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Joe Laurie Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2231

Scope and Contents

Joe Laurie Jr. (1892-1954) was an American vaudevillian, writer, and radio and Broadway performer. Collection includes binders of “Bits,” scripts, radio and television broadcast transcripts, and joke indexes written by Laurie from 1940-1953. Also present are correspondence, publication clippings, and drafts of Laurie’s memoir Vaudeville: From the Honky-Tonks to the Palace (1953).

Dates

  • 1940 - 1953

Creator

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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

Joe Laurie Jr. (1892-1954) was an American vaudevillian, writer, and radio and Broadway performer.

Extent

18 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of binders of “Bits,” scripts, radio and television broadcast transcripts, and joke indexes written by American vaudevillian and writer Joe Laurie Jr. (1892-1954) from 1940-1953. Also present are correspondence, publication clippings, and drafts of Laurie’s memoir Vaudeville: From the Honky-Tonks to the Palace (1953).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joe Laurie Jr., October 14, 1980.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding Aid for the Joe Laurie Jr. papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sarah Jardini 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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