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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983 (bulk 1950s-1960s),

Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983,

Series III. Business Interests, 1921-1982,

Series IV. Other Interests, 1923-1983,

Series V. Biographical/Personal Papers, ca. [18--]-1983,

Series VI. After Death, 1983-1988,

Series VII. Formats, 1889-1983,

Index

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Gloria Swanson:

An Inventory of Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Swanson, Gloria, 1899-1983
Title: Gloria Swanson Papers
Dates: [18--]-1988
Abstract: The papers of this well-known American actress encompass her long film and theater career, her extensive business interests, and her interest in health and nutrition, as well as personal and family matters.
Call Number: Film Collection FI-041
Extent: 620 boxes, artwork, audio discs, bound volumes, film, galleys, microfilm, posters, and realia (292.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Actress Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27, 1899, in Chicago, the only child of Joseph Theodore and Adelaide Klanowsky Swanson. Her father's position as a civilian supply officer with the army took the family to Key West, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico, but the majority of Swanson's childhood was spent in Chicago.

It was in Chicago at Essanay Studios in 1914 that she began her lifelong association with the motion picture industry. She moved to California where she worked for Sennett/Keystone Studios before rising to stardom at Paramount in such Cecil B. DeMille features as Male and Female (1919) and The Affairs of Anatol (1921). At the height of her career in 1925 (already a veteran of some fifty films), she ended her long association with Paramount in order to become a partner with United Artists, independently producing her own films. Though producing artistically successful films such as Sadie Thompson (1928) and her first talkie, The Trespasser (1929), both of which earned her Academy Award nominations, the financial strains of her production companies all but ended her career. After her final United Artists feature release in 1933, she made only one other film (for Fox Films) during the 1930s.

In 1938, Swanson relocated to New York City, where she began an inventions and patents company which occupied her during the years of World War II. She made another film for RKO Radio Pictures in 1941, began appearing in theatre productions, and also had her own television show in 1948, but it was not until 1950 when Sunset Boulevard was released (earning her another Academy award nomination), that she achieved mass recognition again. The boost provided by this film resulted in a number of successes, such as appearances on Broadway in Twentieth Century, and commercial ventures, such as her line of clothing for Puritan Fashions.

Swanson made only three films after Sunset Boulevard, but starred in numerous stage and television productions during her remaining years. She was active in various business ventures, travelled extensively, wrote articles, columns, and an autobiography, painted and sculpted, and became a passionate advocate of various health and nutrition topics.

Married six times (to Wallace Beery, Herbert K. Somborn, Marquis Henri de la Falaise, Michael Farmer, William M. Davey, and William Dufty), Swanson had two daughters (Gloria Somborn and Michelle Farmer), an adoptive son (Joseph Patrick Swanson), and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren by the time of her death in New York, on April 4, 1983.

For further information on the life of Gloria Swanson, see:

Swanson, Gloria. Swanson on Swanson. New York: Random House, 1980.

Quirk, Lawrence J. The Films of Gloria Swanson. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1984.

1899 Born Mar. 27 at Chicago, IL to Adelaide Klanowsky and Joseph Theodore Swanson
1907 Swanson family moved to Key West, FL
1910 Swanson family moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico
1914/15 Family returned to Chicago; Gloria graduated from Lincoln School and began working for Essanay Company, where she made the following films: His New Job; The Fable of Elvira; Farina and the Meal Ticket (rel. Spr.); Sweedie Goes to College (rel. Spr.); The Romance of an American Duchess (rel. Fall); The Broken Pledge (rel. Fall)
1916 Moved to California after her father was transferred to Manila; began making films at Sennett/Keystone: A Dash of Courage (rel. Spr.); Hearts and Sparks (rel. Spr.); A Social Club (rel. Sum.); The Danger Girl (rel. Sum.); Love on Skates (rel. Sum.); Haystacks and Steeples (rel. Fall); The Nick-of-Time Baby (rel. Fall); Married Wallace Beery Mar. 27 at Pasadena City Hall
1917 Features at Sennett/Keystone included: Teddy at the Throttle (rel. Wint.); Baseball Madness (on loan to Universal-Victor, rel. Spr.); The Dangers of a Bride (rel. Sum.); The Sultan's Wife (rel. Sum.); A Pullman Bride (rel. Fall)
1918 After leaving Sennett/Keystone, began working for the Triangle Company, where her films included: Society for Sale (rel. Apr.); Her Decision (rel. May); You Can't Believe Everything (rel. Jul.); Every Woman's Husband (rel. Jul.); Shifting Sands (rel. Sep.); Station Content (rel. Sep.); Secret Code (rel. Oct.); Wife or Country (rel. Dec.). After divorcing Joseph Swanson, mother Adelaide married Matthew Burns; Swanson hired by Famous Players-Lasky in November
1919 Features for Paramount/Famous Players-Lasky included: Don't Change Your Husband (rel. Jan.); For Better, For Worse (rel. May); Male and Female (Nov.); Gloria received a divorce from Wallace Beery, and on Dec. 20, married Herbert K. Somborn
1920 Gloria's career at Paramount continued with these releases: Why Change Your Wife? (rel. May); Something to Think About (rel. Oct.); The Great Moment (rel. Dec.); Matthew Burns died in Aug.; first child, daughter Gloria Swanson Somborn was born Oct. 7;
1921 Upon return to work, Swanson's next Paramount vehicles were: The Affairs of Anatol (rel. Sep.); Under the Lash (rel. Oct.); Don't Tell Everything (rel. Dec.)
1922 Paramount films made included: Her Husband's Trademark (rel. Mar.); Beyond the Rocks (rel. May); Her Gilded Cage (rel. Sep.); The Impossible Mrs. Bellew (rel. Nov.); traveled to Europe during Apr. and May
1923 Paramount releases for the year included: My American Wife (rel. Feb.); Prodigal Daughters (rel. Apr.); Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (rel. Sep.); Zaza (rel. Oct.); sued for divorce by Somborn; adopted Sonny Smith (born Oct. 31, 1922), whom she named Joseph Patrick Swanson; father Joseph died Oct. 2
1924 Films released included: The Humming Bird (rel. Jan.); A Society Scandal (rel. Mar.); Manhandled (rel. Aug.); Her Love Story (rel. Oct.); Wages of Virtue (rel. Nov.)
1925 Swanson releases for Paramount were as follows: Madame Sans-Gêne (rel. Apr.); The Coast of Folly (rel. Sep.); Stage Struck (rel. Nov.); while on location in France for Madame Sans-Gêne, Swanson met Marquis Henri de la Falaise, whom she married January 28 (after the Somborn divorce became final) in Passy; they returned to the United States in Apr.; Swanson signed with United Artists on Jul. 15
1926 Swanson's contract obligations to Paramount were completed with the release of: Untamed Lady (rel. Mar.) and Fine Manners (rel. Aug.); began working at United Artists in Apr.; purchased rights to The Eyes of Youth in Jul., which began filming as The Love of Sunya in Sep. at Cosmopolitan Studios in New York and was completed in Dec.
1927 The Love of Sunya, her first United Artists feature, was released in Mar.; purchased rights to "Miss Thompson" and "Rain" in May; began shooting Sadie Thompson on Jun. 29, finished Sep. 24; previewed in San Bernardino in Nov.; met Joseph Kennedy in Nov. when he was recommended to her as a financial advisor; began negotiations with Erich von Stroheim in Nov. or Dec. for her next feature
1928 On the advice of Joseph Kennedy, restructured her finances and personnel, forming Gloria Productions, Inc. on Jan. 25; Sadie Thompson premiered in Jan. in San Francisco; received von Stroheim's scenario for The Swamp in Mar.; shooting on Queen Kelly began in Nov.; received Academy Award nomination for Sadie Thompson
1929 von Stroheim fired Jan. 21; Queen Kelly production continued with Paul Stein during Mar. and Apr.; co-wrote (Apr. to May) and filmed (Jun. 4-29) The Trespasser, her first "talkie;" released in Oct.; production recommenced on Queen Kelly during Nov. and Dec. with Richard Boleslavsky; received Academy Award nomination for The Trespasser
1930 What a Widow! began filming in Mar. or May; released in Sep.; Rock-a-Bye purchased in Jul.; work continued on Queen Kelly in Nov. with a new script by Harry Poppe
1931 More work on Queen Kelly during Jan., Mar., Nov. and Dec.; Indiscreet released in May; Tonight or Never released in Dec.; married Michael Farmer on Aug. 16 at Elmsford, NY
1932 Second daughter, Michelle Bridgit Farmer, born Apr. 5
1933 Final United Artists film A Perfect Understanding released in Feb.
1934 Herbert K. Somborn died Jan. 2; Swanson's first and only film for Fox, Music in the Air, released Dec.
1937 Signed contract with Columbia Pictures in Apr.
1938 Moved to New York City where Multiprises, Inc., a patents and invention firm, was organized on Jul. 6
1939 Daughter Gloria married Robert W. Anderson Jun. 30; sold California home at 904 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills
1941 Filmed Father Takes a Wife for RKO-Radio Pictures, released in Sep.; moved to 920 Fifth Avenue, New York City
1942 First theatrical appearances in Reflected Glory and Three Curtains
1943 Appeared in play Let Us Be Gay
1944 Appeared in play A Goose for the Gander
1945 Married William Davey on Jan. 29
1947 Entered into an arrangement with the Haley Corporation as a travel representative
1948 Theatrical appearance in There Goes the Bride; hosted series The Gloria Swanson Hour on WPIX-TV, New York
1949 Son Joseph married Aug. 7; promoted The Heiress for Paramount on tour; filmed Sunset Boulevard
1950 Sunset Boulevard released in Aug., Swanson went on promotional tour to support; received Neiman-Marcus Award; attended Royal Command Performance of Sunset Boulevard in Nov.; hosted her own radio show, The Gloria Swanson Show; entered into an agreement with Puritan Fashion Corp. for a line of Gloria Swanson dresses
1951 Nominated for an Academy Award for Sunset Boulevard in Feb.; theatre appearances in Twentieth Century and Nina; daughter Michelle married Robert Amon Dec. 16
1952 Made Three for Bedroom C for Warner Bros., released in Jun.
1953 Hosted television series Crown Theatre; became a director of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation
1954 Published newsletter, Gloria Swanson's Diary
1955 Began work on a musical version of Sunset Boulevard, to be called Boulevard; trip to Europe on Puritan Fashions business; wrote a series of articles for United Press while traveling; began filming Nero's Mistress in Nov. for Titanus-Lux Films; named chairman of the Committee for Independent Cancer Research
1956 Nero's Mistress released in Europe; covered the Grace Kelly/Prince Rainier III of Monaco wedding for United Press
1957 Again traveled in Europe on Puritan Fashions business; appeared on This is Your Life; performed songs from Boulevard on The Steve Allen Show
1958 Recognized by Congressman James J. Delaney for her advocacy of food additive legislation
1959 Appeared in play Red Letter Day; incorporated Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc.; became a director of the Patients' Aid Society, Inc.
1960 Sunset Boulevard re-released
1961 Appeared in play Between Seasons; endorsed a line of Gloria Swanson Nylons for Sheffield Hosiery Mills
1962 Nero's Mistress released in the United States; appeared in play The Inkwell
1963 Appeared on television show Dr. Kildare and in play Just for Tonight
1964 Appeared on Kraft Suspense Theater
1965 Entered into new business venture, Gloria Swanson Essence of Nature Cosmetics; negotiations began on proposed projects The Duchess and the Smugs and Here Kitty, Kitty
1966 George Eastman House held career retrospective, A Tribute to Gloria Swanson; appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies and in play The Women; Mother Adelaide died Oct. 24; work began on proposed project Blackpoint
1967 Appearance for the New York Theater Organ Society, From Silents to Sound; appeared in play Reprise
1968 Traveled to Russian and Sweden
1969 Purchased residence in Colares, Portugal
1970 Negotiations for appearance in Coco fell through; starred on stage in Butterflies are Free; began arrangements for Gloria Swanson Products Corp.; puchased residence in Palm Springs, CA
1972 Henri de la Falaise died; appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee protesting tax rates for single persons
1973 Appeared on The Carol Burnett Show; filmed television movie The Killer Bees
1974 Film retrospective at the Cinèmathéque Française in Mar.; final feature film appearance, Airport 1975 for Universal, released in Oct.
1975 Son Joseph died Jul. 9; performed one-woman show Look Back in Laughter
1976 Married William Dufty on Feb. 2; publicity tour for Dufty's book Sugar Blues
1977 Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Inc. formed
1978 Swanson's art exhibited in London gallery
1979 Traveled to Japan
1980 Autobiography Swanson on Swanson published; designed stamp cachet for the United Nations Postal Administration; chaired New York chapter of Seniors for Reagan-Bush
1982 Sold her archive to the HRHRC in Dec.
1983 Died Apr. 4, New York City; auctions of furniture and decorations, jewelry, fashion collection, career and personal memorabilia Aug.-Sep. at William Doyle Gallery, New York

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Scope and Contents

The papers of actress Gloria Swanson (ca. [18--]-1988, bulk 1920-1983, 620 boxes) document her career accomplishments, her business ventures and her various interests, as well as her childhood, family, personal relationships, and private life. Included are correspondence, photographs, scripts, production records, financial and legal records, publicity materials, clippings, scrapbooks, published materials, film, audio recordings, music, writings, art work, and artifacts.

In the foreword to her autobiography, Swanson explained her eighty year accumulation of "files and scrapbooks and photographs and films and letters and documents" with the statement "I never throw anything away." Also a diligent custodian, she shepherded records from California to New York, installed state-of-the-art mechanical filing cabinets in her office in the 1950s, and even hired an archivist to order her papers after they were "ransacked" during the writing of Swanson on Swanson. This process was begun in 1980 by Raymond W. Daum.

The collection is now arranged in seven Series: I. Correspondence (1907-1983, 85 boxes), II. Career (ca. 1914-1983, 118 boxes), III. Business Interests (1921-1982, 76 boxes), IV. Other Interests (1923-1983, 51 boxes), V. Biographical/Personal Papers (ca. [18--]-1983, 110 boxes), VI. After Death (1983-1988, 1 box), and VII. Formats (1889-1983, 147 boxes). Though these groupings represent a comprehensive structure never realized during Swanson's lifetime, they continue, to some extent, the arrangement process begun in 1980. Internal files document various surveys of the papers, 1980-1982 (see folders 16.4-17.8).

As many files as possible have been placed in the context of their original creation, left in their original order, and grouped together in the appropriate series. Materials which had apparently been separated for research or otherwise segregated (such as "VIP" correspondence) have been reintegrated into the collection. Other parts of the collection, which were so chaotic as to be virtually unuseable (i.e., United Artists, Health and Nutrition subseries, clippings, photographs, etc.), have had order imposed upon them.

The collection contains extensive records (including numerous film stills) of Swanson's career in motion pictures, encompassing sixty-six films, ca. 1914-1975. Her film career spanned the early days of slapstick two-reelers, the peak of the silent era, and the transition to sound and other technological developments. Her role as one of the first women to independently produce her own films at United Artists, 1925-1933, is traced by the records of her production companies. These companies produced six of her films, including the controversial Sadie Thompson, and the legendary Erich von Stroheim fiasco Queen Kelly, as well as her first "talkie," The Trespasser. Swanson's watershed role of later years, that of Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950), is also well documented.

Also represented is Swanson's involvement in other entertainment branches, which extended to radio (1927-1981, including The Gloria Swanson Show, 1951), television (1944-1981, including The Gloria Swanson Hour broadcast during the "stone age" of television in 1948), and theatre (1937-1977, including three Broadway productions, Twentieth Century, Nina, and Butterflies Are Free).

Numerous scripts, synopses, stories, and treatments, representing writers such as Zoë Akins, Jay Presson Allen, Lenore J. Coffee, James Ashmore Creelman, Lilyan Kemble Cooper, Laura Hope Crews, Delmer Daves, William Dufty, Laurence Eyre, Allan Jay Friedman, Leonard Gershe, Forrest Halsey, Ben Hecht, Harold J. Kennedy, Alan Jay Lerner, Josephine Lovett, Clare Boothe Luce, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, Richard Matheson, Preston Sturges, C. Gardner Sullivan, Erich von Stroheim, and Billy Wilder, are also present in the collection.

The film stills and other numerous photographs in this collection include the work of many photographers, among them Ernest A. Bachrach, Edward O. Bagley, Russell Ball, Cecil Beaton, Marcus Blechman, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Harold Carter, Irving Chidnoff, William Eglinton, Eliot Elisofon, G.L. Manuel Frères, Maurice Goldberg, Ellen Graham, Philippe Halsman, George Hoyningen-Huene, George Hurrell, G. Maillard Kesslere, Donald Biddle Keyes, Roddy McDowall, Jack Mitchell, Nickolas Muray, Alexander Phillips, Melbourne Spurr, Edward Steichen, Karl Struss, Stig Svedfelt, and others.

Swanson also kept extensive records of her efforts as a businesswoman, which included cosmetics, a fashion line, hosiery, an inventions and patents company, a travel agency, and writing assignments. Included are the records of Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc. (1959-1977) and Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Inc. (1977-1981), as well as the papers of Multiprises, Inc. (1937-1951), which financed and exploited various inventions by a group of four World War II refugee inventors from Austria and Germany. Her fruitful and long lived association with Puritan Fashions Corp. (1951-1982) is captured in the archive, as are numerous writing projects, culminating in her popular autobiography, Swanson on Swanson (1980).

Additionally, the collection also contains evidence of Swanson's varied personal enthusiasms: art (original art and sculpture by Miss Swanson, including a design for a United Nations Postal Administration stamp issue commemorating the Decade for Women, 1980); fashion (in addition to costume designs and the records of her commercial clothing line, there are associations with designers such as Coco Chanel, Edith Head, René Hubert, Givenchy, Pauline Trigere, Adam Werlé, and Valentina); health and nutrition (an early enthusiast of organic foods, her papers document a tireless crusade against chemical additives, inorganic pesticides, and pollution, her efforts in the passage of the so-called Delaney Bill in 1958, and participation in the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, the Committee for Independent Cancer Research, and the Patients' Aid Society); music (she sang on film, television, and stage, and numbered George Gershwin, Rosa Ponselle, and Jascha Heifetz among her friends); psychic phenomena and religion (her proclivities as a spiritual seeker are indicated in materials concerning such organizations as ESP Research Associates Foundation, the United Church of Religious Science, and the University of Science and Philosophy); politics (her campaign activities for Wendell Willkie, Thomas E. Dewey, and Ronald Reagan are included); science and technology (including visits to Bell Helicopter and to NASA, from which she cherished an autographed picture and drawings by Werner von Braun); and travel (England, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Russia, and Sweden, represented chiefly through photographs).

Swanson's childhood, family life, and personal life are further documented through such personal papers as address books, appointment books, photographs, and various personal financial, legal, and property records.

There is a wide range of correspondence, located primarily in Series I., but also scattered through the other series due to the inevitable overlap of personal, career, business, and other relationships. Among Miss Swanson's correspondents are family, friends, business associates, acquaintances, and fans, spanning many notables from numerous fields of endeavor: Michelle Amon, Kenneth Anger, Robert Balzer, Vilma Banky, Beverly Bayne, Henry G. Bieler, Earl Blackwell, Virginia Bowker, Charles Brackett, Lewis L. Bredin, Harry A. Bruno, Carol Burnett, George Bush, Francis X. Bushman, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Walter Byron, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Carol Channing, Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Ronald Colman, Noel Coward, Fleur Cowles, Joan Crawford, George Cukor, Gloria Daly, Marion Davies, James J. Delaney, Cecil B. DeMille, Indra Devi, Thomas E. Dewey, Marlene Dietrich, William Dufty, Allan Dwan, Nelson Eddy, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Harlan Ellison, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Michael Farmer, José Ferrer, Allan Jay Friedman, George, Duke of Kent, George Gershwin, Margaret Ghika, Lillian Gish, Hubert de Givenchy, Elinor Glyn, Samuel Goldwyn, Ram Gopal, Edmund Goulding, D. W. Griffith, Gladys Griffith, Alec Guiness, Edmund Gwenn, Forrest Halsey, Oscar Hammerstein II, Helen Hayes, Will H. Hays, Edith Head, William Randolph Hearst, Ethel Helmsing, Katharine Hepburn, Conrad Hilton, Prince Franz Hohenlohe, Bob Hope, Hedda Hopper, Edward Everett Horton, L. Ron Hubbard, René Hubert, William Bradford Huie, George S. Kaufman, Buster Keaton, Edward Moore Kennedy, Harold J. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Jean Kerr, Edward I. Koch, Henri de la Falaise, Beatrice LaPlante, Henri Langlois, Rod LaRocque, Jesse L. Lasky, Evelyn Laye, Vivien Leigh, Alan Jay Lerner, Mervyn LeRoy, Clare Boothe Luce, Joel McCrea, Roddy McDowell, Frances Norton Manning, Arlette Marchal, Stanley Marcus, Frances Marion, Gene Markey, Herbert Marshall, Somerset Maugham, Louis B. Mayer, James Michener, Condé Nast, Marshall Neilan, David Niven, Richard M. Nixon, Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Albert Parker, Louella Parsons, Mary Pickford, Zasu Pitts, Harold Prince, Ronald Reagan, Charles Revson, Carroll Righter, Ginger Rogers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joseph M. Schenck, Else Schiaparelli, David O. Selznick, Ted Shawn, Eunice Shriver, Herbert K. Somborn, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Steichen, Preston Sturges, Ed Sullivan, Joseph Patrick Swanson, Joseph Theodore Swanson, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Bess Truman, Valentina, Erich von Stroheim, Raoul Walsh, Barbara Walters, LeRoy P. Ward, Jack Warner, Clifton Webb, Orson Welles, Dan Werlé, Billy Wilder, Lois Wilson, Sam Wood, Adelaide Woodruff, Florenz Ziegfeld, Adolph Zukor, and others.

An extensive index of correspondents (which also includes photographic subjects, prominent photographers, and some topics) has been created in order to locate materials which are dispersed through the collection. The index is selective and should by no means be considered exhaustive. Persons and subjects were selected for their own intrinsic importance, as well as their quantity and importance within the collection. Individual actors in the stills are not indexed. However, a Film Credits List is included in this inventory which lists the individual cast members for each of Swanson's films.

Though this collection is substantially complete, it is probably weakest in the area of personal materials for the 1920s through the mid-1940s. The permanent move to New York in the late 1930s, the arrival of long-time staffers such as Gladys Griffith in the 1940s, and the longevity of these arrangements seem to have contributed to a more stable and consistent climate in which the more comprehensive papers of the 1950s through the 1970s were created. Items not present in this archive include the bulk of Miss Swanson's film holdings, which were acquired by George Eastman House in 1967. For further information on those materials, see folders 201.1-201.8. For the disposition of certain other items after her death in 1983, see box 441.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research. Please note that an appointment is required to view items in Series VII. Formats, Subseries I. Realia.

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Related Material

Other collections at the Ransom Center which contain Swanson materials include:

Art Collection

  • Self sculpture of Gloria Swanson, painted plaster head.
  • Portrait of Gloria Swanson, oil on canvas, by P. J. Gina Tinnani.
  • Portrait of Gloria Swanson, oil on canvas, by Randy J. Ogren.

Book Collection

  • Books (ca. 500) from Gloria Swanson's library, which are cataloged in the University of Texas online catalog (UTCAT). The Collection File in the Reading Room card catalog also provides catalog cards for these items. Included in Miss Swanson's library were copies of her autobiography, Swanson on Swanson (including several foreign editions), inscribed copies of works by friends and acquaintances, and a number of rare volumes, including a first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses.

Film Collection

  • Twelve boxes of exhibit-related materials generated during the process of preparing the 1984 “A Visit from Gloria Swanson” exhibit. Also included are photographs of the exhibit while on display, as well as the reproductions, labels, captions, and videotapes used in the exhibit. Files of press clippings document reaction to the exhibit.
  • Eight boxes of multiple stills for the following films:
    • The Love of Sunya--380 items
    • Sadie Thompson--514 items
    • Queen Kelley--22 items
    • The Trespasser--110 items
    • What a Widow!--25 items
    • Tonight or Never--3 items
    • A Perfect Understanding--4 items
    • Father Takes a Wife--389 items

Manuscripts Collection

  • Merle Armitage (Recipient)
  • Harpers (Letters)
  • Mike Wallace (Miscellaneous)

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Purchase (1982) and gift (1983-1988)

Processed by

Joan Sibley, with assistance from Kerry Bohannon, David Sparks, Steve Mielke, Jimmy Rittenberry, Eve Grauer, 1990-1993

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Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983 (bulk 1950s-1960s),
85 boxes

