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Cynthia Lindsay audio recordings, approximately 1969-1978

Identifier: MSS 1552 Series 7

Scope and Contents

Contains one audiotape reel recording of an interview with Cynthia Lindsay about her book "Dear Boris" by Don Latulippe of WEZE Radio, and two audiocassette tape recordings of an interview with a man by Cynthia Lindsay about the formation of the Screen Actors Guild and Boris Karloff. Materials dated approximately 1969 to 1978.


  • approximately 1969-1978


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Open for public research.

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Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Cynthia Lindsay was born May 27, 1915, in North Hempstead, New York. She moved to Southern California to attend school early in her adult life. She began a career as a stunt double but moved to writing after an injury. Her publications focused on the Hollywood scene, published in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Holiday. During the 1960s she wrote several television scripts, including episodes for "My Three Sons," "My Favorite Martian," and "Family Affair." Lindsay also published several books, including "Mother Climbed Trees," "The Natives are Restless," and her most well-known work, "Dear Boris: The Life of William Henry Pratt a.k.a Boris Karloff." Lindsay was married to Russell Gleason from 1938 to 1945, Louis Lindsay from 1950 to 1962, and Robert Patten. Cynthia Lindsay died May 5, 2007, in Santa Monica, California.


1 sound tape reel

2 sound cassettes

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies available for use in the Reading Room.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States