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W.E. Jones Theatre Collection, 1916-1933
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: W.E. Jones Theatre Collection, 1916-1933
    Dates: 1916-1933
    Collection Number: P-234
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 letter, 1 ov, 1 folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Photographs and clippings concerning Los Angeles and San Diego theatres associated with W.E. Jones, theatre manager.
    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

    W.E. Jones Theatre Collection, 1916-1933. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    See finding aid

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs and clippings concerning Los Angeles and San Diego theatres associated with W.E. Jones, theatre manager. The collection consists of one box of thirty-eight photographs and one forty-one page scrapbook of photographs and clippings. Most of the individual photographs are of lobby displays and stage settings for films at the Superba Theatre in Los Angeles. There are several photographs of ushers at various theatres who often dressed in costume appropriate to the current film. One such item is a photograph of the San Diego's Superba Theatre in which six female ushers are standing in front of a marquee advertising Charlie Chaplin in "Sunnyside." The scrapbook is comprised of loose, very acidic pages on which photographs and newspaper clippings have been pasted. Some of the photographs have come loose and have been subsequently placed in mylar sleeves but left within the pages of the scrapbook. Many of the photographs are similar to those in the box of individual photographs; but many exist only in the scrapbook, particularly those on the first few pages which portray the Pickwick Theatre in San Diego. Most of the newspaper clippings pertain to W.E. Jones as manager for the various theatres or to the motion pictures being shown there.

    Indexing Terms

    Motion picture theaters--History.
    Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
    Motion picture theaters--California--San Diego

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