Includes correspondence, with various enclosures (clippings, photographs, financial or legal documents, script proposals, etc.) from Miss Swanson's family, friends, business associates, acquaintances, and fans, 1907-1983 (bulk 1950s-1960s). This series is divided into General Correspondence, Unidentified Correspondence, Book Withdrawals, Fan Mail, and Fan Address Cards.
Subseries A. General Correspondence, 1907-1983,
65 boxes
Arrangement of this subseries is alphabetical by name or subject, with chronological groupings within each letter of the alphabet. This appears to be the manner in which Miss Swanson's staff (chiefly Gladys Griffith) kept her papers, from the mid-1940s through the 1970s. Carbons of outgoing correspondence were generally kept with the pertinent incoming correspondence. The relatively small (and mostly unorganized) amounts of general correspondence from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1980s have been regularized into this system. Most correspondence from the 1920s and 1930s is film related and located in Series II., Career, especially in the United Artists subseries. The 1940s are most prominently represented in the Multiprises, Inc. subseries of Series III., Business Interests.
While a number of correspondence files dealing with specific topics such as film, television, theatre, business projects, etc. have been placed in more appropriate series dealing with Miss Swanson's career and business interests, this subseries should by no means be regarded as purely personal correspondence. Many relationships overlapped personal, career, business, and other interests to a great extent.
Among Miss Swanson's myriad correspondents, reflecting the wide range of her career, her business associates, her interests, and her personal relationships, are:
Actors and performers: Virginia Bowker, Carol Burnett, Francis X. Bushman, Walter Byron, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Carol Channing, Maurice Chevalier, Ronald Colman, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Nelson Eddy, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., José Ferrer, Lillian Gish, Alec Guiness, Edmund Gwenn, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton, Beatrice LaPlante, Rod LaRocque, Vivien Leigh, Arlette Marchal, Herbert Marshall, Joel McCrea, Roddy McDowell, David Niven, Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Mary Pickford, Zasu Pitts, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Ed Sullivan, Clifton Webb, Orson Welles, and Lois Wilson;
Directors, producers, and film-makers: Kenneth Anger, George Cukor, Michael Curtiz, Cecil B. DeMille, Allan Dwan, Edmund Goulding, Harold J. Kennedy, Jesse L. Lasky, Marshall Neilan, Mervyn LeRoy, David O. Selznick, Erich von Stroheim, Raoul Walsh, Billy Wilder, Sam Wood, Florenz Ziegfeld, and Adolph Zukor;
Fashion designers: Hubert de Givenchy, Edith Head, René Hubert, Else Schiaparelli, Valentina, and Dan Werlé;
Journalists and publicists: Earl Blackwell, Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Barbara Walters, and Walter Winchell;
Musicians, composers, and singers: George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Rosa Ponselle, and Harold Prince;
Political figures and their families: George Bush, Thomas E. Dewey, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Edward Moore Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Edward I. Koch, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eunice Shriver, and Bess Truman;
Writers, editors and publishers: Charles Brackett, Noel Coward, Fleur Cowles, Harlan Ellison, Elinor Glyn, Forrest Halsey, William Randolph Hearst, William Bradford Huie, George S. Kaufman, Jean Kerr, Clare Boothe Luce, Frances Norton Manning, Frances Marion, Gene Markey, James Michener, and Preston Sturges;
Other notable correspondents include business magnates Conrad Hilton and Stanley Marcus, dancer Ram Gopal, explorer Richard E. Byrd, health and nutrition advocates Robert Balzer, Michio Kushi, and Indra Devi, inventor Henri A. Coanda, photographer Edward Steichen, religious proponents Kathryn Kuhlman and L. Ron Hubbard, and royalty, such as George, Duke of Kent, Margaret Ghika, and Prince Franz Hohenlohe.
Family correspondence includes the earliest items in this subseries, that from Swanson's parents (Joseph Theodore Swanson and Adelaide Woodruff). Also present is correspondence from her children (Gloria Daly, Joseph Patrick Swanson, and Michelle Farmer Amon), and husbands (Herbert K. Somborn, Henri de la Falaise, Michael Farmer, William Davey, and William Dufty), as well as from various aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandchildren.
Correspondence with the various professionals and personnel employed by Miss Swanson frequently offers deeper insights into the details of her life and career:
Accountants: Ernest du Belier, Equitable Investment Corporation, Noah Gallop & Company, David R. Shelton;
Agents: Helen Ainsworth, Avis Caminez, Famous Artists Corp., General Artists Corp., Hawks-Volck Corporation, Harold J. Kennedy, Wynn Rocamora, Myron Selznick and Company, Inc., William Morris Agency;
Attorneys: Barry Brannen; Casey, Lane & Mittendorf; J. S. Rex Cole; Emery, Varney, Whittemore & Dix; Allan D. Emil; Gang, Kopp & Tyre; Hughes, Herndon, Yessner & Hughes; William B. Jaffe; James H. Kindell, Jr.; Paul D. O'Brien; Joseph Sharfshin; R. Lawrence Siegel; and Stanford Schewel;
Personal Staff: Brandy Brent, Wally Cedar, Grace Crossman, Raymond Witham Daum, Gladys Griffith, Lance Heath, Ethel Helmsing, Thomas Allen Moore, Edith Simonson, and Irving Wakoff;
The correspondence of personal intimates such as Robert Balzer, Virginia Bowker, Gladys Griffith, Ethel Helmsing, René Hubert, Beatrice LaPlante, Frances Marion, Marshall Neilan, LeRoy P. ("Sport") Ward, and Lois Wilson provide more lengthy and revealing glimpses of friendships. Correspondence from Lewis L. Bredin, Herbert Marshall, Joel McCrea, and Gustave Schirmer documents other close relationships. There is relatively little correspondence with Joseph P. Kennedy (most of it appearing in Series II., Career) and it is generally characterized by business dealings.
Among some of the more intriguing pieces of correspondence are: a letter from a twelve year old John F. Kennedy, thanking Miss Swanson for a Christmas present; a signed, self-caricature note from George Gershwin; René Hubert's voluminous, illustrated correspondence; early papers of Herbert K. Somborn's company, Equity Pictures; and the series of "hate mail" from Kenneth Anger, which arose from a lawsuit involving his book Hollywood Babylon.
Subseries B. Unidentified Correspondence, 1910s-1970s,
10 folders
Correspondence is separated into outgoing (1 folder) and incoming (9 folders) correspondence, and then arranged chronologically insofar as possible. Most of these are signed only with first names, or are unsigned, or illegible.
Subseries C. Book Withdrawals, 1924-1982,
1 folder
Includes 14 items of correspondence which were withdrawn from books in Miss Swanson's personal library. Her library is cataloged in the University of Texas online catalog (UTCAT), and copies of the relevant catalog cards are sleeved with each piece of correspondence.
Subseries D. Fan Mail, 1910s-1982,
9 boxes
This correspondence remains organized in the two groups in which it was found: one chronological group, the other grouped by subject, name or other category. Some fans, such as Amber Rau and Sonya Rudzinski, became friends and more of their correspondence is found in the General Correspondence files. Others, such as Aario Marist, remained unknown to Miss Swanson, but continued to send large amounts of correspondence. Many fans included sketches, drawings or other art work depicting Miss Swanson with their correspondence. Occasionally, the letters are annotated with Miss Swanson's comments or reactions, or carbons of responses are included.
Fan mail also frequently appears in files scattered through Series II. Career, in files dealing with particular film, radio, television or stage appearances.
Subseries E. Fan Address Cards, nd,
11 boxes
These boxes contain fans' addresses kept on index cards. These were removed from metal file card boxes, but kept in Swanson's order of United States (A-Z) and Foreign (A-Z). Occasionally there are notes that a photograph or letter was sent, or perhaps a phone call was made. These cards were possibly used in connection with mass mailings, such as Gloria Swanson's Diary, a publicity and merchandising publication from the 1950s.
Subseries A. General Correspondence
box folder
1 1-3 A, 1911-1912, 1920-1939
4 Amon, Michelle Farmer (daughter), 1938-1983
5 A, 1940-1949
6 Allen, Winfred ("Win") C., 1945-1952
7 Anderson family, 1949-1979
8 Astrology, 1949-1950
9 A, 1950
10 Ainsworth, Helen, 1950
11 Angel, Daniel, 1950
Appearances, charitable
12 Accepted, 1950
13 Declined, 1950
14 Applications, personnel, 1950-1952
15 Armed forces, 1950-1951
16 Armitage, Merle, 1950-1962
17-18 Awards, 1950-1981
19 Photographs
box folder
2 1 A, 1951
2 Ainsworth, Helen, 1951
Appearances, charitable
3 Accepted, 1951
4 Declined, 1951
5 Appearances, personal, 1951
6 A, 1952
7 Ainsworth, Helen, 1952
8 Altemus, James, 1952-1956
9 A, 1953
10 American Woman's Council, 1953-1958
11 A, 1954
12 Aicardi, Federico, 1954-1955
13-14 A, 1955-1956
American Express
15 Bills, 1956
16 Correspondence, 1956
17-18 A, 1957-1958
19 Alexander, Dale, 1958-1963
20-21 A, 1959-1960
box folder
3 1-5 A, 1961-1965
6 Anger, Kenneth, 1965-1966
7 Art galleries, 1965-1967
8-10 A, 1966-1968
11 Arkansas, 1968
12-15 A, 1969-1971
15 Amon, Guy, 1971
16-20 A, 1972-1976
21 Alati, Vincent J., 1977
Anger, Kenneth
22-24 1977, nd
25 Legal, 1977-1979
26 A, 1978
27 A, 1980
28 Arons, L. Sherman, 1980
29 A, 1982
30 Annenberg, Walter H., 1982
31 A, nd
32 B, 1930-1939
33 Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1931-1937
34 Brannen, Barry, 1936-1940
35 Brown Derby, 1936-1937
box folder
4 1 Bekins Van Lines, 1939-1973
2 B, 1940-1949
3 Berger, Paula, 1943-1949
4 Berggren, John L., 1945-1958
5 Brown, Beatrice L., 1946-1948
6 Balzer, Robert, clippings, 1947-1950
7 Bieler, Henry G., 1947-1968
8 Brackett, Charles, 1948-1955
Balzer, Robert, 1949-1982
9 Balzer's Bulletins, 1949-1955
10-11 Correspondence, 1949-1982
12 Blechman, Marcus, 1949-1966
box folder
5 1 B, 1950
2 Bartholomew, Frank, 1950-1980
3 Brent, Brandy, 1950-1953
4 Brunzell, Marie, 1950
5 B, 1951
6 Beach, George Edward, 1951-1957
7 Boullen, Eugenie, 1951
8 Bredin, Lewis L., 1951-1962
9 B, 1952
10 Bakers Research Bureau, 1952-1954
11-12 B, 1953-1954
13 Berry, J. E., 1954-1956
box folder
6 1 Brandel, Joseph, 1954-1957
2 B, 1955
3 Boyar, Burt, 1955
4-15 B, 1956-1967
16 Barcus-Berry, Inc., 1967
17 Boston University, 1967-1982
18-19 B, 1968-1969
box folder
7 1-3 B, 1970-1972
4 Bower, Holly, 1971-1972
5 Bantam Books, 1972
6 Bagley, Ben, 1973-1974
7 B, 1974
8 Burnett, Carol, 1974-1978
9 B, 1975
10 Beautiful Bread, 1975
11-15 B, 1976-1981
16 Balanchine, George, 1981
17 B, 1982
18 B, nd
19 C, 1912
20-22 C, 1920-1949
23 Cole, J. S. Rex, 1940
24 Cuban cracker business, 1940-1941
25 Cuban dress business, 1941
26 Constitutional Educational League, 1944
27 Curtiz, Michael, 1948
box folder
8 1 C, 1950
2 Charitable, 1950-1951
3 Critics, 1950-1951
4 C, 1951
5 Compagnons de Rabelais, 1951
6 Cowles, Fleur and Gardner, 1951-1981
7 Critical Digest, 1951-1952
8-9 C, 1952-1953
10 Chaplin, Charlie (GS as), 1953
11 C, 1954
12 Cook, Ruth Pratt, 1954-1957
13 Califano, Albert, 1954-1956
14 C, 1955
box folder
9 1 Conway, Lavinia M. ("Peggy"), 1955-1957
2 C, 1956
3-4 Cables, 1956
5 Coanda, Henri, 1956-1972
6-8 C, 1957-1959
9 Casey, Lane & Mittendorf, 1959-1965
10 C, 1960
11 Cedar, Wally, 1960-1972
12 Celebrity Service, Inc., 1960-1972
13 Connor, Allen, 1960-1971
box folder
10 1 Curtis, Robert, 1960
2 C, 1961
3 Cahill, Grace, 1961-1963
4 C, 1962
5 Carson, Rachel, 1962
6 C, 1963
7 Caminez, Avis, 1963-1965
8-18 C, 1964-1974
19 Cherokee Indians, 1974-1977
20-21 C, 1975-1976
22 Chilton Book Company, 1976
box folder
11 1 C, 1977
2 City-County Arts Council (Paducah, KY), 1977
3-5 C, 1978-1980
6 Children's Express, 1980-1982
7 Circus Saints & Sinners Club, 1980-1981
8 C, 1981
9 Cousins, Norman, 1981
10-11 C, 1982-1983
12 C, nd
13 D, 1920-1929
14 Daly, Gloria (daughter), 1920-1959
15-16 D, 1930-1949
17 du Belier, Ernest, 1942
18 Davey, William M., 1944-1950
box folder
12 1-2 Davey, William M. (cont.)
3 Dwight School, 1945-1949
4 Dramatists Guild, Inc., 1949-1982
5 D, 1950
6 Donations, 1950
7 Doubleday & Company, 1950-1953
8 D, 1951
9 DeLisle, Gordon, 1951-1953
10 Donations, 1951
11 D, 1952
12 Donations, 1952
13 D, 1953
14 Devi, Indra, 1953-1981
15 Donations, 1953
16 D, 1954
17 Delaney, James J., 1954-1976
box folder
13 1-3 di Grandi, Gino, 1954-1982
4 Donations, 1954-1955
5 D, 1955
6 de Belmont, Helene, 1955-1956
7-9 D, 1956-1958
Daum, Raymond Witham
10 1958-1978
11 Dissertation (Columbia Univ.), 1976, A Film Study of Some Aspects of Urban and Rural Communities of a Twentieth Century American Indian Group: The Mohawks of Caughnawaga and New York City [see also Film, Videotape FT30]
12 D, 1959
13 Deturge, 1959
14 D, 1960
box folder
14 1 D, 1961
2 Diebold, Inc., 1961-1981
3 D, 1962
4 Denninger, John P., 1962
5-10 D, 1963-1968
11 Dayton Stores, 1968
12 Dubbs, Gustave, 1968
13 D, 1969
14 Dufty, William, You Are All Sanpaku, 1969
15 D, 1970
16 Daniels, Mary, 1970
17 D, 1971
18-19 Dufty, William, 1971-1978
20-21 D, 1972-1973
box folder
15 1 Dietrich, Marlene, 1973
2 D, 1974
3 Dotto, Gianni, 1974-1978
Dufty, William, 1974-1976
4 Financial, 1974
5 Miscellaneous writings, 1974-1976
6 Lady Sings the Blues, 1975-1976
7 D, 1976
Desmarais, Marie, 1976-1977
8 Correspondence
9-10 Film catalogs
Dufty, William
11 Sugar Blues, 1976-1980
12 Promotion, 1976
13 D, 1977
14 de Toledo, Lucy A., 1977
15 D, 1978
box folder
16 1 Degas, Brian, 1978-1982
2-3 D, 1979-1980
Daum, Raymond Witham (archivist, Gloria Swanson Archives, 1980-1982)
4-5 Correspondence, 1980-1982
6 Notes from Swanson
7 Regarding Swanson memorabilia
8 File codes
9 Film loans
10 Film search
Lists
11 Audio recordings (Jul., 1982)
12 Books and scripts
13 Correspondents
14 Films
15 Memorabilia
16 Personal
17 Miscellaneous
18 Photographs of archives
19 Stationery for archives
20 Survey notes
Surveys
21-23 nd, 1956, 1969
box folder
17 1 1980, Oct.
2 1981, Jan.
3 1981, Apr.
4 1981, Jul.
5 1982, Apr.
6 1982, Jun.
7 nd
8 Unidentified
9 D, 1981
10 Tribute to Cecil B. DeMille, 1981
11 D, 1982
12 Dance, nd
13 D, nd
14 E, 1930-1939
box folder
18 1-4 Equitable Investment Corp., 1934-1942
5 E, 1940-1949
6 Emery, Varney, Whittemore & Dix, 1940-1948
7 Engel, Iphigenia ("Iffi"), 1943-1950
8 Elliott, L. Lloyd, 1944-1952
9-11 E, 1950-1952
12 Emil, Allan D., 1952-1955
13-18 E, 1953-1959
19 Emerson, Alfred A., 1958-1959
box folder
19 1 E, 1960-1969
2 Esquire, 1966
3 The Eternal Tramp, 1967-1968
4 Ernst, Michael, 1968
5 E, 1970-1979
6 Expeditions Unlimited Aquatic Enterprises, Inc., 1973
7 Eden Ranch Account, 1975-1976
8 Earth Day, 1980
9 E, nd
10-11 F, 1920-1939
12 Farmer, Michael, 1934-1961
13 F, 1940-1949
14 Famous Artists Corp., 1949-1950
15-16 F, 1950-1951
box folder
20 1 Flint, Mary Alice and Maurice, 1951-1955
2 Freedom Under God, 1951-1952
3-5 F, 1952-1954
6 Florida property, 1954
7 Folk, Dorothy E., 1954-1955
8 Freedom Clubs, Inc., 1954-1955
9 F, 1955
10 Fiolet, Winnie, 1955-1956
11 F, 1956-1958
12 Fairleigh-Dickinson University, 1957-1968
13 Falcucci, Robert, 1957-1966
14 Full O' Life Foods, 1957-1976
15-16 F, 1959-1969
box folder
21 1 F, 1960-1969 (cont.)
2 F, 1970-1979
3 Fischer, Charles F., 1970-1971
4 F, 1980-1983
5 Forever Young Seminar, 1981
6 F, nd
7-8 G, 1919-1929
9 Godwin, Sylvia, 1928-1961
10 G, 1930-1939
11 Gosliner, Dora, 1936-1953
12 G, 1940-1949
13 Griffith, Gladys, 1944
14 Gallop, Noah N. (Noah Gallop & Co.), 1945-1950
15 Garter, 1947-1948
16 Griffith, Gladys, 1949
17 G, 1950
box folder
22 1 Gabriel, Jack (NEA Service, Inc.), 1950-1975
2 Griffith, Gladys, 1950
3 General Artists Corporation, 1950
4 G, 1951
5 Gish, Lillian, 1951-1980
6 Griffith, Gladys, 1951
7-8 G, 1952-1953
9 Gang, Kopp & Tyre, 1953-1956
10 Griffith, Gladys, 1953
11 Grubb, Judy, 1953-1967
12 G, 1954
13 Griffith, Gladys, 1954
14 G, 1955
15 Glasses, 1955
16 Griffith, Gladys, 1955
box folder
23 1 Griffith, Gladys (cont.)
2 G, 1956
3-5 Griffith, Gladys, 1956
6 G, 1957
7-8 Griffith, Gladys, 1957
9 G, 1958
10 Griffith, Gladys, 1958
11 G, 1959
box folder
24 1 The Golden Door, 1959
2 Griffith, Gladys, 1959
3-4 G, 1960-1969
5 Garbetan, 1960
6 Green, Bill, 1960-1961
7 Griffith, Gladys, 1960
8 Guyot, Françoise, 1960
9-10 Griffith, Gladys, 1961-1962
11 Ginoglori, 1962
12-13 Griffith, Gladys, 1963-1964
14 General Features Corporation, 1964-1965
15 Goetze-Claren, Wolfgang, 1964-1971
box folder
25 1 Goldwater, Barry, 1964-1975
2 Griffith, Gladys
3-4 Steno pads, 1965-1966
5 Gaisseau, Pierre Dominique, 1966
6 Gannaway Productions, 1966
7 Graa, Sigmund, 1966
8 Griffith, Gladys, 1967-1968
9 Steno pad, 1967-1968
10-11 Griffith, Gladys, 1969
12 G, 1970-1979
13 Griffith, Gladys, 1970-1971
14 Graham, Ian, 1974-1975
15 G, 1980-1983
16 G, nd
17 Griffith, Gladys, nd
box folder
26 1 H, 1920-1929
2-3 Helmsing, Ethel, 1928-1980
4 H, 1930-1939
5-6 Hawks-Volck Corp., 1934-1939
Hubert, René
7 Clippings, nd
8-12 Correspondence, 1935-1961
box folder
27 1-8 Correspondence, 1961-1976, nd
box folder
28 1 Fashion sketches
2 Photographs
3-4 Hollywood in Miniature, 1936-1946
5 Havemeyer, Lillie, 1938-1953
6 H, 1940-1949
7 Hall, Lovan, 1947-1948
8 Haras Company, 1947-1949
9-10 Harrison, Anna Jean, 1948-1955
box folder
29 1-4 Harrison, Anna Jean (cont.)
5 Hat business, 1948
6 H, 1950
7 Horoscope, 1950
8 Hughes, Herndon, Yessner & Hughes, 1950
9-12 H, 1951-1954
box folder
30 1 Heritage Productions Corp., 1954-1955
2-4 H, 1955-1957
5 Health Guild, 1957-1961
6-7 H, 1958-1959
8 Hotels, 1959-1968
9-10 H, 1960-1969
11 Haggott Enterprises, 1960
12 Hammer, Jon, 1968-1969
13-14 H, 1970-1983
15 H, nd
box folder
31 1-3 I, 1930-1959
4-7 Insurance, 1950-1982
8 Invitations accepted, 1950-1952
9 Interviews, 1951-1972
10 Iron Gate Products Co., Inc., 1952
11 IBM, 1954-1957
12 Italy, 1954
13 Italian fashion, 1955-1956
14 Italy, 1956
15 I, 1960-1969
16 Italian business ventures, 1962-1963
Invitations, 1963-1978
17-19 Accepted, 1963-1976
20 Declined, 1966-1978
box folder
32 1-2 Declined (cont.)
3 I, 1970-1979
4 International Organization of Women Executives, 1978
5 I, nd
6 Inner-View, nd
7-8 J, 1920-1939
9 Jaffe, William B., 1936-1939
10-11 J, 1940-1950
12 Jarvis, Aileen, 1950-1951
13 Jones, Martin, 1950-1965
14 J, 1951
15 Johns, Robert Powell, 1951-1954
16 J, 1952-1959
17 Johnston, J. Lynn, 1952
18 Jones, Paul, 1958-1969
19 J, 1960-1969
box folder
33 1 Jones, Homer and Helen, 1963-1973
2 Junior Achievement, 1964-1967
3 J, 1970-1979
4 Jurasunas, Serge, 1973-1974
5 Jury duty, 1973
6 J, 1980-1983
7 J, nd
8-9 Kennedy, Joseph P., 1928-1981
10 Speeches, 1950-1951
11 Kennedy, John F., ca. 1929-1961
12 K, 1930-1939
13 Kobler, Richard, 1939-1980
14 K, 1940-1949
box folder
34 1 Karniol, Leopold, 1941-1955
2 Kellogg, Frederick D., 1943-1968
3 Kennedy, Harold J., 1947-1982
4 Kreuger, Kurt, 1947-1950
5 Kennedy, Rose, 1948-1956
6 K, 1950
7 Kindel, James H. Jr., 1950-1962
8 K, 1951
9 K, 1952
10 Kentucky Colonels, 1952-1964
11 K, 1953
box folder
35 1 Koch, Lou, 1953-1965
2-7 K, 1954-1959
8 Killiam, Paul, 1959-1960
9 Television brochures
10 K, 1960-1969
11 Knights of Malta, 1963-1966
12 Kennedy, Edward M., 1964
box folder
36 1 Kushi, Michio, 1966-1982
2-3 K, 1970-1983
4 K, nd
5-6 L, 1919, 1920-1929
la Falaise, Henri de, ca. 1925-1980
7 Correspondence
8 Miscellaneous
9 L, 1930-1939
10 Larson, Clifford M., 1934-1970
11 L, 1940-1949
12 Lobo, Julio, 1940-1981
13 Lecture tours, 1942-1952
14 Lowenstein, Leo, 1942-1943
15 A. and S. Lyons, Inc., 1947-1948
16 Look Magazine, 1949-1959
17 L, 1950
box folder
37 1-3 L, 1951-1953
4 Lingerie, 1953
5 L, 1954
6 Leveille, John B., 1954-1958
7 Library of Congress, 1954-1969
8 L, 1955
9 Lerner, Kaufman and Mann, 1955-1956
10 L, 1956
11-12 Literature mailed, 1957-1962
13-14 L, 1957-1958
15 Longevity Club, 1958
16 L, 1959
box folder
38 1-3 L, 1960-1969
4 Levine, Arthur J., 1961-1962
5 L, 1970-1979
6 Lecture Consultants of Long Island, 1977
7 L, 1980-1983
8 L, nd
9 M, 1920-1929
10 Marchal, Arlette, 1923-1968
11 M, 1930-1939
12 McCrea, Joel, 1930
13 Markey, Gene, ca. 1930-1931
Marshall, Herbert,
14-17 1934, Apr. and May, 1935
box folder
39 1-7 1936, Jan. - Feb., Sept.-Nov., nd
8-9 Marion, Frances, ca. 1935-1963
10 Miller, Patsy Ruth, 1936-1950
11 Meyer Synchronizing, Inc., 1938
12 Myron Selznick and Co., Inc., 1939
13 M, 1940-1949
14 Miscellaneous, 1941-1950
15 MacRobert, Frederick H., 1943-1945
16 Macomber, Olive, 1945
box folder
40 1 McDavitt, George V., 1946-1959
2 Montero, Ricardo, 1946-1947
3 McNulty, William F., 1947-1950
4 Moore, Thomas Allen and Marie, 1947-1966
5 Mahony, Patrick, 1949-1978
6 M, 1950
7 Magazine subscriptions, 1950
8 Magin, F. W. ("Fritz") and Gertrude, 1950-1970
9 Merchandise Licensing Corp., 1950
10 Miller, Albert R., 1950-1951
11 William Morris Agency, 1950-1974
12 M, 1951
13 Miller, Charles, 1951
14 Miller, Libbie, 1951-1953
15 M, 1952
16 MacRobert, Frederick H.--Estate (1952)
17-19 M, 1953-1955
20 Mann, Christopher, 1955-1956
21 Monte Carlo (GS Europe file), 1955-1956
box folder
41 1-4 M, 1956-1959
5 Magazines, 1959-1971
6 Motion picture producers, 1959
7 M, 1960
8 MacNamara, Paul, 1960
9 Meiklejohn, William, 1960-1961
10 M, 1961
11 Muccia and Muccia, 1961-1962
12-13 M, 1962-1963
14 Montgomery Ward, 1963
15-16 M, 1964-1965
17 Maree, A. Morgan Jr., 1965
18 M, 1966
box folder
42 1 M, 1967
2 Mokot, Maxwell, 1967-1968
3-6 M, 1968-1983
7 McDowall, Roddy, 1982
8 M, nd
9 McKinley, Barry, nd
10 Mailing lists, nd
11 Memo notes received, nd
12 Municipal Art Society of New York, nd
13-14 N, 1919, 1920-1929
15-17 Neilan, Marshall, 1922-1962
box folder
43 1 N, 1930-1939
2 Nyiregyhazi, Ervin, 1936-1938
3 N, 1940-1949
4 Niku Company, Inc., 1947
5 N, 1950
6 Neiman-Marcus, 1950-1982
Neiman-Marcus Award, 1950
7 Correspondence
8 Photographs
9 Publicity releases
10 Nylund, Ingrid, 1950-1951
11 N, 1951
12 Neilan & Kindel, 1951
13 N, 1952
14 Newspapers and magazines, 1952-1954
15 N, 1953
16 Nelkin, Frances and Walter, 1953-1954
17-18 N, 1954-1955
19 New York Academy of Osteopathy, Inc., 1955-1958
Niehans, Paul, 1955-1963
20 Correspondence, 1958-1963
box folder
44 1 Therapie Cellulaire, 1955
2-3 N, 1956-1957
4 Nigra, LeRoy and Roan, 1957-1974
5 N, 1958
6 New Princess Company, 1958-1960
7-9 Newspapers, 1958-1968
10 N, 1959
box folder
45 1-2 N, 1960-1969
3 Nemes, Pierre, 1960-1967
4 New York is a Summer Festival!, 1972,
[see also Audio Recordings, Reel 86]
5-6 N, 1970-1983
7-8 National Council of Women, 1980-1982
9 Napoleon re-release, 1981,
[see also Poster, P16]
10 N, nd
11-13 O, 1920-1949
14 Office, 501 Madison Ave., 1948-1949
15 O, 1950-1959
16 Office equipment, 1951-1955
17 Office postal meter, 1955-1975
18 O'Regan, John, 1955
box folder
46 1 Order of Lafayette, 1958-1962
2 O, 1950-1969
3 Oakland Consolidated Corp., 1962-1965
4 O'Brien, Paul D., 1962-1967
5-6 O, 1970-1983
7 O, nd
8 P, 1920-1929
9 Pickford, Mary, 1929-1961
10-11 P, 1930-1949
12 Polan, Barron, 1949
13-14 P, 1950-1951
15-17 Personnel, 1951
Publicity, 1951
18 Endorsements
19 Magazines and newspapers
20 P, 1952
box folder
47 1 Pearl Syndicate, 1952
2 Publicity declined, 1952-1953
3 P, 1953
4-5 Pyle, Denver, 1953-1956
6 P, 1954
7 Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., 1954-1959
8 Pigeon Hole Parking, 1954-1957
9 P, 1955
10 Piolenc, Dorothy de, 1955-1960
11-12 P, 1956-1957
13 Paintings, 1957-1965
14 P, 1958
15 Pool, Edward A., 1958-1961
16 P, 1959
17 Public relations, 1959
box folder
48 1-2 P, 1960-1969
3 Perma-Guard, 1963-1965
4 Padula, Edward, 1965-1966
5 Pines, Kevin, 1965-1969
6 Parks, Wayne, 1967-1982
7 P, 1970-1979
8 Ponselle, Rosa, 1971-1982
9 Potter, Steve, 1973-1980
10 P, 1980-1983
11 Preventive Health Care and Educational Center, 1980
12 P, nd
13 Q, 1950-1982
14 Quotations, nd
15-16 R, 1920-1939
17 Rachow, Frieda, 1937-1941
18-19 Receipts
box folder
49 1 R, 1940-1949
2 Rice, Ray, 1940-1942
3 Raney, William, 1942-1964
4 Ratoff, Gregory, 1942-1951
5 R, 1950
6 Regal Millinery, 1950-1952
7 Legal
8-10 Rau, Amber, 1950-1982
11 Requests, 1951-1953
12 R, 1951
box folder
50 1 Rex, Inc., 1951-1958
2 Rudzinsky, Sonya, 1951-1957
3 Ruthrauff & Ryan, 1951
4 R, 1952
5 Robinson, Angus, 1952-1970
6 R, 1953
7 Returned, 1953
8-9 R, 1954-1955
10 Readers Digest, 1955-1975
11 Rocamora, Wynn, 1955-1959
12-14 R, 1956-1958
15-16 Russell, Walter and Lao, 1958-1963
box folder
51 1-3 R, 1959-1969
4 Roberts, Milton, 1960-1961
5 Rozan, Micheline, 1961-1962
6 Reichenbach, Franz, 1963
7 Ryan, James, 1964
8 Rohauer, Raymond, 1966
9 Rosenberg, Joyce, 1967-1968
10 Raffles, 1968-1970
11-12 R, 1970-1983
13 R, nd
14 Roche, Paul, nd
15 Swanson, Joseph Theodore (father), 1907-1923
16 S, 1919
Somborn, Herbert K.
17 1919-1920
box folder
52 1 (cont.) 1919-1920
2 (Swanson to Somborn) 1919-1925
3-4 Equity Pictures Corp., 1919-1920
5 Legal, 1919-1920
6 Estate, 1936-1940
7 S, 1920-1929
8 Steichen, Edward, ca. 1924-1961
9 Stubbs, Virginia Bowker, 1929-1959
10 S, 1930-1939
11 Saylor, W. Jay, 1931-1932
Swanson, Joseph Patrick (son)
12 1931-1939
box folder
53 1 1940-1974
2 Schirmer, Gustave, ca. 1937-1959
3 Social Security, 1937-1945
4-5 S, 1940-1949
6 Sabin, Thomas G., 1945-1955
Sharfshin, Joseph
7-12 1946-1957, nd
box folder
54 1 1960-1977
2 Streuber, K., 1948-1949
3 Sprackling, W. E. ("Sprack"), 1948-1961
4 Swedish Pioneer Centennial Assoc., 1948
5 S, 1950
6 St. Johns, Adela Rogers, 1950-1951
7 Sandler, Ted, 1950-1952
8 Selznick, David O., 1950
9 Siegel, Norman, 1950-1955
10-11 Stapp, Joe, 1950-1951
12 Stevenson, Jack, 1950-1967
13 Subscriptions, 1950-1954
14 S, 1951
15 Sartorious, Herman, 1951-1952
box folder
55 1 Sewing Room, 1951-1953
2 Expenses, 1951-1955
3 Stalag 17, 1951-1952
4 Stern, Harold H., 1951-1952
5-6 S, 1952-1953
Siegel, R. Lawrence
7-10 1953-1956
box folder
56 1-2 1957-1979, nd
3 Puritan expenses, 1954
4 GS Europe file, 1953-1956
5 S, 1954
6 School of Living, 1954-1955
7 School of the Ozarks, 1954-1955
8 Seven Seas Import Guild, 1954
9 S, 1955
10 Swanson, Fred W., 1955
11-13 S, 1956-1958
14 Stoloff, Victor, 1958-1966
15 S, 1959
box folder
57 1 Salvation Army, 1959-1982
2 S, 1960
3-5 Sarbacher, Robert I., 1960-1968
6 Shank, Bradford, 1960-1964
7 Smog, 1960
8 S, 1961
9 Salmona, Riccardo, 1961-1964
10 S, 1962
11 Schewel, Stanford, 1962
12 S, 1963
13 Silver Creek Precision Corp., 1963-1969
14 S, 1964
box folder
58 1 S, 1965
2 Stream, Arnold C., 1965-1966
3 Summers, Dirk W., 1965-1967
4 S, 1966
5 Solomon, Jack, 1966-1978
6-7 S, 1967-1968
8 Soong, M. S., 1968-1969
9-10 S, 1969-1979
11 Shurr-Hartig, 1970-1971
12 Shelton, David R., 1972-1981
13 Scribner Book Stores, 1976
14 Svedfelt, Stig, 1978-1982
15 S, 1980-1983
16 Smith, Duncan, 1980-1981
17 S, nd
box folder
59 1 T, 1930-1939
2-5 Tiers, Alex, 1937-1980, nd
6 T, 1940-1949
7 Truman, Bess, 1945-1952
8-10 T, 1950-1959
11-13 Thoma, Paul R., 1950-1960
14 Clippings, 1952-1953
15 Notes
16 Tizeau, Marcelle, 1954
box folder
60 1 Tea, 1958-1959
2 T, 1960-1969
3 Triwar, Anja, 1962-1963
4-5 T, 1970-1983
6 T, nd
7 Urson, Violet R., 1924-1925
8-10 U, 1940-1969
11 Universities and colleges, 1963-1981
12-14 U, 1970-1983, nd
15 Vanneman, Helen, 1925-1930
16 V, 1930-1939
17 Valentina, 1939-1950
18 V, 1940-1949
19 Volck, A. George, 1941
20 V, 1950-1959
21 Vanderbie, H. S. ("Ted"), 1950-1954
box folder
61 1 von Stroheim, Erich, 1950-1956
2 Vanderbilt, Neil, 1951-1963
3 Volkswagen, 1955
4 V, 1960-1969
5 Venditti, Claudio, 1965-1967
6 Von Hagen, Victor, 1965-1970
7-8 V, 1970-1983
9 V, nd
10-11 W, 1919-1929
Woodruff, Adelaide, 1927-1969
12-15 Correspondence, 1927-1969, nd
16-17 Income tax returns, 1932-1964
18-19 Letters of condolence, 1966
box folder
62 1-2 Letters of condolence, (cont.) 1966
3 Wilson, Lois, ca.-1927-1981
4 Ward, LeRoy P. ("Sport"), 1929-1961
5 W, 1930-1939
6 Wright, Loyd, 1934-1946
7 Woon, Basil, 1935-1937
8 W, 1940-1949
9 Williams, Herschel, 1946-1981
10-11 W, 1950-1951
12 Walters, Charles ("Chuck"), 1951-1971
13 Walton, Jane, 1951-1965
14 Webb, Clifton, 1951-1953
box folder
63 1 Wiatrak, Edward T., 1951-1982
2 Wilder, Billy, 1951-1982
3-4 W, 1952-1953
5 Walters Academy, 1953-1954
6 Warter, Bert, 1953
7 Weber, Evelyn, 1953-1958
8 W, 1954
9 Weber, Ruth, 1954
10-11 W, 1955-1956
12 Williams, Stephanie, 1956-1961
13-14 W, 1957-1958
15 Winchell, Walter, 1958
16 W, 1959
17 Wade, Warren, 1959
18 W, 1960
19 Peter Witt Associates, Inc., 1960
20 Williams, Edward Bennett, 1960-1961
21 Wolper Productions, 1960-1961
box folder
64 1-2 W, 1961-1969
3 Wadler, S. Leonard, 1963
4 Werlé, Dan, 1964-1971
Wick, Ted
5-6 Correspondence, 1964-1980
7 Photographs
8 World's Fair, 1964-1965
9 Walker, Patric, 1968-1971
10 W, 1970-1979
11 Wilson, Ben, 1971-1975
12 Walsh, Raoul, 1974
13 Wasserman, Herb, 1974
14 Wagner, Walter, 1975
15 W, 1980-1983
16 Walters, Barbara, 1980
17 Wood, Dennis ("Woodie"), 1980
18 W, nd
box folder
65 1 Young, Lawrence ("Larry"), 1949
2 Youngstein, Max E., 1950
3 Y, 1951-1976
4 Yacht, 1958
5 Ziegfeld, Florenz, 1931-1932
6 Z, 1950-1982
7 Zugsmith, Albert, 1952
8 Zukor, Adolph, 1952-1973
9 Zanders vs. Swanson, 1959-1961
Subseries B. Unidentified Correspondence
10 Outgoing, [192-]-[19??]
Incoming, 1910s-1970s, nd
11 1910s
12 1920s
13 1930s
14 1950s
15 1960s
16 1970s
17 nd
18 Greeting cards
19 Envelopes only
Subseries C. Book Withdrawals
20 14 items withdrawn from books cataloged from Miss Swanson's library; also references to three items which remain tipped into books
Subseries D. Fan Mail
Organized by date, 1910s-1980s
box folder
66 1-3 nd
4 1910s
5 1920s
6 1930s
7 1940s
8-10 1950s
box folder
67 1-2 (cont.) 1950s
3 1960s
4-9 1970s
box folder
68 1-8 (cont.) 1970s
box folder
69 1-7 (cont.) 1970s
box folder
70 1-3 (cont.) 1970s
4-8 1980s
box folder
71 1-2 (cont.) 1980s
3-4 Names and addresses
5 Index cards with names and addresses
Organized by name or topic, 1929-1982
6 Thank you letters for Christmas dinner, 1929-1930
7-8 Sunset Boulevard, ca. 1950-1981
Aario Marist, 1950-1979
box folder
72 1-7 Correspondence, 1950-1979, nd
box folder
73 1-9 Manuscript, of "Le bonheur au bout du soleil," nd,
2 copies
box folder
74 1 Twentieth Century, 1951-1953
2 Ghana, West Africa, ca. 1960-1965
3 "Fan Gems," 1966
4-5 Butterflies Are Free, 1970-1971
6-7 Swanson on Swanson, 1979-1982
8 Miscellaneous
Subseries E., Fan Address Cards
United States
box
75 Alabama - Georgia
box
76 Georgia - Maryland
box
77 Massachusetts - New Hampshire
box
78 New Jersey - New York
box
79 New York - Ohio
box
80 Ohio - Tennessee
box
81 Tennessee - Texas
box
82 Texas- Wisconsin
box
83 Wisconsin - Wyoming
Foreign
box
84 Algeria - Germany
box
85 Ghana- Yugoslavia

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Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983,
118 boxes

Included in this Series are materials documenting all aspects of Miss Swanson's career accomplishments, 1914-1983. This series is divided into the following subseries: Film, Film Festivals, Radio, Sound Recording, Television, Theatre, Proposed Projects, and Miscellaneous Career Related.
Subseries A. Film, ca. 1914-1983,
63 boxes
The film subseries is arranged chronologically by studio, and within each studio phase, chronologically by the release date of the film. For each film, materials are usually grouped alphabetically by the format of the items.
Documentation varies widely from film to film, through most are represented by stills. The stills have been put in key-number order, i.e., the numbers assigned to each shot by the studio. Those lacking key-numbers were put as nearly as possible in the order of the plot. Any candid set shots are usually filed at the end of the stills. Due to the variable condition of the photographs, especially for the earlier films, multiple stills have been left together unless they were so numerous as to hamper efficient viewing of the folders. In those cases ( Father Takes a Wife, and several of the United Artists productions), multiples have been housed separately.
Individual actors in the stills are not indexed. Refer to the Film Credits List in the appendix in order to identify particular actors and which of Swanson's films they appeared in, and then look at the files on that particular film or films. The index does include references to persons with non-acting credits who may appear in the photographs, however.
Nearly all of Swanson's sixty-six films, 1914-1975, are included in this subseries, with coverage for the earliest years at Essanay Studios, Sennett-Keystone Studios, and Triangle Company being the sparsest. The Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures period, 1919-1926, is more comprehensively documented with groups of stills and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and publicity items. The substantial correspondence, legal, financial, and production records of the United Artists period, 1925-1933, occupy forty boxes, while only meagre files remain for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Fox Films, and Columbia Pictures Corp. to elucidate Swanson's career during the rest of the 1930s. The scattered later films with RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Warner Brothers, Titanus-Lux Films, and Universal City Studios, Inc. complete this subseries. Of these, the fullest records exist for Swanson's famous appearance in Paramount's Sunset Boulevard in 1950. A small group of unidentified stills and photographs completes this subseries.
Actual film footage of Swanson contained in the collection has been stored separately, and now forms a part of Series VII.
Subseries A1. Essanay Studios, ca. 1914-192-,
3 folders
Consists of a still from one film ( His New Job, starring Charlie Chaplin, with Swanson in a bit part), a group of publicity photographs (including Swanson among the players), and another larger group of company photographs, which probably predate Swanson's tenure at Essanay.
Accompanying this larger group of photographs is correspondence from Ruth Cahill, who sent the photographs to Swanson after reading Swanson on Swanson. She had worked in the Chicago building formerly occupied by Essanay, where she found some old negatives. The photographs printed from these negatives yielded Essanay group portraits, stills, and shots of sets, as well as pictures of company stars such as Beverly Bayne, Wallace Beery, and Rod LaRocque.
Subseries A2. Sennett-Keystone Studios, ca. 1916-1930,
16 folders
Includes stills, publicity and other photographs, a poster reproduction, a program, scrapbooks, and a title card, which represent ten of Swanson's Sennett-Keystone features, the best represented of which is Teddy at the Throttle.
Subseries A3. Triangle Company, ca. 1918,
2 folders
This is the least well represented period of Swanson's career in this collection, with only two publicity photographs and one keyplate (showing 19 stills) from the feature Shifting Sands. A few scrapbooks also contain clippings concerning her Triangle features.
Subseries A4. Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures, ca. 1918-192,
11 boxes
Though predominately comprised of stills and other photographs, this subseries also contains clippings, contracts, correspondence, financial information, lobby cards, music, play and story booklets, post cards, programs, scrapbooks, and title cards. All twenty-seven of Swanson's silent Paramount films, during what is obviously the most productive period of her career, are represented to varying degrees. These include films with several distinguished directors: Cecil B. DeMille (6 films), Sam Wood (10 films), and Allan Dwan (8 films). The most fully documented film is Madame Sans-Gêne, the 1925 production made on location in France.
Correspondents include Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse L. Lasky, and Adolph Zukor.
Subseries A5. United Artists, 1925-1943,
40 boxes
In 1925, Swanson accepted a proposal from United Artists to become a partner and produce her own pictures. Due to Paramount contract obligations, however, she was not able to pursue her role as producer until 1926. This subseries consists of the records of her various production companies, 1925-1943:
Due to the overlap of operations of these corporate entities and the various films in different stages of production, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Legal Documents have been arranged chronologically. Production records are filed chronologically by production title, i.e. The Love of Sunya (1927), Sadie Thompson (1928), Queen Kelly (unreleased), The Trespasser (1929), What a Widow! (1930) Rock-a-Bye (abandoned), Indiscreet (1931), Tonight or Never (1931), and A Perfect Understanding (1933). Internal cross references have been made from financial records and legal documents to the individual productions to which they refer.
Correspondence in this subseries, spanning 1925-1942 (bulk 1925-1933), occupies four boxes and all authors and recipients have been included in the Index to this collection. Prominent correspondents include Pierre A. Bedard, Virginia Bowker, Walter Byron, Charlie Chaplin, Lenore Coffee, Grace Crossman, Andre Daven, Cecil B. DeMille, E. B. Derr, Laurence Eyre, Douglas Fairbanks, Blanche Frederici, Elinor Glyn, Samuel Goldwyn, Edmund Goulding, D. W. Griffith, Texas Guinan, Will H. Hays, Lance Heath, Buster Keaton, Arthur W. Kelly, Joseph P. Kennedy, Henri de la Falaise, Josephine Lovett, Clare Marafioti, Louis B. Mayer, Thomas A. Moore, Conrad Nagel, Condé Nast, Bertram S. Nayfack, Dennis F. O'Brien, Albert Parker, Mary Pickford, Harry Poppe, Joseph M. Schenck, C. J. Scollard, Charles E. Sullivan, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Erich von Stroheim, Irving R. Wakoff, Raoul Walsh, Jack Warner, and Lois Wilson. Most later correspondence (1938-1942) comes from United Artists and concerns the destruction of various prints of films.
Eighteen boxes contain financial records, 1926-1943. Present, in varying degrees over the years, are accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit reports, balance sheets, bills, budgets, checks (cancelled, carbons), certified accounts, disbursement vouchers, insurance, notes, production costs, production payrolls, purchase orders, reconciliations, taxes, trial balances, unfinished picture costs, and voucher registers. Though Swanson's association with United Artists ended in 1933, financial records, chiefly due to foreign receipts records, continue through 1943. Also present are United Artists financial statements, 1931-1932. Since there was apparently also some degree of overlap between Swanson's corporate and personal finances, the personal financial records in Series V. may provide further elucidation.
Legal documents encompass two boxes of corporate records and contracts for the period 1925-1934. The records within these folders have been described at the item level. Most items concern Swanson's companies and the various productions, though some concern other owned, but unproduced properties. A protracted financial dispute with director Albert Parker is also documented.
The films themselves are represented by a wide range of production records, 1926-1943: art, call sheets, cameraman's daily reports, cost sheets, clippings, costume plots, cutting scripts, daily developing reports, daily print reports, daily production reports, daily script notes, delivery reports, dialogue notes, director's projecting reports, editors notebooks, equipment inventories, extra talent plots, film shipments, location notes, music, negative orders, permits, photographs, post cards, preview cards, production reports, promotional items, props, posters, publications, publicity, research, schedules, scene plots, scripts, set notes, sound reports, stage logs, stills, title cards, titles, wardrobe notes, and worksheets.
A glance at the folder list of surviving production records for the films will show that documentation of the films varies considerably. Swanson's controversial Sadie Thompson, the first film version of Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain," and the legendary Erich von Stroheim fiasco Queen Kelly are the best documented of the productions. Indeed, the extensive Queen Kelly files occupy eight boxes and have been subdivided into seven different production phases--Erich von Stroheim, Paul Stein, Richard Boleslavksy, Harry Poppe, and Gloria Swanson, as well as two "interim" phases. Only minimal information is included on the abandoned Rock-a-Bye and the Swanson features produced by other United Artists producers, Indiscreet (Joseph Schenck) and Tonight Or Never (Samuel Goldwyn).
The following works were written using the United Artists subseries as primary source material and may provide a convenient introduction to these records:
Swanson Producing Corp. (incorporated in New York, June 8, 1926)
Gloria Swanson Productions, Inc. (formerly Swanson Producing Corp., name changed Feb. 3, 1927; Thomas A. Moore V.P./Treasurer, Pierre A. Bedard Asst. Treas./Prod. Mgr., Lance Heath Publ. Rep., Irving R. Wakoff, Auditor)
Gloria Productions, Inc. (incorporated in Delaware, Jan. 25, 1928, E. B. Derr President & Director, C. J. Scollard, V.P.)
Gloria Swanson Pictures Corp., Ltd. (incorporated in California, Feb. 26, 1931)
Gloria Swanson British Productions, Ltd. (British corporation, incorporated May 11, 1932)
Koszarski, Richard. The Man You Loved To Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983. Pages 196-238 deal exclusively with Queen Kelly, and the appendix (pages 319-322) provides a Daily Record of Shooting, Nov. 1, 1928-Jan. 21, 1929.
Mashon, Kenneth Michael. Gloria Swanson at United Artists, 1925-1933. Thesis. University of Texas at Austin, 1989.
Subseries A6. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, ca. 1930-1934,
2 folders
Includes contracts and publicity photographs (some with Irving Thalberg), ca. 1930-1934. Swanson never actually made any pictures with MGM, though The Merry Widow, Mazie Kenyon, Riff Raff, and Three Weeks were all mentioned as possible projects.
Subseries A7. Fox Films, 1934,
6 folders
Music and photographs, ca. 1934, represent Music in the Air, Swanson's only film for Fox.
Subseries A8. Columbia Pictures Corp., ca. 1937-1940,
1 folder
Correspondence (primarily with Harry Cohn, ca. 1937-1940) and contracts evidence Swanson's efforts to continue her film career. Folders 26.5-26.6 (Hawks-Volck Corp., 1934-1939) provides additional information concerning this association.
Subseries A9. RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., 1941,
ca. 2 boxes
Includes clippings, a contract, correspondence, photographs, and publicity releases for Swanson's 1941 comeback film, Father Takes a Wife. A large number of the photographs are publicity wardrobe shots which feature the designs of René Hubert.
Subseries A10. Paramount Pictures, 1949-1983,
ca. 5 boxes
Includes files kept while Miss Swanson made public appearances as a Paramount spokesperson for The Heiress (1949), as well as her papers concerning her memorable 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard.
Files for The Heiress publicity tour were kept by city, and include clippings, correspondence, interviews, invitations, photographs, publicity, reviews, schedules, and scripts.
The substantial documentation for Sunset Boulevard includes clippings, contracts, correspondence, costumes, music, photographs, preview cards, post cards, programs, promotional tour files, publicity materials, realia, scrapbooks, and scripts. Included among the photographs are a large number of stills, candid snapshots on the set, a number of publicity photographs, and photographs concerning the 1950 Academy Awards. The extensive publicity tour files, also arranged by city, contain correspondence, expenses, interviews, itineraries, photographs, question cards, schedules, and speeches. Other highlights of this subseries include the sunglasses and leopard chiffon overskirt worn by "Norma Desmond" in the film, as well as Miss Swanson's copy of the script with her annotations.
Correspondents in this subseries include Virginia Bowker, Edith Head, Billy Wilder, and Adolph Zukor.
Subseries A11. Warner Brothers, 1951-1959,
ca. 1 box
Includes contract, correspondence, photographs, promotional tour files, and scripts for the 1952 feature Three for Bedroom C.
Subseries A12. Titanus-Lux Films, 1955-1963,
ca. 1 box
Miss Swanson's files concerning Nero's Mistress, a 1956 Italian film, include clippings, a contract, correspondence, an interview, photographs, and scripts. A fair amount of correspondence concerns disagreements over bills and legal disputes over distribution. Italian language materials are prevalent in this subseries.
Subseries A13. Universal City Studios, Inc., 1974-1975,
ca. 1 box
Documenting Miss Swanson's final feature film appearance in Airport 1975 are call sheets, clippings, correspondence, expenses, photographs, publicity, scripts, and shooting schedules.
Subseries A14. Unidentified,
4 folders
Contains a small group of photographs, both stills and publicity, which have not yet been identified with a particular film.
Subseries B. Film Festivals, 1954-1982,
2 boxes
Swanson's attendance at various film festivals, several of which honored her work, is documented through booklets, brochures, clippings, correspondence, invitations, photographs, posters, press releases, programs, receipts, schedules, and speeches. The files are arranged chronologically (1954-1982) and include A Tribute to Gloria Swanson at George Eastman House in 1966, a Cinémathèque Française Retrospective in 1974, and the Festival Canadien des Films du Monde, 1977.
Subseries C. Radio, 1927-1981 (bulk 1934-1958),
2 boxes
Includes correspondence, scripts (also synopses and story outlines), photographs, music, clippings, and legal and financial records which document Swanson's radio appearances, 1927-1981. The types of programs include interviews, radio plays, serials, patriotic appeals during World War II, commercials, and talk shows.
Most of the material is arranged chronologically by program, 1934-1977. These files typically contain a script, synopsis, or story outline, plus any related correspondence or other items. The correspondence files, 1927-1981, generally represent programs for which no material other than correspondence exists.
It was not always possible to distinguish proposed shows from actual performances using surviving documentation, thus no attempt has been made to differentiate the status of the programs.
Of particular interest in this subseries are The Gloria Swanson Show (1950-1951), and the Lux Radio Theatre version of Sunset Boulevard (1951).
Subseries D. Sound Recording, 1933-1974,
1 folder
Only a small amount of material, consisting of a catalog, correspondence, notes, and royalty statements, represents Swanson's activities in the field of sound recording, 1933-1974.
Several commercial recordings by Swanson are among the Audio Discs included in Series VII.
Subseries E. Television, 1944-1981,
11 boxes
Includes correspondence, scripts (many annotated), call sheets, shooting schedules, contracts and other legal documents, financial information, photographs, music, publicity, clippings, and notes relating to Miss Swanson's appearances or proposed appearances on television, 1944-1981.
The papers have been kept in their original categories of Appearances (1944-1981), Mexican Television (1950-1954), and Proposed Television (1949-1979). Files for appearances and proposed television are arranged chronologically while the Mexican Television files are arranged topically.
The files concerning individual shows, almost 8 boxes, make up the largest part of this subseries. Included are documentation of the The Gloria Swanson Hour, broadcast over WPIX in New York during 1948, her activities as host of the 1953 Crown Theatre series, as well as appearances on a number of interview shows, game shows, series, and specials. Miss Swanson starred in episodes of such popular series as Dr. Kildare, The Ben Casey Show, My Three Sons, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Carol Burnett Show. Of particular interest is her 1957 appearance on The Steve Allen Show, which included a performance from the proposed musical Boulevard.
Other files in this subseries concern television shorts shot in Mexico and proposed ideas or appearances.
Correspondents include Steve Allen, Richard Chamberlain, Dick Clark, Ralph Edwards, Eva Gabor, Hedda Hopper, Gypsy Rose Lee, Edward R. Murrow, Marshall Neilan, Zasu Pitts, and Aaron Spelling.
Subseries F. Theatre, 1937-1977,
21 boxes
Includes correspondence, scripts (many annotated), contracts, financial information, photographs, music (both manuscripts and sheet music), playbills, programs, publicity, reviews, schedules, designs (costume, production, and set), and notes which document Miss Swanson's theatrical appearances, 1937-1977.
Files on the seventeen shows, which are arranged chronologically, occupy about eighteen boxes of this subseries. The remaining two boxes contain correspondence and scripts for proposed theatrical performances, 1937-1976, and a small group of unidentified theatre photographs.
Notable are files on three Broadway productions, Twentieth Century (1950-1951), Nina (1951-1952), and Butterflies Are Free (1971-1972), a proposal to replace Katharine Hepburn in Coco (1970), national company and stock tours of Butterflies Are Free (1970-1972), and a number of summer stock tours, most frequently with actor/writer/director Harold J. Kennedy. Prominent performers involved in these productions include José Ferrer, David Niven, Buddy Rogers, and Lois Wilson.
Of special interest are files concerning Miss Swanson's proposed musical version of Sunset Boulevard, called Boulevard (ca. 1955-1970), which is represented by correspondence, scripts, original music, and production outlines in this subseries.
Correspondents include Eve Arden, Richard Banks, Vilma Banky, Beverly Bayne, Marcus Blechman, Virginia Bowker, Walter Byron, Ruth Chatterton, Indra Devi, William Dufty, Michelle Farmer, José Ferrer, Ram Gopal, Helen Hayes, Dick Hughes, Danny Kaye, Harold J. Kennedy, Henri de la Falaise, Rod LaRocque, Alan Jay Lerner, Frances Marion, Elsa Maxwell, Marshall Neilan, Mary Pickford, Ted Shawn, Richard Stapley, and Lois Wilson.
Subseries G. Proposed Projects, ca. 1920s-1982,
15 boxes
Chiefly correspondence and scripts, synopses, and treatments, related to proposed film, radio, television, and theatre projects under consideration by Swanson, ca. [192-]-1982.
These papers have been left as they were found, generally separated into correspondence (arranged chronologically) and scripts (arranged alphabetically by title). Some scripts also included associated correspondence, financial information, and clippings, which have been kept with the appropriate script. Where available, authors and dates have been transcribed in the folder list.
Several scripts date from Swanson's early United Artists days ( The Battalion of Death, Desert Love, The Stenog), including some which were either written and/or owned by Henri de la Falaise ( Antiques, Paris Luck, The Star of the Opera). Another large group of scripts were written by William Dufty ( Blackpoint, Keystone '67, Opus 13, Patriotic Gore, Sex After Sixty, Superstud, Go Home!). Also of interest are the more substantial files representing Blackpoint and Here Kitty, Kitty.
Prominent screenwriters whose work is represented in this subseries include Zoë Akins, Jay Presson Allen, Lenore J. Coffee, Delmer Daves, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, Richard Matheson, Preston Sturges, and C. Gardner Sullivan.
Correspondents include Marlene Dietrich, Gertrude Behanna, Francesa Bertina, George Cukor, Evelyn Laye, Jean Dalrymple, Dorothy Farnum, and Don DeFore.
Subseries H. Miscellaneous Career Related, 1929-1982,
4 boxes
Includes brochures, clippings, copyright information, correspondence, legal documents, membership cards, photographs, and printed and promotional materials from organizations relating to Miss Swanson's career, 1929-1982. These include actors' groups, film and television organizations, libraries, museums, and universities.
Material is arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization, or in a few cases, by film title.
The largest group of files included here center around the later records of Queen Kelly, ca. 1956-1985, documenting ownership, copyright, domestic and foreign showings, television rights, use in documentary films, etc. Some French language materials are included in the Queen Kelly files.
Also included are files containing repository agreements and correspondence concerning Miss Swansons's personal film collection at The Museum of Modern Art (ca. 1944-1967) and George Eastman House (1967-1982).
The actors' organization files, especially the Screen Actor's Guild, contain some limited financial information, i.e. income, residuals, etc.
Correspondents included in this segment of the collection include Michelle Farmer Amon, Walter Byron, James Card, Richard Griffith, Edith Head, René Hubert, Jacob K. Javits, Joseph P. Kennedy, Edward I. Koch, Henri Langlois, Viola Lawrence, Mervyn LeRoy, Ed Sullivan, Jack Valenti, and Erich von Stroheim.
Subseries A. Film, ca. 1914-1983
Subseries A1. Essanay Studios
Photographs
box folder
86 1 11 items (4 duplicates), ca. 1915-[192-]; 49 items (3 duplicates), nd
2 Group shots of the company, actors, stills, shots on the set. A number of these are unidentified.
3 His New Job, 1915,
photographs, 1 item
Subseries A2. Sennett/Keystone Studios
4 Photographs, Sennett/Keystone Studios,
4 items
Posters [see poster, P10-P12]
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 35, box 553]
5 A Dash of Courage, 1916,
photographs, 2 items
6 Hearts and Sparks, 1916,
photograph, 1 item
7 A Social Club, 1916,
photographs, 6 items
8 The Danger Girl, 1916,
photographs, 5 items
9 Haystacks and Steeples, 1916,
photograph, 1 item
The Nick-of-Time Baby, 1916
box folder
86 10 Photographs
4 items
11 Poster, photograph of (color)
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 61, box 577]
Teddy at the Throttle, 1917
12 Photographs
10 items
13 Program, 1930
14 Title card
15 Dangers of a Bride, 1917,
photograph, 1 item
16 The Sultan's Wife, 1917,
photographs, 5 items
A Pullman Bride, 1917
17 Photographs,
34 items
18 Publicity photographs,
7 items
19 Unidentified stills,
4 items
Subseries A3. Triangle Company
20 Photographs, 2 items, unidentified stills, publicity shots ca. 1918,
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 35, box 553]
Every Woman's Husband, scrapbook [see scrapbook 61, box 577] 1918,
Shifting Sands, 1918
21 Photographs, 1 item, keyplate 2 with 19 stills
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 61 (box 577), 79 (box 582a)]
Station Content, 1918,
scrapbook [see scrapbook 61, box 577]
You Can't Believe Everything, 1918,
scrapbook [see scrapbook 79, box 582a]
Subseries A4. Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures
box folder
87 1 Clippings, nd
2 Correspondence, contracts, financial, 1918-1927
3 Fellowship Club, Second Annual Ball program 1921,
4 Photographs, unidentified stills, publicity, etc.
Scrapbooks, Paramount Pictures Publicity Campaign [see scrapbooks 64-78, boxes 580-582a]
Don't Change Your Husband, 1919
5 Clippings, nd
6 Photographs
8 items
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 79, box 582a]
For Better, For Worse, 1919
7 Clipping, nd
8-9 Photographs
22 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 16 (boxes 573-573a), 61 (box 577)]
Male and Female, 1919
10 Clippings, nd
11 Music, sheet music cover for "Gloria" "dedicated to GS and C.B. DeMille production of Male and Female" with words by Tot Seymour and music by M. K. Jerome
12-15 Photographs,
35 items
16 Postcard
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 61 (box 577)]
17 Story, El Admirable Crichton in La Novela Semanal Cinematografica No. 215, nd
18 Title card
Why Change Your Wife, 1920
19 Clippings, nd
20 Photographs,
11 items
21 Story, Por Que Cambiar De Esposa? in La Novela Semanal Cinematografica No. 74
Something to Think About, 1920
22 Clipping
23-25 Photographs,
26 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 64-66, 68, 70-73, 76, boxes 580-582]
The Great Moment, 1921
26-27 Photographs,
23 items
28 Publicity
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 16 (boxes 573-573a), 64-78 (boxes 580-582a]
The Affairs of Anatol, 1921
29 Lobby card
30 Photographs,
13 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 68-73, 76-78, boxes 581-582a]
Under the Lash, 1921
box folder
88 1 Lobby card
2-5 Photographs
38 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 64-66, 68, 70, 76-77, (boxes 580-582a)]
6 Don't Tell Everything, 1921,
photographs, 12 items
Her Husband's Trademark, 1922
7 Clippings
8-10 Photographs
33 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 16 (boxes 573-573a)]
Beyond the Rocks, 1922
11-21 Photographs,
144 items
22 Postcards
Poster ([Poster, P1]
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 16 (boxes 573-573a), 32 (box 550a), 57 (575a), 64 (box 580)]
Her Gilded Cage, 1922
Lobby card, article with photograph of
(removed to oversize, box 589.8)
box folder
89 1-9 Photographs,
106 items
Posters [see poster, P2]
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 16 (box 573-573a), 31 (box 550), 57 (box 575a), 62 (box 578)]
The Impossible Mrs. Bellew, 1922
10-14 Photographs,
62 items
15 Postcard
16 Poster, photograph of (color)
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 31 (box 550), 32 (box 550a), 57 (box 575a), 62 (box 578), 79 (box 582a)]
My American Wife, 1923
17 Photographs,
3 items
18 Publicity
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 1 (box 539), 62 (box 578), 79 (box 582a)]
Prodigal Daughters, 1923
box folder
90 1-7 Photographs,
66 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 62 (box 578)]
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, 1923
8 Photographs,
7 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 62 (box 578)]
Zaza, 1923
9-19 Photographs,
116 items
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 61 (box 577), 79 (box 582a)]
20 Title card
The Humming Bird, 1924
21 Clippings
22-25 Photographs,
166 items
box folder
91 1-13 Photographs (cont.)
14 Postcard
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 79, box 582a]
15 Title card
A Society Scandal, 1924
16-23 Photographs,
74 items
24 Title cards
Manhandled, 1924
Audio recordings [see audio recordings, reel 2]
25 Clippings
Film [see film, reel FE21, videotapes FT12-FT13]
26 Photographs,
101 items
box folder
92 1-9 Photographs (cont.)
10 Postcards
11 Publicity
12 Title card
13 Titles, transcripts
Her Love Story, 1924
14-27 Photographs,
139 items
28 Title card
Wages of Virtue, 1924
box folder
93 1-11 Photographs,
105 items
12 Program and publicity photographs
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 79, box 582a]
13 Script, p. 126-131
14 Title card
Madame Sans-Gêne, 1925
15 Clippings
16 Music, thematic music cue sheet, signed by GS, 1975
17-20 Photographs,
246 items
box folder
94 1-14 Photographs (cont.)
box folder
95 1-2 Photographs (cont.)
3 Play booklet, Samuel French publication No. 49 of the play Madame Sans ("Madame Devil-May-Care") by Victorien Sardou and Adrien Moreau
4 Postcard
5 Premieres, invitations, and programs for Paris, New York, and London premieres
Publicity
6 The Close Up, May 2, 1925
Photographs
7 Swanson's return to America, 1925,
24 items
8 Oklahoma Paramount Rustlers, Needles, AZ, Apr. 1925,
25 items
Realia, Commemorative silver spoons
2 items [see realia, box 531]
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 10-11 (box 584), 13 (box 585), 23 (box 586), 24 (box 587), 31 (box 550), 79 (box 582a)]
box
95 The Coast of Folly, 1925
9 Clippings
10-22 Photographs,
124 items
23 Postcards
Stage Struck, 1925
box folder
96 1 Clippings
2-12 Photographs,
110 items
13 Postcard
14 Poster, photographs of
15 Publication, Stage-Struck: A Story of Love, Comedy and Pathos by Frank R. Adams. New York: Jacobsen-Hodgkinson Corp., ca. 1925
Untamed Lady, 1926
16-19 Photographs,
108 items
box folder
97 1-7 Photographs (cont.)
Fine Manners, 1926
box folder
97 8-19 Photographs,
117 items
Posters [see poster, P3]
Scrapbook [see scrapbook 79, box 582a]
Subseries A5. United Artists
Correspondence
box folder
98 1-2 1925-1926
3-11 1927, Jan.-aug.
box folder
99 1-7 miscellaneous Aug.-Dec.,
8-11 1928, Jan.-March
box folder
100 1-10 April-Dec., miscellaneous
11-16 1929, Jan.-June
box folder
101 1-7 July-Dec., miscellaneous
8-11 1930-1933
12 1938-1942, United Artists Corporation memos regarding destruction of prints of Queen Kelly, The Trespasser, What a Widow! and A Perfect Understanding
13 nd
Financial Records
1926
Checks (carbon copies), SPC
box folder
102 1-10 #1-1000, Sept.-Dec.
11 Insurance, Aug. 25-Sept. 9
12 Note, Bowery and East River National Bank, July 13
13 Production cost, Love of Sunya, nd
box folder
103 1 Production cost/voucher register, Love of Sunya, Sep. 1926-Mar. 1927
Receipts/disbursements
Ledger, SPC, [see bound volumes, B36] Sep. 25, 1926-Mar. 19, 1927
2 United Artists, reports and accounts, Berlin, Oct. 2
1927
3 Accounts payable, Sadie Thompson, Aug. 27-Dec. 31, GSP
Checks (cancelled), GSP
4-7 #1-400, May-July
box folder
104 1-7 #401-1035, July-Nov.
Checks (carbon copies), GSP
box folder
105 1-7 #1-700, 939 May-Sept.
8 Checking account reconciliation, May-Nov., GSP
Disbursement vouchers, GSP
9 #1-7, journal
10-11 #1-39
box folder
106 1-6 #40-100
box folder
107 1-4 #101-149
box folder
108 1-6 #150-205
box folder
109 1-6 #206-250
box folder
110 1-6 #251-300
box folder
111 1-6 #301-392
box folder
112 1-4 #393-503, 517
5 Disbursements, May 21-Oct. 29, GSP
6 Insurance, Aug. 8, nd
7 Note, GS to Albert Parker, July 11
8 Production cost, Sadie Thompson, miscellaneous items, GSP
9 Production payroll, Sadie Thompson, May 28-Nov. 19, GSP
10 Receipts, Love of Sunya, Dec. 30, 1927-Jan. 12, 1928; Sadie Thompson, Jan. 14-22, 1928
Receipts/disbursements, ledger, GSP, May 28-Nov. 30,
[see bound volumes, B37]
11 Receivables, May-Dec.
12 Voucher register, Sadie Thompson, June 1927-Jan. 1928
box folder
113 1 Taxes, Mar. 1928-Jun. 1930, GSP
2 Unfinished picture cost, Sadie Thompson, May 21-Dec. 10, GSP
3 Miscellaneous receipts
1928
4 Accounts payable, Jan. 24-31, GSP
5 Advances/receipts/disbursements, July 25-Dec. 31
