Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Enright, Sara, 1888-1963.
Title:
Sara Enright Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zn42m
Dates:
1934-1948
Size:
17 boxes, 446 items, and 8.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-17
Language:
English

Abstract

The Sara Enright Papers consists of papers relating to Enright's role as theatrical agent to performers, many of whom were and are well-known, as well as to aspiring actors and actresses. The collection includes legal contracts (originals and carbons), correspondence of Enright, miscellaneous material containing commission receipts, and playbills.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of papers relating to Enright's role as theatrical agent to performers, many of whom were and are well-known, as well as to aspiring actors and actresses. The collection includes legal contracts (originals and carbons), correspondence of Enright, miscellaneous material containing commission receipts, and playbills. The correspondence contains requests for interviews by young performers, announcements by actors of their imminent return from military service during World War II, requests to be "kept in mind" by clients whose present plays are ending, cover letters in which commission checks are enclosed, and friendly letters by long-term clients. Besides actors and actresses, the correspondence includes letters from producers such as Moss Hart, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Brock Pemberton, and Richard Aldrich. Some of the older performers represented in the collection are Madge Evans, Zasu Pitts, Monty Woolley, and Louis Calhern.

In addition, there is correspondence by newcomers in the 1940s who went on to have outstanding careers, such as Geraldine Page, John Forsythe, and Philip Bourneuf, as well as letters by Jocelyn Brando and Betty Caulfield about their siblings, Marlon Brando and Joan Caulfield, whose careers later eclipsed their sisters'. Paul A. Foley, stage manager, actor, and director, is well-represented in the collection.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

NOTE: Not all of the above categories are listed. The last two categories are not listed but are arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Enright, Sara, 1888-1963.

Sara Enright (1888-1963) was an American actress and talent agent.

Collection History

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Sara Enright Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zn42m
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-17