Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Cecile Starr papers, 1925-2001

Series VI: Film Criticism

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Box 6 Folder 59 Kael, Pauline. Articles; clippings; one incomplete typed ms. regarding film critic. [v.p.] 1968-1989 1 Folder, 1968-1989

Box 6 Folder 60 Gerstein, Evelyn. Notes, correspondence between film critic Gerstein and Starr, handwrittten manuscript, clippings, photocopies of Gerstein's film reviews. [v.p.] New York [n.d.] 1961-1986 1 Folder, 1961-1986

Box 6 Folder 61 Agee, James. Personal account by Starr on her acquaintance with Agee; periodical and book excerpts, handwritten notes. [v.p.] New York [n.d.] 1959-1984 1 Folder, 1959-1984

Box 6 Folder 62 Correspondence, notes, clippings regarding critics including Archer Winstein and Virgil Thomson. [v.p.] 1960-1997 1 Folder, 1960-1997

(Filed by Starr "American Film Critics and Writers.")

Box 6 Folder 63 Notes and papers for class on Film Criticism taught by Starr. New York [1960s-1970s] 1 Folder

(Drawn from courses taught at the New School, Columbia University, and elsewhere.)

Box 6 Folder 64 Movie reviews by students of Cecile Starr at the New School. New York 1974-1980 1 Folder, 1974-1980

Box 6 Folder 65 Thompson, Howard. Personal accounts by Cecile Starr; clippings of articles by film columnist and longtime acquaintance. Book inscribed to Starr by Howard: The Female Approach by Ronald Searle. Knopf, NY. 1954. [v.p.] New York 1944-1997 1 Folder, 1944-1997

(Film writer for the New York Times.)

Box 6 Folder 66 Notes, clippings. New York 1956-1987 1 Folder, 1956-1987

(Information on film critics at the New York Times including Mordaunt Hall, Vincent Canby, Frank Nugent, and Bosley Crowther.)