Ketti Frings Papers, 1921-1962

Summary Information

Title: Ketti Frings Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1921-1962

  • Frings, Ketti
Call Number: U.S. Mss 23AN

Quantity: 10.0 c.f. (25 archives boxes, 14 volumes, 1 package)

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Papers of a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, including scripts and drafts, occasional correspondence, notes, and scrapbooks. Among the represented titles which she wrote or adapted are the motion pictures The Bells of St. Mary's (RKO, 1945), By Love Possessed (UA, 1961), Come Back, Little Sheba (Para., 1952), Guest in the House (UA, 1944), and The Shrike (Universal, 1955); the novels Hold Back the Dawn (1942) and God's Front Porch (1945); and the play Look Homeward, Angel (1957), which won a Pulitzer Prize for drama. Also included are drafts, typescripts, and correspondence pertaining to short stories published by Collier's, Good Housekeeping, McCall's and Saturday Evening Post; samples of advertising copy written during the 1930's; and song lyrics.

Language: English

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