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Guide to the Time Inc. People Editorial Files
1966-1989
 MS 3009-RG 10

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Series I. Senior Editor Cranston Jones Files on Best of People, 1977-1984. 1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Cranston Jones was a staff member of Time from 1945 to 1969, serving variously as a correspondent in San Francisco, London and Paris and as bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro. He was editor in chief of  Travel and Leisure magazine for several years and then a senior editor with  People from its founding in 1974 until he retired in 1988.

Best of People: The First Decade was a retrospective of notable  People covers, subjects, and articles from 1974 to 1983. It was published in softcover by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House; a hardcover edition was published by Time-Life Books.

Citation:

Flint, Peter B. "Cranston Jones, 73, Architecture Author And Writer at Time." New York Times. June 03, 1991. Accessed November 16, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/03/obituaries/cranston-jones-73-architecture-author-and-writer-at-time.html.

Scope and Contents

The Cranston Jones Files on Best of People include materials such as memoranda, correspondence, book drafts, Table of Contents, publishing budgets, Home Box Office's (HBO)  Best of People television special script, founding  People managing editor Richard Stolley's book introduction, weekly progress reports, and legal correspondence regarding obtaining photographic and distribution rights out of the United States. Notable correspondents are: Stolley; editor Pat Ryan; and publisher Richard Durrell.

People Polls refers to results of an annual nationwide reader survey on celebrities, politics, fashion, and culture.  People Staff Polls refers to an internal survey on what should be included in the book.

Correspondence includes some with Amanda Urban, the project's literary agent at International Creative Management, Inc. (ICM). Amanda is also sometimes referred to as "Binky".

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 1 Amanda Urban at International Creative Management (ICM)
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 2 Artists
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 3 Ballantine Books
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 4 Budgets
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 5 C. Jones File: Correspondence
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 6 Contents: Expanded Version for Publisher's Presentation
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Best of People
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 8 Copyright/Title Page
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 9 Covers
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 10 Covers: The Great Covers: Mega 25
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 11 Home Box Office (HBO)
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 12-13 Introduction by Richard B. Stolley
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 14 Legal
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 15 Letters
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 16 Mega Celebs: The Decade's 25
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 17 People Polls
1980-1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 18 People Staff Polls
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 19 Super Star Tracks
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 20 Table of Contents Draft
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 21 Time-Life Books
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 22 Weekly Progress Report
1983
Offsite-Box: 2847 Folder : 23 Winners and Losers
1977-1983

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