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Calder Willingham typescript and letter

Calder Willingham typescript and letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Calder Willingham typescript and letter
Creator: Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995
Inclusive Dates: 1963
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 item(s)
Collection Number: ms3696
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Calder Willingham was a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who created memorable characters in the American cinema and literature. 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

This collection consists of a letter and a nine page unpublished typescript for an article titled, "Why Not Hang Yourself, Diana?"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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Calder Willingham typescript and letter, ms3969, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz in 2011.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections: Calder Willingham papers, ms2443; "Rambling Rose" script, ms3779; Calder Willingham "On the Yard" screenplay, ms3351; Calder Willingham "Toscanini and Picasso" script, ms3491; and Calder Willingham letter to Wesley Hartley, ms3510.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Typescript and letter, 1963