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Finding Aid for the Carolyn Jones Papers, 1953-1965
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Description
Actress Carolyn Jones was best known for her role as the ghoulish Morticia in the television series The Addams Family. The collection consists of scripts and scrapbooks related to her acting career.
Background
Jones was born in Amarillo, TX, Apr. 28, 1929. She attended Pasadena Community Playhouse in Pasadena, CA (1950). She made her stage debut in the 1940s followed by her television debut in 1951. She gained popularity in the mid-1960s in the role of Morticia in popular The Addams family television series. Her film credits include, Desiree (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Tender Trap (1955), The Bachelor Party (1957), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role, and Majorie Morningstar (1958). She died Aug. 3, 1983 in Hollywood, CA.
Extent
10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.