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Pamela Moore Papers, 1939-2018, bulk 1950-1964

Series II: Professional Files, 1956-1964, 1987, 2002-2011

This series contains correspondence, contracts, clippings files, and items Moore received from her publisher René Julliard.

There are also some professional topics covered in the correspondence, financial, tax, and legal files in Series III: Personal and Biographical Materials.

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Subseries II.1: Correspondence, 1956-1964, 1987, 2002-2011

This subseries includes correspondence with individuals, literary agents, and publishers, on a variety of professional issues. This correspondence was largerly maintained in one alphabetical set. The correspondence also includes condolence letters, mostly from professional contacts, written to Adam Kanarek after Moore's death in 1964, and a few folders of fan mail and correspondence from readers.

The subseries also includes some later correspondence with Adam and Kevin Kanarek on subjects related to Moore.

Correspondence and other materials related to Edouard de Laurot are filed in Series III: Personal and Biographical Materials.

Box 12 Folder 17 Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1957-1964

Includes correspondence to Moore on reactions to the novel Young Assassins; correspondence on Prophets without Honor

Box 12 Folder 18 Fernando Arrabal, 1960-1961, 2011

Includes a 2011 email to Kevin Kanarek with Arrabal's recollections of Moore.

Box 12 Folder 19 Odette Arnaud, 1957-1964

French literary agent.

Box 12 Folder 20 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1957-1964, 1987, 2004

Box 13 Folder 1 Atheneum Publishers, 1961

Box 13 Folder 2 Bantam Books, 1960-1963

Correspondence on the reissue and screenplay for Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 13 Folder 3 Peter Basch, 1958, undated

Photograph. Includes copy of Peter Basch Photographs: Beauties of the World, Fawcett, 1958. Includes negative for a partially nude image of Moore (unpublished); contact sheets for this photo shoot and other Basch photographs of Moore are filed in Series IV: Photographs..

Box 13 Folder 4 Bernice Block, 1961-1962

Includes correspondence on the screenplay for Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 13 Folder 5 British Publishers and Agents, 1956-1963

Includes correspondence with Ursula Winant agent) and Longmans (publisher).

Box 13 Folder 6 Leroy Breunig, 1950s, 2005

Breunig was a professor of French Literature at Barnard College. The 2005 correspondence is between Breunig's nephew and Kevin Kanarek.

Box 13 Folder 7 Sidney Burrell, 1960

Burrell was a professor in the History Department at Barnard College.

Box 13 Folder 8 Al Capp, 1963, undated

Box 13 Folder 9 Condolences, 1964

This file contains several condolenece letters to Adam Kanarek following Moore's death in 1964. There are others in the individual correspondence files. The file also contains a bill for Moore's funeral and related expenses from Campbell Funeral Home.

Box 13 Folder 10 Kurt Desch / German Publishers, 1956-1961

Box 13 Folder 11 E. P. Dutton, 1961

Includes correspondence pertaining to Exile of Suzy-Q.

Box 13 Folder 12 Fan Mail, 1956-1958

Correspondence relates to Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 13 Folder 13 Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1961-1964

Includes correspondence pertaining to East Side Story.

Box 13 Folder 14 Robert Gottlieb (Simon and Schuster), 1963-1964, 2002

Includes some correspondence between Gottlieb and Adam Kanarek.

Box 13 Folder 15 Juan Goyanarte, 1961-1962

Publisher in Argentina.

Box 13 Folder 16 Grove Press, 1961

Box 13 Folder 17 Rust Hills (Esquire Magazine), 1961

Box 13 Folder 18 Franz Horch, 1957-1958

Literary agent

Box 13 Folder 19 Israel, 1961

Box 13 Folder 20 J.B. Lippincott Company, 1962

Box 13 Folder 21 James Brown Associates, Inc., 1961

Correspondence pertains to the submission and rejection of Exile of Suzy-Q.

Box 13 Folder 22 Japan, 1961-1962

Correspondence pertains to a payment dispute over Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 13 Folder 23 Jack Jolles, 1960-1961, 1964

Includes a condolence letter.

Box 13 Folder 24 Julliard, 1957-1963

Box 13 Folder 25 Jacques Lanzmann, 1961

Box 13 Folder 26 Raymond Las Vergnas, 1961

Box 19 Folder 11-12 Last, 1964-1967, 2 folders

This file contains financial material, particularly related to Mondadori, royalty reports, a few publisher letters, and material relating to Contemporary Authors appearance.

Box 13 Folder 27 John Leggett (Harper & Brothers), 1961

Correspondence pertains to the rejection of Exile of Suzy-Q.

Box 13 Folder 28 Carolyn Ruth Swift Lenz (Lyn Lenz), 1964, 2003, undated

Lenz was Moore's teacher and friend at Rosemary Hall. The character of Ms. Rosen in Chocolates for Breakfast is based on Lenz. Correspondence includes her reaction to the novel, a letter of condolence, and a later letter to Adam Kanarek regarding his wish to put a stone marker on Moore's grave.

Box 13 Folder 29 Little, Brown and Company, 1961

Correspondence regarding the submission and rejection of Exile of Suzy-Q. Includes comments from readers at the company.

Box 13 Folder 30 Sterling Lord, 1957-1961

Literary agent. Includes agreement and correspondence.

Box 13 Folder 31 Sylvie Marion, 1962

Box 13 Folder 32 Ann Martin--Correspondence to Robert Nedelkoff, 2008

Martin had written an early article about Pamela Moore; Nedelkoff contacted her about his own writings about Pamela Moore.

