Warren Beatty's earlier life

creditThis is kind of fun: Bonhams and Butterfields' big auction Sunday of Hollywood materials includes papers that Warren Beatty apparently abandoned in a New York hotel suite in the late 1950s: "a massive cache of ephemera that Beatty saved when he was a struggling actor in New York City in his early twenties....Quite extensive and personal in nature." Included are a draft script for Splendor in the Grass and a datebook filled with handwritten notes and appointments with voice teachers, acting coaches, hairdressers and Hollywood figures such as Stella Adler, Sidney Lumet, Peter Ustinov and Roddy MacDowall. There are also letters from sister Shirley MacLaine and others, and to-do lists that mention buy make-up, send flowers, get shoes, go to rehearsal etc. Here's the lot description. Nikki Finke has more. The sale includes a bunch of Marilyn Monroe documents and stuff like Cecil B. DeMile's personal checks.


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