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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Film Stills Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vd66vz93b
Dates:
1908-1986
Size:
176 boxes, 5514 items, and 73.9 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-176
Language:
English

Abstract

The Film Stills Collection consists of stills and publicity portraits of actors and actresses in the American film industry.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of approximately 20,000 stills and publicity portraits of actors and actresses in the American film industry covering almost eighty years, including autographed pictures.

Photographers include but are not limited to: Man Ray, Jack Freulich, George Hurrell, Alexander Kahle, Eric Carpenter, Gene Robert Richee, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Otto Dyar, Sergis Alberts Hoover, W. J. Gray, Robert W. Coburn, Chris Marie Meeker, Jack Shalitt, Don English, Ernest A. Bachrach, William E. Thomas, Walter Frederick Seely, Gaston Longet, Scotty Welbourne, G. E. Richardson, Bert Stern, Ned Scott, C. Heighton Monroe, Elwood Bredell, Fred Hendrickson, James Hargis Connelly, Schellenberg, C. Kenneth Lobben, and Albert Witzel.

Arrangement:

The collection has been organized alphabetically by actor or film title; general "actors" folders (for example, "Ti-Tz") have been interfiled alphabetically.

Note: Photographs of actors with "See" references have not been filed under their names; the photos have been filed where indicated. Photographs of those with "See also" references have been filed under their names as well as where indicated. Be sure to also check the general "actors" folders (such as "A-Az") for specific actors who were not foldered separately.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Much of the collection was put together by O. R. Tillinghast, who was associated with the movie industry from about 1918 to 1955, most of the time as a publicity agent. This part was purchased from a California dealer in 1970.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jim Flannery, Karla J. Vecchia and Rachel Jordan in 2004. Finding aid written by Jim Flannery, Karla J. Vecchia and Rachel Jordan in 2004. Photographer identifications were made in 2010 by Valerie Addonizio and Lisa Yankowitz ('13).

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Film Stills Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vd66vz93b
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184