Frank M. Skinner collection

Frank M. Skinner collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Skinner, Frank M.
Title: Frank M. Skinner collection
Dates: 1937-1981
Quantity: 23.8 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 19 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms2842

Biographical/Historical Note

The 1939 movie adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind was produced by David O. Selznick, featured such well-known actors as Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Wilkes), and Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes), and made a star of actress Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara). For more information see the article Gone With the Wind in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Judy Garland (1922-1969) was an American movie star and singer. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank Avent Gumm and Ethel Marian Milne, who were vaudevillians. The turning point in Garland's career was The Wizard of Oz (1939), in which she was permanently associated with the character of Dorothy and with the song "Over the Rainbow." -- "Judy Garland" from American National Biography Online, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

Sammy Davis, Jr. was an American singer, dancer, and entertainer.--Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was an American motion picture actress. -- "Dame Elizabeth Taylor" from Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

"[John F. Kennedy was a] Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts and 35th President of the United States; born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 29, 1917; attended the public and private schools of Brookline, Mass., Choate School, Wallingford, Conn., the London School of Economics at London, England, and Princeton University; graduated from Harvard University in 1940; attended Stanford University School of Business; during the Second World War served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy 1941-1945; PT boat commander in the South Pacific; author and newspaper correspondent; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); did not seek renomination in 1952; elected to the United States Senate in 1952; reelected in 1958 and served from January 3, 1953 to December 22, 1960, when he resigned to become President of the United States; chairman, Special Committee on the Senate Reception Room (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessfully sought the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 1956; elected thirty-fifth President of the United States in 1960, and was inaugurated on January 20, 1961; died in Dallas, Tex., November 22, 1963, from the effects of an assassin's bullet; remains returned to Washington, D.C.; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, November 24-25, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on December 6, 1993."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) was a British actress who achieved motion picture immortality by playing two of American literature's most celebrated Southern belles, Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche DuBois. -- "Vivien Leigh" from Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photographs, mostly of the movie Gone With the Wind, but also of famous people, including Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Fidel Castro and Elizabeth Taylor; movies; television shows; famous places; and photographs of John F. Kennedy and his family. Other material in the collection includes a Gone With the Wind movie script, Vivien Leigh paper doll book, and magazine clippings.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Garland, Judy
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Mat board.
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States.
Motion picture plays.
Paper dolls.
Presidents--United States--Photographs.
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.).
Singers--United States--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Frank M. Skinner collection, ms2842, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Frank M. Skinner Collection was acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library on March 26, 1993. A large part of the collection was labelled and color-coded by Frank Skinner.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Gone with the Wind Photographs

1Atlanta House
2London, Pittypat Home
4Honeymoon, Wounded
5Poster Art
9Fire, Twelve Oaks
10Jail Street, Store Shanty
11Wagon Trip to Tara, Belle's Place, Evacuation
12Walk Bonnie, Casualty List, Church Hospital, Melanie Home
16Odds and Ends, Staff
171Atlanta House
3Belle's Place
4Casualty List
5Church Hospital
9Jail Street
11Melanie Home
12Odds and Ends
15Poster Art
16Rhett and Scarlett
18Store Shanty
20Twelve Oaks
21Wagon Trip to Tara
22Walk Bonnie
3Rhett and Scarlett, Bazaar
1713Pittypat Home
181Kurtz Photographs
2Kurtz Negatives
3Gone With The Wind-Movie Script

2. Entertainment Industry Photographs and Memorabilia

19Photographs and Other Material-Vivien Leigh Photographs
Photographs and Other Material-Vivien Leigh Paper Doll Book/Clipping
Photographs and Other Material- Hamlet/Laurence Olivier Clippings
20Photographs-RCA Building
Photographs-Mulholland Suite
Photographs-Miscellaneous Subjects
211Photographs-Fred Astaire
1Photographs-Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers
1Photographs-Fred Astaire/Rita Hayworth
1Photographs-Louis Armstrong
1Photographs-Jack Benny/Mary Livingstone
1Photographs-Richard Burton
1Photographs-Diahann Carroll
1Photographs-Jimmy Carter
1Photographs-Fidel Castro
1Photographs-Marge and Gower Champion
1Photographs-John Chancellor
1Photographs-Carol Channing
1Photographs- Chorus Line
1Photographs-Montgomery Clift/Elizabeth Taylor
1Photographs-Sammy Davis, Jr./Elizabeth Taylor/ Richard Burton
1Photographs-Colleen Dewhurst
1Photographs-Marlene Dietrich
1Photographs-Gerald Ford
1Photographs-Clark Gable/Carole Lombard
1Photographs-Judy Garland
1Photographs-George Gershwin
1Photographs- GigiLeslie Caron/Louis Jourdan
1Photographs-Helen Hayes
1Photographs-Audrey Hepburn
1Photographs-Katherine Hepburn
1Photographs-Adolph Hitler
1Photographs-Bob Hope
1Photographs-Bob Hope/Bing Crosby
1Photographs-Grace Kelly
22Photograph-Vivien Leigh
Photograph-Katherine Hepburn
Chart-Classical Composers
Chart-Orchestra Seating
Charts/Maps-Shakespeare's Kings of England Genealogy Chart
Charts/Maps-Shakespeare's History Plays Map
Photograph-Judy Garland
Photographs- Today Show
OS Folder
1BPhotograph/prints- Gone With The Wind
OS Folder
2BPhotograph- Amahl
OS Folder
3BPhotograph-Globe Theatre