John Strauss chronological papers concerning James Stewart, circa 1983-1997
Scope and Contents note
Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.
- Other: circa 1983-1997
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection closed to public research except by permission of curator of Arts & Communications Archives.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart must be obtained from the Head of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Strauss was a publicist for actor Jimmy Stewart.
John Strauss was born on April 2,1913. Before becoming a publicist, Strauss worked as a Warner Brothers film salesman in Buffalo, NY. In 1945 he transferred to the Warner Brothers publicity department in Burbank, CA. For the next 52 years, Strauss represented various celebrities, including those of Hollywood's "Golden Age" such as Lucille Ball, Jule Andrews, Jack Lemmon, as well as Jimmy Stewart.
He died September 21, 2001 at the age of 88.
Other Finding Aids note
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2152.xml