Papers, mainly 1931-1972, of a journalist noted for his writing and editorial work on several men's magazines and his expertise on classic cars. Included are biographical and bibliographical materials; correspondence; final copies of numerous articles, stories, books, and scripts (including screenplays for "Le Mans"); recordings of research interviews with Ian Fleming, Dan Gurney, William Harrah, Stirling Moss, and others; legal and financial records; scrapbooks and clippings; and miscellany. Professional correspondence and memoranda document exchanges with Arthur H. Motley, Hugh Hefner, other associates at "True," "Argosy," and "Playboy"; Brandt & Brandt, Littauer & Wilkinson, and other agents and literary figures; and numerous racing figures. A complete edition of "Victory" in nine languages, which Purdy edited during World War II, is available in the Historical Society Library.
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