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Erskine Caldwell motion picture contracts

Erskine Caldwell motion picture contracts

Descriptive Summary

Title: Erskine Caldwell motion picture contracts
Creator: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1934
Language(s): English
Extent: 8 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1653
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987) was an author who grew up in the American South. He is most famous for his novels Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre, which won him critical acclaim because of his writings about poverty, racism and social problems in the South.

For more information, see the article "Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eight motion picture contracts from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, signed by Erskine Caldwell, 1833-1834. Contracts are signed for the follownig films: Express Train Robbery, Lady Comes to Town, Lost Laughter, Louisiana Lou, Stranger's Return, Timber, Wheat, and Wicked Woman.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell motion picture contracts, ms 1653. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Artists' contracts -- California -- Los Angeles.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Wicked Woman, 1934 July 11
12Lady Comes To Town, 1934 July 11
13Lost Laughter, 1933 June 20
14Stranger's Return, 1933 June 20
15Timber, 1933 June 1
16Wheat, 1933 July 24
17Express Train Robbery, 1933 July 24
18Louisiana Lou, 1933 May 29