Paul Fix collection

Paul Fix collection

Dates: 1927-1955

The Paul Fix Collection contains correspondence, performance programs, newspaper clippings and photographs of Paul Fix. Paul Fix acted in the plays, Gang Law, Back to Batan, See My Lawyer, She Loves Me Not, Tall in the Saddle, On the Spot, Chicago (1927), White Magic (1928), and Small Miracle (1935). He wrote Guests of Marcado and These Few Hours. He staged Kick In (1929) and Granite. There is an interesting newspaper clipping describing how Paul Fix was transformed into a skeleton on camera in the movie Mr. Cyclops. He acted in other movies, including After The Thin Man, Flame of Barbary Coast, Crooked Road, Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep, Penitentiary, Code of the Streets, and Cheating the Stars (1938). There are also articles about John Wayne. There is a letter from Paul Fix’s daughter, Marilyn Fix (writing from Seattle, Washington) to her mother, Mrs. Paul Fix (in Hollywood, California), 1944. Marilyn announces that a Mother’s Day present is on the way and talks about performances she has seen. 4 pages. The collection also includes newspaper clippings about America civilian life during the 1930s and 40s. There is a 4 page pamphlet from 1942 of Air Raid Instructions, published in cooperation with Los Angeles City Defense Council. This pamphlet instructs families on how to extinguish a magnesium bomb and how to seek shelter in the event of an air raid. It also explains how to plant a Victory Garden. Frances Fix, Paul Fix’s wife, is shown in a newspaper clipping modeling the streamline effect, a style then in fashion. There are newspaper clippings about crimes and attempted crimes. There are newspaper articles about World War II.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fix, Paul, 1901-1983
  • Call Number: MSS 4039
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Fix collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4039; Paul Fix collection; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4039, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. Harry Carey Jr. in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. Harry Carey Jr.; 1980.
Related Material
MSS 1976 Fix, Paul. Screen plays, 1953-1975.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Cinematography--History; Civil defense warning systems; Fashion--United States--History; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.); Motion picture actors and actresses--United States; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Letters
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS4039
Finding Aid Title
Fix (Paul) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:01-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Paul Fix (1901-1983) had a successful career in acting, writing, and staging plays and also acting in movies.

Paul Fix was born March 9, 1901 in New York (some sources list March 13). He married Francis Fix, who is shown in this collection modeling a new fashion called the streamline effect. The 1930 Census shows him residing with his wife, Francis M. Fix (age 27), George Harry (age 25), Memnos Harry (age 51), Marilyn Fix (age 5) and Emlyn Tennies (age 14) in Los Angeles, California. A letter from his daughter, Marilyn, to his wife, is included in this collection. He enjoyed a successful career in acting in plays, writing plays, staging plays and acting in movies. He lived in Hollywood when he received some of the letters in this collection. He passed away in Los Angeles on October 14, 1983.



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