Lyn Tornabene Papers 1952-2007(bulk 1961-1989)

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Lyn Tornabene Papers 1952-2007(bulk 1961-1989)

MS 411


Collection Summary

Creator: Tornabene, Lyn
Collection Name:Lyn Tornabene Papers (bulk 1961-1989)
Inclusive Dates: 1952-2007
Physical Description:3 linear feet
Abstract:This collection is comprised of journalist and author Lyn Tornabene's personal documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs, and audio interviews. The bulk of the materials date from 1961-1989.
Collection Number:MS 411
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Lyn Tornabene was born October 13, 1930, in Williamsport, PA. In 1952, she graduated with a B.A. in English from Penn State and soon thereafter moved to Manhattan where she soon worked in the editorial departments of Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and Cosmopolitan. In 1960, she published her first article with by-lined articles appearing regularly in Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCall's, Woman's Day, Family Circle, and Good Housekeeping. She authored a popular column for Cosmopolitan which ran between the 1960s – 1970s titled Lunch Dateas well as a regularly published column for McCall's in the 1960s titled Walking With. Her articles primarily centered on social commentaries and celebrity profiles, including interviews with top celebrities from the period such as Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Gene Kelly, Cher, Warren Beatty, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

She was the author of several books including I Passed as a Teenager (1966), What's a Jewish Girl? (1967), and Long Live the King: A Biography of Clark Gable (1977). The latter was a major Literary Guild selection and was condensed by Reader's Digest. Throughout her career, she gave many talks on interviewing, writing, editing, and dealing with New York Agents and appeared on major television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Today Show, and What's My Line? She was married for fifty years to art publisher Frank Tornabene and had one daughter. She resides in Tucson, and contributes to the advancement of the arts.


Organization

The Lyn Tornabene papers is organized into 7 series.

Restrictions

Restrictions

Box 3, Tapes 4-10 are restricted.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960.
Tornabene, Lyn, -- Archives.
Tornabene, Lyn, -- Correspondence.

