Finding Aid for the Jeanette MacDonald Papers, 1931-1951, bulk 1942-1951

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Jeanette MacDonald Papers, 1931-1951, bulk 1942-1951

Collection number: 393

UCLA Library, Dept. of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1992 & 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Carol Turley, April 2001 and Amy Shung-Gee Wong, May 2001
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jeanette MacDonald Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1931-1951, bulk 1942-1951
Collection number: 393
Creator: MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965
Extent: 9 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jeanette MacDonald (1903-1965) was a Broadway chorus girl in 1920, and rapidly reached stardom in stage musicals and operettas. Her film debut was The Love Parade in 1929. She married actor Gene Raymond in 1937. She later retired from screen to seek a new career in concert halls and on stage. The collection consists of scrapbooks containing mounted newspaper clippings, press reviews, photographs, and programs that document MacDonald's career on stage, screen, and light opera.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Due to their extremely fragile nature, all of the scrapbooks have been microfilmed and closed to use. Readers wishing to consult the collection must use the positive microfilm found in Box 9 of the collection.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Boxes 1-8 are unavailable for use due to the fragile condition of the original material.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeanette MacDonald, 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jeanette MacDonald Papers (Collection 393). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221096 

Biography

Jeanette MacDonald was born June 18, 1903 in Philadelphia; Broadway chorus girl in 1920, rapidly reached stardom in stage musicals and operettas; film debut, The Love Parade, 1929; teamed with Maurice Chevalier at Paramount; from 1933 at MGM, she was paired with Nelson Eddy in singing partnership; married actor Gene Raymond, 1937; retired from screen to seek a new career in concert halls and on stage; died in 1965.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scrapbooks containing mounted newspaper clippings, press reviews, photographs, and programs that document MacDonald's career on stage and screen, in light opera, and entertaining the troops during World War II.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection is arranged in chronological order.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965--Archives.
Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources.
Women singers--United States--Archival resources.
Scrapbooks.


Container List

Box 1

Scrapbook #1: Empire Paris-1931.

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 2

Scrapbook #2: pp.1-46 [ca. 1942-1943].

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 3

Scrapbook #2: pp.47-76 [ca. 1942-1943].

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 4

Scrapbook #2: pp.77-102 [ca. 1942-1943].

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 5

Scrapbook #2: pp.103-136 [ca. 1942-1943].

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 6

Scrapbook #3: Concert. British Isles. 1946.

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 7

Scrapbook #4: [ca. 1943-1951].

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
 

Scrapbook #5: Guardsman.

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 8

7 photographs of Jeanette MacDonald singing on stage.

Box 8

2 photographs of Jeanette MacDonald with convalescing soldiers before rehearsal at Zoological Gardens Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio. July 9, 1945.

Box 8

Gene Raymond: TWA Ambassador's Club certificate. 1955.

Box 9

Positive microfilm of scrapbooks.

Physical Description: (2 reels).
 

Reel 1: Scrapbooks 1-3.

 

Reel 2: Scrapbooks 4-5.