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Guide to the Albert Joseph Guérard Research Materials on Lya de Putti and Lois Moran, 1923-1996
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Box 1, Folder 1

Albert Guerard's comments on collection. 1996

Box 1, Folder 2

25 letters to Albert and/or Maclin Guerard from Lois MORAN Young (LM). 1980s

Box 1, Folder 3

28 newsclippings sent from LM to Guerards. 1980s

Scope and Content Note

Most are her "Down at the Barn" column for the local Sedona, AZ, newspaper. Originally sent with letters in Folder 1.
Box 1, Folder 4

Synopsis of Snow White and Rose Red, an unwritten long article/short book contrasting the life of Lya de Putti (LDP) and LM. 1986

Box 1, Folder 5

3 notecards with photos of LDP.

Box 1, Folder 5

1 b&w photo with both LDP and LM.

Box 1, Folder 5

6 photocopies of LDP's life; screen shots.

Box 1, Folder 5

1 photocopy from German book with film shot of LDP.

Box 1, Folder 5

1 photocopy of Bioscope magazine, 20 March 1929, with screen shot of LDP in The Informer.

Box 1, Folder 5

1 photocopy of LDP's funeral announcements. 28 Nov., 1931

Box 1, Folder 6

Photocopies of Section 114-122, concerning Albert Guerard and Lya de Putti, in Johannes Zeilinger, Lya de Putti, Ein vergessenes Leben. (Leipzig: Karolinger, 1991). 1991

Box 1, Folder 7

LM materials:


Front page of Stanford Daily, 3 July 1951. 1951


1 photocopy of photo from book; unidentified actors.


Photocopy from LM's album - at F. Scott Fitzgerald's house party in her honor, 1927.

Box 1, Folder 8

LM materials:


Publicity photos


Photocopies and photos of LM in Maurice 1923


L'Herbier's 1923 film, La Galerie des Monstres, her first film at age 14-15.

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence with daughters of LDP. 1979-80

Physical Description: 6 letters.
Box 1, Folder 9

Transcription of taped interview with LDP's daughters regarding the story of an empty grave.

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence with Myna Lockwood about LDP. 1980

Box 1, Folder 10

1 letter from Lockwood and 1 story about LDP.

Box 1, Folder 11

Guerard's first letter to LM. 10 Dec. 1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence between Guerard and various people about LDP. 1979-80

Physical Description: 17 items

Scope and Content Note

including transcripts of interviews. Some letters evoke the Hungary of the 1920s as well as the world of film.
Box 1, Folder 13-17

Guerard's use of LDP in fiction and non-fiction.

Scope and Content Note

5 examples of his work, as described by Guerard: "In 1) and 2) [items in folders 13, 14] I was recasting in fiction a real event, and my focus is on the effect of a glamorous actress on a young boy. In 3) [item in folder 15] I discuss the ways in which the real event took various forms in my fiction. 4) [item in folder 16] reflects research to find out what, behind my fantasizing, was the real non-fiction life of Lya de Putti, and turns to the surviving daughters who, as children, were led to believe their mother was dead when in fact she was in Berlin, then Hollywood as a famous actress."
Box 1, Folder 13

Guerard. "Davos in Winter," 1933. 1933

Biography/Organization History

Won intercollegiate short story prize, The Hound and Horn (Oct. 1933). "Written during my second year at Stanford. This is the most autobiographical of my fictions and reflects a real incident of 12 Jan. 1925.
Box 1, Folder 14

Guerard. Excerpt from The Past Must Alter, (London: Longmans, 1937; New York: Holt, 1938).

Physical Description: 1937-38


"A recasting of the same material, but now as a crucial incident in the psychological development of the main character."
Box 1, Folder 15

Guerard. "Was Lia de Putti dead at 22?" (TriQuarterly, Winter 1971). 1971

Scope and Content Note

An essay on the way the Putti story developed in my imagination.
Box 1, Folder 16

Guerard. "The Past Unrecaptured: the Two Lives of Lya de Putti," (Southern Review, Winter 1983)

Box 1, Folder 17

Guerard. "Lya de Putti's last appearance," from Christine/Annette (Dutton, 1985),

Scope and Content Note

p. 276-77.


"She also appears in earlier parts of the novel."
Box 1, Folder 18

Herzog, P. and Tozzi, R. Lya de Putti, Loving life and not fearing death. (NY: Corvin, 1993).


Dedicated to Albert J. Guerard and signed by authors.