film stills
    Genealogies (histories)
    Manuscripts (documents)
    Photograph albums
    Scripts (documents)
    Sound recordings
    Kellogg, Marjorie -- Archives
    Buckley, Betty
    Fox, Paula
    McCullers, Carson
    Minnelli, Liza
    Preminger, Otto
    Short, Sylvia
    Kellogg family
    Pickett family
    Kellogg, Marjorie -- Tell me that you love me, Junie Moon
    Kellogg, Marjorie -- Like the lion's tooth