Size: 0.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Summary: Correspondence, a radio interview transcript, art works, printed material, and photographs document the career of painter and illustrator Edna Reindel, and her friendships with Hollywood celebrities, art patrons, and artists.
REEL 1205: Correspondence, primarily with Robert Macbeth and Homer Saint-Gaudens; other correspondents are Frank Crowninshield, Louis M. Eilshemius, Juliana Force, Karl Free, Greer Garson, Stanley William Hayter, Roland McKinney, Vincent Price, Benita Hume Colman (Mrs. George Sanders), and Ernest Watson. Also included is a WPA contract and related letters, 1936-1948, from Olin Dows and Edward B. Rowan; a transcript of a radio interview, 1937; a portrait of Reindel by Elizabeth Taylor as a child; works of art for book illustrations, undated and 1918; reproductions of book illustrations; clippings, 1936-1947; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1934-1949; autographs of prominent individuals including Douglas Fairbanks and Hedda Hopper; and an autographed photo of Greer Garson.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume, 1990; a file on Luigi Lucioni, 1926-1929, containing 15 letters and a clipping from Lucioni to Reindel, and a file on Carl Nelson, 1961-1985, containing 26 letters from Nelson to Reindel, a photograph of Nelson, of his exhibition catalogs; ca. 100 exhibition announcments and catalogs for Reindel, 1934-1979; reproductions of art work; ca. 350 photographs of Reindel, her sisters, her friends, including Elizabeth Taylor as a child, her works of art, and exhibition installations, 1937-1949; and miscellany, including an announcement for "Flowers of the Land."