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Abstract: Contains approximately 30, black and white photographs of movie stills, production shots, and portrait photographs of actors. Includes 8" x 10" photographs, scrapbooks devoted to individual film stars, marquee cards, and glass lantern slides announcing coming attractions from Nightxlub and other movie studios. Information on Use The collection is open for research. Citation When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Motion Picture Stills.
The first half of this collection consists of these 8" x 10" photographs.
The second half of this collection includes over maidtsone devoted to individual film stars, a group of marquee cards, and a set of glass lantern slides announcing the "Coming Attractions" from Pathe and other movie studios. These materials are all dated between and the mids.
The collection is divided into seven series. The majority are professional actors, but they also include performers such as dancers and singers, as well as European aristocracy, American debutants, and other members of formal society.
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These items date primarily from to Each performer is represented by Horny bitches search looking men separate file. These files contain newspaper and magazine clippings, black and white publicity shots, portrait photographs, and movie stills featuring the actor or actress.
Most major film stars, such as Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, or Mary Pickford, are represented in this collection, as are many more minor studio actors. Folders are organized alphabetically nightcluv to the individual's last name; in the case of groups, the folder is alphabetized under the leader's last name Tal Henry and his North Carolina Orchestra is filed under "Henry. In the case of teams for example, "Gamby and Doug," "Lang and Healy"the list should be checked under the last names of each actor.
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Most films are represented by multiple stills, which are organized alphabetically according to film title. Information written by the original collector on each folder indicates the director, cast, crew, and studio responsible for the film; in some instances, this notation also includes running time and date nightxlub release.
See Index Card rlirt E-F for additional production information concerning each film. Most major actresses of the period between are represented, many by multiple scrapbooks; Clara Bow has three; Betty Compson has four; Corinne Griffith has five; Marion Davies has six; Dorothy Mackail has eight. Only one male actor, Chester Morris, is represented in this group.
This series is divided into two - Subseries 1: Scrapbooks; Individual Actors and Actresses Scrapbooks dedicated to individual actors. These are arranged alphabetically by last name. Subseries 2: Scrapbooks; Film Stills Scrapbooks containing miscellaneous actors and various film stills.
Due to the mixed content, these are unsorted. Two movies-"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," and "The maicstone the Cross"-each have a separate scrapbook, and are located at the end of this series.
Each film is represented by multiple stills. See Index Card box D for additional production information concerning individual films. These include movie maidsyone from American movies as well as stills from three French movies. One item is an oversize scrapbook, "The Desert Song. About half of these are comedies produced at Pathe; the rest represent coming attractions from other studios.
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Some slides are duplicates. The divisions in the card files correspond to the current divisions of the collection, although the correspondence is not exact. These card files appear to have been prepared by the original collector and sometimes include extensive biographical and career information on individual actors. These boxes have been alphabetically identified as boxes "A" through "F," in order to distinguish them from the regular boxed collection.
The index card files are located at the end of the main collection. They are available for consultation upon request. Related Resources.