Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner’s address book

Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner's address bookThis is just two pages of Jack Warner’s address book in which we can see:

  • Cecil B. DeMille

  • William Dieterle (director of “The Life of Emile Zola” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”)

  • Mercedes De Acosta (writer and close friend of Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton)

  • Bette Davis (note the respectful addition of “Miss”!)

  • Irene Dunne

  • Olivia de Havilland

  • Walt Disney

  • Lili Damita (actress and Errol Flynn wife)

  • Salvador Dali.

Imagine who was in the rest of this book! This is on display at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C.

And let’s not forget his silver-plated telephone:

Jack Warner's silver plated telephone

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2 Responses to Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner’s address book

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Wow, who wouldn’t want to flip through that little black book, huh? Wonder which years encompass this address book? Like how he lists “Dancing Teacher – Barbara’s” Apparently not easy to remember his/her name. Would love to give “Miss” Bette Davis a ring.

    Here’s a pic that also includes Jack Warner’s silver-plated telephone:


    Lots more info on other items at the National Museum of American History:


    Great find, Martin!


  2. Gary Demirdjian says:

    I love how Cecil B. DeMille lives on DeMille Road in Hollywood(drive actually and it’s in Los Feliz).

    Variety ran a story on his house a few years ago: