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Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Just when I thought I could answer any trivia question on David O. Selznick's 1939 production of Gone with the Wind, comes a treasure of new material in Steve Wilson's book, The Making of Gone with the Wind.

The Undergraduate Visitor to the Harry Ransom Center

Elana Estrin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Elana Estrin

Since its founding, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has been an important reso...

Author T. C. Boyle's Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Elana Estrin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Books
Elana Estrin

Spanning more than 30 years, from the 1970s through the present, and featuring manuscripts, correspondence, professional files and teaching material the archive covers the breadth of T.C. Boyle's prolific career.

Book Chronicles "Postcards From America" Road Trip With Magnum Photographers

Elana Estrin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts
Elana Estrin

In May 2011, five photographers and one writer hopped on an R.V. and launched a two-week road trip from Texas to California. 1,750 miles and thousands of photographs later, the result of the "Postcards From America" road trip is a limited-edition book released this week.

Scholar Discovers Missing Bassoon Line in Ravel Manuscript

Elana Estrin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Elana Estrin

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" ballet suite. Just in time for its centennial, a Ravel scholar has discovered that orchestras have been playing the piece incorrectly for the past 100 years.

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

What Joan Rivers and Marcel Proust Doodled on Their Mail

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home
Elana Estrin

Correspondence can speak volumes about the letter-writer. From idiosyncratic letterheads to sketches, stamps, cartoons and multiple-choice form letters, what do a letter's illustrations reveal?

PHOTOGRAPHY: Marilyn Monroe, Martin Parr - Magnum Photos Made Public

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

AUSTIN - Next week, the archive of Magnum Photos, which contains images by master photographers like Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Susan Meisela...