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John K. McLaughlin collection

 Collection
Identifier: BUSC-2011-001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains posters and lobby cards, movie, radio and television scripts, correspondence, contracts, photographs, promotional materials, and ephemera. Included are materials related to such stars as Abbott and Costello, Annette Funicello, Greer Garson and Charles Laughton. There is also a number of film stills and cast photographs from Mack Sennett productions.

In addition, there is a small collection of materials related to horror and crime fiction including typed manuscripts and correspondence. Represented are authors such as Robert Bloch and Ed Wood.

Graphic materials include an early poster from a stage production of Uncle Tom's Cabin, measuring 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 feet, and early Flea Circus wall panels.

***Due to possible copyright restrictions, Special Collections will not honor requests for copies/scans of significant portions of movie/radio/television scripts or literary manuscripts in the John K. McLaughlin Collection. Binghamton University Libraries cannot offer a legal opinion about copyright or copyright holders.

Dates

  • 1900 - 2000

Conditions Governing Use

PLEASE NOTE : Due to possible copyright restrictions, Special Collections will not honor requests for copies/scans of significant portions of movie/radio/television scripts or literary manuscripts in the John K. McLaughlin Collection. Binghamton University Libraries cannot offer a legal opinion about copyright or copyright holders.

Biographical Note

John K. McLaughlin was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School. He founded The Book Sail in Orange, California, which specialized in Americana, and movie memorabilia and ephemera.

Jimmy Starr Materials

Jimmy Starr (3 February 1904 – August 13, 1990) was an American screenwriter and columnist. Starr worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1930s. From the 1940s he worked as a film writer and columnist, providing reviews and insights into the film world, and made occasional appearances in cameo roles in film. His novel The Corpse Came C.O.D. was made into a 1947 film. After his retirement he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he died in 1990.

Jimmy Starr materials were scattered throughout when the collection was received. Attempts were made to pull his materials out as a series (see Boxes 48-50A), however some miscellaneous materials marked with his name may be found elsewhere within the collection.

Extent

77 Linear Feet : Oversize and flat materials stored separately.

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The John K. McLaughlin collection contains materials relating to the history of film, television and radio. These materials include scripts, posters, lobby cards, photographs, star contracts, and correspondence. In addition, there is a small collection of materials relating to horror, science fiction, and crime fiction.

Arrangement of Materials

Materials are arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of John K. McLaughlin, 2011.
Title
Guide to the John K. McLaughlin collection
Author
Jean Green, Nicholas Tai, Mary Tuttle
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Binghamton NY 13902 USA