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Author: Margaret Brenman-Gibson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of Margaret Brenman-Gibson's research files for her biography on American playwright, Clifford Odets, entitled Clifford Odets - American Playwright: The Years from 1906-1940. Brenman-Gibson constructed detailed chronologies of Odets life, taken through his various diaries, notes, and correspondence. These chronological notebooks form the basis for the collection. She also, in the course of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiocassettes
Correspondence
Notebooks
Research (document genres)
Biography
Named Person: Marlon Brando; Margaret Brenman-Gibson; Harold Clurman; Sammy Davis, Jr.; William Gibson; Clifford Odets; Walt Odets; Luise Rainer; Lee Strasberg; Marlon Brando; Margaret Brenman-Gibson; Harold Clurman; Sammy Davis, Jr.; William Gibson; Clifford Odets; Walt Odets; Luise Rainer; Lee Strasberg
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Brenman-Gibson
OCLC Number: 816489793
Description: 18 linear ft. (18 record containers)
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The collection consists of Margaret Brenman-Gibson's research files for her biography on American playwright, Clifford Odets, entitled Clifford Odets - American Playwright: The Years from 1906-1940. Brenman-Gibson constructed detailed chronologies of Odets life, taken through his various diaries, notes, and correspondence. These chronological notebooks form the basis for the collection. She also, in the course of her research, copied a good deal of Odets personal papers: correspondence, diaries, notes, plays, and screenplays. The files she created when applying for grants while writing and researching the biography are represented in the collection. Additionally, Brenman-Gibson performed interviews with numerous friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family members of Odets. Both her notes on the interviews and the tapes of the interviews can be found in the collection. Additionally, she corresponded with many of her interviewees, including Marlon Brando, Harold Clurman, Sammy Davis Jr., Elia Kazan, Lee and Paula Strasberg, and Luise Rainer. The correspondence in the collection primarily relates to the biography, and includes permission agreements. There is a small section of personal correspondence between Margaret and her husband William Gibson with Clifford Odets during the 1950s as well as with the Gibson's and Clifford's son and daughter, Walt and Nora, after his death in 1963.

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