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Frank M. Skinner collection

Frank M. Skinner collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frank M. Skinner collection
Creator: Skinner, Frank M.
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1981
Language(s): English
Extent: 23.8 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 19 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2842
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The 1939 movie adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind was produced by David O. Selznick, featured such well-known actors as Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Wilkes), and Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes), and made a star of actress Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara). For more information see the article Gone With the Wind in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Judy Garland (1922-1969) was an American movie star and singer. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank Avent Gumm and Ethel Marian Milne, who were vaudevillians. The turning point in Garland's career was The Wizard of Oz (1939), in which she was permanently associated with the character of Dorothy and with the song "Over the Rainbow." -- "Judy Garland" from American National Biography Online, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

Sammy Davis, Jr. was an American singer, dancer, and entertainer.--Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was an American motion picture actress. -- "Dame Elizabeth Taylor" from Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

"[John F. Kennedy was a] Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts and 35th President of the United States; born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 29, 1917; attended the public and private schools of Brookline, Mass., Choate School, Wallingford, Conn., the London School of Economics at London, England, and Princeton University; graduated from Harvard University in 1940; attended Stanford University School of Business; during the Second World War served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy 1941-1945; PT boat commander in the South Pacific; author and newspaper correspondent; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); did not seek renomination in 1952; elected to the United States Senate in 1952; reelected in 1958 and served from January 3, 1953 to December 22, 1960, when he resigned to become President of the United States; chairman, Special Committee on the Senate Reception Room (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessfully sought the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 1956; elected thirty-fifth President of the United States in 1960, and was inaugurated on January 20, 1961; died in Dallas, Tex., November 22, 1963, from the effects of an assassin's bullet; remains returned to Washington, D.C.; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, November 24-25, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on December 6, 1993."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) was a British actress who achieved motion picture immortality by playing two of American literature's most celebrated Southern belles, Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche DuBois. -- "Vivien Leigh" from Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Accessed September 18, 2009)

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photographs, mostly of the movie Gone With the Wind, but also of famous people, including Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Fidel Castro and Elizabeth Taylor; movies; television shows; famous places; and photographs of John F. Kennedy and his family. Other material in the collection includes a Gone With the Wind movie script, Vivien Leigh paper doll book, and magazine clippings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank M. Skinner collection, ms2842, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Frank M. Skinner Collection was acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library on March 26, 1993. A large part of the collection was labelled and color-coded by Frank Skinner.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Garland, Judy
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Mat board.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States.
Motion picture plays.
Paper dolls.
Presidents -- United States -- Photographs.
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Singers -- United States -- Photographs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Gone with the Wind Photographs

1Atlanta House
2London, Pittypat Home
4Honeymoon, Wounded
5Poster Art
9Fire, Twelve Oaks
10Jail Street, Store Shanty
11Wagon Trip to Tara, Belle's Place, Evacuation
12Walk Bonnie, Casualty List, Church Hospital, Melanie Home
16Odds and Ends, Staff
171Atlanta House
173Belle's Place
174Casualty List
175Church Hospital
179Jail Street
1711Melanie Home
1712Odds and Ends
1715Poster Art
1716Rhett and Scarlett
1718Store Shanty
1720Twelve Oaks
1721Wagon Trip to Tara
1722Walk Bonnie
3Rhett and Scarlett, Bazaar
1713Pittypat Home
181Kurtz Photographs
182Kurtz Negatives
183Gone With The Wind-Movie Script

2. Entertainment Industry Photographs and Memorabilia

19Photographs and Other Material-Vivien Leigh Photographs
19Photographs and Other Material-Vivien Leigh Paper Doll Book/Clipping
19Photographs and Other Material-Hamlet/Laurence Olivier Clippings
20Photographs-RCA Building
20Photographs-Mulholland Suite
20Photographs-Miscellaneous Subjects
211Photographs-Fred Astaire
211Photographs-Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers
211Photographs-Fred Astaire/Rita Hayworth
211Photographs-Louis Armstrong
211Photographs-Jack Benny/Mary Livingstone
211Photographs-Richard Burton
211Photographs-Diahann Carroll
211Photographs-Jimmy Carter
211Photographs-Fidel Castro
211Photographs-Marge and Gower Champion
211Photographs-John Chancellor
211Photographs-Carol Channing
211Photographs-Chorus Line
211Photographs-Montgomery Clift/Elizabeth Taylor
211Photographs-Sammy Davis, Jr./Elizabeth Taylor/ Richard Burton
211Photographs-Colleen Dewhurst
211Photographs-Marlene Dietrich
211Photographs-Gerald Ford
211Photographs-Clark Gable/Carole Lombard
211Photographs-Judy Garland
211Photographs-George Gershwin
211Photographs-GigiLeslie Caron/Louis Jourdan
211Photographs-Helen Hayes
211Photographs-Audrey Hepburn
211Photographs-Katherine Hepburn
211Photographs-Adolph Hitler
211Photographs-Bob Hope
211Photographs-Bob Hope/Bing Crosby
211Photographs-Grace Kelly
22Photograph-Vivien Leigh
22Photograph-Katherine Hepburn
22Chart-Classical Composers
22Chart-Orchestra Seating
22Charts/Maps-Shakespeare's Kings of England Genealogy Chart
22Charts/Maps-Shakespeare's History Plays Map
22Photograph-Judy Garland
22Photographs-Today Show
1BPhotograph/prints-Gone With The Wind
3BPhotograph-Globe Theatre