Paul Fix collection
Scope and Contents
There is a letter from Paul Fix’s daughter, Marilyn Fix (writing from Seattle, Washington) to her mother, Mrs. Paul Fix (in Hollywood, California), 1944. Marilyn announces that a Mother’s Day present is on the way and talks about performances she has seen. 4 pages.
The collection also includes newspaper clippings about America civilian life during the 1930s and 40s. There is a 4 page pamphlet from 1942 of Air Raid Instructions, published in cooperation with Los Angeles City Defense Council. This pamphlet instructs families on how to extinguish a magnesium bomb and how to seek shelter in the event of an air raid. It also explains how to plant a Victory Garden. Frances Fix, Paul Fix’s wife, is shown in a newspaper clipping modeling the streamline effect, a style then in fashion. There are newspaper clippings about crimes and attempted crimes. There are newspaper articles about World War II.
- Fix, Paul,1901-1983 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Paul Fix was born March 9, 1901 in New York (some sources list March 13). He married Francis Fix, who is shown in this collection modeling a new fashion called the streamline effect. The 1930 Census shows him residing with his wife, Francis M. Fix (age 27), George Harry (age 25), Memnos Harry (age 51), Marilyn Fix (age 5) and Emlyn Tennies (age 14) in Los Angeles, California. A letter from his daughter, Marilyn, to his wife, is included in this collection. He enjoyed a successful career in acting in plays, writing plays, staging plays and acting in movies. He lived in Hollywood when he received some of the letters in this collection. He passed away in Los Angeles on October 14, 1983.
1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Register of Paul Fix collection
- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.