Calder Willingham typescript and letter

Calder Willingham typescript and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995
Title: Calder Willingham typescript and letter
Dates: 1963
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms3696

Biographical/Historical Note

Calder Willingham was an accomplished novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who created some of the most memorable characters in the American cinematic and literary canons. Characterized by raw sexual overtones, several of Willingham's novels are set in the South, with Georgia providing the backdrop for two of his novels, Eternal Fire and Rambling Rose.

" Calder Willingham." New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter and a nine page unpublished typescript for an article titled, "Why Not Hang Yourself, Diana?" In the letter Willingham writes to William Shawn of the New Yorker on December 19, 1963 and encloses the article he has written in response to Diana Trilling's article in Esquire on Edward Albee.


Index Terms

Authors, American--Correspondence.
Authors, American--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Calder Willingham typescript and letter, ms 3969. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz in 2011.


Related Material

Related collections: Calder Willingham papers, ms 2443; "Rambling Rose" script, ms 3779; Calder Willingham "On the Yard" screenplay, ms 3351; Calder Willingham "Toscanini and Picasso" script, ms 3491; and Calder Willingham letter to Wesley Hartley, ms 3510.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Typescript and letter, 1963