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Fred Astaire manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: 2070

Scope and Contents

This collection contains drafts of Steps in Time, the autobiography of American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987), first published in 1959. Materials reflect the work at various stages and include handwritten and typed drafts, notes, proofs, and galleys. Some of the manuscript draft folder labels are based on the notes on the original folder labels such as: "Finished/Put Aside," "No value," and "Not useful at moment."

Dates

  • circa 1950s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains drafts of Steps in Time, the autobiography of American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987), first published in 1959. Materials reflect the work at various stages and include handwritten and typed drafts, notes, proofs, and galleys.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Fred Astaire, April 23, 1970.

Title
Finding aid for the Fred Astaire manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2021 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
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Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States