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Billy De Wolfe collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2118

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of clippings, scrapbooks, vaudeville photo album, musical arrangements, posters, awards, stills from stage, motion pictures, and television covering the period 1925-1974 from actor Billy De Wolfe (1907-1974). There are also miscellaneous scripts from his stage appearances including How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, as well as the screenplay for Dixie (1943) and television scripts for The Doris Day Show and Love American Style.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. Reading room access only.

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.

Biographical / Historical

Billy De Wolfe (1907-1974), real name William Andrew Jones, was an American actor. De Wolfe signed with Paramount Pictures in 1943, often playing a comedic role for their films. He also had roles in theater and television. De Wolfe voiced the magician Professor Hinkle in the animated 1969 Christmas special, "Frosty the Snowman." Some of his credits include "Tea for Two" (1950), "Lullaby of Broadway" (1951), and "Dear Ruth" (1947).

Extent

9.52 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of clippings, scrapbooks, vaudeville photo album, musical arrangements, posters, awards, stills from stage, motion pictures, and television covering the period 1925-1974 from actor Billy De Wolfe (1907-1974). There are also miscellaneous scripts from his stage appearances including "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", as well as the screenplay for Dixie (1943) and television scripts for The Doris Day Show and Love American Style.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Robert G. Jones (sister-in-law), December 18, 1974.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Billy De Wolfe collection
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 February
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

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