Consists of the papers and correspondence of film critic and author Pauline Kael, 1919-2001. Included in the collection are personal letters from colleagues and friends, those relating to her writings, and many fan letters. Very few copies of Kael's own letters are present. Includes also notes taken by Kael during film screenings, typescript or holograph drafts of articles by Kael and others, and related materials such as press kits, stills, and clippings. The Writings section includes holograph drafts, typescripts and notes for her articles and books, as well as research and production materials, and advertisements. Files concerning her stint at the radio station KPFA and tear sheets of most of her "Current Cinema" columns are also present. Collection includes also screenplays and play scripts submitted for her perusal, clippings of articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as Kael's awards, certificates and diplomas, programs from various film festivals and photographs, and various audiovisual tapes.
Film critic and author.