Subject(s)
Authors -- Archives.
Journalist -- Correspondence.
Journalists--1960-1980.
Performing arts -- Interviews.
Politicians--United States—Interviews.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Lyn Tornabene papers (MS 411). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series 1: Personal Files, 1952-2004
boxfolder
11 General, 1952-1977, undated
12 Inscribed Books, 1962, 1999
13 Publication Agreement/ Royalty Statements, 1966-1969, 1978
14 Publicity, 1954-1967
15 Publicity, 1974-2004
16 Tornabene, Lyn Vs. Proctor and Gamble Company, et al, 1968
Series 2: Correspondence, 1967-2007
boxfolder
17 Brown, Helen Gurley, 1967-2004
18 General, 1954-2007
19 Plaques, 1969
110 Plaques, 1981
111 Lunch Date Memos, 1960
112 McCall's Magazine, 1969
113 What's a Jewish Girl?, 1966
Series 3: Manuscripts, 1961-1989
boxfolder
114 Advantage Miss Page, undated
115 Benny, Jack Interview, 1961
116 Fellini, Federico Lunch Date, 1963
117 Female Faults: Is One of These Yours?, 1986
118 Frost, David Paradine Interview, 1969
119 Gimbel, Peter Interview, 1971
120 Grant, Cary Lunch Date, 1962
121 Helen, 1972
122 Helen, undated
123 How to Interpret Local Movie and Theater Ads, undated
124 How to Interpret Your Job Interviews, undated
125 I Passed as a Teenager (1 of 2), 1967
126 I Passed as a Teenager (2 of 2), 1967
boxfolder
21 Interview Research Materials, 1949-1962
22 Koch, Ed Interview, 1981
23 Kubrick, Stanley, 1963
24 Lemmon, Jack Lunch Date, 1960
25 Long Live the King Background Research, 1970
26 Mastroianni, Marcello Lunch Date, 1962
27 Moon People, 1970
28 On Your Feet, Lysistrata, It's Time to go Where the Men Are, 1964 November 05
29 Palmer, Arnold Interview, 1972
210 Sonny, 1982
211 Title One, 1964
212 War Wives, 1966
213 What Goes on at the Betty Ford Center, 1989
214 What’s a Jewish Girl?, 1989
215 Winfrey, Oprah Interview, 1986
Series 4: Published Materials, 1958-2000
boxfolder
216 Cosmopolitan, 1958-1980
217 Cosmopolitan, 1981-1991
218 Esquire, 1965
219 Family Circle, 1972-1982
220 General, 1963-2000
221 Ladies Home Journal, 1973-1976
222 McCalls, 1969-1971
223 Pennsylvania State College, 1951-1952
224 Woman’s Day, 1977-1988
Series 5: Photographs, circa 1952-2004 (bulk circa 1962-1972)
boxfolder
225 Gable, Clark , undated
226 General (1 of 2), circa 1962-2004
227 General (2 of 2), circa 1962-2004
228 Tornabene, Lyn , circa 1952-1972
Series 6: Audio Recordings, 1974-1991
Materials held in Box 3, Tapes 4-10 are restricted.
boxtape
31 Brokaw, Tom, Part 1, Microcassette, 1982
32 Brokaw, Tom, Part 2, Microcassette, 1982
33 Brokaw, Tom, Part 3, Microcassette, 1982
34 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 1, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
35 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 2, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
36 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 3, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
37 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 4, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
38 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 5, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
39 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 6, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
310 Brown, Helen Gurley, Part 7, Audiocassette, (RESTRICTED) , undated
310 A Brown, Helen Gurley, Compact Disc, (RESTRICTED) , undated
Compact Disc that contains content from box 3, tapes 4-10.
311 Caine, Michael, Part 1, Audiocassette, 1980
312 Caine, Michael, Part 2, Audiocassette, 1980
313 Cher, Audiocassette, 1974 April 09
314 Cher, Part 1-2, Microcassette, 1988
315 Cher, Part 3, Microcassette, 1988
316 Cronkite, Walter, Audiocassette, 1977 November 17
317 Cronkite, Walter, Audiocassette, 1977 November 20
318 Cronkite, Walter, Audiocassette, 1978 January 13
boxtape
41 Side A – Fonda, Jane, Side B- Graham, Billy, Microcassette, undated
42 Gimbel, Paul, Part 1, Audiocassette, undated
43 Gimbel, Paul, Part 2, Audiocassette, undated
44 Kennedy, Joan, Part 1, Audiocassette, 1978 April 03
45 Kennedy, Joan, Part 2, Audiocassette, 1978 April 03
46 Kennedy, Joan, Part 3, Audiocassette, 1978 April 03
47 Klein, Calvin, Part 1, Microcassette, 1985
48 Klein, Calvin, Part 2-3, Microcassette, 1985
49 Koch, Ed, Part 1, Microcassette, 1981 April 01
410 Koch, Ed, Part 2, Microcassette, 1981 April 01
411 Koch, Ed, Part 2, Microcassette, 1981 April 20
412 Koch, Ed, Part 2, Microcassette, 1981 May 12
413 Koch, Ed, Part 2, Microcassette, 1981 May 13
414 Koch, Ed, Microcassette, 1981
415 Koch, Ed, Microcassette, 1981
416 Kristofferson, Kris, Part 1, Microcassette, 1984
417 Kristofferson, Kris, Part 2, Microcassette, 1984
418 Lauren, Ralph, Part 1, Microcassette, 1986 October 14
419 Lauren, Ralph, Part 2, Microcassette, 1986 October 14
boxtape
51 Moore, Dudley, Part 1, Microcassette, 1982
52 Moore, Dudley, Part 2, Microcassette, 1982
53 Moore, Dudley, Audiocassette, 1982
54 Moore, Roger, 1980 June
55 Parton, Dolly, Microcassette, undated
56 Rivera, Geraldo, Part 1, Microcassette, 1988
57 Rivera, Geraldo, Part 2, Microcassette, 1988
58 Scheider, Roy, Part 1, Microcassette, 1983 March
59 Scheider, Roy, Part 2, Microcassette, 1983 March
510 Schwarzlose, John, Microcassette, 1980
511 Streep, Meryl, Part 1, Microcassette, undated
512 Streep, Meryl, Part 2, Microcassette, undated
513 Willis, Bruce, Part 1, Microcassette, 1991 February
514 Willis, Bruce, Part 2, Microcassette, 1991 February
515 Winfrey, Oprah, Part 1, Microcassette, 1986
516 Winfrey, Oprah, Part 2, Microcassette, 1986
517-24 Unidentified, undated
Series 7: Oversize Materials, circa 1962-1967
boxfolder
61 Oversize Photographs, circa 1962-1967
62 Lyn Tornabene Interview with Henry Morgan, 1/4" Reel to Reel, 1966 December 13
item
1 Framed Poster – In celebration: the 50th Anniversary of the Literary Guild, undated
item
2 Framed Poster – Lyn Tornabene as Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, undated
item
3 Mounted Article – How I made Jean-Claude Killy the World’s Champion Skier, undated