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Edward Allen Biby (1884-1952) Collection
P-155  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Allen Biby (1884-1952) Collection
    Dates: 1915-1939
    Collection Number: P-155
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: .6 linear feet (Boxes: 5x7, 2 ½ letter, 1 letter)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Photos of actors and actresses and film making in Hollywood during the silent era, collected by Biby and his wife Marion Strauch Biby. He was one of the first casting directors in Hollywood. He discovered Jackie Coogan, and he was also a director and publicity agent who worked with Charlie Chaplin, who appears in some of the photos. Also included are typescripts of a play "The Red Virgin" by Biby, 1933-1939. There are also family photos including his post-film career as a real estate agent in Orange County. Photographs, ca. 1915-1935
    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

    Edward Allen Biby (1884-1952) Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photos of actors and actresses and film making in Hollywood during the silent era, collected by Biby and his wife Marion Strauch Biby. He was one of the first casting directors in Hollywood. He discovered Jackie Coogan, and he was also a director and publicity agent who worked with Charlie Chaplin, who appears in some of the photos. Also included are typescripts of a play "The Red Virgin" by Biby, 1933-1939. There are also family photos including his post-film career as a real estate agent in Orange County. Photographs, ca. 1915-1935

    Indexing Terms

    Motion picture actors and actresses.
    Silent films.