Nunnally Johnson letters

Nunnally Johnson letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnson, Nunnally
Title: Nunnally Johnson letters
Dates: 1946-1977
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms3372

Biographical/Historical Note

Nunnally Johnson, a Georgia native, was a journalist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and producer.

For further information, see the article "Nunnally Johnson" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of primarily of letters written by Nunnally Johnson, but a few clippings and other types of documents are also included. The earliest letter, dating from December 1946 (only "Tuesday" appears in the heading), is written on Johnson's personalized stationery and addressed to movie columnist Louella Davis. Johnson discusses the Christmas party he hosted and thanks Louella for her mention of The Dark Mirror in Cosmopolitan. Two of the letters, both from April 1952, are written to director George Cukor regarding the casting and filming of Daphne du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel. Another letter, dated January 22, 1958, is written to Jimmy Starr concerning the Academy Awards and Joanne Woodward. The letters to Cukor and Starr were typed on 20th Century Fox pictorial stationery. There is a series of personal letters between Johnson and his friend, director, and author Robert Parrish from the 1970s. There is a also a letter to Leon Jaworski, U. S. Special Prosecutor during Watergate, in which Johnson gives his opions on a suitable punishment for President Nixon.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
Cukor, George, 1899-1983
Jaworski, Leon
Johnson, Nunnally -- Correspondence
Parrish, Robert
Parsons, Louella, 1881-1972
Signatures (names)
Starr, Jimmy -- Correspondence
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
Woodward, Joanne, 1930-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nunnally Johnson letters, ms 3372, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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