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Guide to the Albert Joseph Guérard Research Materials on Lya de Putti and Lois Moran, 1923-1996
Special Collections M0897  
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    Title: Albert Joseph Guérard Research Materials on Lya de Putti and Lois Moran,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1996
    Collection number: Special Collections M0897
    Creator: Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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    [Identification of item] Albert Joseph Guérard Research Materials on Lya de Putti and Lois Moran, M0897, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Albert Joseph Guérard (1914- ) is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford University and a novelist. In 1924 he went with his family to spend his father's sabbatical year in Paris. During Christmas vacation, Guérard's mother took him to Davos, Switzerland, where he met the Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti, who took the 10 year-old Albert to a ball. This encounter was woven into several of Guérard's writings,. AJG's interest in de Putti and her life was revived upon seeing her obituary in 1931.

    Scope and Content

    The Research Materials on Lya de Putti and Lois Moran Collection consists of 1 manuscript box. The collection contains Albert J. Guérard's materials on Lya de Putti, a Hungarian silent screen star whom he met in 1924. Included are correspondence with Lois Moran, a young American actress that was in Paris in the 1920s who did one film with Lya de Putti, publicity photographs and photocopies of articles about Lya de Putti, transcripts of correspondence between AJG and de Putti's daughters and other people who were connected with her, and transcripts of interviews. There are also 5 articles or excerpts of works written by AJG which illustrate his use of de Putti in fiction and non-fiction and a biography of de Putti written by P. Herzog and R. Tozzi and dedicated to AJG. AJG's own comments on the collection and its usefulness are also included in the collection and cited in the finding aid.

    Access Terms

    Putti, Lya de, 1896?-1931.
    Moran Young, Lois.
    Zeilinger, Johannes, 1948- . Lya de Putti, Ein vergessenes Leben.
    Tozzi, Romano. Lya de Putti, Loving life and not fearing death.
    Herzog, Peter. Lya de Putti, Loving life and not fearing death.
    Authors, American.
    American literature--20th century.
    Motion picture actors and actresses.
    Silent films.
    America--Intellectual life--20th century.
    "Davos in Winter." The Past Must Alter. "Was Lia de Putti dead at 22?" "The Past Unrecaptured: the Two Lives of Lya de Putti." Christine/Annette. "Snow White and Rose Red."