Scope and Content
Title: Richard Dix Photograph Collection
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-ca. 1928
Collection number: 30
(5.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Richard Dix gained popularity in motion pictures playing hero roles during the 1920s. The collection consists of original
photographs related to his motion picture career.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reprodution
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Richard Dix Photograph Collection, 30, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California,
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Dix was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer on July 18, 1894 in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a medical student, he started acting in campus
plays. Dix made his motion picture debut in 1921 and gained popularity playing hero roles during the 1920s. He worked for
Paramount, RKO, and other companies by appearing in films such as
The Ten Commandments (1923),
The Vanishing American (1925), and
Cimarron (1931), as well as playing the Whistler in a series of adventure films (1940s). Dix died in 1949.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of approximately 5,200 original photographs related to the career of actor Richard Dix. Contains stills
from 49 (plus) productions and several portraits, production and scene stills, and location and camera crew shots. Also includes
photographs of family and friends, as well as some unidentified items.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Motion picture stills.
Actors--United States--Archival resources.