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This collection of 871 videotapes was assembled by Mrs. Fix partly as record of her long career relating to film and partly as the base of a study of film history. Recorded movies are the core content of each tape, but documentaries, interviews, and other materials about actors, directors, writers, and others have also been added.
Mrs. Fix presented the tapes with a 150-page descriptive inventory. Shipment of a further 500 tapes documenting the history of television is in process.
Beverly Barnes was a student in Radio-Television-Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa 1937-1941, winning a scholarship to Radio Station WLW in Cincinnati in her senior year. Moving to Hollywood a short time later, William Paley accepted her idea for an radio interview program which she wrote, produced, and emceed as hostess, "CBS OPEN HOUSE," broadcast on the west coast.
The collection being readied for shipment in Mrs. Fix's Los Angeles home.
A flyer describing Beverly Barnes's program, CBS OPEN HOUSE
Beverly Barnes, 1944, interviews Agnes Moorhead (Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Andersons) and Robert Young (then co-starring with Dorothy McGuire in The Enchanted Cottage.