MS Am 2792
Hurley, Irma, 1929-2009. Irma Hurley papers, circa 1958-1961: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 2792
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hurley, Irma, 1929-2009.
Title: Irma Hurley papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (.04 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of materials: English.
Abstract: Letters among and a group composition by members of the New York school of art from
the papers of American actress Irma Hurley.
2011M-78. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2012 February 2.
Processed by: Melanie Wisner
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Irma Hurley Papers, circa 1958-1961 (MS Am 2792). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Irma Hurley (1929-2009) was an American stage and screen actress who belonged to the
inner circle of various New York school of art members.
Letters among and a group composition by members of the New York school of art. Includes
a typescript of a play, "The Coronation Murder Mystery by John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch,
and Frank O'Hara (for James Schuyler)"; and letters between Frank O'Hara and Joe LeSueur,
as well as to Hurley.
- (1). Ashbery, John, 1927-; Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002; and O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. The coronation murder mystery (for James Schuyler) : typescript with manuscript corrections, ca. 1958. 1 folders
With envelope annotated by Irma Hurley--"Jimmy's Pub. Party Play by Frank, John Kenneth"--indicating the play was meant to
mark the publication of James Schuyler's novel, Alfred and Guinevere, in 1958.
The cast includes Hurley, John Ashbery, Hal Fondren, Jane Freilicher, Michael Goldberg, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and Larry Rivers.
Published in O'Hara's Selected plays, 1978.
- (2). Bluhm, Norman, 1921-1999; De Kooning, Elaine; Goldberg, Michael; Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992; and O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. Manuscript letter in five hands (signed) to Irma Hurley, 1958 April 21. 1 folders
With envelope addressed to Hurley in Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) where she was pursuing her acting career.
- (3). O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. Typescript letter (signed) to Joe [LeSueur], 1960 December 13. 1 folders
Letter written in advance of LeSueur's return to New York after a leave to concentrate
- (4). LeSueur, Joe. Typescript letter (signed) to Irma Hurley, 1961 January 9. 1 folders
With envelope addressed to Hurley in Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.).