During her long career, Mary worked with hundreds of actors and actresses and considered many of them friends. While some friendships were short-lived, several of her colleagues became an extended family as she established a life in New York and California. Their candid correspondence shows more than just professional niceties, but the development of lasting friendships.
    The Mary Wickes Papers at Washington University Archives include many signed photographs and sets of correspondence with her celebrity colleagues and friends, including Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, and others.