Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1935 & 1936. Original Studio Pass to Universal Pictures for Hollywood Columnist Jimmy Starr dated Sept. 1, 1935 to Aug. 30, 1936. Red cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Universal Studio Pass, Admit Bearer, Sept. 1, 1935 to Aug. 30, 1936, Mr. Jimmy Starr [typed in], Representing Publication Herald-Express [typed in], To the Universal Studio Publicity Offices without delay, on business. Not Transferable. Not good on sets, unless accompanied by properly endorsed set pass from Executive office. Approved by Fred S. Meyer, Executive Studio Manager, Universal City, Calif. Not Good for Automobile.” On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the bearer’s use of the pass. “74” is printed on the front of the card to the immediate left of “Admit Bearer”. Near fine with a hint of use and a bit of dust soiling. Jimmy Starr (1902 - 1990) is best known as a Hollywood columnist, though he was also a writer and actor, known for The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947), A Night for Crime (1943) and Pink Pajamas (1929). Some of the Universal films fMr. Starr may have enjoyed include in that time period include such popular productions as The Affair of Susan with Zasu Pitts, Diamond Jim with Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, and Cesar Romero, Magnificent Obsession with Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor, Crash Donovan co-directed by William Nigh and Jean Negulesco (his directorial debut), and many more. (Inventory #: 20928E)
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