Scope and Content
Title: Marjorie Kellogg papers
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 85
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
31.34 linear feet
(15 document boxes, 15 flat oversize boxes, 1 small shoebox, plus 9 audiocassettes, 5 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes, 5
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1922-2005
Date (inclusive): 1895-2005
Papers of Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005), American novelist and screenplay writer born in Santa Barbara, California. In addition
to correspondence, original manuscripts, photographs, press clippings and artifacts relating to Kellogg's writing career,
the collection includes historical photographs of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
Annex 2 (Boxes 1-33)
Language of Materials:
The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], Marjorie Kellogg papers, PA Mss 85. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by Sylvia Short, May 2011.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005) began her writing career as a copy editor for the
San Francisco Chronicle after attending UC Berkeley. A later position led her to Europe, where she covered France and Spain for
Salute magazine immediately after World War II. After returning to the United States, she obtained a bachelor's and master's degree
in social work from Smith College.
While working as social worker in New York City, Marjorie Kellogg completed her first novel,
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1968), adapting it as a screenplay for the 1970 movie of the same name, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Liza Minnelli
and Ken Howard.
Kellogg followed her second novel,
Like the Lion's Tooth (1972), with a screenplay adaptation of Sylvia Plath's
The Bell Jar. In addition to her novels and screenplays, Kellogg wrote plays and musicals, including
The Oldest Trick in the World, directed by Carl Williams,
The Smile of the Cardboard Man, and
After You've Gone, both starring Sylvia Short.
Kellogg was the daughter of Eugene S. Kellogg and Emma Pickett, both from long-established Santa Barbara and Ventura county
Scope and Content
The collection can be divided into two parts. The first part (Series I-III) includes early Santa Barbara area photographs,
documents, genealogies and artifacts from the Pickett and Kellogg family collections, as well as photographs taken by Marjorie
Kellogg in France and Spain in the aftermath of World War II.
The second part (Series IV-XIV) comprises manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, documents, audio and visual recordings,
artifacts and artwork relating to Kellogg's career as student of social work at Smith College, social worker for the state
of New York, author, playwright and film maker. This section includes the original manuscripts of
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and
Like the Lion's Tooth, as well original manuscripts of Kellogg's screenplays, plays and musicals. Among the photographs are production stills of
the film version of
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (including on-set photos of Liza Minnelli and Otto Preminger), as well as stills to the first two scenes of the film version
Like the Lion's Tooth (Marjorie Kellogg, director, with Betty Buckley) shot for promotion and never completed. Audio and visual recordings include
multiple film reels to this production.
The collection has been arranged into the following series: I. Family Photographs, II. Family Documents, III. Eastwood Letters,
IV. Smith College, V. Novels, VI. Screenplays, VII. Musicals, VIII. Plays, IX.
Junie Moon (Film), X.
Lion's Tooth (Film), XI. General Correspondence, XII. Miscellaneous, XIII. Posters, XIV. Audio and Visual Recordings.
The bulk of Series I., Family photographs, comprises family photographs. Also included in this series are photographs of France
and Spain after World War II taken by Marjorie Kellogg, publicity stills of Marjorie Kellogg, and miscellaneous photos not
related to a specific film production or play. Series III. Eastwood Letters, contains the transcribed letters of John George
Eastwood, Kellogg's great-grandfather. Series V., Novels, includes original manuscripts to all of Marjorie Kellogg's novels
as well as publisher's galleys. Series IX.
Junie Moon (Film) and X.
Lion's Tooth (Film) contain photographs, clippings, documents and correspondence related to these productions. Series XI. General Correspondence,
contains incoming correspondence from friends (including Paula Fox and Carson McCullers), colleagues, family and admirers.
Among the miscellaneous items are clippings, plays saved on floppy disks, notebooks, artifacts, and fragments of unidentified
Processed by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
Clippings (information artifacts)
Film (performing arts)