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"An Extraordinary Life": The Dominick Dunne Papers - Virtual Tour

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An Extraordinary Life: The Dominick Dunne Papers
Original exhibition dates April 30, 2012 – March 9, 2013

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2313 Red River
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, Lomax Gallery
Austin, Texas

Dominick Dunne was widely known for his contributions to Vanity Fair magazine and was best known for his distinctive stories on high-profile criminal trials. An Extraordinary Life: The Dominick Dunne Papers shares the story of the acclaimed journalist and writer's life as documented in his personal and professional papers. From remarkable correspondence and photographs to story drafts and notes, the exhibit documents his extraordinary act of reinvention. An Extraordinary Life includes Dunne's glamorous Hollywood career; his coverage of such blockbuster criminal cases as the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson, Phil Spector and Claus von Bülow; and his voluminous correspondence with political, literary and entertainment figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, Stephen Soundheim, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, and Jane Fonda.


Special thanks to Griffin Dunne

Executive Director
Don Carleton

Assistant Director for Exhibits
Lynn Bell

Exhibit Curator
Erin Purdy

Assistant Curator
Amanda Keys Norman

Exhibit Production
Jic Clubb
David Zepeda

Exhibit Design and Fabrication
Austin Art Services
Kirk Anders
Jeremy Burks

Interactive Virtual Tour
Irashema Medrano
David Zepeda