Patrick, Lee (1906-1982)
Scope:
The Lee Patrick collection includes photographs, printed material, manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items.

Photographs in the collection primarily consist of film stills from Patrick’s performances, including Auntie Mame, Condemned Women, Danger Patrol, The Family, Fisherman’s Wharf, Highway to Hell, Jitterbugs, The Maltese Falcon, Mrs. Parkington, Now, Voyager, Stage Door, and others.

Photographs of some of Patrick’s stage performances are also in the collection. Publicity photographs of Patrick include portraits by George Hurrell and Elmer Fryer, as well as autographed photos meant to be handed out to fans.

Printed material in the collection primarily pertains to Patrick’s acting. Included are programs to several stage plays and events attended by Patrick; press releases; a poster for the film The Black Bird ; a poster for the Virgin Island Film Festival; several film magazines with articles about Patrick, including Action, Hollywood Spectator, The Hollywood Reporter, and Film Fan Monthly (1938-1981); and clippings of articles pertaining to Patrick.

Manuscripts by Patrick in the collection include several of her poems as well as an award acceptance speech given at the Cinema Buffs Association. Other manuscripts in the collection include a holograph copy of Edward Lear’s poem “The Owl and the Pussycat,” read on radio by Patrick, and several screenplay fragments.

Correspondence in the collection, while not extensive, dates from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. Notable items include a letter from Gene Kelly and a telegram from Jerry Lewis.

Scrapbooks in the collection consist of albums labeled “In Hollywood with Lee Patrick”; “Beginning March 13, 1939”; and “ Stage Door ”.

Other items include contracts and a shooting script schedule for The Black Bird ; musical scores for the songs “Stumblin’” and “Oh You Red-Head”; and several audio recordings.
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Notable Figures
1. Patrick, Lee, 1906-1982
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide