Paul Gerard Smith: Broadway and Screen Writer Extraordinaire by David Soren

Paul Gerard Smith's materials include correspondence between his grandson, Paul Gerard Smith III, and Frank Cullen (American Vaudeville Museum), and drafts of his biography by Paul Gerard Smith III and Frank Cullen. Also included are a chronology, "Adventures in Show Business"; performer and sketch indexes; and a list of credits compiled by Paul Gerard Smith. There are photocopies of typewritten scripts with handwritten notations from the early 1920s and 1930s. . An album of clippings includes his pre-vaudeville years, beginning in 1918 when he enlisted in the Marines, and mentions his service in Germany where he produced the Sixth Marine Revue for fellow "doughboys" in 1919. Most of the clippings are from the 1920s and 1930s, with the source not generally given; some playbills are included.