6 Advances/receipts/vouchers payable, GPI, Oct. 13-Dec. 29
7 Bills, Apr. 16-Dec. 8, F.B.O. Studios
8 Budget, Feb. 11
Checks (carbon copies), GPI
9-16 #101-817, Sept.-Dec.
17 Checks (cancelled) and deposit slips, C.E. Sullivan special account, GPI, Apr. 24-Dec. 31
Disbursements
18 June 26, C.E. Sullivan special account
19 Sept. 22-Dec. 29, GPI
box folder
114 1 Insurance, life, cast, negative film floater, Jan. 26-Dec. 18
2 Miscellaneous, Kennedy staff files? [Jan. 1928?]
Production cost
3 Queen Kelly, Oct. 13-Dec. 29
4 Love of Sunya [Jan. 1928?]
5 Sadie Thompson [Jan. 1928?]
6 Production payroll, Queen Kelly, Sept. 22-Dec. 29, GPI
7 Purchase orders, #251-325, Mar. 2-Sept. 17, GPI
Receipts and disbursements
8 GS, GS special account, GS trustee account, C.E. Sullivan special account Jan.-Dec.,
9 Nov. 24-Dec. 31, GPI
10 Reconciliation, C.E. Sullivan special account Apr. 1-Jan. 1 1929,
11 Statements, SPC, Dec. 31
12 United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc., balance sheet, Oct. 31
1929
Advances/receipts/vouchers payable, GPI
13 Jan. 5-Dec. 28
14 Aug. 31-Dec. 28
15 Cash disbursements and receipts, GPI May 24,
Checks (carbon copies), GPI
16 #818-900, Jan. 2-12
box folder
115 1-11 #901-2000, Jan.-July
box folder
116 1-5 #2001-2525, July-Dec
6 Disbursements, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, GPI
7 Insurance negative film floater, Jan. 4, GPI
8 Lay off costs, Queen Kelly, Jan. 26-Feb. 10
9 Payroll, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, GPI
Production cost, GPI
10 Queen Kelly, Jan. 5-Dec. 28
The Trespasser
11 Mar. 30-Dec. 28
12 Aug. 31-Dec. 28
13 Receipts and disbursements, Jan. 5-Dec. 31, GPI
14 Taxes, Mar. 4-8, GSP
15 Trial Balance, Mar. 1-Dec. 31, C.E. Sullivan special account
16 Miscellaneous receipts
1930
Advances/vouchers payable, GPI
box folder
117 1 Jan. 4-Nov. 22
2 Sept. 27-Nov. 22
Checks (carbon copies), GPI
3-14 #2526-3700, Jan-June 14
box folder
118 1-7 #3701-4340, June 14-Dec.
8 Deposit slips, Jan. 28-Aug. 6, C.E. Sullivan special account
9 Disbursements, Jan. 4-Dec. 13, GPI
10 Payroll, Jan. 4-Dec. 6, GPI
Production cost, GPI
11 Queen Kelly, Jan. 4-Mar. 22
12 Rock-a-Bye, Sept. 6-Nov. 22
What a Widow!
13 Jan. 4-Nov. 22
14 Sept. 27-Nov. 22
Receipts and disbursements
box folder
119 1 GPI Jan. 31-Sept. 30,
2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31, C.E. Sullivan special account, I. R. Wakoff trustee account
Reconciliation
3 Jan.-Dec., C.E. Sullivan special account
4 I. R. Wakoff trustee account June-July,
5 Summary of billings, What a Widow!, GPI Feb. 1-Mar. 15,
Taxes
6 GPI
7 GSP
8 United Artists Corp., Receipts/statements, What a Widow!, Dec. 6, 1930-May 21, 1943
1931
9 Audit report, Gloria Swanson Farmer, 1931-1932, Gloria Swanson Pictures Corp., Oct. 5, 1931-Dec. 31, 1932
United Artists Corp.
10 Certified accounts, Jan. 3
Consolidated balance sheets and consolidated income statements, Jan. 3, Feb. 28, Apr. 4, May 2, May 30, July 4, Aug. 1, Aug. 31, Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 28
(removed to oversize, folder 592.1)
Receipts/statements
11 Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson, The Trespasser, What a Widow!, Jan. 1931-Sept. 1932
12 The Trespasser, Jan. 31, 1931-May 2, 1941
1932
United Artists Corp.
Consolidated balance sheets and consolidated income statements, Jan. 2, Feb. 27, Apr. 2, Apr. 30, May 28, July 2, July 30, Aug. 27, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 26
(removed to oversize, folder 593.1)
13 Receipts/statements, Queen Kelly, Aug. 10, 1932-Feb. 5, 1933
1933
United Artists Corp., receipts/statements
14 Perfect Understanding, Sept. 1933-Oct. 30, 1943
15 Tonight or Never, Apr. 2-Oct. 1, 1938
Legal Documents, 1925-1934
1925
box folder
120 1 Nov. 21--Agreement, James Ashmore Creelman and GS ("Coral Blaze")
Nov. 27--Summons and complaint, S. Alexander Cohen vs. GS
1926
2 June--Agreement, United Artists and United Artists Theatre Circuit
June 8--Articles of incorporation, SPC
[July]--Memorandum of agreement, GS and Albert Parker ( Love of Sunya/Eyes of Youth)
July 21--Certificate of changes of powers and provisions, SPC
July 22--Assignment to SPC, contract GS and United Artists
Aug. 18--Affidavits by Adeline L. Burns, Bertha Leu attesting to GS date of birth
Aug. 18--Agreement, GS and SPC. ( Love of Sunya)
Aug. 25--Agreement, SPC and GS with Joseph M. Schenck (Art Cinema Corp.) ( Love of Sunya)
Aug. 31--Agreement, SPC and John Boles ( Love of Sunya)
Sept. 1--Contract, Thomas A. Moore and SPC
Oct. 2--Assignment and assumption, Swanson finance contract of Aug. 18, Art Finance Corp. to Art Cinema Corp.
Oct. 4--Memorandum of agreement, SPC with Art Cinema Corp.
Nov. 4--Assignment of contract, GS to SPC
Dec. 14--Memorandum of agreement, Thomas A. Moore, Pierre A. Bedard, McGrath and Bertram S. Nayfack ( Love of Sunya)
Dec. 18--Agreement, GS and Maurice Cleary
Dec. 22--Royalty agreement, Harold Flammer Inc. and SPC ("Love Waltz" for Love of Sunya)
1927
3 Jan. 29--Corporate Minutes, SPC
Feb. 3--Certificate of Change of Name, SPC to Gloria Swanson Productions, Inc.
Feb. 28--Letter of Agreement, Mar. 1 Contract GSP and Ouida Bergere ("Desert Love" or "Goddess of the Sahara")
Mar. 17--Letter Agreement, SPC and Art Cinema ( Love of Sunya)
Mar. 18--Proposed Schedule of Charge for Space and Studio Facilities of the United Artists Studio Corporation
Mar. 30--Memorandum of Agreement, GSP and Henry Waxman
Apr. 15--Corporate Minutes, GSP
May 14--Purchase of United Artists Stock, GS and J. & W. Seligman & Co.
May 21--Settlement, GS and Albert Parker
June 6--Samuel Goldwyn Inc. of California and GSP (cameramen George S. Barnes and Thomas F. Branigan for Sadie Thompson)
June 24, 29, 30, Jul. 7, 11--Employment Contracts, GSP and Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, James Marcus, Will Stanton, Sophie Artega, Florence Midgely, Rene Guetta, Jack Peabody, Albert J. Dresden, Redman Finlay ( Sadie Thompson)
July 12--Draft of Contract, Publix Theatres, Inc. and United Artists Corp.
July 13--Letter Agreement, Art Cinema and GSP ("Desert Love")
Sept. 16--Letter Agreement, Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. and GSP (titles writer George Marion for Sadie Thompson)
Oct. 19--General Release, Edwin Outwater, Inc., Bostock, Rhoades & Company, to GS
1928
4 Jan.--Letter Agreement, United Artists and Joseph M. Schenck to GS
Jan. 3--Settlement Agreement, GSP, GS and Thomas A. Moore
Jan. 25--Power of Attorney, GS and GSP, E.B. Derr
Jan. 27--Letter of Agreement, GS and J. and W. Seligman and Co.
Jan. 31--Assignment, Acceptance, Agreement and Consent, GSP, Gloria Productions, Inc., GS, United Artists ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Jan. 31--Agreement, GSP, GS and Art Cinema Corp.
Feb. 3--Agreement, United Artists with Loew's Inc.
Feb. 3--Agreement, United Artists with Publix Theatres Corp.
5 Mar. 2--Assignment of Copyright, GS and GSP to Art Cinema Corp. ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Mar. 2--Affidavit of GS ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Mar. 2--Agreement, GS and United Artists ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Mar. 2--Agreement, GS, GSP and Art Cinema Corp. ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Mar. 2--Agreement, GS, GSP and Consolidated Film Laboratories ( Love of Sunya, Sadie Thompson)
Mar. 2--Affidavit of GS (Maurice Cleary, Albert Parker)
Apr./May--Correspondence and copies of contracts concerning Erich von Stroheim and employment with Celebrity Pictures, Inc. ( Queen Kelly)
May 8--Agreement of Settlement, Albert Parker, GS and C.E. Sullivan
June 6--Agreement, GPI and Louis J. Germonprez ( Queen Kelly)
June 7--Agreement, J. and W. Seligman and Co. and GS
June 7--Agreement, GPI and Ben Westland ( Queen Kelly))
June 22--Memorandum of Agreement, GS and United Artists
June 22--Order to Release, Albert Parker vs. GS
July 31--Agreement, GPI and Samuel Goldwyn Inc. of California (Walter Byron for Queen Kelly)
Aug. 1--Agreement, GPI and F.B.O. Studios ( Queen Kelly)
Oct. 3--Agreement, GPI and Harvey Thew (for screenplay of story "Clothes" by Lucy Stone Terrill)
Dec. 8--Power of attorney, GS, GSP and Clinton J. Scollard
Dec. 14--Supplemental Memorandum, United Artists and Electrical Research Products Inc.
1929
6 Jan. 21--Agreement, Walter Byron and GPI ( Queen Kelly)
Jan. 24--Agreement, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and GPI (Tully Marshall for Queen Kelly)
Feb. 4--Agreement, GPI and Clara Beranger (script for Queen Kelly)
Apr. 3--Release, Albert Parker to GS
June 26--Agreement, Pathé Studios, Inc. and GPI (sale of story "Clothes")
July 6--Agreement, GPI and Walton Albright Jr. ( The Trespasser)
Aug. 22--Contract, GPI and Samuel Goldwyn Inc. of California (cameramen George S. Barnes and Gregg Toland for The Trespasser)
Nov. 1--Agreement, GPI and Walter Byron; also draft of...
Nov. 11--Agreement, GPI and GS ( Queen Kelly?)
Dec. 2--Employment Contract, GPI and Seena Owen ( Queen Kelly)
Dec. 27--Contract, GPI and Franz Lehar (Waltz for Queen Kelly)
1930
7 [1930?]--GPI and Pathé Studios, incomplete ( Queen Kelly, The Trespasser)
Jan. 2--Agreement, GPI and Pathé Studios ( What a Widow!)
Jan. 20--Agreement, Pathé Studios and Mrs. John Robertson (Josephine Lovett) (script for What a Widow!)
Agreement, GPI and Herbert Braggiotti ( What a Widow!)
Mar. 15--Agreement, GPI and Vincent Youmans, Vincent Youmans, Inc. (Music for What a Widow!)
Apr. 2--Agreement, GPI and Luis Llanez (Music for What a Widow!)
Apr. 9--Agreement, GPI and Josiah Zuro and Dr. Francis Gromon (Music for What a Widow!)
May 22--Agreement, GPI and O.B. Durholz
July 3--Agreement, GPI and Lucia Bronder ( Rock-a-Bye)
July 28--Agreement, United Artists and Publix Theatres Corp.
Sept.-- Agreement, Art Cinema Corp., GPI and GS
Sept. 22--Memorandum of Agreement, United Artists and Warner Bros. Theatres, Inc.
Sept. 29--Agreement, Pathé Studios and GPI ( Queen Kelly)
Oct. 4--Agreement, Art Cinema Corp. and GPI
Dec. 12--Agreement, Columbia Pictures Distributing Co., Inc. and United Artists Corp.
1931
box folder
121 1 Feb. 25--Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Minutes (through 1934) of Gloria Swanson Pictures Corp., Ltd.
2 Jan. 2--Agreement, GPI and Pathé Studios (re: Lance Heath)
Jan. 20--Agreement, Art Cinema Corp., Feature Productions, Inc. and GPI.
Feb.--Articles of Incorporation, Gloria Swanson Française, Ltd.
Feb. 10--Assignment, GPI and GS
Mar. 20--Agreement, Feature Productions Inc., GPI and GS
Apr. 17--Agreement, Art Cinema Corp. and GS
May 20--Feature Productions Inc., GPI and GS ( Tonight or Never)
Sept. 19--Amendment, United Artists Corp. and Loew's, Inc.
Oct. 5--Agreement, Feature Productions Inc. and GSPC
1932
Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Minutes (through 1934) of Gloria Swanson Pictures Corp., Ltd.
(see folder 121.1)
3 Feb. 6--Agreement, Feature Productions Inc. and GSPC
Apr. 4--Notice of Meeting, United Artists Corp., and Proxy of GS
May 11--Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation, Gloria Swanson British Productions, Ltd.
May 12--Agenda, GSBPL
June 22--Letter Agreement, GS and United Artists Corp. ( Perfect Understanding)
Aug. 12--Charge Agreement, GS, GSPC and United Artists ( Perfect Understanding)
Aug. 12--Supplemental Agreement, GS, GSBPL and United Artists Corp. ( Perfect Understanding)
Aug. 12--Letter Agreement, GS, GSPC and GSBPL ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 21--Letter Agreement, GS, GSPC, United Artists and GSBPL ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 23--Letter Agreement, GS, GSPC, United Artists and GSBPL ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 27--Bill of Sale, GS, United Artists Corp. Ltd. and United Artists Corp. ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 27--Financial Agreement, GS, GSBPL, GSPC and United Artists Corp. Ltd. ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 27--Further Films Agreement, GS and United Artists Corp. ( Perfect Understanding)
Sept. 27--Memorandum of Agreement, GS, United Artists Corp. Ltd. and United Artists Corp. ( Perfect Understanding)
1933
Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Minutes (through 1934) of Gloria Swanson Pictures Corp., Ltd.
(see folder 121.1)
4 Oct. 12--Corporate Minutes, GSBPL
5 Miscellaneous contracts not specifically relating to GS, fragments, digests and abstracts of other contracts
Productions, 1926-1943
The Love of Sunya, ca. 1926-1928
Photographs,
395 items (plus 380 multiples)
box folder
122 1-8 1-164
box folder
123 1-8 165-332
box folder
124 1-3 334-348; P1-P61
4 1-5
5 Postcard
6 Premiere, photographs, programs
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 32 (box 550a), 79 (box 582a)]
Production files:
Legal (see folders 120.2-120.5)
Production Cost
nd
(see folder 102.13)
Sept. 1926-Mar. 1927
(see folder 103.1)
[Jan., 1928?]
(see folder 114.4)
Receipts, Dec. 30, 1927-Jan. 12, 1928
(see folder 112.10)
Receipts/Statements, United Artists, Jan. 1931-Sept. 1932
(see folder 119.11)
Sadie Thompson, ca. 1927-1932
7 Artwork, photograph of drawing by Mandeville of GS as Sadie Thompson
8 Clippings
Film (see film list, reels FR32-FR35, videotapes FT21-FT22
Photographs,
367 items (plus 514 multiples)
9-16 GS200A1-GS200A160
box folder
125 1-5 GS200A161-GS200A260
6 GS200B91, GSSet201, GSPub1, GSPub28, 1-8
7-11 9-94
12 Postcard
13 Preview cards
14 Promotional items, fan with photo of GS as Sadie Thompson
15 Publicity releases
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 32 (box 550a)]
Production files:
Accounts payable, Aug. 27-Dec. 31, 1927
(see folder 103.3)
16 Cast, Jun. 9 1927
17 Catalina location, July-Aug. 1927
Financial (see also folders 357.17-361.23)
18 Inventory, equipment shipped to California [May 14, 1927], SPC
Legal (see folders 120.3-120.5)
19 Motion picture permit, July 1, 1927, GSP
Production cost
Miscellaneous items (see folder 112.8)
[Jan., 1928?]
(see folder 114.5)
Production payroll, May 28-Nov. 19, 1927
(see folder 112.9)
Receipts, Jan. 14-22, 1928
(see folder 112.10)
Receipts/Statements, United Artists, Jan. 1931-Sept. 1932
(see folder 119.11)
Scripts
20 "Rain", including lists of props, arrangement of electrical equipment
box folder
126 1 "Rain, a Play in Three Acts by John Colton and Clemmence Randolph, founded on the Story `Miss Thompson' by W. Somerset Maugham"
2 Script lacking cover or title page
3 With sub-titles
4 With sub-titles, Billy Tummel's copy
5 Sets and locations
Titles
6 Miscellaneous
7 Swanson-Walsh #1
8 "Sadie Thompson," Nov. 21, 1927
9 "Miss Swanson's Suggestions on 'Sadie Thompson,"' Nov. 28, 1927
10 "Sadie Thompson," Dec. 21, 1927
11 Dec. 27, 1927
12 "Sadie Thompson," Dec. 28, 1927
Unfinished picture cost, (see folder 113.2) May 21-Dec. 10, 1927
Voucher register, June 1927-Jan. 1928
(see folder 112.12)
13 Workmen's compensation claim, Gilbert White (extra), Aug. 4, 1927
Queen Kelly, ca. 1928-1933
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reel 5)
14 Clippings
Film (see film list, reel FR31, videotapes FT17-FT20
Photographs,
136 items (plus 22 multiples)
15-18 GSA1-81
19-20 1-30
Prints destroyed, 1938-1942
(see folder 101.12)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 31, box 550)
21 Title card
Production files:
1. Erich von Stroheim script and direction, ca. Oct. 1928-Jan. 21 1929
box folder
127 1 Cameraman's daily report, Nov. 1, 1928- Jan. 21, 1929
2 Cast and crew, nd
Cutting script
3 p. 1-28, Nov. 1-10, 1928
4 p. 29-61, Nov. 12-24, 1928
5 p. 62-91, Nov. 26-Dec. 6, 1928
6 p. 92-122, Dec. 7-21, 1928
7 p. 123-146, Jan. 2-9, 1929
8 p. 147-177, Jan. 10-21, 1929
9 Daily production reports, Nov. 1 1928-Jan. 21, 1929
Daily script notes
10-20 Nov. 1-Nov. 13, 1928
box folder
128 1-23 Nov. 14, 1928-Jan. 18, 1929
24 Delivery reports, Nov. 2, 1928-Jan. 22, 1929
Legal (see folder 120.5)
Production cost
Oct. 13-Dec. 29, 1928
(see folder 114.3)
Jan. 5-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.10)
Production payroll, Sept. 22-Dec. 29, 1928
(see folder 114.6)
Research notes
box folder
129 1 Military uniforms
2 Naval vessels
3 Titles and terms
Schedule and worksheets, Africa
4 Oct. 8 (for Oct. 29-Nov. 27) and Oct. 15 (for Nov. 28-Jan. 23)
5 Oct. 15 (for Nov. 28-Jan 23)
Schedule and worksheets, Berlin
6-7 Oct. 8, 1928, nd
Scripts
8 "The Swamp (Tentative)," in 2 parts, p. 1-93, 94-144
12 Sound notes, Jan. 17, 1929
13 Wardrobe notes
14 Work permits, Dec. 10, 1928-Mar. 10, 1929
2. Interim, January 22-March 2, 1929
box folder
131 1 Daily production reports, Jan. 22-Mar. 2, 1929
2 "Document" to GS, signed by Edmund Goulding, et. al., nd
Lay off costs, Jan. 26-Feb. 10, 1929
(see folder 116.8)
Legal (see folder 120.6)
Production cost, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.10)
3. Leo Birinsky script/Paul Stein direction, Mar.-Apr. 1929
3 Daily production reports, Apr. 2-9, 1929
Production cost, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.10)
Scripts
4 p. 2-14, 66-187, 117-145, 150-187, [Apr. 1929?]
5 Added silent scenes, p. 1-14
6 Dialogue version, p. 15-35
7 Wardrobe, Mar.-Apr. 1929
8 Worksheets
20 p.
4. Richard Boleslavsky direction, ca. Nov.-Dec. 29, 1929
9 Call sheets, Dec. 4-10, 1929
Cameraman's daily report
10 Dec. 9, 1929
11 Dec. 10-11, 1929
12 Costume plot, Dec. 3, 1929
13 Cutting notes, Dec. 2, 1929
14 Daily print report, Dec. 10, 1929
15 Daily production reports, Dec. 2-9, 1929
16 Delivery slips, Nov. 14-16, 1929
17 Dialogue and sound to be synchronized, nd
18 Director's projecting report, Dec. 9, 1929
19 Extra talent plot, nd
Legal (see folder 120.6)
Music manuscripts and notes
20 "Ave Maria" by Josiah Zuro and Francis Gromon
21 Waltz by Franz Lehar
22 Notes, nd
23 Negative order, Nov. 28-29, 1929
24 Negative report, Dec. 11, 1929
Production cost, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.10)
Production reports
25-27 Dec. 9, 10, 11, 1929
28 Prologue, Dec. 19, 1929
29 Scene plot, nd
Scripts
box folder
132 1 p. 26, 29-59, by Sam Wood and Delmer Daves
2 Nov. 27, 1929
3-5 Nov. 30, 1929, p. 1-93, by Lawrence Eyre and Laura Hope Crews, technical interpretation by Richard Boleslavsky
6 Nov. 30, 1929, p. 1-92, by Lawrence Eyre and Laura Hope Crews, technical interpretation by Richard Boleslavsky
7 nd, p. 1-91, by Lawrence Eyre and Laura Hope Crews, technical interpretation by Richard Boleslavsky
8 p. 1-52
9 p. 13, with music notation
10 proclamations,
6 p.
11 Script commentary, unidentified,
1 p.
box folder
133 1 Script list,
1 p.
2 Script remarks (Mr. Hatswell),
1 p.
3 Script scene number changes,
3 p.
4 Sets,
8 p.
5 Shooting schedule, Nov. 6, 1929,
2 p.
6 Sound effect plots, Dec. 6, 1929,
1 p.
7 Sound reports, Dec. 2-11, 1929
8 Stage log, Dec. 28-29, 1929
Stock, picture and sound (see folder 137.1)
Worksheets
9 p. 1-41
10 Draft, 1-40
5. Interim, Jan.-Mar. 1930
Legal (see folder 120.7)
Production cost, Jan. 4-Mar. 22, 1930
(see folder 118.11)
6. Harry Poppe script, Nov. 1930
Legal (see folder 120.7)
11 Script, Nov. 4, 1930, p. 1-74.
7. Gloria Swanson version, Jan. 1931-Jan. 1932
12 Cameraman's daily report, Nov. 24, 1931
13 Daily print report, Mar. 17-30, Nov. 24, 1931
14 Daily developing report, sound track negative, Dec. 28, 1931-Jan. 9, 1932
15-16 Editor's notebook, Viola Lawrence, nd. Also contains references to The Trespasser and What a Widow!
17 Production notes, Jan. 4, 1931
Receipts/Statements (United Artists), Aug. 10, 1932-Feb. 5, 1933
(see folder 119.13)
18 Scenes to be shot to complete, nd
19 Script notes, Viola Lawrence, tabbed notebook dividers only
Stock, picture and sound (see folder 137.1)
Titles
20 nd
21 Jan. 5, 1931
22 Apr. 7, 1931
23 Apr. 9, 1931
24 Nov. 27, 1931
8. Miscellaneous
25 Unidentified items, unable to match with a specific production phase, 1928-1933
The Trespasser, 1929-1942
box folder
134 1 Clippings
2 Costumes, 4 items, photographs
Music
"Love Your Spell Is Everywhere" by Edmund Goulding and Elsie Janis
Audio recording (see audio recording list, reels 6-8)
3 Manuscripts
4 Sheet music
"Serenade" by Enrico Toselli
Audio recordings (see audio recording list, reels 6-8)
5 Sheet music
Photographs,
249 items (plus 110 multiples)
6-11 GSA1-GSA120
12-14 GSB2-GSB99, "100," GSP9-GSP15
15 2-37x
box folder
135 1 39-63x
2-3 65x-129
4 Premiere (London and Chicago), photographs, invitation, clipping
Prints destroyed, 1938-1942
(see folder 101.12)
5 Publicity releases,
13 p. typescript
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 63, box 580)
Production files:
Editor's notebook, Viola Lawrence, nd
(see folder 133.16)
6 Film shipments, Aug. 13-Oct. 23, 1929, GPI
Legal (see folders 120.6-120.7)
Production cost
Mar. 30-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.11)
Aug. 31-Dec. 28, 1929
(see folder 116.12)
Receipts/Statements (United Artists)
(see folder 119.11) Jan. 1931-Sept. 1932
Jan. 31, 1931-May 2, 1941
(see folder 119.12)
Scripts
7 p. 1-100, "Goulding Story for Gloria Swanson" variously titled "The Intanglement," "Detour" and "Money! Money! Money!"
8 p. 2-118, "The Trespasser," with many variant titles on back pages.
9 p. 1-74, 77-93, [1-2], 95-101, 103-110, revised final script, May 27, 1929
10 p. 57-137
Stock, picture and sound (see folder 137.1)
What a Widow!, 1930-1943
Art work, cartoons of scenes by John Decker (see art list, A3-A4)
Photographs,
203 items (plus 25 multiples)
box folder
136 1-4 GSA39-GSB100
5-6 GSB101-GSP11, 6-85
7-8 86-166, 1-5, and unnumbered
9 Premiere, photograph of theatre marquee
Prints destroyed, (see folder 101.12) 1938-1942
Props, jewelled fan with mirror and lipstick designed by GS and used in the film
(see realia, box 533)
Publicity (see oversize, folder 596.2)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 63, box 580)
10 Title card
Editor's notebook
Viola Lawrence, nd
(see folder 133.16)
Legal (see folder 120.7)
11 Music, manuscripts of "I Can't Make My Heart Behave," "Love Is Like a Song," "Say Oui- Cherie," "To the One I Love," and "You're the One," music by Vincent Youmans
12 Notes
13 Opening titles, Jun. 5, 1930
Production cost
Jan. 4-Nov. 22, 1930
(see folder 118.13)
Sept. 27-Nov. 22, 1930
(see folder 118.14)
14 Publicity release
Receipts/Statements (United Artists)
Dec. 6, 1930-May 21, 1943
(see folder 119.8)
Jan. 1931-Sept. 1932
(see folder 119.11)
Scripts
15 " 'What a Widow', story by Josephine Lovett, revised final script, Mar. 22, 1930", p. 1-103
16 2 p., June 7, 1930
17 p. 8, p. 104, nd
box folder
137 1 Stock, picture and sound, GPI. Also possible references to Queen Kelly and The Trespasser
2 Story, " 'What a Widow,' Original Story by Josephine Lovett, Feb. 11, 1930," "Tamarin" title inside cover
Summary of billings, Feb. 1-Mar. 15, 1930
(see folder 119.5)
Rock-a-Bye, ca. 1930-1932
Costume designs, 46 items by René Hubert, (stored oversize, box 612.1-612.41, box 615.1-615.3) 1930
3 Script, by Horace Jackson, based on story by Lucia Bronder, RKO Studios, Inc., final script July 25, 1932
Legal (see folder 120.7)
Production cost, Sept. 6-Nov. 22, 1930
(see folder 118.12)
Indiscreet, 1931
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reels 1, 6-8)
4 Clippings
Film (see film list, reel FR21, videotapes FT5-FT6)
5 Lobby card, photocopy of card with letter, 1982
6 Music, sheet music for "Come to Me," and "If You Haven't Got Love" by B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson
7 Photographs, 7 items, GS5500A16-GS5500A30
Poster, photocopy only (see oversize, folder 608.2)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 63, box 580)
8 Script, "Obey That Impulse"
Tonight or Never, 1931-1938
9 Music, sheet music to "Tell Me Tonight," photocopy of cover only
10 Photographs, 3 items (plus 3 multiples), GS6700A96, GS6700A130
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 63 (box 580)]
Production files
Legal (see folder 121.2)
Receipts/Statements (United Artists), Apr. 2-Oct. 1, 1938
(see folder 119.15)
A Perfect Understanding, ca. 1933-1943
11 Clippings, nd
Film (see film list, reels FR27-FR30)
Music, "I Love You So Much That I Hate You"
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reels 6-8)
12 Sheet music, photocopy of cover only
Photographs
36 items (plus 4 multiples)
13 PU14-PU139, 1-4
14 GS12, 1-16
Prints destroyed, (see folder 101.12) 1938-1942
Publicity (stored oversize, folder 608.3)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 63, box 580)
Production files:
Legal (see folder 121.3)
Receipts/Statements (United Artists), Sept. 1933-Oct. 30, 1943
(see folder 119.14)
15 Report, to May 5, 1934, by Claude A. Parker
16-17 Clippings, unidentified papers, photographs, not identified with a specific production
Subseries A6. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, ca. 1930-1934
box folder
138 1 Contracts, 1930
2 Photographs,
10 items (3 duplicates)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 25, boxes 568-568a)
Subseries A7. Fox Films, 1934
Music in the Air, 1934
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 3-4)
Film (see film list, reels FR22-FR26, videotape FT14)
3 Music, "I Am So Eager," "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star," photocopy of cover for music to "The Song Is You"
4-7 Photographs,
36 items (2 duplicates)
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 31, box 550)
Subseries A8. Columbia Pictures Corp., ca. 1937-1940
8 Contract and correspondence
Subseries A9. RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., 1941
Father Takes a Wife, 1941
9 Clippings
10 Contract
11 Correspondence, 1941
Film (see film list, reel FR4)
Photographs,
422 items (plus 389 multiples)
12-17 F84-F101, FT2-133
box folder
139 1-2 FT134, FTAdv29-FTAdv40, FTPub1-FTPubA48
3-12 GS1h-GS148h
box folder
140 1-3 GS149h-GS202h
4 Publicity
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 35 (box 553)]
Subseries A10. Paramount Pictures Corp., 1949-1983
The Heiress, 1949
Promotional tour, 1949, correspondence, clippings, interviews, invitations, photographs, publicity, reviews, schedules, scripts
5 Boston
6 Chicago
7 Dallas
8 Denver
9 Detroit
10 Kansas City
11 Miscellaneous
12 New York
13 Publicity
14 Reviews
15 San Francisco
16 Schedules
17 Washington, DC
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 53, box 574)
Sunset Boulevard, 1950
18 Awards, photographs concerning the 1950 Academy Awards
19 Boulevard du Crépuscule, French "comic book" version, published "Instituto Geografica de Agostine--Novara--Viale Roma 4 Imprine en Italie, 1957"
20 Bulwar Zachodzacego Stonca, Polish program or publicity booklet
21 Clippings
22 Contract
23-24 Correspondence, 1949-1983
box folder
141 1 Correspondence with critics, 1950
2 Costumes
Sunglasses in leopard print case, and chiffon leopard overskirt worn by GS as Norma Desmond (see realia, boxes 536, 536A)
3 Crepusculo de los Dioses, El, Spanish publicity card
Film (see film list, reels FR20, FR36a-FR36b, FR37)
4 Financial, Paramount stock, 1950-1953
5 Miscellaneous, notes, diet, photographs.
6 Music, photocopy of cover to "The Paramount-Don't-Want-Me Blues"
Photographs,
282 items (33 duplicates)
7-12 11454-5 - 11454-268
13 11454-272 - 11454-291, P3030-4 - P3030-8
14 P3030-9 - P3030-78A, 11454-2/80 - 11454-2/130
15 11454-2/137 - 11454-2/158, unnumbered
16 Apr. 20 - Apr. 29, 1949
17 May 4, - May 19, 1949
18 May 24 - May 28, 1949
box folder
142 1-2 June 6 - June 22, 1949
3 Premiere
4 Preview cards
Promotional tour
5 Expenses
6 Interviews
7 Question cards
8 Schedules
9 Speeches
Tour files, schedules, itineraries, correspondence, expenses, interviews, speeches, photographs
10 Albany
11 Atlanta
12 Atlantic City
13 Boston
14 Buffalo
15 Chicago
box folder
143 1 Cincinnati
2 Cleveland
3 Dayton
4 Denver
5 Des Moines
6 Detroit
7 Indianapolis
8 Kansas City
9 Memphis
10 Milwaukee
11 Minneapolis
12 New Orleans
13 New York
14 Oklahoma City
15 Omaha
16 Philadelphia
17 Pittsburgh
18 St. Louis
19 Salt Lake City
20 San Francisco
box folder
144 1 Seattle
2 Toronto
3 Washington, DC
4 Unidentified
5 Negatives
6-9 Publicity, press releases, bios, photographs
10 Re-release, 1960
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 3 (box 540), 14 (box 559), 21 (boxes 566-566a), 22 (box 567), 27 (box 546), 29 (box 548), 36 (box 553a), 45 (box 563), 53 (box 574), 55 (box 575)]
11-14 Scripts
box folder
145 1-3 Scripts (cont.)
box folder
144 4 Staff and crew lists
5 Video disc release, [1981?], cover only
6 Wax figures, photographs and postcards of wax figures of GS, William Holden and Erich von Stroheim
Subseries A11. Warner Brothers, 1951-1959
Three for Bedroom C, 1952
7 Contract
8 Correspondence, 1951-1959
9-10 Photographs,
37 items (2 duplicates)
11 Premiere
13 photographs
12-15 Promotional tour, correspondence, photographs, schedule, itineraries, clippings
box folder
146 1 Promotional tour (cont.)
Publicity (stored oversize, folder 608.3)
2-3 Scripts
Subseries A12. Titanus-Lux Films, 1955-1963
Nero's Mistress, 1956
4-5 Correspondence, 1957-1963, also includes contract, clippings of reviews
6 GS Europe file, 1955-1956
7 Interview, by Elvira T. Marquis
8 Photograph,
1 item
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 37, box 554)
9-15 Scripts, treatment, early script annotated by GS, English translation heavily revised, French translation
Subseries A13. Universal City Studios, Inc., 1974-1975
Airport 1975, 1974
box folder
147 1 Call sheets
2 Clippings
3 Correspondence, 1974-1975
4 Expenses
5-9 Photographs,
55 items (6 duplicates)
10 Premiere
11-12 Publicity
13-17 Scripts
18 Shooting schedule
Subseries A14. Unidentified Films
box folder
148 1-4 Photographs from unidentified films,
27 items (1 duplicate)
Subseries B. Film Festivals, 1954-1982
box folder
149 1 Fifteenth International Film Festival, Venice, 1954, photographs, clippings, correspondence
2 Museum of Modern Art Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, 1958, correspondence
3 oster
4-5 Hull House Film Festival, Chicago, 1965, booklets, clippings, correspondence, invitations, photograph, speech
6 A Tribute to Gloria Swanson, George Eastman House, 1966, programs and booklets.
7 Paramount 60 Years, Museum of Modern Art, 1972, booklet
8 Central Florida's First Film Festival, Orlando, FL, 1974, correspondence, programs
9 Cinémathèque Française Retrospective, Paris, 1974, correspondence, schedule
10 Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO, 1974, brochure, clippings, correspondence, receipts, photographs
box folder
150 1 Beacon Theatre, New York, 1975, press release, correspondence
2 Festival Canadien des Films du Monde, Montreal, Canada, 1977, photographs
3 4e Festival du Cinema Americain du Deauville, Deauville, France, 1978, booklet, clippings, correspondence
4 International Film League, Box 5, The Repertory Cinema, East Rochester, NY, 1978,programs, photographs
5 16th Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 1980, booklet, clippings, correspondence, photograph, press release
6 Twelfth Annual USA Film Festival, Dallas, TX, 1982, program
Subseries C. Radio, 1927-1981
box folder
151 1-6 Correspondence, 1927-1938, 1940-1948, 1950-1981, nd
7 Lists
8 Notes
9 Photographs
Programs, 1934-1977
Radio interview, WXYZ, 1934 (May 3), audio recording (see audio recordings, disc 79)
10 Paramount Theatres Service Corp., 1934, personal appearance tour with radio broadcasts
11 The Woman's Court of the Air, 1935, written by Vera Oldham, idea by Dema Harshbarger
12 G-Woman (or Lady Eleven), 1936,written by Francis Marion, synopsis by Donald Clark
13 Ways and Means, 1937 (Jan. 18)
14 Hollywood in Person, 1937 (Dec. 22)
15 The Dark Shadow, 1937
16 Hollywood Charm School, 1938
17 Which Reminds Me--, [194-]
18 Unidentified show, [194-], interview [mentions son Joseph in 9th Army in Germany]
19 The Man I Married, 1940
20 Lincoln Highway, 1941 (July 5)
