Frank McCarthy Papers
The papers cover two aspects of the career of Frank McCarthy (1912-1986), who served as Secretary, General Staff, under GCM from 1942-1945. These include his War Department years and his Hollywood career. War Department papers include correspondence, material dealing with inspection trips, arrangements and technical planning for Allied Conferences, speeches, maps, and clippings.
McCarthy’s Hollywood career is documented by correspondence (1946-1949) and programs, as well as material relating to three of his films: Patton (1970),MacArthur (1977) and Marshall: Man of Peace, Man of War (not released). These records include correspondence, memos, research material, film scripts, production material, publicity information, and clippings. The Patton material is especially rich, providing a study of the making of a motion picture from start to finish, including research, legal matters, script writing, filming, reviews, and the winning of the Academy Award.
The Collection Guides are to various aspects of the collection. The first is the main collection, the second is the additions to the collection, the third is about the MacArthur movie and the fourth guide is for the Patton movie.