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Finding Aid for the Bernardine Fritz Papers, 1925-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bernardine Fritz Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1974
    Collection number: 1298
    Creator: Fritz, Bernardine, d. 1982
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: Bernardine Fritz was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She worked as a reporter for the Chicago Evening Post and the New York Daily News before moving to Europe in 1925. She lived in London and Paris, and traveled extensively throughout India and China. After settling in Los Angeles in 1939, she established her "Hollywood salon" which brought together the leading literary and artistic personalities of the era, many of whom were American expatriates she met during her European exile. The collection includes letters, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera, and books from the library of Mrs. Fritz.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Fritz was born and raised in Peoria, IL; worked as a reporter for the Chicago evening post and New York daily news before moving to Europe in 1925; lived in London and Paris, and traveled extensively in India and China; settled in Los Angeles in 1939, and became known for her Hollywood salon, which brought together literary and artistic personalities, including many American expatriates; died in 1982.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and books from the library of Bernardine Fritz. Correspondents include: Jay Michael Barrie, Gerald Heard, Aldous Huxley, Laura Huxley, Maria Huxley, Grover Smith, David Lilienthal, Henry Miller, Fania Marinoff Van Vechten, Louise Webb, Glenway Westcott, and Monroe Wheeler. The collection also contains manuscripts of Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, and Glenway Westcott.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence and ephemera (box 1)
    2. Manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera (box 1)
    3. Books from the library of Bernardine Fritz (boxes 2-6).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Fritz, Bernardine, d. 1982--Archives.
    Miller, Henry,--1891-
    Huxley, Aldous,--1894-1963.
    Heard, Gerald,--1889-1971.
    Westcott, Glenway, 1901-
    Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence.
    Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
    Salons--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.