Box 13 Folder 33 Jean Jacques Mayoux, 1960

Box 13 Folder 34 Monica McCall, 1956-1957

Literary agent. Includes correspondence pertaining to Chocolates for Breakfast, including reader's comments from Ladies Home Journal and Women's Home Companion.

Box 13 Folder 35 New York Times Sunday Book Review, 1961

Contains typescript of a review of Gombrowicz's Ferryduke and a carbon of Moore's letter to the editor of the Sunday Book Review. Includes a clipping of the published letter to the editor.

Box 13 Folder 36 Playboy, 1961

Rejection letter.

Box 14 Folder 1 Reader Correspondence, 1956-1962

Reader correspondence; includes some drafts of replies from Moore.

Box 14 Folder 2 Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1956

One item, an invitation to discuss the manuscript for Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 14 Folder 3 Simon and Schuster, 1962-1964

Includes letter from Moore on her time in Paris after the publication of Chocolates for Breakfast. Other correspondence pertains to The Horsy Set.

Box 14 Folder 4 Milburn David Smith, Jr., 1964 September-December

Copies of Jaguar magazine from December 1964 which includes an article on Moore. Also includes correspondence from Smith to Adam Kanarek with a litter from Don Fine (editor at Dell) to Smith with his recollections of Moore.

Box 14 Folder 5 Constantin Tacou, 1958

Box 14 Folder 6 Jozef Wittlin, 1961-1964

Subseries II.2: Contracts, 1956-1963

This subseries contains contracts, signed and unsigned, for various editions and licensing rights to Moore's works. There is also a file of contract copies.

Contracts for first editions remain filed with their corresponding manuscripts in Series I.

Box 14 Folder 7 Contracts, 1957-1963

Box 14 Folder 8 Contracts (Copies), 1956-1961

Subseries II.3: Clippings Files, 1950, 1956-1964, 1997-2014

This subseries primarily consists of clippings related to the publication of Moore's novels: many were obtained from a clippings service. These are primarily in English and in French, although there are some items from the German and Italian presses, and others.

There are also some later articles (2000-2014) related to Moore.

Box 14 Folder 9 Clippings, 1950

Clipping on the junior riders at the National Horse Show; includes photograph of Moore.

Box 14 Folder 10 Chocolates for Breakfast--Clippings, 1956-1957

In English.

Box 14 Folder 11 Chocolates for Breakfast--Clippings, 1956-1957

Primarily in French. Includes some clippings in German, Italian, and other languages.

Box 14 Folder 12 Chocolates for Breakfast--Clippings on Paperback Release; Screenplay, 1960

Includes short clipping on the book's release in paperback edition. Includes several clippings on the development of the screenplay for the novel.

Box 14 Folder 13 Cosmopolitan, 1958, 1959

Two issues of the magazine; include mentions of Moore in articles about current writing.

Box 14 Folder 14 East Side Story / The Pigeons of St. Marks--Goyanarte Catalog, 1961

Box 14 Folder 15 East Side Story / The Pigeons of St. Marks--Clippings, 1960-1961

In English, French, Polish, and Italian. Includes a few typescript translations from French publications.

Box 14 Folder 16 East Side Story / The Pigeons of St. Marks--Manuscripts/Typescripts of Related Items, 1961

These items were originally together in one plastic enclosure, filed in the clippings files. This folder includes typescripts of interview questions and answers, quotations, carbons of a few rejection letters from publishers, and a handwritten copy of an article published in Brazil.

Box 14 Folder 17 The Exile of Suzy Q--Clippings, 1962

In French.

Box 15 Folder 1 The Exile of Suzy Q--Clippings, 1962

In French.

Box 22 Folder 8 Paris Match Magazine, 1962

In French. Includes a short article on Moore.

Box 15 Folder 2-3 The Horsy Set--Clippings, 1962-1964, 2 folders

Primarily in English.

Box 15 Folder 4 Obituaries, 1964

In English and in French.

Box 15 Folder 5 Robert Nedelkoff, "The Remainder Table" The Baffler #10, 1997

Article on Moore.

Box 15 Folder 6 "Great Girl Trash", 2000

Includes Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 15 Folder 7 Le Parisien Magazine, 2014

Magazine includes article on the reissue of Chocolates for Breakfast. In French.

Subseries II.4: Julliard--Promotional Materials and Souvenirs, 1956-1964

This subseries contains items that Moore received from her publisher René Julliard.

Moore received several items whenChocolates for Breakfastwas published in France: a scarf, a set of dishes, and three matchbooks that were created as promotional items for the book.

Two other items appear to have been issued as "souvenirs" after the death of René Julliard in 1962: a book, titledEn Souvenir de René Julliard(1963), and a paperweight, which has an accompanying card on the stationary of Madame René Julliard (1964).

Box 23 Chocolates for Breakfast--Matchbook, 1956

Matchbooks featuring the book's cover and a picture of Moore.

Box Temporary Box C Set of Dishes, 1956

French publisher René Julliard gave items to Moore to celebrate release of Chocolates for Breakfast in France, including this set of plates. The plates include signatures of authors and artists related to the publishing house. Moore's set has 11 8" plates. There should be 12 plates; #5 is missing from this set.

Box 23 Scarf, 1956

Silkscreen scarf designed by Bernard Buffet, depicting book case of titles published by Julliard in 1956, including Chocolates for Breakfast.

Box 20 En Souvenir de René Julliard. Paris: Julliard, 1963

Book. René Julliard, founder of Julliard, died in 1962.

Box 23 Paperweight and Card, 1964

Lucite paperweight with green feather pen and René Julliard's signature. It includes handwritten card in French, indicating that the paperweight was created in memory of Julliard, who died in 1962.