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Erica Gunter papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6069

Scope and Content

Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Also included are letters from Paxton's brother and mother, other servicemen, a CBS executive, and a 20th Century Fox executive; 4 postcards; and 28 photographs.

Dates

  • circa 1945-1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection stored off site. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

Erica Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Richard (Dick) Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films, beginning in 1940 with Third Finger, Left Hand starring Myrna Loy. He moved to California as a teen and met Mickey Rooney at a high school party. The two became close friends and Paxton served as his stand-in on a number of Rooney's early films.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films.

Acquisition

Purchased from The Bookshop, April 21, 2014.

Title
Finding aid for the Erica Gunter papers
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Cipres
Date
2014 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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