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
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
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
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 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
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Typewritten summaries of plots of scripts owned by Twentieth Century-Fox and its predecessors, Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures, including scripts of silent and sound films, produced and unproduced scripts, and romance, melodrama, and comedy
New York Public Library
A scrapbook consisting of 22 black and white, 7.75 x 10 inch photographs of stills from the silent short film Believe it or not (1928) directed by Harold Beaudine, produced by Al Christie, starring Frances Lee, Sidney Smith (as Sid Smith), Billy Engle
New York Public Library
A scrapbook consisting of 20 black and white, 7.75 x 10 inch photographs of stills from the silent short film Skating home (1928) directed by Harold Beaudine, produced by Al Christie, starring Frances Lee, Lorraine MacLean (as Lorraine Eddy), Sidney Smith (as Sid Smith)
New York Public Library
A scrapbook consisting of 24 black and white, 7.75 x 10 inch photographs of stills from the silent short film Are Scotchmen tight? (1929) directed by Neal Burns, produced by Al Christie, starring Jack Duffy, Eddie Barry, Neal Burns


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