Robert Leicester Wagner (1872-1942) was a illustrator for newspapers and the
Encyclopedia Britannica. He also wrote for the
Saturday evening post,
Collier's, and other magazines before moving to Southern California, where he directed films for Paramount and the Hal Roach studios,
and made six films with Will Rogers. In 1929, he published Rob Wagner's
Script. The collection consists of Wagner's correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, drawings, phonograph records, a file of
Script magazine from 1929-41, ephemera, and miscellanea.
Robert Leicester Wagner was born on August 2, 1872 in Detroit, Michigan; attended University of Michigan and studied art at
the Académie Julian (1903) in Paris; became an illustrator for the Detroit free press, Criterion (New York), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (London); also painted portraits; wrote for the Saturday evening post, Collier's, and other magazines; moved to Southern California, where he directed films for Paramount and the Hal Roach studios, and
made six films with Will Rogers; published Rob Wagner's Script beginning in 1929; published books include Film folk (1918) and Tessie moves along (c. 1928); he died on July 20, 1942.
33 boxes (16.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize boxes
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