Scope and arrangement
The Ann Andrews papers span 1918-1963, and consist of letters from her many friends in show business. Among Ms. Andrews' well known friends and correspondents were Katharine Cornell and her husband Guthrie McClintic, Marc Connelly, Dorothy Parker and her husband Alan Campbell, Grace George, C. Aubrey Smith and his wife Lady Isabel Smith, Lenore Ulric, Carl Van Vechten, and Evelyn Varden. Of particular interest are the letters from actress Grace George (1879-1962), wife of Broadway producer William Brady, who writes about her husband's declining years and about working on the film Johnny Come Lately (1943) with James Cagney; and the letters from actor C. Aubrey Smith (1863-1948) on a variety of topics. After Sir Aubrey's death his wife Lady Isabel picked up the correspondence and continued it for a number of years. Many of Ann Andrews' correspondents mention her cats, of which she owned more than a dozen.