21 Voice of Broadway, 1941 (July 12)
22 Proposed, 1941, Come Along with Me; Morning, Noon and Nights; This Is My Life
23 Five Minute Talk, Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1942
24 Red Cross War Fund, 1942 (Jan. 24, Jan. 30)
25 Unidentified show, [1943], Let Us Be Gay episode
26 This Woman's Army, 1943 (June 25), "Four Years"
27 Among My Souvenirs, 1943 (Sept. 9)
28 Victory Round Table, 1943 (Oct. 1), "The Four Freedoms"
Shirley Eder Program, 1944 (Oct. 7), audio recording (see audio recording, discs 89-90)
29 Green Valley, USA, 1944
30 Nassau County Bond Rally, [1944]
box folder
152 1 Marriage, Inc., [1945]
2 Anything Can Happen, 1945
3 Date With Gloria Swanson, 1945 (July 10)
4 Linda Gray, 1945 (July 24)
Laura Kennedy, 1945 (Aug. 10), audio recording, (see audio recordings, discs 59-60)
Listen Ladies, 1945 (Nov. 19), audio recording, (see audio recordings, discs 62-67)
5 Powder Box Theatre, 1945 (Nov. 22), "Orchids"
6 Suspense, 1945 (July 10), "Murder By the Book"
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 99, 117, 118)
Betty Crocker Program, 1947 (Sept. 8), audio recording, (see audio recordings, discs 34-35)
7 Angels of Mercy, 1948 (Aug. 9)
Audio recording (see audio recordings, discs 29-30)
8 At Home with Gloria Swanson, 1949
9 Sunset Boulevard interview, [1950]
10 Kellogg's Commercial, 1950
Sunoco Three Star Extra, 1950 (May 12), audio recording, (see audio recordings, disc 96)
The Steve Allen Show, 1950 (Aug. 2), audio recording, (see audio recordings, discs 91-95)
11 Theatre Guild on the Air, 1950 (Nov. 26), "Theatre," by Guy Bolton and Somerset Maugham, adapted for radio by Robert Anderson
12 The Gloria Swanson Show, 1950-1951
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 111-113)
13 The Louella Parsons Show, 1951 (Jan. 23)
14 Lux Radio Theatre, 1951 (Sept. 17), "Sunset Boulevard"
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 68-73)
Martha Deane Interviews, 1953 (July 1), audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 74-76)
15 Dear Grandma, 1953
16 The Merv Griffin Show, 1957 (Nov. 15)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 70-71)
Man Around the House, 1958 (Aug. 25), audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reel 72)
KIXL Interview, 1958 (Aug. 25), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 73)
Martha Deane Interviews
17-18 1958, nd
WDOK interview, 1962 (Sept. 25), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 74)
Barry Farber Radio Show, 1973 (Jan.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 75)
Washington Symposium, 1976 (Oct. 17), audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 6)
19 Talk Show Series, 1977, WWDB-FM, 1977 (Feb. 22)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 5)
United Nations Radio, 1980 (Mar. 6), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 76)
Newsweek Broadcasting Update, nd, audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 7)
Long John Program, nd, audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 80-81)
20 Unidentified, nd
Subseries D. Sound Recordings, 1933-1974
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 18-19, 50-52, 80-82
21 Catalog, correspondence, notes and royalty statements, 1933-1974
Subseries E. Television, 1944-1981
Appearances, 1944-1981
Films, 1973-1974
The Killer Bees, 1973-1974
box folder
153 1 Call Sheets, clippings, correspondence, photographs, script
Film (see film, videotapes ft9-ft11)
Miscellaneous shows, 1944-1973
2 Correspondence, 1944-1962, including The Johnny Carson Show, Tonight (BBC), Jean Barnes Family Show, The Today Show, Hy Gardner Show, The Twilight Zone, Who Pays?, Password, The March of Time Through the Years
3 Correspondence, 1963-1973, including A.M. New York, What Every Woman Wants To Know, The Gypsy Rose Lee Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Sam Yorty Show, Pat Boone In Hollywood, Dateline: Hollywood, The Merv Griffin Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Girl Talk, Hollywood Talent Scouts, The Young Set, The Hy Gardner Show, The Match Game, To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, Art Linkletter House Party, Steve Allen Show, Missing Links, Hollywood Palace, Hooray For Hollywood, People Will Talk, Flashback, V.I.P.
Individual shows, 1948-1981
The Gloria Swanson Hour, 1948 (WPIX, New York)
4 Correspondence, 1948-1949
5-6 Day time program scripts
box folder
154 1 Evening program
2-3 Evening program scripts
4 Financial
5 Guests
6-8 Photographs
9 Scripts
box folder
155 1 A Measure of Freedom--Blueprint for 1950
2 This Is Show Business, 1950
Crown Theatre, 1953
3 Contract
Correspondence, 1953-1973
4 Bing Crosby Enterprises, 1953-1973
5 CBS Television, 1953-1954
6 Glamour contest campaign manual
7-8 Introduction scripts
9 Legal, 1956-1958 (GS Europe file)
10 Marketing brochures
box folder
156 1 Marketing brochures (cont.)
2-3 Photographs
4 Photographs (My Last Duchess)
5 Publicity brochures
Scripts
Choice of Weapons (Albert Duffy)
6 May 11, 1952
7 May 20, 1952
8 A Fond Farewell (Arthur Ross), Jan. 11, 1952
9 Half the Action, Apr. 28, 1952
10 Hemingway (Arthur E. Orloff), Apr. 30, 1952
11 The Host (Jack Stanley & Carl Lee Gass), Feb. 16, 1952
12 The House on the Hill (Jack Patrick), Jan. 4, 1952
13 If Speech Be Silvern, Apr. 25, 1952
My Last Duchess (Harriet Pratt, Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert)
14 Sept. 1951
15 Feb. 26, 1953
box folder
157 1 Mar. 2, 1953
2 Portrait of a Lady (Raphael Hayes), Jan. 5, 1952
3 Short Story (Budd Lesser), Apr. 16, 1952
4 This Day Is Yours! (Muriel Roy Bolton), Nov. 30, 1951
5 Hollywood Opening Night, The Pattern (Ilene Prince) 1953 (Feb. 16),
6 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, 1953 (July 8)
Audio recording (see audio recordings, discs 31-33)
Milton Berle Show, 1954 (Jan. 19),
audio recording (see audio recordings list, discs 77-78)
Person to Person, 1954 (Apr. 2),
audio recording (see audio recordings, discs 84-85)
7 This Is the Day, 1956 (Mar. 27)
This Is Your Life, 1957 (Jan. 23);
see also folders 287.9-290.11
8 Correspondence (1957-1983), photographs
9 Script
10 Mike Wallace Show, 1957 (Apr. 28);
see also folders 287.9-290.11
11 Dave Garroway Show, 1957 (May 15)
Steve Allen Show, 1957 (Nov. 10)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, disc 24)
12 Correspondence, music, photographs
13 Bob Hope Show, 1958 (Oct. 12)
14 Jack Paar Show, 1959 (Mar.)
15 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, 1960 (Jan. 10)
16 I've Got a Secret, 1960 (Aug. 24)
17 Play Your Hunch (Merv Griffin), 1961
box folder
158 1 Straightaway, 1961 (Oct.), A Toast to Yesterday (William Spier, John Draft)
2 Truth or Consequences, 1961 (Nov. 2)
3 Attention to Invention (Pilot), 1962
Dr. Kildare, 1962 (Mar.)
4 Call sheet and schedule
5 Correspondence
6 Photographs
7 Scripts, Good Luck Charm, (James Komack, Harry Kronman) Oct. 24, 1962
8 Howard K. Smith News and Comment, 1963 (Mar.)
9 The World's Greatest Showman, 1963 (Nov.)
10 Alfred Hitchcock Show, 1963
11 Kraft Suspense Theater, 1963, Who Is Jennifer?
12 Burke's Law, 1963-1964
13 Mike Douglas Show, 1963-1967
14 Ben Casey Show, 1964 (Dec.), Minus That Rusty Old Hacksaw (Ellis Marcus)
box folder
159 1 Hollywood Palace, 1964 (May)
2 My Three Sons, 1964 (Sept.), Fountain of Youth (Ray Brenner)
3 BBC interview, 1966 (Feb.), correspondence, transcript
Film (see film list, videotape ft7)
Manhandled, 1966 (May), audio recordings
(see audio recordings list, reel 2)
4 The Beverly Hillbillies, 1966 (Sept.), The Gloria Swanson Story (Paul Henning, Mark Tuttle), call sheets, correspondence, financial, shooting schedules, script
5 Gloria Swanson Classic Film Series, 1967, (WPIX New York)
6 Girl Talk, 1967 (Mar.)
7 The Lucy Show, 1967 (Aug.), Lucy and the Lost Star
The David Frost Show, 1969 (July), audio recording (see audio recordings, reel 11)
The Dick Cavett Show, 1970 (June, Aug.), audio recording (see audio recordings, reels, 12, 15)
The David Frost Show, 1970 (June), audio recording (see audio recording list, reel 13)
The Mike Douglas Show, 1970 (July), audio recording (see audio recordings, reel 14)
8 Johnny Carson Presents Sun City Scandals, 1970 (July)
Kup's Show, audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 16, 19) 1971 (Feb., June),
The Mike Douglas Show, audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reels 17, 24) 1971 (Feb., Oct.),
Joy and Barbara, 1971 (June), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 18)
The David Frost Show, 1971 (Aug.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 20-21)
The Joey Bishop Show, 1971 (Sept.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 21)
The Tonight Show, 1971 (Sept. 1)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 22)
9 Contract
The Today Show, 1971 (Sept.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 23)
CBS TV Interview, 1971 (Oct.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 25)
The Dick Cavett Show, 1971 (Oct.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 26)
A.M. New York, 1971 (Dec.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 27)
10 The Silent Years, 1971
ABC TV, 1972 (Apr.), audio recordings
(see audio recordings, reel 28)
The Dick Cavett Show, 1972 (Apr.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 29)
Broadway Limited, ABC TV, 1972 (May), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 30)
TV, 1972 (May), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 31)
Organic Food, CBS TV, 1972 (June), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 32)
Lamp Unto My Feet, 1972 (Aug.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 33-34)
The Jack Paar Show, 1973 (Apr.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 35)
The Joey Bishop Show, 1973 (Apr.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 35)
The Carol Burnett Show, 1973 (Sept.)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 8, reel 36)
11 Clipping, correspondence, music
Film (see film list, videotapes ft2-ft3)
12 Photographs
Realia, director's chair (see realia list, r3)
box folder
160 1 Script (Prod. #705)
ABC TV, audio recordings 1973 (Nov.),
(see audio recordings, reel 37)
2 The American Twenties, 1973
Paramount Presents, 1974 (Mar.)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 38-39)
3 Correspondence, script
4 Russell Harty Plus, 1974 (Apr. 4), correspondence, photographs, publicity
Metromedia, audio recordings 1974 (July),
(see audio recordings, reels 40-41)
5 The Great Debate (Canadian), 1974
Take It From Here, 1976 (Jan.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 9)
Good Morning America, 1976 (Feb.), audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 42)
KLTV Interview, 1976 (May), film (see film, videotape ft26)
Panorama, 1976 (Sept.), audio recordings
(see audio recordings, cassette 10)
AM Washington, 1976 (Sept. 30), audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 11)
Tim Boxer Traveling with the Stars, 1976, film (see film, videotape ft23)
Melba Show, 1976 (Aug.), film (see film list, videotape ft25)
Hollywood (Thames Television), 1977
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 16)
6 Correspondence
Channel 5 and Channel 2, 1978 (Nov. 16), audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 12)
The Merv Griffin Show, 1979 (Mar. 2), audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 13)
Over Easy with Hugh Downs, 1980 (Aug. 5), film (see film, videotape ft15)
Men Who Rate a 10, 1980 (Sept.)
7 Correspondence, photographs
8 Script
9 Hour Magazine, 1980 (Nov.)
Prime of Your Life, 1981 (May), film
(see film, videotape ft16)
10 City Lights (Canadian), 1981
Undated shows
The Art Linkletter Show, audio recording (see audio recordings, reel 10)
CBS Television newsfilm, film (see film, reels fr5-fr6)
The David Susskind Show, audio recording (see audio recordings, cassette 18)
11 The Ed Sullivan Show, fashion sketches
The Jack Paar Show, audio recordings
(see audio recordings, reel 10)
12 The Man From U.N.C.L.E., photographs
The Merv Griffin Show
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 9)
13 Photographs
Midday Live, audio recordings (see audio recordings list, casette 27)
NBC Special, audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassette 17)
Parkinson, audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 28)
14 The Tonight Show
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 14 and 15)
Unidentified shows
box folder
161 1 Photographs
2 Scripts
3 Syndication, notes, nd
Mexican television
4 Arcaro, 1952
5 Coca-Cola franchise, 1952
6 Lesser, Budd, 1952-1954
7 Miscellaneous memos, 1952-1953
8 Rebozo, 1952
9 Simmel, Edward C. and Louis C., 1950-1952
10 Simmel Meservey Inc., 1950, Televoz
Correspondence
11 Aleman, Miguel, 1952
12 Simmel Meservey, 1952-1953
13 Photographs
Proposed television
14 1949
box folder
162 1-2 1950-1951
3 The Gloria Swanson Show, ABC
4 1952
5 Salkow, Irving
6-8 1953-1955
9 1956 (GS Europe file)
10 1958-1960
11 1960, The Gloria Swanson Show, John Haggott Enterprises
12 1960, The Colonel's Lady, Stanley Roberts
13-14 1961-1965
box folder
163 1 1966-1967
2 Gloria Swanson with What's New 1967,
3 1968-1970
4 1969-1970, interview
5-11 1971, 1974-75, 1978-79, 1981, nd
Subseries F. Theatre, 1937-1977
Reflected Glory, 1942 (George Kelly)
box folder
164 1 Clippings
2 Correspondence
3 Costumes
4 Financial, box office statements, cash reports
5 Photographs
6 Press releases
7 Playbills and programs
Three Curtains, 1942: Man of Destiny (George Bernard Shaw); The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (J. M. Barrie); The Playgoers (Arthur Wing Pinero)
8 Clippings
9 Correspondence, 1942-1945
10 Costume designs (René Hubert)
11-13 Financial, 1942-1943, box office statements, expenses, vouchers
14 Legal
15 Photographs
16 Playbills and programs
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 79, box 582a)
17 Scripts
Let Us Be Gay, 1943 (Rachel Crothers)
box folder
165 1 Clippings, correspondence, photographs, playbills and programs, press release
Financial records (see folders 363.16-363.18)
2-4 Scripts
Goose For the Gander, 1944-1947 (Harold J. Kennedy)
5 Clippings
6-8 Correspondence, 1944-1947, nd
9 Financial
10 Itinerary
11 Legal
12 Music, "How Do You Stay in Love?"
13 Photographs
14 Playbills and programs
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 31 (box 550), 35 (box 553)]
box folder
166 1-2 Scripts
3 Stage design
4 There Goes the Bride, 1948, program
Twentieth Century, 1950-1953 (Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur)
Art work (see art work, A31)
5 Box office statements
6 Clippings
7-8 Congratulations, 1950-51
9 Contract
10 Correspondence, 1950-1951
11 Expenses
Florida
12 Box office statements, contract, correspondence, programs, 1952-1953
13 Expenses
14 Photographs
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 54, box 574a)
box folder
167 1 Script
2-3 Ticket requests
Nina, 1951-1952 (Samuel Taylor, adapted from the French play by Andrew Roussin)
4 Box office statements
5 Clippings
6 Contract
7 Correspondence
8 Expenses
9 Photographs
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 53, box 574)
10-14 Scripts
15 Ticket requests
Boulevard, 1955-1970 (adapted from Sunset Boulevard by Dickson Hughes, Richard Stapley, and Gloria Swanson)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, discs 7-13, 38-39, 40-47, reels 45-64)
Correspondence
16 1955
box folder
168 1-3 1955-1970
4-5 Hughes, Dick, 1957-60
Film (see film list, reels FR20, FR36a-FR36b, FR37)
Music
6 "Silent Music"
7-9 "Wonderful People"
10 Miscellaneous
11-13 Notes
14 Photographs
Production outline (stored oversize, TBD)
15-18 Scripts
box folder
169 1-8 Scripts (cont.)
Red Letter Day, 1959-1960 (Andrew Rosenthal)
9 Andover, NJ
Correspondence
10 1959-1965
box folder
170 1 Rosenthal, Andrew
2 Clippings
3 Fayetteville, NY
4 Itinerary
5 Memoir, "I Lived With Gloria Swanson" by Robert Curtis
6 Ogunquit, ME
Palm Beach, FL
7 Clippings, contract, correspondence, expenses
8 Photographs
9 Playbills and programs
10-12 Scripts
13 Westport, CT
Between Seasons, 1961 (Malcolm Wells)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 43-44, 63
14 Clinton, NJ, box office statements, correspondence, expenses, program
15 Contracts
16 Correspondence
box folder
171 1 Costumes
2 Expenses
3 Falmouth, Mass., correspondence, expenses, program
4 Floor plan
5 Itinerary
6 Millburn, NJ, correspondence, expenses, program, ticket requests
7 Miscellaneous
8 Photographs
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 46, boxes 564-564a)
9-13 Scripts
box folder
172 1-5 Scripts (cont.)
6 Stockbridge, Mass., clippings, correspondence, expenses
7 Westport, CT, clippings, correspondence, expenses
The Inkwell, 1962 (Harold J. Kennedy)
8 Ann Arbor, MI, clippings, contract, correspondence, expenses
Art work (see art work, A32)
Chicago
9 Clippings
10 Correspondence
11 Fan mail
box folder
173 1 Financial, expenses, petty cash
2 Photographs
3 Playbills and programs
4 Correspondence
5 Costumes
Film (see film, reels FE1-FE2)
Miami
6 Clippings
7 Correspondence
8 Fan mail
9 Playbills and programs
10 Mountainhome, PA, clippings, program
11 Nyack, NY, contract, correspondence, financial
Scrapbook (See scrapbook 46, boxes 564-564a)
12-14 Scripts
Just For Tonight, 1963 (Harold J. Kennedy)
Beverly, Mass.
box folder
174 1 Box office statements, correspondence, expenses
2 Clippings
3 Playbills and programs
Fitchburg, Mass.
4 Box office statements, contract, expenses, stage layout
5 Clippings
6 Playbills and programs
7 Itinerary
Kennebunkport, ME
8 Box office statements, contract, correspondence, expenses
9 Clippings
10 Photographs
11 Playbills and programs
Paramus, NJ
12 Box office statements, clippings, correspondence, expenses
13 Playbills and programs
Phoenix, AZ
14 Box office statements, contract, correspondence, expenses
15 Clippings
16 Photographs
17 Playbills and programs
18 Set sketches
19 Springfield, Mass., box office statements, clippings, correspondence, expenses, programs
The Women, 1966 (Clare Booth)
20 Contracts, correspondence
21 Columbus, OH, box office statements, clippings, expenses, programs
22 Dayton, OH, box office statements, clippings, correspondence, expenses, photographs
23 Program
box folder
175 1-2 Scripts
3 Warren, OH, clippings, expenses, program, schedule
Reprise, 1967 (Harold J. Kennedy)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 67-68)
Chicago
4 Box office statements
5 Clippings
6 Correspondence
7 Costumes
8 Expenses
9 Fan mail
10 Playbills and programs
11 Photographs
12 Script
13 Script notes
14 Secretary's notebook
Denver
box folder
176 1 Box office statements
2 Clippings
3 Correspondence
4 Expenses
5 Photographs
Los Angeles
6 Box office statements
7 Clippings
8-9 Correspondence
10 Expenses
11 Photographs
12 Playbills and programs
box folder
177 1 Miscellaneous
2 Photographs
Coco, 1970 (Alan Jay Lerner book and lyrics, music by Andre Previn)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassettes 19-20, disc 14)
3 Clippings, contract, correspondence, programs
Music
4 Audition, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over"
5 Miscellaneous, "Mademoiselle Cliche de Paris," "The World Belongs To The Young," "Orbach's, Bloomingdale's and Best and Saks," "We've Got Something," "We Were So Young"
6 Original key, "Mademoiselle Cliche de Paris," "The Corner of the Rue Cambon," "The Revolution Into Freedom," "The Money Rings Out Like Freedom," "Always Mademoiselle"
7 Transposed, "Mademoiselle Cliche de Paris," "The Corner of the Rue Cambon," "The Money Rings Out Like Freedom," "Coco," "Always Mademoiselle"
8 Sheet music, "Always Mademoiselle," "The Money Rings Out Like Freedom"
9 Script
Butterflies Are Free, 1970-1972 (Leonard Gershe)
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, reel 65)
Box office and payroll, national tour
box folder
178 1 Oct.-Dec. 1970
2-3 Jan.-May 1971
4 Baltimore, clippings, correspondence, expenses, programs
5 Boston, clippings, correspondence, expenses, programs
6 Chicago, clippings, correspondence, programs
7 Cincinnati, clippings, correspondence, programs
8 Cleveland, clippings, correspondence, programs
9 Columbus, correspondence, expenses
10 Contracts
box folder
179 1-3 Correspondence
4 Weissburger, Leon
Detroit
5 Correspondence, programs
6 Clippings
7 Florida, correspondence
8 Indianapolis, correspondence, expenses
9 Louisville, KY, clippings, correspondence
10 Millburn, NJ, box office statements, contract, clippings
11 Milwaukee, clippings, correspondence, expenses
12 Miscellaneous
13 National company tour schedules
New York
14 Contract, clippings, correspondence
Box office statements
box folder
180 1-2 Sept.-Dec. 1971
3-5 Jan.-July 1972
6 Philadelphia, correspondence
7-9 Photographs
box folder
181 1-2 Playbills and programs
Posters (see posters, P5)
3 Radio commercials
4-8 Scripts
9 Stock Tour, 1972, clippings, contracts, correspondence, itinerary
10 Theatre passes for charity
box folder
182 1 Toronto, correspondence
2 Wardrobe
3 Washington, expenses
4 Wilmington, expenses
5 Work schedules
6 The Milliken Breakfast Show, 1977, contract, photograph, program, schedules, scripts
Proposed theatre, 1937-1976
7-11 Correspondence, 1937-1976
Scripts, 1942-1947, nd
12-14 All Rights Reserved (Irving Kaye Davis)
15 Correspondence, 1942
box folder
183 1 Diplomatic Relations (Alfred Allan Lewis)
2 Don't Frighten the Horses (Harold J. Kennedy)
3 Edelweiss (Lilyan Kemble Cooper), 1947
4-5 Even Steven (David Rogers)
6 Gathering of the Clan (Andrew Rosenthal)
7 Gigi (Alan Jay Lerner)
8 Illusion (Harold J. Kennedy)
9 Monkey Doll (Jaik Rosenstein under pseud. Jerome K. Thorne)
box folder
184 1 Monkey Doll (cont.)
2-3 Naives Hirondelles (Roland Dubillard)
4 Pal Joey
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 66)
5 Reapers Among the Sheaves (Edwin M. Adams)
6 Snacks (Leonard Gershe)
7 Those Kaufman Girls (Ronald Dobrin)
8-9 The Writing Machine (James P. Davis)
Unidentified theatre
10 Photographs and miscellaneous
Subseries G. Proposed Projects, ca. 1920s-1982
Correspondence, 1936-1968
box folder
185 1-5 1936-1938, 1942-1955
6 1956 (G.S. Europe file)
7-9 1957-1968
10 Receipts for scripts, films and miscellaneous, 1936-1938
Scripts, synopses and treatments, 1920s-1982
box folder
186 1 The Affairs of Mimi (Kerry Clarke?), 1933
2 Amen (Lynn Starling)
3 And Let Who Will Be Clever (Alvin Julian Asher), RKO, 1933
4 ...And Presumed Dead (William Bast), 1971
5 Antiques (Robert Bailly) [possibly a pseudonym of Henri de la Falaise]
6 The Battalion of Death (Lenore J. Coffee), [192-]
7 Because I Love You (Carole Ronjou, Joe R. Parker)
8 Besieged Heart (Robert Hill), 1948
9 The Best of Us (Sheldon Davis), 1944
10 Black Chiffon (Lesley Storm)
11 Blackpoint (William Dufty)
box folder
187 1-3 Blackpoint (cont.)
4 Budget
5 Clippings
6 Correspondence, 1966-1968
7 Expenses
8 Photographs
9 The Blind Goddess
10-11 Second and third installments
box folder
188 1-7 Fourth-tenth installments
8 The Blood of Our Lady (Ron Dobrin)
9 But We're Different (Peggy Mortimer?)
10 Calendar of Regrets (Aben Kandel)
11 The Call
12 Come Out of the Pantry (Alice Duer Miller)
13 Connecticut Corsair (Laurence Eyre)
box folder
189 1 Dark Secret (Saul Elkins), Centaur Films, Inc.
2 Dark Victory
3 The Daughter of the Regiment (James Ashmore Creelman, Melville Baker)
4-6 Desert Love, or the Goddess of the Sahara (Ouida Bergere), [192-]
7 Desert Story (adaptation by Robert N. Lee)
8 Detour
9 Don Juan's Raincoat (Joseph Lukacs?)
10 The Dream (Alberto Guecchi)
11 The Duchess and the Smugs (Beatriz Guido, Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson, Paul M. Heller), MPO Pictures, 1965
box folder
190 1 Dutch Treat (David S. Meranze, Marc Allen Zagorew), 1970
2 Echo of Evil (Don Ettlinger screenplay based on novel by Manuel Komroff), Edmund L. Dorfmann Productions, Inc., 1950
3 The Eden Rose (Robert W. Anderson)
4 Eternal Barrier (Milton Turet)
5 Exclusive Model (Ketti Frings), Wald-Krasna Productions, Inc., RKO Studios, 1951
6 Farfalla, Farfalla (Aldo Nicolaj, English version by Henry Vidon), 1968
7 Flamingo (Michael Clayton Hutton)
8 La Flamme sur le Rempart (synopsis by Adrienne d'Ambricourt)
9 Flood Tide (James Ashman Creelman)
10 Flying Solo Tomorrow (lyrics and book by Eva Frost, music by Lawrence Brown), 1974
11 For Husbands Only, 1932
12 For the Accused (Adele Comandini)
box folder
191 1 Frail Craft (Dorothy McNab)
2 French Leave (Hal Hall, Helen Gentsch)
3 Full Bloom (Frances Marion), 1936
4 The Gay Felons (Joseph Carole), 1958
5 The Gilt Frame (Raymond Arthur Bush), 1979
6 La Gitana (G. A. Sil-Vara, based on the novel by Prosper Merimee), Story Dept., Frank Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd.
7 Graveside Story (Harold M. Forgy, James S. Elliott, based on an idea by Richard Matheson), 1966
8 The Great Sex War (screenplay by Alex Gottlieb, from a story by Leonard Neubauer)
9 Sex War (screenplay by Robert Joseph, from a story by Leonard Neubauer)
box folder
192 1 Sex War (Stanley Ralph Ross), correspondence
2 Greater Love (Elizabeth Barry Brannen), 1935
3 The Happening (Pierre Gaisseau, William Dufty)
Here Kitty, Kitty
4 The Rivals
5 (Lyn Duddy, A. A. Lewis)
6 (Walter Wood)
7 Uncredited
8 (Robert Vincent Wright)
9-11 Swanson's script notes
box folder
193 1 Francesa Bertini, clippings
2 "Maurice Chevalier At 77," booklet
3-4 Correspondence, 1965-1968
5 Her Private Life (adaptation by Forrest Halsey from the play by Zoë Akins)
6 The High "C"
7 Honeymoon (Wells Root, Jane West)
8 Honor Bound (Gilbert Emery), 1934?
9 Hurry the Dawn (Kurt Unkelbach), 1951
10 Isn't Geraldine an Angel? (Henry Sherek)
11 It Started with Freud (Marwin Mar), 1944
12 Jeff Comes Home (John S. Rodell)
13 Keystone '67 (Ray Doyle)
box folder
194 1 Keystone '67 (cont.)
2 Correspondence, 1966
3 The King's Big Motorcar (synopsis by Jacquest Natanson)
4 The Kiss in the Dark (Guy Bolton)
5-6 The Lady in the Sun (Ben Wilson), 1972
7 The Last Tango with Rudolph Valentino (Diane Cilento and Patrick Hockey), 1982
8 The Late Liz (Elizabeth Burns), 1957
9 Correspondence
10 Let's Fall in Love
11 Leontine's Husbands (Alfred Capus)
box folder
195 1 Lisa Hath Charms (Seeleg Lester, Merwin Gerard), [1951]
2 Love and Kisses (Aleen Leslie)
3 The Lover (G. Martinez Sierra), 1930
4 Madame Ada (Aurand Harris)
5 Madame D'Epone (Brada)
6 Marquis de Priola (Henri Lavedan)
7 The Monkey (screenplay by George Jonas, based on a short story by Isak Dinesen), 1978
8 Mulatto
9 My Gloria (D. W. Dennis)
10 My Next Picture (Parke Levy)
11 Nightmare Alley (Jules Furthman screenplay based on novel by William Lindsey Gresham), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947
12 No Bed of Roses (George Villiers), 1966
box folder
196 1 Nos Actes Nous Suivent (Paul Bourget, synopsis by Adrienne d'Ambricourt?)
Nothing or Nobody (George Zuckerman), (removed to oversize, folder 597.1) 1947
2 Olga of the Crimea, nd
3 Olivia Bows to Mrs. Grundy (Roland Bottomley)
4 Once There Was a Princess (Juliet Wilbur Tompkins), [1926]
5 Opus 13 (William Dufty?), [1966]
6 The Orchid (Carey Wilson)
7 Overtaken (Lawrence Rising, synopsis by Marjorie Hollis)
8 Paris Luck (Robert Bailly) [possibly a pseudonym of Henri de la Falaise], 1927
9 Passage (Lisabeth Hush, Kevin Casselman)
10 The Passionate Silence (Flavia Steno)
11 Patriotic Gore (adaptation by William Dufty, choreography by Geoffrey Holder), 1962
12 The Pearl Prince (from the book by Gabrielle Reval), nd
13 Penelope (Leonardo Bercovici)
14 The Portrait of Andalusia Fandango (Dan Foster), 1959
15 Puppets All (Annabel Lee)
16 The Ram (Norman Thaddeus Vane), 1974
17 Recollections (V.I. Kaminski), 1927
18 Romance and Arabella (William Hurlbut), copyright 1917
19 Romer (Allan Jay Friedman)
box folder
197 1 Rue de la Paix (Pierre Soulaine)
2 The Ryder Plan (Arthur Richman)
3 Satyr
4 Search in the Amazon (synopsis by Pierre D. Gaisseau)
5 Serenade (John Meredyth Lucas), 1948
6 Sex after Sixty (William Dufty?), 1966
7 Sister Beatrice (Maurice Materlink)
8 The Sky is Falling
9 The Sorrow of God (Frank D. Terrell), nd
10 Squaring the Triangle (William Lichtenberger)
11 The Star of the Opera (Gabrielle Reval, Roger Lion), property of Henri de la Falaise
12 Star-Spangled Widow (B. Harrison Orkow), 1944
13 The Stars Shine Twice (synopsis by Clare Boothe), 1937
14 The Stenog (Wallace Smith), 1927
15 Stepping High (Gene Markey)
box folder
198 1 Sunchild (Ren I. Patterson)
2 Superstud, Go Home! (William Dufty), 1967
3 The Sweet Life (Jeanne M. Carpenter), 1982
4 Tanya (Brewster V. deRevere)
5 LaTendresse (Henri Bataille), 1934
6 That Old Feelin- (Ruth Fink), 1950
7 There Was a Little Girl (Helene Fraenkel), 1951
8 This, Mine Oath (Mildred Cram, Marcella Burke)
9 Three Houses on Craven Run (Ben Canfield)
10 Three Shakes in the Wind (Lillian David)
11 Tiger Lilly (Robert Henderson)
12 Till I Return (Maida Reade)
box folder
199 1-2 Trust the Goosebumps, Sammy Schwartz (Allan Jay Friedman), 1973
3 The Unsinkable Lady Carrington (Edwin Blum), Victor Hugo Halperin, Personality Pictures Corp.
4 Untitled (James Kevin McGuiness), 1935
5 Whitemail (Ashton Stevens)
6 The Witch's Curse, 1927
7 Yes Ma'am
8-12 Unidentified
13 Miscellaneous, ideas
Subseries H. Miscellaneous Career Related, 1929-1982
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 1929-1982
box folder
200 1 Brochures
2 Correspondence, 1929-1982
Posters (see posters, P14)
3 Actors' Equity Association, 1939-1981
4 Actors' Fund of America, 1948-1979
5 Charity Auction, 1973
6 The Age of Ballyhoo, script, nd
7 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 1944-1982
8 American Film Institute, 1970-1981
9 American National Theatre and Academy, 1950-1951
Astoria Motion Picture & Television Center Foundation, 1977-1982
10 Brochures
11 Clippings, 1977-1982
12 Correspondence, 1977-1982
13 Dedication, 1978
14 Photographs
Posters (see posters, P13)
15 Cartoons of GS, 1920s-1950s
16 Columbia University, oral history project, 1958-1982
Films, 1968-1982
17 Copyright and storage information
George Eastman House, 1950-1982
box folder
201 1 Brochure
2 Catalog of GS materials
3-5 Correspondence, 1950-1982
6 Film lists
Tribute to Gloria Swanson, 1966
7 Booklets and programs
8 Clippings
9 Hollywood Museum Associates, 1961-1964
"Love Your Magic Spell," 1961-1970
Audio recordings, (see audio recordings list, cassette 2, discs 2-3, reels 6-8, 93)
10 Correspondence, 1961-1970
11 Magazine covers, 1920s
12 Motion Picture Association of America, 1950-1982
13 Movieland Wax Museum, 1962-1982
box folder
202 1 Museum of Modern Art, 1947-1982
2 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 1977-1981
Personal Appearances, 1974-1977
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassettes 3-4)
3 Brochures, clippings, contracts, correspondence, photographs
4 Postcards of GS
Publicity photographs, 1929-1950s
5 Christenings, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, etc., 1929-1950s
6 U.S.O., War Bond sales, Red Cross, etc., 1940s-1950s
Queen Kelly, 1956-1981
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassette 1)
Beacon Theatre, 1967
7 Clippings
8 Correspondence
9 Cue sheet and remarks
10 Photographs
11 Promotional material
12 Clippings, 1959-1985
13 Copyright
Correspondence
14-17 1956-1961
box folder
203 1-3 1962-1981
4 Music
5 WNDT Channel 13, 1966
Audio Recordings (see audio recordings list, reel 5)
6 Roxy Theatre, 1952-1960, correspondence and photographs
7 Sadie Thompson, copyright
Screen Actor's Guild
8 Correspondence, 1935-1977
9 Membership, 1951-1982
10 Publications, 1980-1982
11 Stars Hall of Fame, 1975-1978
12 That's Entertainment!, clippings and photographs 1974,
13 "Women Who Made the Movies," proposal, nd
14 Unidentified

