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Papers, 1921-1962

Frings, Ketti

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 10.0 c.f. (25 archives boxes, 14 volumes, 1 package)
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  • Papers of Ketti Frings (1909-1981), 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.


  • Presented by Ketti Frings, Beverly Hills, California, 1962.
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