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Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers

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Family papers comprised of correspondence, diaries, legal papers, notes, clippings, and scrapbooks; annual file consisting of correspondence, memoranda, calendars and appointment books, reports, contracts, financial documents, notes, and printed matter; productions and projects file containing correspondence, scripts, memoranda, notes, telegrams, playbills and theater programs, contracts, schedules, financial records, set plans, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Cronyn and Tandy's stage, screen, and television performances together and separately and Cronyn's directorial and theatrical production activities; and miscellany composed of financial, biographical, household, office, and personal files. Includes drafts of Cronyn's autobiography, A Terrible Liar: a Memoir (1991), along with related materials.

Includes scripts and production material relating to dramatic works by Edward Albee, Samuel Beckett, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Noel Coward, Jan de Hartog, Sean O'Casey, William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Edmund Wilson or directed by José Ferrer, John Gielgud, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Mike Nichols, and Alan Schneider. Correspondence with Cronyn (Cronin) and Tandy family members in England and Canada relates particularly to conditions during World War II and to the career of Cronyn's father, Hume Blake Cronyn, who served as a member of the Canadian House of Commons. Other correspondents include Conrad Aiken, Ludwig Bemelmans, Marlon Brando, Richard L. Coe, Cheryl Crawford, Jan de Hartog, Zoë Dominic, José Ferrer, John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Jerome Hellman, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Roddy McDowall, Mike Nichols, Sean O'Casey, Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Nelson Reilly, Lynn Slotkin, Eli Wallach, Robert Whitehead, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Greta Wright, and William H. Wright.

Edition Notes

Open to research.

Chiefly deposit, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, 1966-1995.

Converted to gift, 2003.

Gift, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, 1967-2010.

transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

transferred to Library of Congress Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

Hume Cronyn: actor, producer, and director. Born 1911; died 2003. Jessica Tandy: actress. Born 1909; died 1994. Cronyn and Tandy married in 1942.

Collection material in English.

Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet.

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