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Series III. Business Interests, 1921-1982,
76 boxes

Under this aegis are included the records of Miss Swanson's various commercial investments and ventures, 1921-1982, which supplemented, and at times substituted for, income derived from her career as an actress. These included cosmetics, fashion, hosiery, an inventions and patents company, investments, merchandising ventures, organic foods, perfume, product endorsements, travel, and writing projects.
This Series is divided as follows: Business Investments, Cosmetics, Fashion, Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., Gloria Swanson Products Corp., Glory B Enterprises, Hosiery, Multiprises, Inc., Perfume, Product Endorsements, Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Inc., Travel Agent, Writing Projects, and Miscellaneous Business Proposals.
Subseries A. Business Investments, 1967-1982,
2 boxes
Brochures, correspondence, clippings, financial information, legal documents, and printed materials concerning various companies in which Miss Swanson invested or planned to invest, 1967-1982. Material is arranged alphabetically by company.
Subseries B. Cosmetics, [192-]-1968 (bulk 1965-1968),
2 boxes
Includes brochures, correspondence, contracts, formulae, package designs, photographs, and promotional material relating to Miss Swanson's various commercial ventures involving cosmetics, ca. [192-]-1968. Files are arranged chronologically.
This subseries consists largely of information concerning her Essence of Nature Cosmetics line, 1965-1968, which was manufactured from organic, natural ingredients by Vegetable Products Company, Inc.
Other files represent various proposed investments or projects with Marion Davies, Bebe Daniels, the Quaker Oats Company, Dalty & Associates, and Lena Horne Cosmetics.
Correspondents include Richard Albino (Approved Advertising & Art), Leon T. Dalty, Jack Mitchell, Gabriel Reeder (Vegetable Products Company, Inc.), Charles Revson, Carl Rosen (Puritan Fashions Corp.), and R. Lawrence Siegel.
Subseries C. Fashion, 1940-1982 (bulk 1951-1961),
11 boxes
Clippings, contracts, correspondence, dress labels, fashion sketches, financial information, maps, photographs, promotional materials, and tour schedules evidence Miss Swanson's business activities in the commercial fashion world, ca. 1940-1982. Files are arranged chronologically.
Nine boxes contain the records of her long association with Puritan Dress Company (later Puritan Fashions Corp.), ca. 1951-1982 (bulk 1951-1961). She promoted a line of Gloria Swanson "Forever Young" fashions largely through arduous (Swanson called them "Death of a Saleswoman") tours to department stores where she made personal appearances and conducted fashion shows. Her extensive tour files were maintained by year and by city, and usually contain local newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence with department store owners and personnel, local response, programs, schedules, etc.
Other business ventures included attempted forays into Italian knitwear with Laura Aponte, Sergio Simioni, and Lida di Trepuzzi (Caterina Mazzotta), ca. 1963-1968.
Correspondents include Robert Collin, Mathilde Kimball, Herbert Nelson, Irving Nelson, Arthur Rosen and Carl Rosen (all of Puritan Dress Company), as well as Laura Aponte, Lewis L. Bredin, Gino di Grandi, Lida di Trepuzzi (Caterina Mazzotta), and Sergio Simioni.
Subseries D. Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., ca. 1959-1977,
4 boxes
Financial and legal records (plus a small amount of correspondence) document Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware corporation formed June 2, 1959. Materials are arranged first by form (correspondence, financial records, legal records) and then chronologically.
The initial purpose of the corporation appears to have been as a vehicle for various merchandising ventures. The company seems to have lain dormant from about 1962 until 1967 or 1968 when it began to be used for a variety of projects. These included the exploitation of film copyrights, scripts, and other properties owned by Swanson, as well as her services as performer or for personal appearances. William Dufty was also involved in this venture, and there is information on a number of his projects, such as Sugar Blues. A substantial history of the background of this corporation appears in R. Lawrence Siegel's letter dated 17 June 1974 (see folder 220.8).
A note in the files indicates that the corporation was dissolved, but no date is given. Most likely Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Ltd., formed in 1977, took its place.
Subseries E. Gloria Swanson Products Corp., 1970-1973,
4 folders
Correspondence, contracts, and stock certificates of a corporation which was to be used in connection with merchandising organic food products, but which apparently was never realized.
Subseries F. Glory B Enterprises, 1958,
1 folder
Notes, and bank and legal forms, apparently concerning a proposed consolidation of various business activities. Possibly a precursor to Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., formed in 1959.
Subseries G. Hosiery, ca. 1961-1962,
1 box
Includes correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, price lists, and promotional material relating to Gloria Swanson Nylons, manufactured by Sheffield Hosiery Mills, Inc., ca. 1961-1962.
The principal correspondent is Leonard J. Solomon, president of Sheffield. Of special note are a letter indicating that samples were sent to the seven Mercury astronauts' wives as a promotional activity, and thank you replies from Trudy Cooper, Annie Glenn, Jo Schirra, and Margie Slayton. A promotional trip to Columbus, OH involved Miss Swanson's attendance as special guest at Ohio State University's homecoming football game against the University of Iowa. The program for this game is included in this subseries.
Subseries H. Multiprises, Inc., ca. 1937-1951 (bulk 1938-1943),
32 boxes
Includes correspondence, contracts, corporate records and other legal documents, financial information, patents and patent applications, drawings, blueprints, samples, brochures, photographs, and clippings concerning Multiprises, Inc., a company incorporated by Miss Swanson on July 6, 1938, to finance and exploit inventions.
The original alphabetical order of these files has been recreated insofar as possible according to file listings found in a record book dated 1940 (see folder 225.4). The order of materials within the files has not been altered. When old file folders included notes (mostly dates when inventions and projects were abandoned), the annotated portions were retained within the new folders.
The majority of this subseries concerns Swanson's employment of four World War II refugee inventors from Austria and Germany: Leopold Karniol (chemist, plastics expert), Richard Kobler, Anton Kratky (metallurgist), and Leopold Neumann (acoustical engineer). Chief among their successes was the Kratky process of producing hard carbide tools and tips out of cemented carbides. The records of Forged Carbides, Inc. (ca. 1939-1942) reflect the manufacture and practical application of this invention. For memoranda concerning the history of Forged Carbides, see folder 235.19. Karniol's process for the manufacture of plastic buttons was successfully exploited through an agreement with the Lindenhurst Manufacturing Company of New Jersey. There are also substantial files on acoustical inventions of Leopold Neumann, such as recordings for the blind, and dictating machine equipment.
The rest of the records deal with various ideas and inventions, both solicited and unsolicited, from a number of persons, including such inventors as Joseph Ganz and even Miss Swanson herself. Types of ideas and inventions represented include appliances, automobiles, chemicals, clothing, film-related, household objects, industrial processes, implements, machinery, medicines, and musical instruments, to list a few of the categories. There are also a number of war-related inventions, such as airplane devices, bombs, coding machines, guns, and submarine devices.
Persons connected with the firm included John L. Berggren, Virginia Bowker, Iphigenia Engel, William B. Jaffe, Clifford M. Larson, Herbert Luria, Frederick H. MacRobert, George Schlee, Gustave Schirmer, Anne R. Seiler, and Nathan I. Sommers.
There is a slight amount of non-business correspondence addressed to the following: Edna May Cooper, Noel Coward, Henri de la Falaise, Douglas Fairbanks, Ethel Helmsing, René Hubert, Rod LaRocque, Perry Leiber (RKO), Frances Marion, Alex Tiers, Dr. Henri Vodescal, and Leroy P. Ward.
A significant amount of material in these files is in languages other than English, primarily German and French.
Subseries I. Perfume, 1952-1961,
2 folders
Correspondence concerns Miss Swanson's interest in marketing her own perfume or endorsing a particular scent, and various efforts toward this end, 1952-1961.
Subseries J. Product Endorsements, 1949-1981,
2 boxes
Includes brochures, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, music, photographs, promotional material, scripts, and story boards documenting Miss Swanson's role as endorser of various commercial products through the media of print, radio and television, 1949-1981. Materials are arranged alphabetically by product or company name.
The preponderance of this material concerns radio and television commercials performed for Aldon Rug Mills, ca. 1958-1960. Of particular interest are the scripts, of which Miss Swanson wrote early drafts, and which center around various of her interests and activities (art, entertaining, hobbies and games, and inventions).
Subseries K. Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Ltd., ca. 1977-1981,
4 boxes
Financial and legal records of Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Ltd., formerly known as Glory Bee Enterprises, Ltd., a New York corporation formed Feb. 7, 1977. The name was changed March 11, 1977. This corporation appears to have been a successor to Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., engaging in the same types of activities.
Subseries L. Travel Agent, 1947-1950,
8 folders
Correspondence, clippings, financial information, notes, photographs, and travel information illustrate Swanson's involvement with the Haley Corporation travel bureau (owned by Harold A. Ley, Jr. and Sam Grubb) as a foreign travel representative, ca. 1947-1950.
Friends and business acquaintances such as Pierre A. Bedard, Vaughn Bell, Jack Cohn, William M. Ferris, Jr., René Hubert, and Joseph Schenck corresponded with Swanson in connection with the Haley Corporation's services.
A small group of clippings, photographs, and schedules detail a trip to Bermuda in 1947.
Subseries M. Writing Projects, ca. 1921-1981,
19 boxes
Includes correspondence, manuscripts (holograph and typescript, many with corrections), pre-publication states (setting copy, galleys, proofs), clippings, contracts and other legal documents, financial information, printed material, research materials, photographs, and publicity materials accumulated during the writing and publication of various articles, autobiographical sketches, books, columns, poems, and speeches, ca. 1921-1981. These files are arranged in chronological order of the creation and/or publication of these various writings.
The largest portion of this subseries (10 boxes) is devoted to the preparation, publication and response to Swanson's candid 1980 autobiography, Swanson on Swanson. The presence of earlier autobiographical projects here is of special note, especially the transcriptions of wire reels upon which Swanson dictated her reminiscences, probably during the 1950s. The recordings themselves are described with the other Audio Recordings in this collection.
Other major projects included Gloria Swanson's Diary (1954-1955), apparently an adjunct to her Puritan Fashions line and other merchandising ventures, and her series of 118 articles for the United Press while traveling in Europe (1955-1956). Her reports from England, France, Holland, Italy, Monaco, and Spain cover a wide range of topics, such as famous personalities, films, entertainment, travel, customs, food and nutrition, fashion, and art. Of special interest are a series of articles on the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, as well as memorabilia associated with this event. A proposed book project ("How Do You Do It?" ca. 1966-1968), sought to encompass Miss Swanson's various health and nutrition convictions.
The researcher should be aware that earlier writing projects were frequently used in compiling later writing projects, thus multiple copies of writings often appear to be scattered through these files.
Only a slight amount of correspondence with editors, publishers and sources is included. Correspondents include Frank H. Bartholomew, Robert Cato, Ross Claiborne, André Daven, René Hubert, Drew Pearson, William Raney, Rita Rosenkranz, Elaine St. Rogers, Jack Solomon, and Richard Stapley.
Subseries N. Miscellaneous Business Proposals, 1946-1981,
3 folders
A small amount of correspondence, arranged chronologically, concerning various proposals declined or never realized, ca. 1946-1981. Most extensive are papers concerning the restoration of the Hot Wells Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, as a health spa.
Subseries A. Business Investments, 1967-1982
box folder
204 1-3 Fisk Systems, Inc., 1979-1981
4 Hoosier Oil Company, 1967
5-7 Olympian International, Inc., 1973-1976
8 Riatrade, Inc., 1978
box folder
205 1-3 Zyntrax Corporation, 1980-1982
Subseries B. Cosmetics, [192-]-1968
4 Five Stars, Inc., [192-], contract
5 Quaker Oats Company, 1941, correspondence
6 Proposals, 1954-1963, correspondence
Dalty & Associates, 1958-1960
7-8 Correspondence
9 Package designs
10 Lena Horne Cosmetics, 1961-1962, correspondence and brochures
Gloria Swanson Essence of Nature Cosmetics, 1965-1968
box folder
206 1 Brochures
2 Brochure copy
3 Contracts, 1965-1966
4-8 Correspondence, 1965-1968, (1967 audio recording, see audio recordings, cassette 239)
9 Photographs
10 Products, formulae, lists, etc.
11 Promotional material
12 Proposal
13 Miscellaneous, nd
Subseries C. Fashion, 1940-1982
box folder
207 1 Clippings, 1940
2-3 Correspondence, 1950-1951
4 Varden
Puritan Fashion Corp., ca. 1951-1982
Correspondence, 1951-1970
5-11 1951-1955
box folder
208 1 1955 (GS Europe file)
2-7 1956-1960
box folder
209 1-10 1961-70
11 Miscellaneous (nd)
12 Fashion designs by GS, convertible lady's coat, 1952-1953
13 Fashion labels
14 Fashion sketches by GS
Financial
15 Expenses, 1953-1955
16 Loan, 1952-1956
17 Income, 1971-1973
18 Statements and notices to stockholders, 1973-1982
19 Oakland Consolidated Corporation, 1960, correspondence, clippings, photographs, promotional materials (real estate promotion)
Photographs
box folder
210 1 Contact sheets
2-3 Fashions
4 Cardigan sweater coat dress, 1952
5 Cocktail wear
6 Dresses
7 Evening wear
8 Hats
9 Fashion shows
10 Foreign
11 Miscellaneous
12 Publicity
13 Puritan Fashions, Boston
14 Store Displays
15 Promotional materials
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 3 (Box 540), 15 (Box 572), 18 (Box 544), 19 (Boxes 545-545a), 28 (Box 547), 38 (Box 555), 40-41 (Boxes 556-556a), 42 (Box 557), 44 (Box 562-562b)]
Tours
box folder
211 1 Advance instructions to department stores, 1952-1954
2 Schedules, 1952-1960
1952
3 Spring tour (Mar. 2-Mar. 28)
4 Fall tour (Sept. 4-Oct. 6)
Cities visited
5 Atlanta
6 Birmingham
7 Boston
8 Buffalo
9 Cincinnati
10 Cleveland
11 Halle Bros. Co., scrapbook
12 Columbus
13 Dallas
14 Dayton
15 Denver
16 Detroit
box folder
212 1 East Orange
2 Fort Wayne
3 Garden City
4 Grand Rapids
5 Greensboro
6 Greenville, SC
7 Greenwich
8 Hartford
9 Houston
10 Los Angeles
11 Louisville
12 Memphis
13 Milwaukee
14 Minneapolis
15 New Orleans
16 New York City
17 Philadelphia
18 Richmond
19 Rochester
20 St. Paul
21 St. Petersburg
22 San Antonio
23 San Francisco
24 Seattle
25 Toledo
1953
26 Fall tour
Cities visited
27 Baltimore
28 Charlotte
29 Chicago
30 Erie
31 Grand Rapids
32 Greensboro
33 Indianapolis
34 Louisville
box folder
213 1 Memphis
2 Milwaukee
3 Nashville
4 New Orleans
5 New York City
6 Philadelphia
7 St. Louis
8 St. Petersburg
9 Washington
1954
10 Spring tour
11 Fall tour
Cities visited
12 Akron
13 Atlanta
14 Birmingham
15 Chattanooga
16 Cincinnati
17 Columbus
18 Dallas
19 Dayton
20 Evansville
21 Green Bay
22 Greensboro
23 Houston
24 Kansas City
25 Long Beach
26 Memphis
27 Milwaukee
28 Nashville
29 New Orleans
30 New York City
31 Pittsburgh
32 Portland
33 Richmond
34 Rochester
box folder
214 1 San Antonio
2 San Francisco
3 San Jose
4 Syracuse
5 Tampa
6 Photographs
7 Washington
8 Youngstown
1958
9 Spring tour
10 Salary and expenses
11 Schedules
Cities/states visited
12 Atlanta
13 California
14 Chicago
15 Cincinnati
16 Cleveland
17 Columbus
18 Dayton
19 Florida
20 Greensboro
21 Louisville
22 Memphis
23 Milwaukee
24 Newark
box folder
215 1 New Orleans
2 New York
3 Philadelphia
4 Pittsburgh
5 Richmond
6 Rochester
7 St. Louis
8 Texas
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 72-73)
9 Washington
10-11 1960
12 Schedules
13 1962
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 74)
14 Clippings
15 Schedules
box folder
216 1-3 Aponte, Laura, 1963, correspondence and contracts
4 Simioni, Sergio, 1963, correspondence di Trepuzzi Lida, ca. 1967-1968
5 Address cards
6 Contract, 1968
7-10 Correspondence, 1967-1968
11 Designers
Financial
12 Customer billing (unpaid)
13 Paid bills
14 Unpaid bills
15 Orders
box folder
217 1 Cards
2 Photographs
3 Plans
4 Prices
5 Prospects (Lida as designer)
Miscellaneous
6 Fashion contract form, nd
7 Fashion ideas
Fashion sketches
8-13 By GS; unidentified
14 Personal wardrobe information
15-16 Photographs, 1939-1960s
17 Miscellaneous
Subseries D. Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., 1959-1977
box folder
218 1-4 Correspondence, 1959-1967
Financial, 1959-1977
5-7 Bank statements, 1968, 1971-1972
8 Bills, 1959
Bills and cancelled checks
9-10 1973-1974
11-20 1975
box folder
219 1-4 1976
5 1977, Jan.-March
Checkbooks
6-10 1967-1975
box folder
220 1-2 1976-77
3 Deposit slips, 1967-1973
4 Receipts and disbursements, (see also bound volumes, B30) 1967-1976
Taxes
5 1968-1970
1973
6-7 William Dufty expenditures
8-10 1973-1976
Legal, 1959-1975
box folder
221 1 Contracts, Keedick Lecture Bureau, 1975
2 Corporate Record Book, 1959, articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes
3 Stock certificates, nd
Projects
4-5 1966-1968, nd
Subseries E. Gloria Swanson Products Corp., 1970-1973
6-8 Correspondence, 1970-1973
9 Stock certificates, 1971
Subseries F. Glory B Enterprises, 1958
10 Notes, bank forms, and legal forms, ca. 1958
Subseries G. Hosiery, 1961-1962
Sheffield Hosiery Mills, Inc.
box folder
222 1 Correspondence, 1961-1962
Financial
2 Expenses
3 Income
4-6 Photographs
7 Price lists
8-9 Promotional materials, flyers, package designs, postcards
10 Promotional trip, Columbus, OH, Nov. 4, 1961
11 Publicity, clippings
12 Radio commercial, drafts of copy, correspondence
13 Willett, James A., contract, 1961
Subseries H. Multiprises, Inc., 1937-1951
box folder
223 1 Adler, Dr. Hubert--Panendoscop, 1938
2 Archaouloff, Vadime--Diesel engines, 1939-1940
3-5 "B" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
6 Back, Alfred--Camping tent, 1938
7 Back, Greta--Candy, 1938-1939
8 Baldwin, E. F./Linser, A. H.--Animated neon, 1941
9-10 Basch, Dorothea--Protective footwear, 1940
11 Behrend--Hairpin, 1938
12 Bellanca, Frank M.--Miscellaneous, 1941
13 Beltex Oil & Chemical Co.--Beltex, 1940
Berggren, John L.
box folder
224 1 Magnetic motor, 1943-1944
2 Motor, 1939-1940
3 Oil, 1941
4 Oil well packer, 1945
5 Bizos--Electra viola, 1938
6 Bressier, Ernest--Coding machine, 1940
7 Brown, Esther--Beach ensemble, 1938-1939
8 Brown & Brown--Relaxa seat, 1939
9 Browner, Eric J.--Aeroplane device, 1940
10 Burgi Company--Dasylo disinfecting apparatus, 1938
11 Butler, Frank E.--Loudspeaker, nd
12 Butler, H. P.--Paints/varnishes, 1940
13-15 "C" miscellaneous, 1938-1942
16 Carpet Cleaning Process--European, 1938
17 Casteel, Harry A.--Glass reflectors, 1939-1942
18 Charlop, Murray A.--Portable hammock, 1940
Clarke, H. B., 1939
19 Air cushion, planes, nd
20 Colour prints, London, 1939
21 Climax Molybdenum Co.--Heating elements, 1939-1940
22 Controlex--Light switch, 1941
Corporate records, 1938-1951
By-laws (see minute book, folder 225.3)
Certificate of incorporation (see minute book, folder 225.3)
Contracts
box folder
225 1 1938-1942
2 Expired, 1938-1941
3 Minute book, 1938-1950
4-5 Record books, 1938-1943
6 Stock book, 1938-1939
7 Stock certificates, 1938-1944
8 Stock information, 1951
box folder
226 1 Creations/Chartrice--Revelation belts, 1939
2 "D" miscellaneous, 1939-1940
3 Decker--Metal motion picture screen, nd
4 del Rosario, José Espinosa--Domino/Rummy game, 1938
5 Deubel, Karl--Butterfly novelty, nd
Diller, Isaac M., 1939-1940
6 Sugar refining, 1939-1940
7 Welding process, 1940
8 Dillon Couplings, 1941
9 Doncourt, Joseph H.--Pipe cleaning brush, 1940
10 Dünki, Otto
11 "E" miscellaneous, 1939-1941
12 Easycantop--Can opener, London, 1941
Epstein, Franz--Drytex
13 Arbitration file, negotiations and compromise, 1938-1939
14 Contracts, reports, patents, testimonials, 1938-1939
15 Correspondence, 1938-1939
box folder
227 1 Ernst, Paul & Co.--Dessicator, 1940
2 Everready Pen Corporation, 1939
3 "F" miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Financial records, 1938-1951
4 Balance sheets, 1941-1942
5-8 Cancelled checks #502-915, 1940-1943
9 Cash books, 1938-1943 (see bound volumes, B31-B33)
box folder
228 1-2 Check registers, 1940-1946
3-5 Details of accounts, 1939-1946?
6 Forged Carbides, Inc., statement, Mar.-Apr. 1942
7 Lindenhurst Manufacturing Company, monthly statements, 1946-1950
8 Miscellaneous, 1943-1949
Paid bills, 1938-1950
box folder
229 1-2 July-Dec. 1938
3-5 1939
6-7 1940
8-10 1941
box folder
230 1 Jan.-Apr. 1942
2-3 1943-1950
4-7 Petty cash, 1941 March-June
box folder
231 1-3 Petty cash, 1941, July-Sept.
4 Receipts, 1938-1945
5-6 Statements, 1943-1951
7 Taxes, 1939-1952
8 Unpaid, bills
9 Fischer, Ernst--Luminous paint, 1938
10 Fliegel, Eduard--Gasolator, 1938-1939
Forged Carbides, Inc.
11 Accountant's statements, 1940-1942
12 Adrian Production Tool Co., 1944-1945
Agreements, 1938-1942
13 Exportation, Kratky/Multiprises, Oct. 30, 1941
14 FC/GS, Sep. 30, 1941
15 FC/Kratky/Multiprises, Hard Metal Alloy, 1939
box folder
232 1 FC/Herbert Luria/GS, Feb. 20, 1942
2 Kratky/Kobler, 1938-1940
3 Luria Steel & Trading Corp., Dec. 4, 1941
4 Working agreement, FC and Kobler, 1939-1940
5 Amer-Ind, Inc., 1945
Assignments
6 Kratky to FC, 1939
7 Trustee in bankruptcy to Anton Kratky, Aug. 11, 1943
8-9 Bankruptcy, 1942-1943
10-11 Bills, 1942-1943
12 By-laws and meetings, 1940-1942
13 Carl M. Loeb, Rhodes and Co., exploitation, 1939-1940
14 Certificate of incorporation, Forged Metal Carbide Corporation, Sep. 1939
15 Copies of letters, 1939-1945
16 Copies of patents
17-18 Correspondence, 1940-1945
19-20 Crucible Steel Company, 1939, 1945
21-22 Cummiskey, Joseph T., 1941-1942
23 DeLisle, Gordon, 1944-1945
24 Donaldson, E. Victor and Robert LaFleur, 1943-1944
box folder
233 1 Draeger Shipping Company, 1939-1942
2 Dresser Manufacturing Company, 1943-1948
3 Equipment
Exploitation
4 American Eastern Corp., 1941
5 USA--Rubin/Brown, 1938-1939
6 Factory installation, 1939-1940
7 Firth Sterling Steel Co., 1944-1945
8 Financial statements/budget expenditures, 1939-1942
Foreign exploitation
9 Amtorg Trading, USA, 1939
10 Baber/Pearce, Canada, 1941
11 Blum, E., Switzerland, 1939
12 Bondy, Paris, 1939-1940
13 Cassvan, Max, Paris, 1939
14 Clarke, H. B., England, 1939-1940
15 Davies & Collison, Melbourne, Australia, 1939
16 Epstein, South America, 1939
17 Goldschmitt, Michael, England, 1939-1940
18 Handowsky, Walter, Great Britain, 1939
19 Lowe, Egon, England, 1939-1940
20 Lustig/Bechert, England, 1939
21 Oliven, Gerhard, London, 1940-1941
Forged Carbides
22 1939-1949
23 1940
box folder
234 1 1941-1949
2 Form letter, 1941
3 Friedrich, Wolfgang, production method, 1941-1942
4 Futter, Oscar, 1939-1940
5 Fyshe, T. M., 1944
6 Gershman, Joseph S., 1943
7 Gross, Michael R., 1943
8 H. A. Wilson Company, 1944
Hard Metal Alloy, 1939-1940
9 Receipts, 1939
10 Taxes, 1939-1940
11 Haynes Stellite Company, 1944
12 Inquiries, 1942
13 Institute For Industrial Research, 1944
14-15 Insurance, 1939-1942
16 Inventory, 1942
17-18 Invoices, 1941-1943
box folder
235 1-2 Unpaid, 1941-1942
3 Jones & Laughlin Steel, 1944
4 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, 1943
5 Kinney Industries, 1945
Kobler, Richard
6 Employment contract, 1939
7 Forging apparatus invention, 1941
Kratky, Anton
Affidavit and assignment, Leo N. Katzman, Kratky Process of Production
8-9 1938-1941, 1943
10 Status in the USA, 1940-1941
11 La Durmite, 1939
12 Lease, 1939-1940
13 Legal status, 1942
14 Letterheads
15 Lists
16 Lists of customers, 1939-1942
17 Luria Steel & Trading Corp., 1941-1942
18 Maguire Industries, 1945
19 Meetings, 1941-1945
20 Memoranda re: history of FC, 1939-1945
21 Memos, 1942
22 Metal and Thermit Company, 1939-1940
box folder
236 1-3 Miscellaneous, 1939-1942
4 Miscellaneous letters, 1939-1943
5 Miscellaneous prospective manufacturers, 1944
6 Multiprises, Inc., GS and Kelley & Shaffner, 1943
7 OPM certificates
8 Option, Kratky to Multiprises, 1938-1941
9-12 Orders, 1940-1942
13 Orders for machines, supplies, 1939-1940
box folder
237 1 Order of compromise, 1943
Patents
2 Application serial 292,605, 1939
3 Austria #137,185
4 Correspondence, 1939-1941
5 French
6 Miscellaneous competitive on hard metal alloys, 1939-1945
7 Swiss
8 United States 2,076,952
9 United States 2,089,030
10 United States 2,252,129
11 Pending, 1942
12 Pepper, W. M., 1943-1944
13 Production, 1940-1941
14 Record book, nd
15 Report, 1941
16 Reports and calculations, 1940-1941
box folder
238 1 Reports and descriptions, 1938-1942
2 Republic Steel Corp., 1944-1945
3 Returns, 1942
4 Royalty/license payments, 1940-1942
5 Schedules, notices, receipts, 1942-1943
6 Schick, Hugo, 1939-1940
7 Seidman, Anczel, 1939-1940
8 Sohn, Leo, 1939-1940
9 Statistics, financial, 1939-1942
10 Stock certificates
11 Stock transaction agreement, Hirschland/GS/National City Bank, 1942-1943
12 Stockholders memos, nd
13 Stoody Company, 1945
14 Swanson's file (?)
15 Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company, 1943
16-18 Taxes, 1939-1943
19 Tests and reports, 1938-1943
20 Toughard Metals Corp., 1943
21 Trade Marks, 1939
box folder
239 1 Voided Contracts, 1939-1940
2 Universal Cyclops Steel Co., 1944-1945
3 War Dept. supply contract, 1941
4 Wetter, Pierce T., 1941-1942
5 Wicks Carbide & Alloys, Inc., nd
6 Wicks, Swanson, Spielholz, 1942-1943
7 Freeman, George--Book holder, 1941
8 Fridezko, Leo--Rubber substitute naftolene, 1941
9 Futter, Oscar--Turkish loan, 1940
10 "G" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
11 Ganz, Joseph--Automobile, 1939
12 Geiringer, Otto--Silver recovery from fixing baths, 1940
General office files
Art work (see art work list, A35)
13 Berggren, John L., 1940-1942
14 Cable and telegraph information, 1938-1941
15 Canaday Cooler, 1941-1945
16 Emery, Varney, Whittemore & Dix Attorneys, 1939-1945
17 Engel, Iphigenia ("Iffi"), 1938-1944
box folder
240 1 Forms
2 Gresham Realty Company, office space at 501 Madison Ave., correspondence, leases, floorplan, 1941-1945
Insurance
3 Fire, workmens compensation, 1939-1942
4 Unemployment, 1939-1945
5 Letterhead
Publicity photographs
6 Correspondence, 1944-1945
7 Photographs
8 Rockefeller Center, office space at 630 Fifth Ave., correspondence, lease, floorplan, 1938-1941
9 Schirmer, Gustave--Personal, 1943
10 Seiler, Anne--Personal, 1940-1943
11-12 Swanson, Gloria--European trip, 1938-1939
Taxes
13 Victory, 1943
14 Witholding, 1944-1945
15 Woodruff, Adeline L., 1945
16 Gilbert, Nat--Vending machine, 1940-1941
17 Gimmi, Ernst--Ashtray with electrical signal, 1938
18 Goldstuecker (Wickman)--Insecticide, 1938
19 Grodetzky and Polak--Can opener, 1938
20 Guberan System--Advertising placques, 1938
21 Guggenbuhl, G.--Carbon paper, 1938-1939
22 "H" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
23 Haakh, Herman--Bathing caps, 1938
24 Harrisburg Foundry & Engine Co., 1941
25 Helberger, Bruno, 1938
26 Hoag, C. G.--Iriscope, 1943
27 Hoepli, M. H.--Radio remote
box folder
241 1 Hoffner, Paul--Bottle protector, 1938-1939
2 Huber, M. O. (Zurich)--Flex Zip fastener, 1939
3 Hutterer, Irving--Valves (1940)
4 Hylan, J. N.--Wash machine
5 "I" miscellaneous, 1939-1941
6 "J" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
7 Jacobs, Albert L.--Aluminum process, 1941
8 Jansen, Cecelia--Measuring cup, 1940
9 Jepson, P., 1941
10 Jones--Opaque metal film (aluminum), 1938
11 "K" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
12 Kardoff, Leon--Bookmark, 1941
Karniol, Leopold
Agreements
13 Karniol/Multiprises/Lindenhurst Mfg. Co., Apr. 15, 1941
14 Karniol, Multiprises, 1950
15 American application for patent, 1940-1942
16 Brazilian application, 1943
17 British and Canadian patent applications, 1940-1941
18 Button card, 1940
19 Button dies, 1940
Buttons
20 Discussions and documents
21 General correspondence, 1938-1941
Factory
22 Hydraulic press, 1940
23 Tablet making machines
24 Paper cutting, 1940
25 Lindenhurst royalty statements, 1941-1942
26-27 Unidentified, 1940
box folder
242 1 French patent applications, 1939-1941
Lindenhurst Mfg. Co.
2 Contract, 1941-1944
3 Negotiations, 1939-1940
4 Preparations contract, 1940-1941
5 Miscellaneous
6 Negotiations in foreign countries, 1938-1939
7 Neumann, Leopold, 1939-1940
8 Paper design, 1940
9 Technical quotations, 1940-1941
10 Visa correspondence, 1938-1940
11 Keane, Horace--Training aeroplanes
12 Kehl, W.--Chabex mothproofing, 1939
13 Kirkegaard, George, 1941
14 Klinger, S.--Zinc freeing process, 1939
15 Klinger, Stephan--Transplanting machine, 1940
Kobler, Richard
16 Correspondence, 1939-1945
Multi-channel transmission
17 Commercial file, 1941
box folder
243 1 Patent application, 1941
2 Preparation patent application, 1941
3 Sound--Telegraph, 1941
Sound Coding
4 Contract, acoustic consultants, 1941
5 Patent file, 1941
6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1941
7 Old system
8 Technical developments, 1941
9 War Dept. correspondence, 1940-1941
Kratky, Anton
Agreement
10 Anton Kratky and Multiprises, 1939-1940
11 Commission contracts, 1939-1941
12 Contract--Multiprises, 1939
13 Correspondence, 1939
box folder
244 1 From Paris Re: Hard Metal, 1939
2 Diamond, 1940-1941
Electric bulb
3 Contract, Kobler/Engel/Multiprises, 1939
4 Contract, Loeb Group, 1939
5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1941
6 Negotiations, Loeb Group, 1939
7 Negotiations, Save Elec. Corp., 1940
8 Patents, 1939-1941
Forged Carbides
9 Contract, 1939
10 England, 1939-1941
11 Export, 1941
12 Poland, 1939
13 South America, 1938-1940
14 Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Greece, 1938-1939
box folder
245 1-3 Forged Metal Carbide Corp., 1939
4 Fountain pen, 1938-1940
5 Hard Metal Alloy, Western Electric, 1940
6 La Durmite, 1938-1939
Patents
7 Canadian application, 1944
8-9 Diagrams
10 Purchase, 1943-1944
11 Welding electrodes, 1941
12 Krimsky--World fair exhibit, 1939
Kruh, Osias--Aluminum/beryllium
13 Correspondence, 1939-1941
box folder
246 1 Documents, 1939-1941
2 Negotiations, 1940-1941
3 Kurnick, A.--Camera gun, 1941
4 "L" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
5 Larson, C. M.--Knitting needle, 1940
6 Lazzari, Julia--Brassiere, 1939
7 Ledermann-Wartburg, Selma von--Coin purse, 1938-1939
8 Levy, Rudolf--Picture phonograph/picture record, 1938
9 Lewy, Hermann-Collar button, 1939
10 Lindenhurst Manufacturing Co., correspondence and statements, 1942-1945
11 Liesegang, Otto--Glove with pocket, electric steam iron, 1937
12 Loewy, Max--Toothbrush, 1938
L'Optique Company Automobile Lamp
13 Contract, New York/New Jersey, 1940
14 Contract, Otto Weisselberger, 1940
15 Correspondence, 1940-1941
16 Miscellaneous, 1940-1941
17 "M" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
box folder
247 1 "Mc" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
2 Mahoney, William J.--Food mixer, 1938-1939
3 Malsey, Frank B.--Talc mine, 1940
4 Marsden, G. Hamilton--Landau fountain pen, 1939
Mayo, Edward, 1941
5 Personal
6 Real estate
7 Rifle projects
8 Steamship deals
9 Melotyp--Musical typewriter, 1938
10 Miles Laboratory--Fluorescent lighting, 1940-1941
11 Miller, Patsy Ruth (Moore, Hugh Edwin--Lock), 1939-1940
12 Milsky, Max--Leather belt, 1938-1939
13 Murdock, Russell--Battery connectors, 1940
14 "N" miscellaneous, 1939-1941
15 Neufeld, Walter--Anti sekt, 1939-1941
Neumann, Leopold
16 Aeroplane device, 1938
17 Air condition device, 1938-1941
18 Book-of-the-month club, 1941
19 Buckle
20 Coffee machine, 1939
box folder
248 1 Conference machine, 1940-1942
Contracts
2 Multiprises, 1938-1941
3 Neumann & Multiprises, 1939-1940
4 Corkscrew, 1938
Correspondence
5 Kobler/Multiprises, 1938-1939
6 Roth, Marcell, 1938-1941
7 Darning machine
Dictating machine attachment
8 Amplifier, 1940-1942
9 Application, 1941-1942
10 Assignment, 1941-1942
11 Competitive
12 Ediphone calculations, 1941
13 ERPI license agreement, 1941-1942
14 Miscellaneous, 1940-1942
15 Option, 1938
16 Option and exercise of option, 1941-1942
box folder
249 1 Patent file, 1940-1942
2 Preparation for contract with Addressing Machine & Equipment Company, 1940
3 Previn license agreement, 1942
4 Sale file, 1941
5 Duplex toy telephone, 1940
6 Embossing method, 1941
7 Greeting card, 1940
8 Heating through walls
9 Inventor's badge, 1940
10 Laundry clip, 1939
11 Magnetic holder, 1940-1941
12-14 Miscellaneous, 1936-1940
15 Alkoholbrenner, 1939
16 Futter, 1939-1940
17 Hemd, 1939
18 Ide, nd
19 Magnet-hälter, 1939
20 Patentschriften, 1939
21 Roth, 1938-1940
22 Schnellwahler, nd
23 Vertrag, 1939-1940
24 Zusatzgert, nd
Patents
box folder
250 1 U.S. 2,302,045 article holders, 1939-1944
2 U.S. 2,333,811 welding rod, 1941-1945
3 U.S. 2,343,114 sound recording and reproduction, 1940-1944
Quick selector
4 Exploitation, 1939-1942
5 Reports, patents, sketches, 1939-1940
6 Recording and reproducing machine for news agencies, 1941
7 Recording material, 1940-1941
8 Shirt with detachable collar, 1939-1941
9 Soldering iron, 1940
10 Submarine escape project, 1939
11 Suction cup, 1940
Supersound, Inc.
12 1940-1943
13 Patent #2,341,468 recording and dictating machine, 1942-1944
14 Telephone toy, 1940
15 Thermometer for hospitals
16 Trumpet toy, 1940
17 Tube (bakelite turn-top), 1938-1941
box folder
251 1 Ventilator, 1938
2 Welding electrodes, 1941-1942
3 Nielson, Jens P.--Illuminated house numbers, 1939
4 "O" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
5 Osten, Helen I.--Porthole, 1941
6 "P" miscellaneous, 1939-1944
7 Previn, Arthur G., agreement, 1941-1942
8 Prospects--Post war exploitation, 1943-1945
9 Pankotan, Paul--Cocktail shaker, 1941
10 Parlin--Paint sprayer (on iron), 1938
11 Pauli, Herta--"Eucarbon" (medicinal), 1939
12 Planer, Paul--Film projector, 1938
Poliakoff, Rouvime
13 Electric battery, 1940-1941
14 Corrugated board articles, 1938-1941
15 Printel machine, 1940-1941
16 Presto cooking machine
17 "R" miscellaneous, 1939-1941
18 Raines, Halsey (MGM)--Modelling agency, 1939
19 Rankin, Dr.--Permanent motor magnet, 1941
20 Reisner, Max--Insulin, 1941
21 Rettew Corp.--Resharpening files process, 1940-1942
box folder
252 1 Rippel, Franz--Rubber coating (corrox), 1938
2 Robison, Harvey F.--Diaper, pinless, 1938
3 LaRoque, Rod/Edmund Goulding--Talking library, 1938
4 Roman, Alfred I.--Steam power plant, 1941
5 Rosenfeld--Mining in Peru, 1939-1940
6-7 "S" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
S.C.K. Corporation
8 Nite-sight for gun, 1938-1941
9 Projection machine, 1938
10 Schaub, Hans--Stop air, 1939
11 Schlossmann, Arthur--Coloradotox, 1938-1939
12 Schoen, Arnold--Scale "Simplex," 1938
13 Schwartz, Alan G.--Miniature photograph, 1940
14 Scudder, Lawrence, 1940-1941
15 Sempre, Samuel S.--Telephone gadget, 1938-1941
16 Singer--"Kango" hammer machine, 1938
17 Smith, A. L.--Automatic guns, 1941
18 Smith, Obid Munroe--Perpetual motion automobile, 1937-1940
19 Solow--Aeroplane compass, 1940
20 Sommers, Nathan I., 1940-1945
box folder
253 1 Spencer Instrument Co.--Reducing machine, 1938
2 Spiel, Hugh F.--Various inventions, 1936-1940
3 Stahl, Carl--Potato peeler, 1938
4 Steiger Company--Vacuma bleaching, 1941
5 Stern, Anne--Hearing organ exerciser, 1938
Swanson, Gloria
6 Film exposures, 1938
7-11 Multiprises, 1939-1951
12 My Own A.M. Perfume, My Own P.M. Perfume, 1938
13 Patents (H. A. Richardson, J. E. Trabucco), 1934-1936
14 Safety toilet paper, 1938
15 Self extinguishing cigarette, 1939
16 Telephone gadget, 1938
17 Vanity of Eve, 1938
18 Sweet, E. W.--Mothproofing, 1938
19 Switzer, George W.--Electronic carbon arc control, 1940-1941
20 Sylvester, Louis G.--Bottle closures, 1941
21 "T" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
22 Theatre, 1938
23 Tonita
24 Transparent paper
box folder
254 1 Ulman, David M., negotiations, 1941
2 Unger, Paul--Etching
3 "V" miscellaneous, 1939-1941
4 Vanadium, 1944
5 Vigor Shower Company--Shower gadget, 1938
6 "W" miscellaneous, 1939-1942
7 Wahle, Kurt O.--Phonograph miniature, 1939
8 Webenova--Weaving machine, 1939
9 Weill, Hans--Paper boxes, 1937-1941
10 Weiss, John and James K. Burleigh--Barrage bomb, 1940
11 Wetter, P. T.--Variable compression head, 1942
Wickman, P. A.
12 Colour film (mattersdorfer), 1938
13 Electrodes, 1938
14 Headlight lens, 1937-1938
15 Helberger electrical musical instrument, 1938-1939
16 Vacuum cleaner, 1939-1940
17 Wilson, Lois--Pad-N-All, 1939
18 "XYZ" miscellaneous, 1939-1940
19 Zentner, Richard--Hoof and mouth disease, 1939
20 Zequeira, Gabriel de--Metallurgic furnace, 1941
21 Zoppi, Emanuele--Resharpening files, 1940
Subseries I. Perfume, 1952-1961
Correspondence
box folder
255 1 1952-1961
2 1956 (GS Europe File)
Subseries J. Product Endorsements, 1949-1981
Aldon Rug Mills
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 77-79)
3 Contracts
4 Correspondence, 1958-1960
5 Promotional material
6 Scripts
6 Miscellaneous
7 Promotional record
Radio
Monitor series
8 Notes
9-18 #1-10
19 Vignettes
20 Television
American Airlines, 1971
box folder
256 1 Brochures
2 Photographs
3 Ayds, 1949
4 Blackglama Furs, 1981
5 General Electric Company, 1951-1954
(see also folder 279.3 ("The Vegetable and I")
6 Andrew Jergens Company, 1950-1952
7 Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (Dental Floss), 1972
8 Kretschmer Wheat Germ Corp., 1962-1963
9 Lentheric, Inc., 1951
10 Merchandise Licensing, Inc., 1950
11 Shick, Inc., 1959-1960
12 Toyota Corporation, 1970
White Diet Bread, 1953,
audio recording (see audio recordings list, disc 109)
13 Miscellaneous offers, 1954-1967
Subseries K. Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Inc., 1977-1981
Financial
Bills and cancelled checks, 1977-1979
14-16 1977, April-June
box folder
257 1-6 July-Dec.
7-11 1978, Jan.-May
box folder
258 1-7 June-Dec.
8-12 1979, Jan.-May
box folder
259 1-7 June-Dec.
Checkbooks, 1977-1979
8-10 1977
11-12 1978
box folder
260 1-2 1978 (cont.)
3-5 1979
6-8 Deposit slips, 1977-1979
Petty cash, 1979 (see bound volumes, B34)
Receipts and disbursements, 1979-1980 (see personal financial records, folder 399.8)
9-11 Savings account statements, 1977-1979
Legal, 1977-1979
12 Agreement, 28 Oct. 1979
Corporate record book, 1977, corporate seal, certificate of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, stock certificates (see bound volumes list, b35)
13 Miscellaneous, 1981
Subseries L. Travel Agent, 1947-1950
Haley Corporation
14 Correspondence, 1947-1950
15 Employees
16 Financial, income, 1947-1949
17 General travel information
18 Mailing list, 1948
19 Notes
box folder
261 1 Publicity trip, Bermuda, 1947, clippings, map, photographs, schedule
2 Responses, correspondence from potential clients, 1947
Subseries M. Writing Projects, 1921-1981
Column, 1921, "The Well Dressed Woman" [see scrapbooks 67 (box 580), 74 (box 582)]
3 Poem, 1923 or 1924, "It is time..." (for Condé Nast?)
4 Column, 1939, "The Most Unusual... for Women"
Article, 1941, "Youth and Beauty after Forty" ( Liberty) (see folders 268.2, 279.2)
5 Autobiographical sketch, 1942, "My father's brother, Charles Swanson..."
6 Correspondence, 1942-1947
7 Column, 1947, "Gloria's Day"
8 Column, 1948, "Memos and Memories;" "Gloria's Glories"
9 Column, 1949-1950, "Going Places with Gloria Swanson"
10 Article, 1950, "My Most Wonderful Experience" ( Photoplay)
Article,1950?, "Glamour is a State of Mind" ( Movieland and Screen Guide) (see folder 279.2)
11 Article, 1950, "It was my real pleasure..." (for United Cerebral Palsy)
12 Book, 1950, "Beauty Book"
13 Correspondence, 1950
14 Article, 1952, "Men, for Shame!" ( Woman's Home Companion)
Article, 1952, "The Vegetable and I" ( House and Garden) (see folder 279.3)
15 Contract, 1952-1953, "Beyond the Star" (Farrar, Strauss & Young, Inc.)
16 Article, 1953, "Why Won't Men Dress Properly?" ( Coronet)
17 Contract, 1953, "Beauty after Forty" (Prentice-Hall, Inc.)
18 Correspondence, 1953-1959
19 Article, 1954, "Should a Woman Lie about Her Age?" ( Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Gloria Swanson's Diary
20 Copy not yet used
21 Correspondence, 1955-1958
22 Fisher, Robert B., 1954-1955
23 Flint, Maurice, 1955
24 Gloria Swanson Enterprises, 1954-1955
25 Financial, 1955
box folder
262 1-2 Gloria Swanson fashions contest, 1954-1955
3 Ideas
4-10 Issue Preparation, Nos. 1-7
11-12 Merchandising
box folder
263 1 Personal mailing list
2 Photographs
3 Printing and supply invoices
4 Reproduction and mailing
5 Responses
6 Taxes
7 Vol. I., Nos. 1-7 (Nov. 1954-May 1955)
Duplicates
8-10 Vol. I., no. 1
box folder
264 1-8 Vol. I., nos. 2-6
box folder
265 1-2 Vol. I., no. 7
3 Article, 1955, "If I Had My Way For '55" ( Everywoman's Magazine)
Articles, United Press
4-8 Clippings, Aug.-Nov., 1955, 1956
9 Correspondence, 1955-1956
10 Index to articles, 1-118
Marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III, 1956
11 Invitations, programs, schedules, press passes, commemorative postcards and postage stamps
12 Handkerchief of King Peter of Greece
13 Miscellaneous
14-17 Nos. 1-20 (5 per folder)
box folder
266 1-13 Nos. 21-85 (5 per folder)
box folder
267 1-6 Nos. 86-118
7 Responses
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 17 (box 543-543a), 43 (box 558-558a)]
8 Speech, 1957, Big Brothers Luncheon, Washington, DC, untitled, re: nutrition and juvenile deliquency
9 Article, 1958, "Nutrition Can Aid in Juvenile Delinquency" ( Let's Live Magazine)
10 Autobiographical sketch, 1959?
11 Correspondence, 1961-1963
12 Idea for television, 1964, "Remember Me in Your Will"
13 Article, 1966, "Speaking Out" ( Saturday Evening Post)
Book, "How Do You Do It?" ca. 1966-1968
14 Table of contents and chapters 1-2: "Do What?" 1. "Well, Look the Way You Do"; 2. "Are You Really 67?"
15 Chapters 3-4: 3. "You're So Short! I Thought You Were Taller"; 4. "Where Do You Get Your Clothes?"
16 Chapters 5-8: 5. "Did You Really Say You Think Everybody Should Be Good and Sick in Their Twenties?"; 6. "What Do You Eat? I Heard You Were a Food Faddist"; 7. "Are You Also a Vegetarian?"; 8. "When You Go Out to Dinner Do You Really Take Your Food in a Paper Bag?"
17 Chapters 9-13: 9. "Didn't You Make a Speech in Washington on Delinquency and Malnutrition?"; 10. "What Do You Have Against Doctors?"; 11. "What About Exercise?"; 12. "What Church Do You Belong To?"; 13. "Do You Mind I Ask You a Personal Question?"
box folder
268 1 Correspondence, 1966-1968
2 Earlier draft or version? ("Beauty Book")
3-5 Earlier draft or version? Topics arranged alphabetically: chemical seasonings, chewing, coffee and tea, eggs, face lifts, fasting, food, illnesses, kitchen, liquor, manners, miso spread, oatmeal, pills, potassium broth, rice (rice cream meal, scallops with rice cream, brown rice patties), salt, seaweed, soba, sugar, tempura (apple pie, chapati), travel, vegetables, water, womb
6-9 Research materials
Book, "Sic Transit Gloria Swanson," 1966-1968
10 Correspondence, 1966-1968
11 Description
12 Autobiographical sketch, [197-]
13 Article, 1977, "Think Young" ( Saturday Evening Post)
14 Column, 1977, McNaught Syndicate contract
Swanson on Swanson, 1980
box folder
269 1 Articles/reviews
2 Correspondence, 1980-1983
3 Fan mail, 1980-1982
Preparation
4 Biographical sources used
5 Mr. Frank's notes
Wire reel transcripts
3 sets
6-8 I-IVa
9-11 V-X
12-13 XI-XV
box folder
270 1 X1-XV (cont.)
Wire reels (see audio recordings, folders 463.1-463.17)
2 Chronologies used
3 Clippings used, 1921-1977
4 Comments by Swanson
5 Correspondence, 1979
Drafts, holograph drafts by GS, arranged by topic:
6 Acknowledgement, acting, Airport 1975, baby Gloria, Lionel Barrymore, blackmail, John Boles, John Bruchman, Carol Burnett, Admiral Byrd, child behavior, Coco, cosmetics, William Davey, Henri de la Falaise, Delaney, Dotto, Michael Farmer
7 Jose Ferrer, first play, French Award 1925, little Gloria, the Governess, Illustration Club, invention, Joseph Kennedy, Key West, Rod LaRocque, Mervyn LeRoy, a lie, Gene Markey
8 Leo McCarey, Herbert Marshall, Eddie Moore, mother, my last marriage, my mother, party, Perfect Understanding, politics, Queen Kelly, Puritan, Joe Schenck, Gustave Schirmer, Joseph Patrick Swanson, Tonight or Never
9 The Trespasser, United Artists, Raoul Walsh, Jane West, What A Widow!
box folder
271 1 Miscellaneous drafts
2 Other drafts (do not appear to be in GS's hand)
3 Film lists
Notes, typed notes, arranged by topic:
4 Airport 1975, April 1917, Beacon Queen Kelly, Bieler, birthday 80, Brigitte, Burnett, Coco and Butterflies Are Free, Joan Crawford, Deauville, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Eastman House, Sally Eilers, finals, finish
5 Garbo, Craney Gartz, Grauman, Richard Griffith (Museum of Modern Art), Will Hays, Bill Inge, Joseph Kennedy, The Killer Bees, Kyo San
6 Male and Female, Herbert Marshall, Moscow, New York 1919, Marshall Neilan, Paramount offer, politics, Pringle, sculpture, Stockholm, Chuck Walters, The Women
7 Miscellaneous notes
Production
Manuscript with corrections
box folder
271 8-21 Chapters 1-14
box folder
272 1-7 Chapters 15-21
Manuscript with corrections (copy)
8-22 Chapters 1-15
box folder
273 1-7 Chapters 16-22
8-21 Chapters 1-15
folder
22-23 Revised pages
box folder
274 1-5 Revised pages
Revised manuscript
6-13 Chapters 1-15
box folder
275 1-3 Chapters 16-22
Revised manuscript (copy)
4-12 Chapters 1-17
box folder
276 1-2 Chapters 18-22
Setting copy
3-11 Chapters 1-17
box folder
277 1-2 Chapters 18-21
Galleys (removed to galley files, Swanson G1-G3)
3 Uncorrected bound proof
Page proofs
4-13 Front matter
Chapters 1-22
Page proofs (re-touched)
14-16 Chapters 1-11
box folder
278 1-4 Chapters 12-22
Page proofs ("blues")
5-8 Pages 25-519
9 Index, typescript, galleys, and page proofs
Page layouts for illustrations (removed to oversize, folders 597.3-597.5)
Promotional
Items (see realia, Box 536A
Tour
10 France
11 Great Britain
12 United States
13 Publicity
Scrapbooks [see scrapbooks 49 (box 561), 51 (box 569)]
box folder
279 1 Book review, 1980, "The Glamour Days of Tinsel Town," review of David O. Selznick's Hollywood by Ronald Haver ( Saturday Review)
2-3 Book, Beyond Legend" research material 1981, "
Unidentified writings
4 Column, nd, "I Think"
5 Book, nd, " The Illusion that is Gloria Swanson"
6 Article, nd, "Statement on Food"
7-8 Miscellaneous: "Thoughts"; "My name is Max Swanson..."; "Gloria Swanson Direct Quote for William Woolf"; "I never thought I'd live to see the day when people are more curious about what I eat..."; "Sugar Blues" (by Gloria Swanson and Bill Dufty); "Hello, I'm Gloria Swanson. I want to talk to you about our violent children..."; "I've had a bee in my bonnet..."
Subseries N. Miscellaneous Business Proposals, 1946-1981
9-11 Correspondence, 1946-1960, 1981

