The Sidney Skolsky papers span the years 1928-1982 and encompass 5.5 linear feet. The collection
consists primarily of material on film personalities utilized by Skolsky in the preparation of his
typewriter-written caricatures, known as tintypes. The material often includes a draft tintype prepared
by the associated studio's publicity department, correspondence from the department, biographical data,
Skolsky's carbon of the tintype, or a transcript of an interview conducted by a studio publicist. Other
items include miscellaneous television and radio scripts, some correspondence (mostly photocopies),
manuscripts of articles and columns by Skolsky, and scrapbooks containing Skolsky's columns. The
photograph series consist of 356 vintage black-and-white photographs. These are group portraits of Sidney
Skolsky with various film personalities.
Sidney Skolsky was a gossip columnist active in Hollywood from 1932 to 1982.
5 linear feet of papers.
0.5 linear feet of photographs.
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