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MS Am 3051

Hannum, Richard G. Richard G. Hannum papers on Strawhead script written with Norman Mailer, 1980-1995: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 3051
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hannum, Richard G.
Title: Richard G. Hannum papers on Strawhead script written with Norman Mailer,
Date(s): 1980-1995.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2007M-63. Purchase with the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2008 March 24.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard G. Hannum Papers on Strawhead Script Written with Norman Mailer, 1980-1995 (MS Am 3051). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Strawhead is a 1982 play by American writers Norman Mailer and Richard G. Hannum about Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. The play is a stage adaptation of Mailer's 1980 book, Of Women and Their Elegance, an imaginary memoir in which Monroe was murdered by agents of the FBI and CIA who resented her supposed affair with Robert F. Kennedy. The play debuted off Broadway in January of 1986.


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Scope and Contents

Drafts and final script for Strawhead, based on Mailer's Of women and their elegance (1980); with correspondence with Mailer and others, contracts, and press clippings.

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