Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Papers, 1838-1983

Summary Information

Title: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1983

  • Lunt, Alfred
  • Fontanne, Lynn
Call Number: Mss 622; Micro 1031; Audio 1043A; Audio 1047A; PH 6139; PH 6139(3); AC 679-AC 704; AE 181-AE 182; AE 361; DD 542-DD 543; VBA 558-VBA 559; VHA 150-VHA 152; VHA 310

Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet (14 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 17 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 10 tape recordings, 6 videorecordings, 31 film reels, and 1.8 cubic feet of photographs (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, an internationally acclaimed theatrical couple whose careers spanned more than half a century and who starred in more than 60 theater and television productions from 1915 to 1980. The collection is comprised of both personal and production-related materials: correspondence written by colleagues and fans from 1930 to 1977; newspaper clippings concerning the Lunts' personal and professional lives; reviews, playbills, and scripts from more than 50 theatrical and television productions; Lunt family letters dating from 1838; scattered financial records; unproduced scripts by playwrights such as Robert Sherwood, Booth Tarkington, and Noel Coward; awards; and photographs of the Lunts both at home and on the stage.

Language: English

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