Guide to the Stanley Musgrove Papers Pertaining to Mae West

Frank Novak
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 2005
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Stanley Musgrove Papers Pertaining to Mae West

Collection number: M1435

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Frank Novak
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
Sean Quimby
© 2005 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stanley Musgrove papers pertaining to Mae West
Dates: 1948-1976
Collection number: M1435
Creator: Musgrove, Stanley
Collection Size: 1 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Correspondence, 1958-1974; movie scripts; newspaper clippings, 1948-1976; magazine articles about Mae West, 1969-1970; photographs; and press releases.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

Stanley Musgrove papers pertaining to Mae West, M1435. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Theatre Collection, 2004. Accession 2004-143.

Biography / Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, 1958-1974; movie scripts; newspaper clippings, 1948-1976; magazine articles about Mae West, 1969-1970; photographs; and press releases.

Indexing Terms

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


M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1950s-1960s1958-1969

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cards, from various people regarding Mae West. and letters from Stanley Musgrove, publicist, on Mae West's behalf.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanley Musgrove
Harriet Parsons
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1970s1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

Letters,notes, telegrams from varous people regarding Mae West and from Stanley Musgrove to various people on Mae West's behalf.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Joseph Pasternak
Jet Fore
Robert Bruce
L. Ernest H. Katz
Richard Meryman
Arthur L. Wilde
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, no dateNo date [1970s?]

Scope and Content Note

Letters, notes regarding Mae West from various peope and from Stanley Musgrove on Mae West's behalf.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mrs Joseph Schildkraut
Mark Spitz
Sam Coller.
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 4

Invitation to "Sights and Sounds of Mae West"1970 August 20

Scope and Content Note

Invitation from Gil Rodin

Subjects and Indexing Terms

MCA-Decca Records
Universal Studios
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 5

Additional chapters to Mae West's biography[ 1970?]

Scope and Content Note

Copy of typescript of addtional material for Mae West's biography, "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

George Cukor
Robert Wise
Stanley Musgrove
Dr. Norman Topping
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 6

Typescript, Mae West reads bedtime stories[ late 1960s?]

Scope and Content Note

Bedtime stories and fairy tales

Subjects and Indexing Terms

M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 7

Typescript, "The Drag"1968

Scope and Content Note

Proposed movie script
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 8

Script, "Myra Breckinridge"1969

Scope and Content Note

Movie script
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 9

Script, "Diamond Lil"1970

Scope and Content Note

Movie script
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 10

Script, "Sexette"1970

Scope and Content Note

Movie script
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 11

New-Clear Universal Foundation1973

Scope and Content Note

Endorsements of New-Clear Foundation. Photos of: Mae West, Ralph Campo, Gary Rampa .
M1435 Half Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous: airline ticket, Stage Door magazine release, gangsters in films--James Cagney, Paul Munino date

M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings and Variety broadsheet1948

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings1956

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings1968

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings1969

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings1970

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings1971

M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings1972

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings1973

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings1974

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 10

Newspaper clippings1975

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Half Box 2, Folder 11

Newspaper clippings1976

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 12

Newspaper clippingsn.d.

Scope and Content Note

About Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 13

West magazine1969 Dec.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine article about Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 14

Life magazine1969 Apr.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine article about Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 15

Scene Magazine1970 June

Scope and Content Note

Magazine article about Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 16

Close Up Magazine1970 July 9 & 30

Scope and Content Note

Magaztne articles about Mae West and Raquel Welch
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 17

TV Guide1970 Aug.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine article about Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 18

"Mae West Raps," unnamed magazinen.d.

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Mae West
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 19

Radio columns "Rona Reports"1970 Jan. - Sept. & Nov 1973

Scope and Content Note

Mention of Mae West and controversy over "Myra Breckinridge" in which Mae West starred

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cary Grant
John Lennon
Raquel Welch
Jack Valenti
Perry Como
President Nixon
Cary Grant
John Lennon
Raquel Welch
Perry Como
Richard Harris
Jack Valenti
Richard Zanuck
Oudini
Rick Jagger.
M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 20

Photographs of Mae WestVarious dates

M1435 Flat Box 2, Folder 21

Press releases [1970?]