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[Pictorial material from the Frank M. Robinson papers].
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[Pictorial material from the Frank M. Robinson papers]


Robinson, Frank M., 1926-2014, creator, creator.


Nicoletta, Daniel, 1954-


Includes portraits and snapshots of author Frank M. Robinson, family portraits and snapshots, and snapshots of many friends, chiefly taken in San Francisco, California. Includes several photographs of Harvey Milk (chiefly by Dan Nicoletta), for whom Robinson worked as a speech writer, and photographs of Robinson with stars and others involved in the production of the 2008 movie "Milk" (including screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and actors Sean Penn and James Franco.) Many polaroid portraits, presumably by Robinson, chiefly of young men in San Francisco's Castro District in the 1970s, are also present. Two movie posters for films based on Robinson's works are also present, for "The towering inferno" and "The power" (size --F), and a smaller promotional graphic for "The dark beyond the stars" (B folder 1). Other oversize material includes photographic portraits of Robinson, a charcoal portrait of Robinson, a photograph of the re-enactment of a candle-lit walk down Market Street mourning Harvey Milk (staged for the film "Milk"), and photographs of a book wall of Robinson's works (presumably in his home library). Also includes award plaques, trophies and other objects (OBJ boxes)


1940 (issued)


Gay authors -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Gay men -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Homosexuels masculins -- Californie -- San Francisco -- Photographies
Gay authors
Gay men
California -- San Francisco
Robinson, Frank M -- 1926-2014 -- Archives
Robinson, Frank M -- 1926-2014 -- Pictorial works
Authors -- 20th century -- Photographs
Milk, Harvey -- Pictorial works
Milk, Harvey
Robinson, Frank M -- 1926-2014


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected and/or photographed by Frank M. Robinson.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
List of objects available in library.
Transferred from the Frank M. Robinson papers (BANC MSS 2015/159).
Purchase; From Andover Street Archives booksellers; 2015.
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) was an author of science fiction and thriller novels. Born in Chicago, he resided in San Francisco from the 1970s onward.
Preferred citation: Pictorial material from the Frank M. Robinson papers, BANC PIC 2016.004, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Pictorial works.

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Photographs, prints and objects in 1 cartons, 4 boxes and 5 oversize folders : chiefly photographic prints ; various sizes.





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COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.