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Laraine Day papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2351

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from Laraine Day's work as an actress in Hollywood, California, including her personal furs, hats, and shoes she bought during this time, and an award she won for being a prominent Latter-day Saint actress. Dated approximately 1940-2007.


  • approximately 1940-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Laraine Day papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Laraine Day (1920-2007) was an American actress.

Laraine Day was born October 13, 1920 in Roosevelt, Utah to Clarence Irwin Johnson and Ada Mayrich Rich Johnson. Her film debut was in 1937 with a small part in "Stella Dallas." She is best known for Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and her recurring role in the Dr. Kildare series. She was formerly married to Hall of Fame baseball manager Leo Durocher as well as Michel Mark Grilhikes. Laraine Day passed away November 10, 2007 in Ivins, Utah.

Administrative History

Saks Fifth Avenue (est. 1924) is a luxury department store. Saks Fifth Avenue was established in 1924 as a merger between Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel. The store was established with the goal of representing fashionable and elegant living. Saks Fifth Avenue sells clothing and accessories for men and women alike.

Administrative History

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. (est. 1919) is a luxury company specializing in shoes and leather goods.

Ferragamo began in 1919 when Salvatore Ferragamo opened a boot shop in Santa Barbara, California. The company known as Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. was founded in 1927 in Florence, Italy. Since its establishment, it has expanded to leather goods and other accessories. Ferragamo has created shoes for famous actresses, including Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Audrey Hepburn.

Administrative History

I. Miller (1926-1975) was a luxury shoe store.

The I. Miller flagship store was built in 1926 in New York City, to sell Israel Miller's shoes. Israel Miller was born in East Prussia, and moved to New York at the age of 24. Upon his death on August 13, 1929 in Paris, I. Miller shoes continued to operate in to the 1970s.


5 oversize boxes (7 linear ft.)

2 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Donated by Gigi Bell, daughter of Laraine Day, in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Gigi Bell; June 2017.

Donated; Gigi Bell; August 2017.


Arts and Communications Collection development policy.

Processing Information

Processed; Maddi Stanley; September-October 2017.
Register of Laraine Day papers
Maddi Stanley
2017 September 7
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States