Cornell University Libraries
Diary documents Holbrook's time in and around Lima Peru as cameraman for the expedition with explorer Captain J. Campbell Besley. The diary documents his experiences and describes the area around Chanchamayo district, Iquitos and other areas of the Amazon. He mentions Franklin B. Coates and others who were on the journey. It also discusses interactions with local, indigenous people, and animals in the jungle. The diary ends with a lengthy later entry answering the question "What was our narrowest escape from death?" Also included are descriptions of South American fruits and vegetables used as food and their preparation. Also a CD containing digital scans of the diary
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Papers of two brothers, Harry Aitken and Roy Aitken, who pioneered in the production and distribution of motion pictures. Useful for all aspects of silent film production, the collection consists of scripts and scenarios, correspondence, and business records. Approximately 150 silent films are represented by scripts and scenarios; many of these are supplemented by other production materials such as photographs, publicity, reviews, continuity, cutting sheets, copyright information, and occasional correspondence. There is an actor index for this portion of the collection
Columbia University
Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, radio, television, and film scripts, notes, subject files, documents, financial records, photographs, memorabilia, clippings, and printed materials. Grauer's voluminous professional, personal, and family correspondence reflect his many and varied interests in radio, television, motion pictures, sound recordings, journalism, book collecting, printing, the graphic arts, and travel. Among the significant correspondents there are 43 letters from Henry Miller, 26 letters from Eric Partridge, and ten letters from Bruce Rogers. There are numerous single letters from public figures and celebrities, many written to the author, Quentin Reynolds, who organized Grauer's 25th Anniversary in Broadcasting in 1950. Among these are George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Samuel Goldwyn, John Hersey, Bob Hope, Lauritz Melchior, Edward R. Murrow, Anaìˆs Nin, David Sarnoff, and Thornton Wilder. There are thousands of letters from fans, friends, and family, including Grauer's ... Read More
Columbia University
Family background, early life, father and vaudeville; beginning of theatrical career, 1920s; theater life during Prohibition; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and motion picture career: transition to sound; social, intellectual and political life in Hollywood; discussion of outstanding films; impressions of Eva Tanguay, Harold Lloyd, Charles Chaplin, Delmar Daves, Jimmie Flood, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, many others; reflections on comedy
Eastern Washington State Historical Society
Script, production stills, publicity clippings, personnel lists, and advertising brochures, relating to The Crown Jewels, an amateur silent motion picture made with cast members drawn from the high society of Spokane, Wash. Includes copies of letters and publicity brochure from a 1967 showing of the film
University of Wyoming - American Heritage Center
The Mary Jane Irving Papers contain photographs, including stills from some of Irving's motion pictures, portraits, and a number of candid shots. There are snapshots from Tahiti, where Irving was shooting "Lost and Found" in 1922. There is also publicity material, including a scrapbook of press clippings. Also included are letters from friends and fans (1919-1932) and letters from Robert Carson to Mary Jane Irving Carson (1930s-1940s)
University of Wyoming - American Heritage Center
Collection contains materials relating to McDonald's career as a director, including 28 pieces of correspondence (1935-1976); promotional material for motion pictures and television programs (1935-1966); scripts with treatments for many motion pictures directed by McDonald (1936-1962); photographs and stills of McDonald, various celebrities and from silent movies; 5 scrapbooks (1918-1938); set plans for two episodes of "Wyatt Earp" (1958); a television script for a commercial for "Wyatt Earp"; television scripts (1950-1961); and the manuscript for McDonald's unpublished autobiography
University of Wyoming - American Heritage Center
Contains copies of vintage motion picture films and early television shows, and photographs of silent film stars, particularly Francis X. Bushman. The films include several by Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, and Laurel and Hardy, and heavily represent the Hal Roach and Essanay studios. Other featured film performers include Beverly Bayne, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lon Chaney, and Buster Keaton; Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, and the Marx Brothers are featured on television. Also includes cartoon features of Mr. Magoo
University of North Dakota Library
Correspondence, scrapbooks, World War II diary, clippings, publications, booklets, genealogical charts, newspapers, sketches, advertisements, newsletters, photos, and other materials, relating to Julison's life and personal interests. Subjects include Julison family history; his service with Company 1604, Civilian Conservation Corps in Gays Mills, Wis. (1939-1941) and with U.S. Army as cartoonist and illustrator for several post newspapers (1941-1945) and as German language translator (1945-1946) during World War II; duties as sportswriter and illustrator for Grand Forks Herald (1946-1956); his commercial art business, Art Mart (1956-1988); Germans from Russia in the Dakotas; local sports history, particularly documenting hockey and softball played in the city of Grand Forks as well as at University of North Dakota; and his interest in silent Western movies
Loyola Marymount University
This collection consists of film stills and photographs, most of which are related to the films that the well-known cinematographer John W. Boyle (1891-1959) shot. Boyle was very active during the silent era and shot a number of films important for that period of film history. In this collection these include "Salome" and other Theda Bara films now lost, but the stills preserved in this collection, although perhaps not unique, are in many cases rare and provide important documentation for her work. In addition, a number of photographs record cast and crew at work on the set during the silent era. For these reasons, the John W. Boyle Film Stills and Photograph Collection contains important photographic evidence for the history of silent film in Hollywood


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