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Series IV. Other Interests, 1923-1983,
51 boxes

This series consists of files on various topics of interest to Swanson, 1923-1983, and is divided into these subseries: Art, Health and Nutrition, Inventions, Political Activities, Psychic and Other Phenomena, Religion, Science and Technology, and Tax Laws.
Subseries A. Art, ca. 1920-1981,
3 boxes
Consists chiefy of photographs, but clippings, correspondence, and programs also attest to Swanson's talents as an artist and her interest in art and artists, ca. [192-]-1981. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic.
The photographs depict Swanson drawing, painting, and sculpting, mostly during the 1950s and 1960s. Also included are photographs of various of her works, especially her sculptures of such subjects as Lewis L. Bredin, William Dufty, Michelle Farmer Amon, and herself. Also documented are her 1978 exhibit in London, and her design of a stamp cachet for the World Federation of United Nations Associations and the United Nations Postal Administration for a stamp commemorating the Decade for Women (1976-1985).
The only artist represented by substantial correspondence and photographs is Fernando Calderón. A small file of photographs records depictions of Miss Swanson by such artists as Benney, Charles Swanson, Michel A. Werboff, Strandenés, and Geza Kende.
Actual art work by Swanson and others is included in Series VII.
Subseries B. Health and Nutrition, ca. 1950-1983,
42 boxes
Comprised of correspondence, photographs, organizational records (minutes, by-laws, articles of incorporation), legal documents, and legislation, but chiefly consists of publications collected (clippings, articles, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, reprints, reports, brochures, catalogs, order forms, price lists) concerning a number of health and nutrition topics, ca. 1950-1983.
The materials making up this subseries, except for records of the various organizations in which Swanson was active, were largely lacking any organization when received by the Ransom Center. Indeed, much of the material collected was loose within boxes with no indication of any original order. The subseries has been arranged alphabetically by person, organization, or topic. Many of these files consist chiefly of articles, clippings, and other publications collected on various topics, all of which relate in some fashion to health and nutrition, but their particular focus concerns the part that proper nutrition through organic foods can play as a preventative or a treatment for cancer and other diseases. Swanson frequently wrote comments in the margins of these publications.
The organizations in which Swanson was active included the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. (later called the Citizens Research Foundation for the Study of Degenerative Diseases, Inc.), the Committee for Independent Cancer Research, and the Patients' Aid Society, Inc.
Swanson participated as a director periodically between 1953-1981 for the I.C.R.F., a clearinghouse for information on cancer and various treatments. She was a chairman of the C.I.C.R., ca. 1955-1957, a group dedicated to investigating all forms of cancer treatment. About three boxes contain letters from individuals who heard Miss Swanson mention the organization and a specific treatment (Krebiozen) on such shows as This Is Your Life and The Mike Wallace Show during this period. Swanson was also a director and vice president of the Patients' Aid Society, Inc., ca. 1959-1968, a group founded by James F. Donnelly to fight medical abuses and unnecessary surgery.
Also prominently represented is Swanson's involvement in food additive legislation introduced by Congressman James J. Delaney. In Swanson on Swanson, she calls a framed letter dated 15 August 1958 from Delaney recognizing her efforts in this connection "her proudest possession."
Sugar and its various ill effects is also a substantial topic in this subseries, chiefly in the context of William Dufty's book Sugar Blues.
Only slight information on Miss Swanson's personal diet and data from various medical examinations is included in the Personal files in this subseries. Correspondence with her personal physicians, especially Dr. Henry ("Hal") G. Bieler, is another good source of information regarding Miss Swanson's personal health. Personal health information is also supplemented by folders 404.1-404.7, which covers 1947-1949. Correspondents in this section include Henry G. Bieler, James J. Delaney, James F. Donnelly, Gianni A. Dotto, William Dufty, Allan Jay Friedman, Dr. Andrew C. Ivy, Michio Kushi, Roland V. Libonati, William Coda Martin, Dorothea Seeber, and Strom Thurmond.
Subseries C. Inventions, 1926-1957,
1 box
Swanson's interest in inventions is evidenced by correspondence with attorneys, drawings, patents and notes for several inventions, 1926-1957. This small group of inventions both predates and antedates her inventions and patents company, Multiprises, Inc. Files are arranged chronologically.
Among her creations included in this subseries are a dustless broom, a cigarette box with matches attached, a pillow doll and a toothbrush with various attachments. Two actual inventions of Miss Swanson's are included in this collection: a cigarette holder designed to fit on a finger, and a jewelled fan housing a mirror and lipstick, which was used in the film What a Widow!
Subseries D. Political Activities, 1923-1983,
2 boxes
Materials included in this subseries range from a single affidavit of voter registration dated 1923 to a substantial file evidencing support for Ronald Reagan and George Bush, 1980-1983. Included are brochures, campaign materials, clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and speeches, 1923-1983. Files are arranged chronologically.
Also documented are her support of Republican candidates in the 1940 (Wendell L. Willkie) and 1944 (Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker) presidential races. Her activities for the Reagan-Bush ticket, 1980-1983, included serving as the New York chairman for Seniors for Reagan-Bush and as honorary chairman of the United Conservative Action Committee. Correspondence from both Reagan and Bush are included, as well as from a number of Republican and conservative organizations concerning fund-raising activities.
Only small amounts of information are included here on such concerns as health and nutrition, and other topics such as the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960, communism, nuclear armament, and the United Nations.
Subseries E. Psychic and Other Phenomena, 1950-1982,
1 box
A small collection of correspondence, clippings, photographs, and publications highlight Miss Swanson's interest in the topics of astrology and ESP, ca. 1950-1982. These papers are arranged alphabetically by topic, person, or organization.
Especially prominent is her association with Harold Sherman and ESP Research Associates Foundation, resulting in her participation in the Body/Mind/Spirit Workshop of 1977.
Subseries F. Religion, 1951-1983,
1 box
Correspondence, notes, programs, publications and sermons demonstrate Miss Swanson's interest in various aspects of religion, 1951-1983. These are arranged alphabetically by topic, person, or organization.
Most prominent among these papers are those concerning the United Church of Religious Science, including Swanson's involvement in their Scientific Approach to Spiritual Healing Symposium in 1973.
Subseries G. Science and Technology, 1940s-1975,
1 box
Brochures, correspondence, drawings, and photographs evince Miss Swanson's continuing interest in science and technological applications, ca. 1940s-1975. The files are arranged chronologically.
These include photographs of Miss Swanson's visits with Bell Helicopters in the 1940s-1950s, and to NASA in 1963, where she met Werner von Braun. His drawings used to illustrate their discussion of space travel are included in this subseries. Also recorded is her continuing association with Richard Kobler (one of her Multiprises, Inc. inventors), who later worked for Thomas A. Edison Industries.
Subseries H. Tax Laws, 1949-1976 (bulk 1971-1974),
1 box
Correspondence, clippings, notes, pamphlets, publications, and speeches represent Miss Swanson's concern with various tax laws, 1949-1975. Files are arranged chronologically.
Most of this material concerns her involvement in a protest of unfair tax rates for single persons, a movement spearheaded by Vivien Kellems, ca. 1971-1974. Numerous drafts of Swanson's speech before the House Ways and Means Committee in 1972 are included in this subseries, as is her article for Reader's Digest ("Unforgettable Vivien Kellems") written upon Miss Kellems's death in 1974.
Subseries A. Art, [192-]-1981
Artists, 1920s-1980
box folder
280 1 Calderón, Fernando, ca. 1954-1965, correspondence and photographs
Various artists, 1920s-1970s
2 Photographs of drawings, paintings and sculptures of GS, 1920s-1970s
3 Programs, invitations, exhibit catalogs, clippings, 1930s-1980
Art work by Swanson, [191-]-1980 (see art work, A15-A17, A23-A24)
4 Circle Fine Art Corporation, ca. 1981,correspondence, annual report, announcements
5 Drawing, 1940s-1950s, photographs of GS drawing
Exhibit, 1978-1979 (London)
6 Brochures
7 Clippings
8 Correspondence and notes, 1978-1979
9 Photographs
10 Miscellaneous, 1930s-1950s, photographs related to art activities
11 Painting, 1939-1960s, photographs of GS painting, and her paintings
Sculpture, 1945-1973
12 Photographs of GS sculpting, and her sculptures
13 Bredin, Lewis L., photographs of sculpture by GS
14 Charity Auction, Actors' Fund of America, 1973, photographs of sculpture by GS
15 Correspondence, 1945
16 Dufty, William, photographs of sculpture by GS
17 Farmer, Michelle, photographs of sculpture by GS
18 Self portrait, photographs of sculpture by GS
box folder
281 1-5 Duplicate photographs of self portrait
United Nations cachet design, 1980-1981
Art work (see art work, A24)
6-7 Clippings
box folder
282 1 Clippings (cont.)
2 Correspondence, 1980-1981
3 First day covers
4-5 Photographs
6 World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), award, 1981, photographs
Subseries B. Health and Nutrition, ca. 1950-1983
7 A correspondence, 1953-1978
8 Acupressure
9 Acupuncture
10 Aging, life expectancy and longevity
box folder
283 1 Alcohol and alcoholism
2 Allergies
3 American College of Nutripathy
4 American Medical Association
5-6 Anatomy
7 Animation Filmakers Corporation, 1975
8 Arthritis
9 Astarita, Salvatore, 1974-1975
10 B correspondence, 1953-1979
11 Baramakian, Richard (Alta Health Products), 1974
12 Bassett, Dr. C. Andrew L., 1973-1974
13 Beech-Nut Corporation, 1977
Bieler, Dr. Henry G., 1950-1981
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 109)
14-15 Correspondence, 1953-1972, nd
box folder
284 1 Photographs
2 Writings, 1950-1981
3 Miscellaneous
4 Big Brothers speech, 1957
5 Biofeedback
6 Biorhythms
7 Bio-Strath, 1967-1968
8 Biskind, Dr. Morton S., 1954
9 Blood pressure
10 Booth, Gotthard, writings
11 Boulding, Elsie, writings
Bragg, Paul C., 1953-1954
12 Correspondence, 1953-1954
13 Health lecture, Pittsburgh, PA (May, 1954)
Health service talks transcripts
box folder
285 1-6 Reels No. 1-6
7 Writings
8 Brown, Dr. Barbara B., 1981
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 110)
9 Brown, Dr. Raymond K., 1980-1981
10 C correspondence, 1955-1982
11 Calcium
Cancer
box folder
286 1 Airola, Paavo, 1978-1979
2 American Cancer Society, 1972
3 Berglas, Dr. Alexander, writings
4 Caisse, Rene M., 1966
Cancer, 1961-1981, nd
5-6 Articles
7-8 Clippings
9 Conferences
10 Correspondence, 1961-1981
11 Information
12 Miscellaneous
13 Reprints
14 Treatments
box folder
287 1-2 Cancer and nutrition
3 Cancer and tobacco
4 Cancer Control Society, 1973-1975
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 29-33)
Cancer Federation, Inc.
5 Newsletter, 1978
6 Cancer Prevention, 1981
7 "The Cancer War," 1981
8 Committee for Freedom of Choice in Cancer Therapy, 1975-1976
Committee for Independent Cancer Research, Correspondence, 1955-1957
9-11 A-B
box folder
288 1-8 C-I
box folder
289 1-8 J-P
box folder
290 1-11 R-Z
12 Order forms
box folder
291 1 Drosnes-Lazenby Cancer Clinic, 1958
2-5 East West Foundation, Inc., 1972-1977
6 Foundation for Cancer Treatment, Inc.
7 Gerson, Dr. Max, 1953-1981
Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
8 Arthur, Dr. Thelma Ellis, nd
9-11 Bulletins
box folder
292 1-3 Bulletins (cont.)
4 Christmas card/donations list, 1958-1967
Correspondence
5-7 1953-1958
box folder
293 1 1958
2-3 1959
4 Donation letter
5-6 1960
box folder
294 1-9 1961-76, 1980-81
10 Graham, LaRayne, 1960
11 International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends, 1974-1978
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 34-36)
Ivy, Dr. Andrew C., 1951-1981
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reels 107-108)
box folder
295 1 Biographical information
2 Bing/Ivy correspondence, 1951
3-4 Clippings, 1958-1964
Correspondence, 1956-1981
5 1958 reply to "Nujol" charge
6 1959 New York City meeting
7 1956-1981
8 Ivy Cancer News, 1965-1969
9 Photograph
10-11 Writings, 1951-1958
12 Miscellaneous
13 John Beard Institute
14 Kelley, Dr. William Donald
box folder
296 1-2 Kelley, Dr. William Donald (cont.)
Krebiozen
3 Bailey, E. Herbert, 1955-1959
4 Chicago meeting, 1959
5 Citizens Emergency Committee for Krebiozen, bulletins, 1960-1965
6 Clifford, Thomas N., 1959
7-8 Clippings
box folder
297 1-2 Clippings (cont.)
3 Committee for Krebiozen Injunction, 1966
4-7 Congressional Record, 1958-1963
8 Correspondence, 1955-1981
9 Durovic, Dr. Stevan, 1951-1963
box folder
298 1 Fair test, 1958
2 False Witness, 1959
Flyers
3 1953-1957
4 1958
5 1958 (patients saved)
6 Jones, Wade, writings
box folder
299 1 Krebiozen Research Foundation, 1957-1963
2 Publications, 1954
3 Lankenau Institute, 1951-1952
4 Libonati, Roland V., 1958-1963
5 Memorial Hospital letters, 1956
6 Patients
7 Perlman, Jay, 1955
8 Lebanon, PA meeting, 1958
9 Rutherford, Dr. F. Allen, 1957-1961
10 Rutherford letter no. 1
11 Rutherford letter no. 2
12 Seeber, Dorothea, 1956-1977
13 Sembower, John F., 1959
14 McQueen, Steve
Publications
15 Cancer Forum, 1979
box folder
300 1-3 Cancer News Journal, 1969-1982
4 Foundation for Alternative Cancer Therapies Fact Journal, 1976
5 Redman, Edith Gibson
6 Religious Liberty and Temperance Association, publications
7 Carbohydrates
8 Carothers Research Laboratories, Inc., 1972
9 Chelation therapy
10 Chiropractic
11 Chlorophyll
12 Cholesterol
13 Citizens Medical Reference Bureau, Inc., 1960
14 Colon
15 Compost, 1951-1968
16 Cooking utensils
box folder
301 1 D correspondence, 1952-1954
Delaney, James J.
2 Clippings
3 Correspondence, 1952-1975
4 Framed ALS, dated 15 Aug. 1958
5-8 Legislation, 1951-1973
9 Denenberg, Herb, 1979
10 Diabetes
11 Diet
12 Doctors
box folder
302 1 Donnelly, Dr. Leo Charles, 1954
Dotto, Dr. Gianni A., 1964-1978
2-3 Bio-Physics Research Foundation
4 Clippings
5 Correspondence, 1970-1978
6 Drawings and designs
7 Inventions
Legal
8 Clippings, ca. 1970-1973
9 Correspondence, ca. 1970-1972
10-11 Documents, ca. 1970-1972
box folder
303 1 Literature on the "Dotto Ring"
2 Patents, 1967-1968
3 Photographs
4 Planet X
5 P. R. Mallory & Co., Inc., 1964-1967
6-7 Writings
8-11 Writings by others
box folder
304 1 Drugs
Dufty, William
2 Articles
3 Newsday article by GS, 1974
4-5 Clippings
6 Correspondence, 1972-1979
7 Envelopes
8 Notes/drafts
Sugar Blues
9 Financial, 1976-1980
10 Photographs
11-12 Promotional tour, 1975-1976
13 Publicity
box folder
305 1 E correspondence, 1953-1971
2 Eden Ranch
3 Eggs
4 Electromagnetic treatment
5 Environment
6 Atomic Energy Commission
7 Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, Inc.
8 Environmental action
9 Nuclear energy
10 People's Lobby, Inc.
11 Pollution
12 Radioactive pollution
13 Recycling
14 Silent Spring
15 Waste disposal
16 Enzymes
17 Essene School, 1953-1954
box folder
306 1 F correspondence, 1952-1981
2 Fasting
3 Federation of Homemakers, 1959-1975
4 Fertilizers
5 Fish
6-8 Flouridation, 1950-1979
Food
9-10 Additives
11 Advertisements
box folder
307 1 Charts and tables
2 Industry
3 Miscellaneous
4 Food Day, 1975-1977
5 Foods for Life, Inc., 1950-1955
6 Foundation for Innovation in Medicine
7 Friedman, Allan Jay
8 Full O' Life
9 G correspondence, 1951-1981
10 Gallbladder
11 Garlic
12 H correspondence, 1952-1981
13 Healing
14 Health Freedom awards, 1968
15 The Health Guild, 1951-1959
box folder
308 1 Health research
2 Heart and heart disease
3 Herbal remedies
4 Holistic medicine
5 Holistic medicine
6 Honey
Hopkins, Joan Cobb, 1977-1979
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassettes 47-52, 241-242)
7 Correspondence, 1977-1979
Film strip (see film strip The Peanut Butter Caper, Box 525)
8-9 Scripts
10 Hospitals
11 Hoxsey, Harry M., 1958
12 Hydroculture, Inc.
13 Hypnotism
Hypoglycemia, 1974-1979
14-15 Correspondence, 1975-1979
box folder
309 1 Publications, 1974-1976
2 I correspondence, 1954-1980
3 Inches, Howard
4 J correspondence, 1954-1975
5 Jensen, Dr. Bernard (Hidden Valley Health Center)
6 K correspondence, 1951-1977
7 Kefir
8 Knowles, John H., 1973-1977
9 L correspondence, 1953-1979
10 Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research
11 Legislation
12 Leonard, Jon N.
box folder
310 1 Life Energies Research, Inc., 1971-1973
2 Lisle, Rande
3 Liver
4 Longevity Center of Santa Barbara, 1977-1978
5 M correspondence, 1953-1978
6-8 Macrobiotics
9 Martin, Dr. William Coda, 1953-1957
10 McKnight, John
11 Meat
12 Medical costs
13-14 Medical records
box folder
311 1 Medical research
2-3 Mental health
4 Meyer, Dr. B. A., 1960
5 Milk
6 Minerals
Minin Wheat, 1953
7 Correspondence
8 Responses
9 Morrison, Dr. Marsh, 1959-1960
10 Multiple sclerosis
box folder
312 1 N correspondence, 1955-1982
2 National Agricultural Chemicals Association, 1953
3 National Health Federation, 1968-1979
4-6 Natural Food Associates, 1952-1971
7 Nutrition
8-9 Nutrition and children
box folder
313 1 O correspondence, 1954-1978
2-3 Organic or natural food
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, reel 32)
4 Organic Merchants/Erewhon Trading Company
5 Osteopathy
6 P correspondence, 1951-1978
Patients' Aid Society, Inc.
7-11 Articles and clippings
box folder
314 1 Articles of incorporation
2 Circulars
3-4 Correspondence, 1959-1968
5-7 Donnelly, James F.
8 Statements
9 Medical forms
10 Notes
box folder
315 1 Pauling, Dr. Linus
2 Pearmain, John Duncan, 1952-1957
3 Perma-Guard, 1963-1967
Personal
4 Clippings
5 "Clippings for Book"
6 Diets
7 Health information, 1969-1982
8 Notes/drafts
9 Pesticides
10 Plants
11 Poisons
12 Pollen
13 Poultry
14 Pregnancy
box folder
316 1 Prevention Magazine, 1951-1954
2 Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Publications
3 Brain Mind Bulletin, 1976-1983
4 Cardiac Alert, 1982-1983
5 Christian Medical Foundation International, 1980-1982
6 Cranks News Sheet, 1977
7 The Elements, 1979
8 Erewhon Natural Foods Nutrition News, nd
9 Executive Health, 1977
10 GOMF [George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation] News, 1979-1983
11 Good Health Center News, nd
12 Harvard Medical School Health Letter, 1981-1983
13 Health Hotline, 1982
14 Health-In, 1976-1981
15 Health's-a-Poppin'
16 Healthview Newsletter, nd
17 Healthwise, 1978-1983
box folder
317 1-2 Hippocrates Health Institute (Naturama Health Care), nd
3 Land Bulletin, nd
4 Medical Self-Care, 1976-1977
5 Modern Nutrition, 1962
6 National Health Federation Bulletin, 1959-1980
7-8 Natural Food and Farming, 1954-1983
9 Natural Food Associates, 1981-1983
10 Natural Food News, 1966-1967
11 New Realities, 1979
12 Normal Agriculture, 1951-1952
13 Nutrition Action, 1977-1979
14 Nutrition in Action, 1977
15 Nutrition Now!, 1979
box folder
318 1 Nutritional Therapy, 1974-1976
2 One Peaceful World, 1974
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassette 37)
3-6 The Order of the Universe, 1972-1978
7-9 Organic Consumer Report, 1957-1983
box folder
319 1 Reaching Children, 1976-1979
2 Research Bulletin, 1969
3-4 Rodale's Environment Action Bulletin, 1971-1977
5 Rodale's Health Bulletin, 1968-1972
6 Scientific Research and Civil Rights Foundation Newsletter, 1968-1972
7 Tobe's Live to be 100, 1974-1975
8 Miscellaneous, 1953-1981
9 R correspondence, 1957-1978
10 Radiation
box folder
320 1 Rebbeck, Dr. E. W.
2 Recipes
3-4 Resorts
5 Resources and Industries Associates
6 Rice
7 Rodale Press, 1951-1977
8 Rotel juicer
9 S correspondence, 1953-1982
10 Salem Children's Villages
box folder
321 1 Salt
Salt meter
2 Life Power Products, Inc., 1981
3 Sammartino, Dr. Peter, 1968
Scrapbook (see scrapbook 50, box 560)
4 Scott, John, 1974-1975
5 Sesame
6 The Seventh Inn
7 Shelton, Herbert M.
8 Shiloh Farms
9 Smith, Y. K. (Globe Hill Farms), 1959-1962
10 Soil
11 Soil and Health Foundation
12 Stahr, Alden, 1951-1953
13 Stress
Sugar
Articles
14 William Dufty
15-16 Various authors
17 Clippings and miscellaneous
Suppliers
box folder
322 1 Brochures, catalogs, order forms and price lists
2 Correspondence
3 Lists
4 Surgery
5 T correspondence, 1953-1976
6 Terwilliger, Dr. Harold J., 1962
7 Tilden, Dr. J. H.
8 Tobacco and smoking
9 Topaz, Peter M.
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 195)
10 Torre, Dr. Teofilo de la, 1952-1957
11 U correspondence, 1978-1981
12 V correspondence, 1952-1953
13 Vaccines
14 Vegetarian associations
15 Vegetarianism
16 Vision
box folder
323 1 Vision and Health Center, 1981-1982
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 88-97)
2 Vitamins
3 W correspondence, 1951-1980
4 Walnut Acres
5 Walters, Dr. J. D., 1958-1963
6 Warmbrand, Dr. Max, 1953-1968
7 Warter, Louis
8 Water
9 Whole Earth Catalog. book reviews
10 Wine
11 World hunger
12 Z correspondence, nd
13 Zone therapy
14-15 Miscellaneous health and nutrition
Subseries C. Inventions, 1926-1957
box folder
324 1 1926-1927, dustless broom; cigarette box with matches
2 1927-1928, pillow doll
1930, jewelled fan with mirror and lipstick created for What A Widow! (see realia list, box 533)
3 1957, collapsible mosquito net
nd
4 Cigarette holder
5 Idea book
6 Toothbrush (1954?)
Subseries D. Political Activities, 1923-1983
7 1923-1928, voter registration
8 1940, photographs
9 1943, clippings
1944
10 Clippings
11 Correspondence
12 Speeches and notes
13 Miscellaneous campaign literature
14 1945, pamphlets
15 1947, pamphlets
16 1949, pamphlets
17-19 1953-1955, correspondence and clippings
box folder
325 1 1957-1958, clippings and pamphlets
1959
2 Clippings
3 Correspondence and pamphlets
1960
4 Clippings
5 Pamphlets
6-7 1961, Strom Thurmond, Congressional Record, reports, notes
8 1962-1964, clippings
9 1966, clippings
10 1968, Ralph Nader, correspondence and clippings
11 1969, clippings
12-13 1970-1978, clippings
1980-1983
box folder
326 1 Clippings
Correspondence
2 A-C
3 Bush, George
4 F-L
5 N
6 P-S
7 Reagan, Ronald
Audio recordings (see audio recordings list, cassette 55)
8-9 Seniors for Reagan-Bush
10 U-Y
11 United Conservative Action Committee
12 Responses received
13 Miscellaneous, nd
Subseries E. Psychic and Other Phenomena, 1950-1982
box folder
327 1 Astrology, ca. 1950-1982, nd
Extra sensory perception (ESP), ca. 1956-1982
2 Archdale, F.A., Elementary Radiesthesia, 1956
3 Backster, Cleve, 1968-1969
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassette 76, 170-172)
4 ESP Research Associates Foundation
5 Newsletter, 1978-1982
6 Gannaway, Albert C., The Psychic Frontier, 1974
7 Kahn, Lucille, 1958-1975
8 Masters, Robert and Jane Houston, 1973-1981
9-10 Psychic healing, 1956-1971
Sherman, Harold, 1960-1979
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 60-74)
11-13 Correspondence, 1960-1979
14 Miscellaneous
Subseries F. Religion, 1951-1983
box folder
328 1 Association for Research and Enlightenment, 1982
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 104-168, reels 104-105)
2 Bennett, John, 1958
3 Ernest Holmes Research Foundation, 1975-1979
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 58, 75)
4 Faus, Grace L., 1960
5 Lanyon, Walter C., 1951, nd
6 The Louis Foundation, 1976-1981
7 North County Christian Center, 1972-1973
8 Scientology
9 Swanson's notes, nd
10 Unidentified correspondence, 1958, nd
11 United Church of Religious Science, 1972-1983
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 76-87)
12 University of Science and Philosophy, 1955-1959
13-15 Zugibe, Frederick T. The Cross and the Sword: A Medical Examiner Investigates the Crucifixion
16 Miscellaneous
Subseries G. Science and Technology, 1940s-1975
box folder
329 1-2 Bell Helicopters, photographs ca. 1940s-1950s,
3 Edison Televoice System, 1951, photograph
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs), 1954-1968
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 60, 73-74)
4-5 Photographs, clippings, publications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1963
6 Correspondence
7 Drawings by Werner von Braun
8 Photographs
9 Kobler, Richard, 1966-1975, materials on Health Education Centers and the Edison Responsive Environment Learning System
10 Miscellaneous, 1960-1973
Subseries H. Tax Laws, 1949-1976
Correspondence, clippings, notes, publications, etc.
box folder
330 1-2 1949-1967
Vivien Kellems
3-4 Correspondence, 1969-1974
5-6 Clippings, 1971-1974
7 1971
8 1972
9 House Ways and Means Committee appearance
10 1973
11 1974
12 Herbert Denenberg. How to Keep Them Honest
13-15 1975-76, nd

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Series V. Biographical/Personal Papers, ca. [18--]-1983,
110 boxes

