The Lloyd Bacon papers span the years 1929-1963 (bulk 1940s) and encompass 10 linear feet. The
collection contains clippings, personal and professional correspondence, production material, and
photographs. While there is no material pertaining to Bacon's acting career, there is substantial
material on his directing career from the 1940s for such films as CAPTAIN EDDIE (1945) and THE SULLIVANS
Lloyd Bacon was an American actor and director active in film from 1914 to 1954. He played supporting
and lead roles in comedies directed by Charlie Chaplin in the 1910s, and he directed Lloyd Hamilton and
Mack Sennett short comedies in the 1920s. His acting and directing careers overlapped in the 1920s, but
by the 1930s Bacon was focused solely on directing feature films. As a feature director he specialized in
Warner Bros. musical comedies choreographed by Busby Berkeley. In later years, he directed many different
film genres while under contract to Twentieth Century-Fox.
9 linear feet of papers.
1 linear feet of photographs.
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