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Description
The Valentine Davies papers span the years 1925-1960 and encompass 15.5 linear feet. The collection includes script material for nearly all of the films written by Davies, as well as material on his plays. Nine scrapbooks document Davies's career from 1931 to 1957.
Background
Valentine Davies was an American screenwriter active in Hollywood from the early 1940s through 1961. He received an Academy Award for his original story for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947), two nominations in the writing category, and one for the documentary short HOUSE WITHOUT A NAME (1956). He served on the Academy Board of Governors.
Extent
15.5 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.