This series consists of a large group of papers which are either of a biographical or personal nature, ca. [18--]-1983. Among these are address books, appointment books, childhood and family photographs, personal financial records, photographs of friends, guest books, portraits and other personal photographs, pet photographs and data, property records, and travel photographs and papers. These subseries are arranged alphabetically as follows: Address Books and Cards, Appointment Books and Calendars, Awards, Biographical, Celebrations, Childhood, Family, Financial Records, Friends and Associates, Guest Books, Health, Interviews, Memberships, Pets and Animals, Photographs, Property, Sports and Exercise, Staff, Travel, and Miscellaneous.
Subseries A. Address Books and Cards, ca. 1947-1978,
6 boxes
Consists of various address books, most of which are identified either by date, location, or other designation. A number of these were obviously created for use by Miss Swanson while traveling. Two of the address books apparently belonged to husband William Dufty.
The address cards, which were removed from a large rolodex, are an especially good source of names and addresses, as well as for categories of persons (agents, attorneys, doctors, etc.) or of goods and services used (health foods, millinery, furs, etc.).
Subseries B. Appointment Books and Calendars, 1943-1979,
9 boxes
Miss Swanson's personal appointment books and calendars, 1943-1979, provide a substantially complete chronology of appointments and events for this period. Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically. For many years there are multiple books, some of which were undoubtedly created and maintained by staff members.
While Swanson and her staff often referred to these books as "diaries," only occasionally are the personal thoughts and comments of Miss Swanson recorded. They appear to have been used rather frequently in connection with tax or legal documentation.
The bound appointment books are arranged chronologically in the boxes. Miscellaneous items which were folded and tucked within the pages of these books have been removed and placed in folders in order to unfold, preserve, and make them readily available for use by researchers. Included are correspondence, notes, business cards, clippings, photographs, invitations, itineraries, schedules, and receipts. These items are now annotated with pencilled dates in brackets to indicate where they were located within the books. Those not marked in this manner were found either at the front or back of the book, or the item was already dated appropriately.
Subseries C. Awards, 1925-[198-],
5 folders
A small group of award certificates, correspondence, and photographs of award ceremonies, ca. 1925-[198-].
Information regarding Miss Swanson's Academy Award nominations (for Sadie Thompson, The Trespasser, and Sunset Boulevard) are located elsewhere in this collection (see Series II., particularly the subseries concerning United Artists, Paramount, Theater, and Miscellaneous Career Related).
Subseries D. Biographical, 1925-1983,
7 folders
A small group of miscellaneous biographical articles, sketches, reminiscences, and Who's Who entries, ca. 1925-1983.
Some of these biographies were obviously kept in multiple copies to distribute for various purposes. Of special interest in this group is DeWitt Bodeen's article on Gloria Swanson (which appeared in Films in Review in 1965), complete with Miss Swanson's annotations.
Subseries E. Celebrations, [192-]-1982,
1 box
Primarily photographs of celebrations of birthdays, Christmas, and other holidays, but also birthday lists and Christmas gift lists, ca. [192-]-1982.
The earliest item in this subseries is a Christmas card sent out by "Gloria and Henry" (her then husband the Marquis Henri de la Falaise), probably from the mid or late 1920s. Birthday celebrations date mostly from Swanson's later years, ca. 1974-1982, especially that for her 75th birthday at the Cinémathèque Française.
Birthday and various holiday cards received by Miss Swanson will be found in Series I., Correspondence, filed alphabetically under the name of the sender.
Subseries F. Childhood, 1899-1915,
3 boxes
Consists of childhood writing samples, two school texts, a high school graduation program, clippings, and post cards, but predominately photographs which reveal the life of young "Glory" Swanson growing up in Chicago, Key West, and Puerto Rico, 1899-1915. Materials are arranged by format, then chronologically.
Especially prominent among the photographs, which depict Swanson from infancy to her teen years, are a large group of photographs taken during the Swanson family tenure in Puerto Rico, ca. 1910-1911. These include pictures of Swanson with childhood friends, schoolmates, and family in a variety of activities and locales.
A foreshadowing of her cinematic interests appears in her school textbook English Book Two (1911), in which she has inscribed "Francis X. Bushman/My Favorite."
Subseries G. Family, [18--]-1982,
7 boxes
Consists primarily of photographs (though there are some clippings, a report card, a birth certificate, and childrens' art and school work) of Swanson's ancestors, other family members, and descendants, ca. [18--]-1982. Files are divided into these three categories, (ancestors, other family members, and descendants) and divided alphabetically by name within these groups.
While there are a number of photographs of Swanson's parents Joseph and Adelaide, only her maternal grandparents, the Klanowsky family, are represented in the collection. Few other photographs of ancestors are included here, most of them unidentified.
The bulk of this subseries consists of photographs of Swanson's children (Gloria Daly, Joseph Patrick Swanson, and Michelle Farmer Amon) and their families. Insofar as possible, photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. A number of early photographs of the children were taken by well known photographers, such as Maurice Goldberg, Russell Ball, John Miehle, Marcus Blechman, John Engstead, and G. L. Manuel Frères.
Subseries H. Financial Records, 1919-1983 (bulk 1950-1979),
44 boxes
Includes all manner of personal financial data (accounts, accounts payable, advances, bank statements, bills, cancelled checks, cash books, cash receipts and disbursements, checkbooks, correspondence, disbursement vouchers, expenses, income, insurance policies and correspondence, ledgers, loan papers, payroll, petty cash, receipts, statements, tax returns and correspondence, trial balances) for the period 1919-1983, the bulk of which dates from ca. 1950-1979. Materials are arranged chronologically by year (with insurance policies filed by inception date, tax forms filed by tax year, tax correspondence filed by chronological years).
Although the amount of material varies from year to year, a wealth of detail concerning most facets of Swanson's life is available in this subseries. Records for the period 1950-1979 are particularly complete and consistent, due to the methodical practices of staff members Gladys Griffth (ca. 1950-1972) and Beatrice Siegel (ca. 1972-1979). Personal and business finances had a tendency to overlap occasionally, and for that reason, business financial records elsewhere in this collection (United Artists, Multiprises, Inc., Gloria Swanson Enterprises, Inc., Swanson-Dufty Enterprises, Inc., etc.) should also be consulted in order to obtain the fullest view of Swanson's financial affairs. A special example of this tendency is illustrated by a number of files dated ca. 1927-1928 which involve the production of Sadie Thompson.
Financial information included generally tends to inform areas of Swanson's life which are otherwise poorly documented elsewhere in the collection. For example, files of bills included in 1919 and 1920 evidently concern the Somborn honeymoon. Insurance policies and correspondence complement other information within the collection concerning the purchase and ownership of artwork, automobiles, furs, jewelry, and real estate. For later years, information in this subseries regarding travel expenses often supplements the Travel subseries. Information in income files and income tax files are sometimes the only documentation of salary received for film, radio, theatre, and television appearances.
A number of income tax disputes, from the 1920s to the 1970s, are evident in these papers. Correspondence concerning taxes often contains references to multiple years, which may make it necessary to look through several years' worth of tax correspondence to determine the final disposition. Further information on taxes is also found in accountants' files in this subseries.
Information in Series I. Correspondence, supplies further financial detail: see especially files for Equitable Investment Corporation (1934-1942), Insurance (1950-1982), and correspondence with accountants (Ernest du Belier, Noah Gallop & Company, David R. Shelton) and lawyers (R. Lawrence Siegel). Series IV. Other Interests, also contains a subseries concerning Swanson's protest of single tax rates during the 1970s.
Subseries I. Friends and Associates, nd,
3 boxes
Consists of a number of photographs of close friends and famous associates. Included here are photographs of all her husbands and a number of persons who were important in her life. Though most of the photographs are undated, they range from the 1910s through the 1980s. The photographs are arranged in an alphabetical sequence.
Many of the photographs were most likely used for publicity in connection with a number of endeavors, though they could not be attributed to particular activities with any degree of certainty.
This subseries has been extensively indexed in order to provide references to individuals in the photographs as well as access to work by noted photographers.
Subseries J. Guest Books, ca. 1971-1983,
2 books
Two guest books, one of which appears to have been for a specific, unidentified occasion in 1977, the other which seems to have been used over a range of years, ca. 1971-1983.
Subseries K. Health, ca. 1947-1949,
7 folders
This subseries contains a limited amount of correspondence, information on diets, medical literature, photographs, and recipes, concerning Miss Swanson's personal health.
Complementary information for later years is found in Series IV. Health and Nutrition in her Personal files (folder 315.7).
Subseries L. Interviews, [194-]-1977,
2 folders
A small group of transcripts of interviews, the most notable of which are those conducted by Kevin Brownlow for his documentary series Hollywood, and by Adela Rogers St. Johns titled "The Love Story of Gloria and the Marquis."
Most of these were probably separated at some point from accompanying correspondence, which is possibly contained in Series I. Correspondence.
Subseries M. Memberships, ca. 1928-1931,
1 folder
A small group of correspondence and membership cards concerning memberships in a variety of private organizations.
Subseries N. Pets and Animals, [192-]-1980,
6 folders
This subseries contains mostly photographs of Miss Swanson's various dogs and cats, but also correspondence, pedigrees, pet cemetery plot deeds, and veterinary bills and records.
Also included is an article written from the viewpoint of her dachschund, Max, complete with photographs by Roloff Beny. Other photographers represented in this subseries include Russell Ball and Jack Mitchell.
Subseries O. Photographs, 1916-[198-],
6 boxes
This subseries is comprised of photographs of Miss Swanson, subdivided into formal portraits, miscellaneous photographs, and unidentified photographs. Portraits and miscellaneous photographs are arranged in rough chronological order insofar as possible. Unidentified photographs are divided into categories of people, places, sculptures, and statutes.
Many of the portraits were most likely used for publicity in connection with a number of endeavors, though they could not be attributed to particular activities with any degree of certainty.
The work of a number of notable photographers, including Karl Struss, Edward Steichen, Ernest A. Bachrach, Russell Ball, Marcus Blechman, George Hurrell, Philippe Halsman, and Stig Svedfelt, is included in the portraits. Names of identified photographers have been included in the index.
The Miscellaneous photographs are generally more candid shots of Swanson and other people, with circumstances and persons unidentified. Also included are nine folders of photographs of unidentified people, places and things
Subseries P. Property, [191-]-1983,
15 boxes
Consists of papers relating to the purchase and ownership of real estate and personal properties, which have been arranged into the following categories: Apartments, Homes and Real Estate (1925-1983), Automobiles ([191-]-1980), Furs (1950-1972), Jewelry (1934-1968), and Miscellaneous (1930-1979).
Formats among these papers include correspondence, clippings, financial and legal documents, inventories, lists, appraisals, photographs, post cards, blueprints, drawings, decorating samples, bills, receipts, product brochures and warranties, leases, address books, business cards, insurance records, automobile licenses, and registrations.
Though information is included on Miss Swanson's homes in Beverly Hills, CA, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Colares, Portugal, and Palm Springs, CA, the most complete records exist for her apartment at 920 Fifth Avenue, New York City, which she maintained from 1941-1983.
The only substantial documentation existing for personal vehicles concerns two automobiles owned later in her life, a 1957 Rolls Royce and a 1970 Toyota Mark II. There are photographs of Miss Swanson in earlier vintage automobiles, but no evidence in this subseries confirms or denies her ownership of these cars.
Correspondence on furs (1950-1972), and correspondence, lists, photographs, and drawings of jewelry (1922-1968) amount to only six folders.
The Miscellaneous files include lists of old papers and valuables kept in office safes (1972-1976) and safety deposit boxes (1930-1979).
Information included in this subseries can be supplemented by that found in the Financial Records subseries, especially for the Palm Springs, CA, and Colares, Portugal, houses. Further details on automobiles, jewelry, and furs exist in the insurance policy and correspondence files found in the Financial Records subseries. Series VI. (After Death) includes auction catalogs which may be helpful in determining the final disposition of a number of personal items.
Subseries Q. Sports and Exercise, 1920s-1980s,
7 folders
Consists of a group of photographs of Miss Swanson engaged in various athletic activities, subdivided into cycling (1980s), fishing (1950s-1960s), golfing (1920s), horseback riding (1920s), tennis (1920s-1930s), and yoga (1950s).
Subseries R. Staff, ca. 1945-1968,
1 box
Correspondence, clippings, payroll forms, and information concerning maids, chauffeurs and other "help," as well as dealings with employment services. Also included is a file of Swanson's detailed instructions for various staff members outlining her specific wishes for cleaning, cooking, car care, and other staff duties.
Subseries S. Travel, 1920s-1970s (bulk 1950s),
11 boxes
Travel files are arranged chronologically by decade, and by format within decades: bills, clippings, correspondence, customs bills, expenses, miscellaneous (usually post cards, travel brochures, maps, programs of events, etc.), passports, photographs, receipts, and schedules. These categories have been identified where possible by country and/or specific dates.
This subseries primarily documents foreign travel (Cuba, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) for both business and pleasure, though some domestic travel is also represented. Numerous foreign language materials are present. Materials from the 1950s are especially prevalent.
Of special interest are Swanson's 1925 passport, identifying her as the new Marquise de la Falaise returning to America from the filming of Madame Sans-Gêne in France; correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs relating to the command performance of Sunset Boulevard in England in 1950; and correspondence and photographs of a celebrity tour on the Leonardo da Vinci in 1962, organized by Earl Blackwell, and including Joan Fontaine, Paul Newman, Hugh O'Brien, Gore Vidal, and Joanne Woodward among the travelers. Some photographs of travel in Europe during 1955-1956 are undoubtedly related to her United Press column of this period.
Further documentation of travel expenses, especially for the 1970s, may be found in the Financial Records subseries.
Correspondents included in this subseries are Robert Amon, Laura Aponte, Frank H. Bartholomew, Henry G. Bieler, Earl Blackwell, Henri Coanda, Emile Drain, Michael Farmer, Sir Lew Grade, Virginia Graham, Gino di Grandi, Evelyn Laye, Luigi Luraschi, Arlette Marchal, Robert Morley, and Albert Parker.
Subseries T. Miscellaneous, nd,
2 boxes
Here are included a variety of miscellaneous personal papers such as Miss Swanson's bookplate design, business and calling cards saved or collected, cartoons and other writings saved, and unused post cards and stationery. Her "Source of Supply" files kept for the period 1953-1957 document miscellaneous personal purchases.
Subseries A. Address Books and Cards, 1947-1978
Address books, 1947-1978
By date
box folder
331 1-2 1947, 1957
3 1960-1968
4-8 1961-1962, 1965-1966, 1978
By location
9 California
10 Palm Springs, California
box folder
332 1 Florida
2 New York
3 Switzerland
4 World (excluding New York and California)
Other designations
5 A-K
box folder
333 1 L-Z
2 Business
3-6 No designation
box folder
334 1 No designation (cont.)
2-3 Miscellaneous pages
Of others
4-5 William Dufty
6 Addresses--miscellaneous notes
Address cards from rolodex, nd
box
335 A-P
box
336 P-Z; foreign A-Z
Subseries B. Appointment Books and Calendars, 1943-1979
Appointment books
box
337 1943
1944
1945 (2)
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950 (2)
1950/1951 (Oct. 30-May 15)
1951
box
338 1951 (2)
1952 (2)
1953 (3)
box
339 1953
1954 (4)
1955 (2)
1956
box
340 1957
1958 (2)
1959 (2)
1960 (2)
1961 (2)
1962 (2)
box
341 1963 (2)
1964 (2)
1965 (2)
1966 (2)
1967 (2)
box
342 1968 (3)
1970
1971 (3)
1972 (2)
box
343 1973 (2)
1974 (2)
1975 (2)
1976 (2)
1977 (2)
box
344 1978
1979
nd
Items separated from appointment books
box folder
344 1-22 1943-45, 1950-68
box folder
345 1-7 1971-77
8-11 Calendars, 1958, 1976-78
Subseries C. Awards, 1925-[198-]
Award statue, 1976, Rodolfo Valentino Award
(see realia, rl)
box folder
346 1-3 Certificates, correspondence, 1925-1977
4-5 Photographs, ca. [194-]-[198-]
Subseries D. Biographical, ca. 1925-1983
6 Articles, ca. 1925-1975
Sketches
7 By Carl E. Cooper, ca. 1950
8 Adaptation, ca. 1953
9-10 Unattributed, ca. 1954
box folder
347 1 Miscellaneous, ca. 1971-1983
2 Reminiscences about Swanson, ca. 1932-1979
Subseries E. Celebrations, ca. [192-]-1982
Birthdays, ca. 1950s-1982
3 Family birthday lists, nd
Photographs, ca. 1950s-1982
4 75th birthday
5 79th birthday
6 80th birthday
7 83rd birthday
8 Miscellaneous birthdays, ca. 1950s-1976
Christmas, ca. [192-]-1981
9 Cards--Gloria and Henry, ca. [192-]
Lists
10-19 1961-1979
box folder
348 1-3 1980-1981, nd
4 Photographs, ca. 1950s-1979
Easter, ca. [194-]
5 Photographs, ca. [194-]
Subseries F. Childhood, ca. 1899-1915
Books and schools, 1911-1914
6 English Book Two, 1911
7 Composition book, 1913; Lincoln School graduation exercise program, Jun. 26, 1914
8 Clippings, nd
Photographs
9-12 ca. 1899-1915
box folder
349 1-5 (cont.) ca. 1899-1915
6-12 Puerto Rico, ca. 1910-1911
box folder
350 1-4 Puerto Rico (cont.) (see also negatives, folders 524.1-524.10)
5 Washington D.C. and Key West, FL, ca. 1910-1911
6 Postcards of Puerto Rico, nd
7 Miscellaneous writing samples, nd
Subseries G. Family, [18??]-1982
Ancestors
8 Klanowsky family (maternal grandparents), photographs, [18??]-[196?]
Swanson, Joseph Theodore (father)
9 Obituaries, 1923
10 Photographs, [18??]-[192?]
Woodruff, Adelaide (mother)
11 Clippings, 1923
12-15 Photographs, [19??-196?]
Various family members
box folder
351 1-2 Family groups with GS, photographs, [191?-196?]
3 Bruchman, John (cousin), photographs, report card
4 Swanson, Jonathan (uncle), birth certificate
5 Unidentified family members, photographs, nd
Descendants, 1920-1982
Daly, Gloria (daughter) and family, 1920-1978
6 Clippings and miscellaneous, 1921-1951
7-11 Photographs, 1920-1978
box folder
352 1-9 Photographs, (cont.) 1920-1978
box folder
353 1-5 Photographs, (cont.) 1920-1978
Swanson, Joseph Patrick (son) and family, 1923-[196?]
6-11 Photographs, 1923-[196-]
12 Miscellaneous
Amon, Michelle Farmer (daughter) and family, 1932-1982
box folder
354 1 Clippings, ca. 1950
2-12 Photographs, 1932-1982
box folder
355 1-10 Photographs, (cont.) 1932-1982
11 Miscellaneous
Various groups of children and grandchildren, 1923-1975
box folder
355 12-13 Photographs, 1923-1975
box folder
356 1-6 Photographs, 1923-1975 (cont.)
Subseries H. Financial Records, 1919-1983
box folder
357 1-2 1919-20, bills
3 1921, taxes (income)
4 1922, taxes (income), correspondence
5 1923, taxes (income)
1924
6 Taxes (income)
7 Correspondence
1925
8 Insurance
9 Taxes (income), correspondence
1926
10 Banks (Harriman Natl. Bank, New York), statement
11 Cash book
12 Expenses
13 Taxes (income)
14-16 Correspondence
1927
17 Accounts payable
18 Advances
Cancelled checks
19 #1-100, Mar. 25-Apr. 23
box folder
358 1-5 #102-568, April-Dec.
6 Gloria Swanson special account, #302-364, Nov. 7-Dec. 29
Henri de la Falaise account
7-8 #1-200, May-Aug.
box folder
359 1 #201-302, Aug. 28-Oct. 7
2 Cash received/paid out
Disbursement vouchers
3 #2-4, Apr.-Jul.
4-8 #1-124, March 26 - April 29
box folder
360 1-7 #125-413, April 29 - Dec. 31
box folder
361 1 Expenses
House disbursements
2 Henri de la Falaise, May-Dec.
3 Personal notes
4 Receipts and disbursements, Apr.-Dec.
5 Statement (Dec. 29)
6 Taxes (income)
7-8 Correspondence
9 Trial balance, Nov. 1-Dec. 31
1928
10 Accounts, Jan. 11
11 Bank (Bank of Italy, Hollywood), statements
12 Bills
Cancelled checks
13 #569-659, Jan. 3-Feb. 25
14 Gloria Swanson special account, #365-500, Jan. 5-Feb. 25
15 Disbursements, Jan. 18-Dec. 13
16 Insurance
17 Outstanding obligations, Jan. 19-23
18 Payroll
19 Receipts, Jan. 1-Dec. 31
20 Statement, May 1-Dec. 1
21-22 Taxes (income), correspondence
23 Trial balance, Apr. 1-Dec. 1
1929
box folder
362 1 Bills
2 Insurance
3 Receipts and disbursements, Jan. 1-Dec. 31
4 Statement, Apr.-Oct.
5 Taxes (income)
6-7 Correspondence
1930
8 Banks (Bankers Trust Company, Paris), statements
9 Receipts and disbursements (California)
10 Taxes (income)
11 Correspondence
1931
Audit (see folder 119.9)
12 Bills of sale
13 Insurance
14 Taxes (income), correspondence
1932
Audit (see folder 119.9)
15 Banks (Bankers Trust Company, London)
16 Taxes (income), correspondence
1933
17 Bills
1934
18 Accounts, July 30
19 Banks (Security First Natl. Bank, Los Angeles), statements
20-21 Bills
22 Taxes (income)
1935
23 Bills
24 Taxes (income), correspondence
1936
25 Bills
26 Taxes (income), correspondence
1937
27 Banks (miscellaneous)
28 Bills
Ledger (see bound volumes, B2)
29 Taxes (income), correspondence
1938
30 Banks (miscellaneous)
31 Bills
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B1-B2)
32 Petty cash
33 Taxes (income), correspondence
1939
34 Banks (miscellaneous)
35 Bills
36 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B1)
37 Taxes (income)
1940
box folder
363 1 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
2 Bills
3 Cuba
Ledger (see bound volumes, B1)
4 Taxes (income), correspondence
1941
Banks
5 Bank of New York, statements
6 Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, correspondence
7 Bills (see also bound volumes, B1)
8 Taxes (income)
1942
Banks
9 Bank of New York, statements
10 Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, statements
11 Bills
12 Income
13 Taxes (income), correspondence
1943
14 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
15 Bills (see also bound volumes, B1)
16-18 Income
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B2-B3)
19 Receipts
20 Taxes (income), correspondence
1944
21 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
22 Bills
23 Income
Ledger (see bound volumes, B2-B3)
24 Receipts
25 Taxes (income), correspondence
1945
26 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
box folder
364 1-4 Bills
5 William M. Davey (see also bound volumes, B1)
6 Income
Ledger (see bound volumes, B2-B3)
7 Receipts
8 Taxes (income)
9 Correspondence
1946
Banks
10 Bank of New York, statements
11 Special Account, statements
12 Bills
13 Income
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B2-B4)
14 Receipts
15 Taxes (income)
16 Correspondence
1947
17 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
18 Income
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B3-B4)
19 Receipts
20 Taxes (income), correspondence
1948
21 Banks (Bank of New York), statements
22 Bills
23 Lord & Taylor
24 Expenses
25 Income
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B3-B4)
26 Receipts
27 Taxes (income)
28 Correspondence
1949
Banks
29 Bank of America, Hollywood, statements
30 Bank of New York, statements
31 Bills
32 Income
33 Insurance
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B3-B4)
34 Taxes (Income)
35 Correspondence
1950
Banks
box folder
365 1 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
2 Special account, statements
3 Bank of America, Hollywood, statements
4 Bank of New York, statements
5 Special account, statements
6 Bank of New York and Fifth Avenue Bank, correspondence
7 Miscellaneous
8 Bills
9 Income
10 Insurance
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B4-B6)
11 Petty cash
Taxes
12 Income, correspondence
13 Payroll
1951
Banks
14 Banks of America, Beverly Hills, correspondence
15 Bank of New York and Fifth Avenue Bank, correspondence
16 Bank of New York, statements
17 Special account, statements
18 Bills
19 Budget
20 Income
21 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B7)
22 Payroll book
23-24 Petty cash
25 Receipts
26 Taxes (payroll)
1952
Banks
27 Bank of New York and Fifth Avenue Bank, correspondence
28 Bank of New York, statements
29 Special account, statements
30 Bills
box folder
366 1 Financial statement
2 Income
3 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B8)
4 Payroll book
5 Petty cash
6 Receipts
7 Taxes (payroll)
1953
8 Accountants
Banks (Bank of New York)
9 Correspondence
10 Statements
11-12 Bills
13 Expense book (California)
Ledger (see bound volumes, B9)
14 Payroll
15-18 Petty cash
19 Receipts
Taxes
20 Income, correspondence
folder
21 Payroll
1954
Banks (Bank of New York)
box folder
367 1 Correspondence
2 Statements
3 Bills
4 Income
5 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B10)
6 Payroll
7 Petty cash
Taxes
8 Income
9 Correspondence
10 Payroll
1955
11 Accountants
Banks
12 Banca d'American e d'Italia, miscellaneous
Bank of New York
13 Correspondence
14 Statements
15-16 Bills
17 Income
Ledger (see bound volumes, B11)
18 Payroll book
19 Petty cash
20 Receipts
Taxes
21 Income
22 Information
23 Payroll
1956
box folder
368 1 Accountants
Banks
2 Banca d'American e d'Italia, miscellaneous
Bank of New York special account
3 Correspondence
4 Statements
5 Bills
6 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B12)
7 Payroll book
Taxes
8 Income
9 Information
10 Payroll
1957
11 Accountants
Banks
12 Banca d'America e d'Italia, miscellaneous
13 Bank of New York, correspondence
14 Special account, statements
15 Bills
16 California
17 Income
Ledger (see bound volumes, B13)
18 Payroll book
19 Petty cash
20 Receipts
Taxes
21 Income
22 Correspondence
23 Payroll
1958
24 Accountants
Banks
25 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statement
26 Bank of New York special account, statement
27 Swiss Credit Bank, Zurich
28 Bills
Ledger (see bound volumes, B14)
box folder
369 1 Payroll book
2 Petty cash
3 Taxes (payroll)
1959
4 Accountants
Banks
5 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
6 Bank of New York, statements
7 Special account, statements
8 Swiss Credit Bank, statements
Bills
9 Jan. (special account)
10 Feb. (special account)
11 Mar. (special account)
12-13 Apr. (special account)
box folder
370 1 Apr. (special account) (cont.)
2 May
3-4 Aug.(regular account)
5 Oct. (special account)
6 Nov. (special account)
7 Dec.(regular account)
8 Dec. (special account)
Ledger (see bound volumes, B15)
9 Petty cash
Taxes
10 Income
11 Correspondence
12 Payroll
1960
box folder
371 1 Accountants
Banks
2 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
3-6 Bank of New York, statements
7 Special account, statements
8 Swiss Credit Bank, Zurich, statements
Bills
9 Cash
10-11 Jan. (regular account)
12 Feb. (regular account)
13 Feb. (special account)
14 Mar. (regular account)
15 Apr. (regular account)
box folder
372 1 Apr. (special account)
2 May (regular account)
3 Jun. (Florida)
4-5 Jun. (regular account)
6 Jul. (regular account)
7 Jul. (special account)
8 Aug. (regular account)
9 Sep. (regular account)
10 Sep.(special account)
11-12 Oct. (regular account)
13 Oct.(special account)
box folder
373 1 Nov. (regular account)
2 Dec. (regular account)
3 Dec. (special account)
4 Unpaid
5 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B16)
6 Petty cash
7 Taxes (income)
1961
8 Accountants
Banks
9 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
10 Bank of New York, correspondence
11 Swiss Credit Bank, Zurich, statements
12 Bills (unpaid)
13 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B17)
14 Taxes (payroll)
1962
15 Accountants
Banks
16 Banca di American e d'Italia, statements
17 Bank of New York, correspondence
18 Swiss Credit Bank, statements
19 Bills (unpaid)
20 Insurance
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B18-B19)
Taxes
21 Income
22 Payroll
1963
23 Accountants
Banks
24 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
Bank of New York
25 Correspondence
26 Loan
27 Swiss Credit Bank, statements
28 Bills (unpaid)
29 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B20)
Taxes
30 Income, correspondence
31 Payroll
1964
box folder
374 1 Accountants
Banks
2 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
Bank of New York
3 Correspondence
4 Loan
5 Swiss Credit Bank, statements
Bills
6 Norma S. Roth
7 Unpaid
8 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B21)
Taxes
9 Income
10 Payroll
1965
11 Accountants
Banks
12 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
13 Bank of New York, correspondence
14 Swiss Credit Bank, statements
15 Bills
16 Unpaid
17 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B22)
18 Petty cash
Taxes
19 Income, correspondence
20 Payroll
1966
Banks
21 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
22 Bank of New York, correspondence
23 Bills (unpaid)
24 Insurance
Ledger (see bound volumes, B23)
Taxes
25 Income, correspondence
26 Payroll
1967
27 Accountants
28 Banks (Bank of New York), correspondence
29 Bills (unpaid)
30 Insurance
31 Correspondence
Ledgers (see bound volumes, B24-B25)
Taxes (income)
32 Correspondence
33 Information
1968
box folder
375 1 Accountants
2 Banks (Banca d'America e d'Italia), statements
3 Bills (unpaid)
4 Insurance
5 Correspondence
Ledger (see bound volumes, B26)
1969
Banks
box folder
375 6 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
7 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
8 Bank of New York, correspondence
9 Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan, Glendale, CA, correspondence
10 Bills (unpaid)
Insurance
11 Correspondence
12 Policies
Portugal
13 Automobile
14 House
Taxes
Income, correspondence, 1972-1980
15-16 1972-1977
17 1976-1980
18 Payroll
1970
19 Accountants
Banks
20 Banca d'America e d'Italia, statements
21 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
box folder
376 1 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, correspondence
Bank of America, Palm Springs
2 Checkbook
3 Correspondence
4 Bank of New York, correspondence
5 Bills
6 Unpaid
7 Insurance
8 Correspondence
Taxes
Income (see folders 375.15-375.17)
9 Payroll
1971
10 Accountants
Banks
11 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
12 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
Bank of America, Palm Springs
13 Correspondence
14 Statements
Bank of New York
15 Correspondence
Checkbooks
16 Gloria M. Swanson
17 Gloria May Swanson
18 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
19 Gloria M. Swanson
box folder
377 1-2 Gloria May Swanson
3-4 G. M. J. Swanson
5 Bills
6-10 Jan.-May
box folder
378 1-7 June-Dec.
8 Palm Springs house
9 Store account
10 Unpaid
11 Unpaid
box folder
379 1 Expenses (William Dufty)
2 Insurance
3 Correspondence
Ledger (see bound volumes, B27)
4 Payroll book
5 Petty cash
6 Analysis
Taxes
folder
7 Accountant's file
box folder
379 8 Income
9 Payroll
10 William Dufty, documentation
1972
box folder
380 1 Accountants
Banks
2 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
folder
3 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
box
380 Bank of America, Palm Springs
4 Correspondence
5 Statements
Bank of New York
6 Correspondence
Checkbooks
7 Gloria May Swanson
8 G. M. J. Swanson
9 Savings account
Statements
10-11 Gloria May Swanson
12 G. M. J. Swanson
box folder
381 1 G. M. J. Swanson (cont.)
2 Gloria Swanson Personal Management
Bills
3-11 Jan.-Sept.
box folder
382 1-3 Oct.-Dec.
4 Palm Springs house
5 Stores account
6 Unpaid
7 Unpaid
8 Expense book
9 Insurance
10 Correspondence
11 Petty Cash
Taxes
12 Documentation
13 William Dufty
14 Income
15 Audit
16 Payroll
17 Travel expenses
1973
Banks
box folder
383 1 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
Bank of America, Beverly Hills
2 Checkbooks
3 Statements
Bank of America, Palm Springs
4 Correspondence
5-6 Checkbooks
7 Statements
Bank of New York
8 Correspondence
Checkbooks
9-10 Gloria May Swanson
11 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
12 Gloria May Swanson
box folder
384 1-2 G. M. J. Swanson
3 Desert Empire Bank, Cathedral City, CA, statements
Bills
4-11 Jan.-Aug.
box folder
385 1-4 Sept.-Dec.
5 Miscellaneous
6-7 Palm Springs house
8 Stores account
9 Unpaid
10 Unpaid
Cash receipts and disbursements
11 Gloria May Swanson
12 G. M. J. Swanson
13 Palm Springs house
14 Stores account
15 Expenses, Palm Springs house
box folder
386 1 Insurance
2 Correspondence
3 Petty cash
Taxes
4 Documentation
5 Income
6 Payroll
7 Travel expenses
1974
8 Accountants
Banks
9 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
10 Bank for Savings, New York, trustee savings accounts
11 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
Bank of America, Palm Springs
12 Correspondence
13 Checkbooks
14 Statements
Bank of New York
15 Correspondence
Checkbooks
16 Gloria May Swanson
box folder
387 1 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
2 Gloria May Swanson
3-4 G. M. J. Swanson
5 Bowery Savings Bank, New York, loan
(see also folder 418.1)
6 Desert Empire Bank, Cathedral City, CA, statements
Bills
folder
7-9 Jan.-March
box folder
388 1-9 Apr.-Dec.
10 Miscellaneous
11 Palm Springs house
12 Stores account
13 Unpaid
14 Unpaid
15 Insurance
16 Correspondence
Ledger (see bound volumes, B28)
17 Petty cash
Taxes
box folder
389 1 Documentation
2 Income
3 Audit
4 Payroll
5-7 Travel expenses
1975
Banks
8 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
9 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
Bank of America, Palm Springs
10 Checkbook
11 Correspondence
box folder
390 1 Statements
Bank of New York
2 Correspondence
Checkbooks
3 Gloria May Swanson
4 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
5 Gloria May Swanson
6-7 G. M. J. Swanson
Bowery Savings Bank, New York
8 Loan
9 Statements
Bills
box folder
391 1-12 Jan.-Dec.
13 Miscellaneous
14 Palm Springs house
15 Stores account
16 Unpaid
17 Unpaid
Cash Receipts and disbursements
box folder
392 1 Gloria May Swanson
2 Gloria Swanson (Bowery account)
3 G. M. J. Swanson
4 Palm Springs house
5 Stores account
6 Insurance
7 Correspondence
8 Petty cash
9 Analysis
Taxes
10 Documentation
11 Income
12 Payroll
folder
13 Travel expenses
box folder
392 14 Travelers checks
1976
Banks
box folder
393 1 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
2 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
Bank of New York
Checkbooks
3 Gloria May Swanson
4 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
5 Gloria May Swanson
6-7 G. M. J. Swanson
Bowery Savings Bank, New York
8 Loan
9 Statements
Bills
box folder
394 1-12 Jan.-Dec.
13 Miscellaneous
14 Stores account
15 Unpaid
16 Cash expenditures
Cash receipts and disbursements
box folder
395 1 Gloria May Swanson
2 Glory Swanson
3 G. M. J. Swanson
4 Stores account
5 Insurance
6 Correspondence
7 Payroll book
8 Petty cash
9 Analysis
Taxes
10 Accountant's file
11 Income
12 Payroll
folder
13 Travel expenses
box
395 1977
Banks
14 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
15 Bank of America, Beverly Hills, statements
Bank of New York
Checkbooks
16 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
box folder
396 1 Gloria May Swanson
2-3 G. M. J. Swanson
Bowery Savings Bank, New York
4 Loan
5 Statements
Bills
6-17 Jan.-Dec.
18 Miscellaneous
19 Stores account
20 Cash disbursements
21 Cash receipts and disbursements
22 Petty cash
box folder
397 1 Insurance
2 Correspondence
3 Taxes, accountant's file
4 Travel expenses
1978
Banks
folder
5 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
box
397 Bank of America, Beverly Hills
6 Checkbooks
7 Statements
Bank of New York
Checkbooks
8 Gloria May Swanson
9 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
10 Gloria May Swanson
11 G. M. J. Swanson
Bowery Savings Bank, New York
12 Loan
13 Statements
14 Bills (Jan.-Dec.)
15 Miscellaneous
box folder
398 1 Store account
2 Unpaid
3 Cash expenditures
4 Insurance
5 Correspondence
6 Petty Cash
7 Taxes, accountant's file
8-9 Travel expenses
1979
Banks
10 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal
11 Bank of America, Beverly Hills
398 Bank of New York
Checkbooks
12 G. M. J. Swanson
Statements
13 Gloria May Swanson
14 G. M. J. Swanson
Bowery Savings Bank, New York
box folder
399 1 Loan
2 Statements
3 Bills
4 Stores account
5 Unpaid
6 Unpaid
7 Cash disbursements
8 Cash receipts and disbursements
9 Insurance
10 Correspondence
Ledger (see bound volumes, B29)
11 Petty cash
12 Taxes, accountant's file
13-15 Travel expenses
1980
Banks
box folder
400 1 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
2 Bank of America, Palm Springs, miscellaneous
3 Bowery Savings Bank, New York, loan
4 Bills
5 Stores account, unpaid
6 Unpaid
7 Insurance
8 Correspondence
1981
Banks
9 Banco Borges & Irmão, Portugal, miscellaneous
10 Bowery Savings Bank, New York, loan
11 Bills
12 Insurance
13 Correspondence
1982
Banks
14 Bowery Savings Bank, New York, loan
15 Bills, unpaid
16 Insurance, correspondence
1983
17 Bills
Subseries I. Friends and Associates, nd
Photographs
box folder
401 1-8 A-D
9-12 Dufty, William
box folder
402 1-2 E-F
3 Farmer, Michael
4-9 G-L
10-13 la Falaise, Henri de
box folder
403 1-2 M
3-4 Marshall, Herbert
5-15 N-Z
Subseries J. Guest Books, ca. 1971-1983
16 1971-1983
17 1977, Mar. 21
Subseries K. Health, ca. 1947-1949
box folder
404 1 Diets and fasts
2 Feet (reflexology)
3 Hospitalization, photographs, ca. 1949
4 Mayo Clinic, correspondence, 1948-1949
5 Medical literature, ca. 1947
6 Recipes, nd
7 Miscellaneous, nd
Subseries L. Interviews, [194-]-1977
Audio recordings (see audio recordings, cassettes 10, 23, 26, discs 17, 35, 79, 96, 114, 115, reels 25, 72, 73, 74, 76, 87-90, 105, 107
Film (see film, videotapes FT7, FT23, FT25, FT26)
Miscellaneous (see folders 31.9, 140.5-141.17, 142.6, 142.10-144.3,146.7, 151.18 152.9, 152.17-152.18, 159.3)
8-9 Transcripts, ca. [194-]-1977, nd
Subseries M. Memberships, ca. 1928-1931
10 Correspondence and membership cards, ca. 1928-1931
Subseries N. Pets and Animals, ca. [192-]-1980
11-12 Correspondence, dogs, 1942-1961
13-15 Photographs, ca. [192-]-1980
16 Miscellaneous, ca. 1928-1929
Subseries O. Photographs, ca. 1916-[198-]
Portraits of GS
17-18 1916-1920
box folder
405 1-7 1920s
8 1920s-1930s
9 1930s-1940s
10-11 1940s
12 1940s-1950s
box folder
406 1 1940s-1950s (cont.)
2-12 1950s
box folder
407 1-3 1950s
4-5 1950s-1960s
6-10 1960s
11 1960s-1970s
12 1970s
box folder
408 1 1970s (cont.)
2-3 1980s
Miscellaneous photographs of GS
4-5 1920s
6-7 1930s
8-9 1940s
10-11 1950s
box folder
409 1-2 1950s
3-4 1960s
5-8 1970s
9-10 1980s
Unidentified photographs
box folder
410 1-4 People
5-8 Places
9 Sculpture and statues
Subseries P. Property, [191-]-1983
Apartments, homes and real estate, 1925-1983
10 Park Chambers Hotel apartment, New York City, 1925-1929
904 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 1925-1939
Correspondence
11 1925-1929
box folder
411 1-2 1930-1939
3 Appraisal of contents, 1931
4-5 Photographs and postcards
box folder
412 1 Norton Place property, Los Angeles, CA, 1925-1928
2 Franklin Park tract, Los Angeles, CA, 1926-1927
3 Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 1927
4 Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 1927-1928
5-7 Photographs
8 Malibu Beach property, CA, 1927-1928
9 817 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1937-1941
10 Inventory
11 Beverly Hills Hotels & Bungalows, Beverly Hills, CA, 1938
12 8480 Sunset Blvd. Apartment, Hollywood, CA, 1939-1946
920 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1941-1983
box folder
413 1-8 Alterations and repairs
9-10 Appraisals, 1952-1964
11 Bills, 1951-1953
12 Blueprints
13 Decorating
box folder
414 1-6 Decorating (cont.)
7 East 73rd Street Association, 1980-1982
8-10 Equipment
box folder
415 1 Equipment (cont.)
2-3 Air conditioning system
4 Magnavox
5 Record-O-Fone
6 Safe
7-11 Furnishings
box folder
416 1-6 General correspondence, 1941-1977
box folder
417 1-3 Leases, 1941-1979
Management
4 Douglas Elliman-Gibbons, Ives, 1976-1977
5 Brown, Harris, Stevens, Inc., 1978-1983
6-13 Photographs
14 Negatives
box folder
418 1 Proprietary lease and stock certificates, 1948-1978
Rentals
2 Fred W. Richmond, 1955-1956
3 Carl Rosen, 1956
4 Aura de Siso, 1956-1957
5 Frederick Eberstadt, 1956-1958
6 Betty M. Guthrie, 1969-1970
7-8 Miscellaneous, 1952-1975
9 Sale proposals, 1971-1980
10 Security system, 1950-1981
box folder
419 1 Staff instructions and information
Storage, 1952-1972
2 Apt. Room #6, 1966-1972
3 Closets, 1965
4 Laundry room, 1959-1965
5 Lincoln Warehouse Corp., 1952-1961
6 Morgan and Brother Manhattan Storage Co., Inc., 1972
7 Miscellaneous
8 Storerooms 10 and 11, 1960-1964
9 Trunk room, 1965
10 Utilities, 1980
11-12 923 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1951-1953
13 570 Park Avenue, New York City, [195-]
14 2800-2806 West 9th St., Los Angeles, CA, 1959-1980
15 11110 Montana Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 1965-1966
Colares, Portugal
box folder
420 1-2 Address/telephone books
3-4 Business cards
5 Correspondence
6 José Antonio Cópio, 1972
7 Hugo Ribeiro, 1969-1970
8 Decorating
9 Deeds, 1969
10 Equipment
Financial
11 Accounts, 1969-1972
box folder
421 1-3 Accounts (cont.), 1975-1982
4-6 Bills paid, 1969-1973
7 1969-1972
8 1970 (cash)
9 1970 (check)
10 1973
11 Food receipts
box folder
422 1 Insurance claim, 1969-1972
2 José account receipts
3 Furnishings (shipment and customs release, 1969)
4 Inventory
5 Maps
6-7 Miscellaneous
8-10 Notebooks
11 Photographs
folder
12 Text for #1-17, 2 unnumbered photographs
box folder
423 1 Photographs #1-5
2 Photographs #6-10
3 Photographs #11-15
4 Photographs #16-17, 2 unnumbered
5 5 unnumbered, no text
6-7 635 Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs
8 Interior decorating, 1970-1971
9 Photographs and postcards
10 Sale, 1975
11 Swanson vs. Irwin, 1974-1975
12 Trust deeds
13 Miscellaneous
14 Wilshire Holmby #1003, Los Angeles, CA, 1975-1976
Purchase considered, Mexico property
box folder
424 1-4 Photographs
Unidentified locations
5 Blueprints
6-7 Photographs
Automobiles
Accessories (see realia, box 537)
8 Chauffeurs, 1951-1968
9 Licenses, registrations, etc., 1926-1931
10 Photographs, ca. [191-]-[196-]
11-14 1957 Rolls Royce, 1956-1970
box folder
425 1-2 1957 Rolls Royce, (cont.) 1956-1970
3-4 1971 Toyota Mark II, 1969-1980
5 Vauxhall Viva, 1970
6 Furs, correspondence, 1950-1972
Jewelry
7-9 Correspondence, 1934-1968
10 Lists, 1922-[195-]
11 Photographs and drawings
Miscellaneous
12 Office safe lists, 1972-1976
13 Safety deposit box lists, 1930-1979
Subseries Q. Sports and Exercise, 1920s-1980s
Photographs
box folder
426 1 Cycling, 1980s
2 Fishing, 1950s-1960s
3 Golfing, 1920s
4 Horseback riding, 1920s
5-6 Tennis, 1920s-1930s
7 Yoga, 1950s
Subseries R. Staff, 1945-1968
Correspondence
8-13 1945, 1950, 1952-55
14 (Europe) 1955
15-16 1956-1958
box folder
427 1-5 1959-63
6 1967-1968 (Keiko Nobunaga)
7 Instructions and miscellaneous information
Subseries S. Travel, 1920s-1970s
1920s
8 Passports
9 Miscellaneous
10 Photographs
1930s
11 Passports
Photographs
12-15 Chartered yacht, 1939
box folder
428 1-4 Chartered yacht, 1939 (cont.)
5 Cuba
6 Ile de France, Queen Mary
7-9 Europe
10-13 La Quinta house, 1934?
14 Monte Carlo
15 Unidentified
Slides (see boxes 526-527)
16 Miscellaneous
1940s
17 Correspondence (France, 1946-1948)
Film (see film, reels FE3-FE6, FE13, FE25, FE30, FR10)
18 Passports
19 Photographs, Puerto Rico
Slides (see boxes 526-529)
box folder
429 1 Unidentified