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Earl Theisen Collection on the History of Motion Pictures
GC 1338  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Earl Theisen Collection on the History of Motion Pictures
    Dates: 1900-1936
    Collection Number: GC 1338
    Creator/Collector: Theisen, Earl
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 legal, 1 letter, 1 ov folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Correspondence, movie programs, studio press releases, studio forms and passes, clippings from Theisen's articles in the International Photographer (1933-1936), reproductions of movie house title cards (including advertisements for "Angel of Hell's Kitchen" (Hart), "The Eyes of the World" (Wright), "By-Gone Days of An Engine House" (Grauman), and "The Clansmen" (Griffith)), and some photographs. There is one exhibitors' campaign book for "Son of the Sheik." 1900 - 1936, undated (bulk is 1934 - 1935).
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Earl Theisen Collection on the History of Motion Pictures. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Earl Theisen (1903-1973) served as Honorary Curator of Theatrical Arts at the museum for a few years following 1931. Theisen was a technician at the Dunning Process Plant, a member of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, and a member of the Society's Historical Committee. Much of the film collections in the Seaver Center and the History Department were acquired as a result of his efforts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, movie programs, studio press releases, studio forms and passes, clippings from Theisen's articles in the International Photographer (1933-1936), reproductions of movie house title cards (including advertisements for "Angel of Hell's Kitchen" (Hart), "The Eyes of the World" (Wright), "By-Gone Days of An Engine House" (Grauman), and "The Clansmen" (Griffith)), and some photographs. There is one exhibitors' campaign book for "Son of the Sheik." 1900 - 1936, undated (bulk is 1934 - 1935). See also P-26, P-74, P-190, GC 1337.

    Indexing Terms

    Camera, early photography & moving pictures