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J. B. Priestley, 1894-1984
Literary File, Photography Collection

99 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The J. B. Priestley Literary File consists of 99 photographs, the majority of which are images from productions of Priestley's plays. There are also portraits of Priestley, both alone and with others, including James Norman Hall, Buster Keaton, Frank Kendon, Hugh Walpole, and his third wife Jaquetta Hawkes. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Priestley, J. B., Box, unless otherwise noted.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1-P23 Cabinet card portrait of Priestley as a baby (P1); portraits of Priestley as an adult, both alone and with others, including James Norman Hall (P17), Buster Keaton (P18), Frank Kendon (P15), Hugh Walpole (P16), and his third wife Jaquetta Hawkes (P23), circa 1920-1960.
* P24, P25A-P25B, P26A-P26B, P27A-P27B, P28A-P28B, P29A-P29F, P30A-P30F, P31A-P31C, P32A-P32E, P33A-P33HSets and scenes from productions of Priestley's plays: When We Are Married, I Have Been Here Before, Time and the Conways, Dangerous Corner, Scandal in Brikmil(?), and An Inspector Calls.
*P34View of the Grove, Highgate Village, owned and occupied by Priestley 1931-1941.
*957:0064:0001 Portrait of Priestley as a middle-aged man with an unidentified man.
*980:0114:0001 Portrait of Priestley as a young man with Hugh Walpole.
* 980:0114:0002-0003Views of Billingham Manor.
* 980:0114:0004Portrait of Priestley on a mule at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
* 980:0114:0005Portrait of Priestley seated on a (hotel?) patio in California, circa 1936.
*980:0114:0006-0009 Images of Priestley alone and with his family in Arizona and Utah, circa 1930s.
*997:0105:0108-0134 Scenes from a 1956 production of Eden End in Spain.
PH:LF:OV Box, SmallP35 Group portrait of Priestley and his "tug of war" team, circa 1908.


Index of Photographers

Abraham, G. P. (George Perry Ashley), 1844-1923--P16; 980:0114:0001
Barnett, Sidney--957:0064:0001
Buhs, Ilse--P27A-P27B
Coster, Howard, 1885-1959--P2, P10
Film Polski--P31B-P31C
Gerson, Mark, 1921- --P23
Macedo, Bourdain de--P33A-P33H
Pittner, Rudolf--P22
Rogers, Houston--P25A-P25B
Slade (Bradford, England)--P1


J. B. Priestley Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 April 2007 )

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