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Guide to the Stanley Musgrove Papers Pertaining to Mae West
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Description
Correspondence, 1958-1974; movie scripts; newspaper clippings, 1948-1976; magazine articles about Mae West, 1969-1970; photographs; and press releases.
Background
Stanley Musgrove was an old friend of Mae West. He was quick to say he was not her agent, but he was, or became, her publicist. He often "ran interference" for the star, screening her visitors, as well as admirers after her picture and autograph. He signed some of her correspondence and was privy to what her thoughts were on everything from her attendance at functions to what was appropriate regarding fees she received for appearances, interviews, and the like. He came to know many Hollywood personalities, from actors to directors. In 1982 he collaborated with George Eells on a biography of Mae West.
Extent
1 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.