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Finding Aid for the Priscilla Bonner Collection, ca. 1920-ca. 1928
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Priscilla Bonner Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1920s.
    Collection number: 285
    Creator: Bonner, Priscilla, 1899-1996
    Extent: 1 box (.25 linear ft.) and 1 flat box (.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Silent film actress Priscilla Bonner performed with such stars as Will Rogers, Tyrone Power, Clara Bow, and Gary Cooper. The collection consists of clippings and photographs related to the career of Priscilla Bonner.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.


    Priscilla Bonner was born in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17, 1899. She began her screen acting career in Homer comes home (1920). She went on to be featured in over thirty films, and is best remembered for her role in The Strong Man (1926). Bonner was originally signed to play opposite John Barrymore in The sea beast (1926), but lost the role to Dolores Costello. The following year she appeared in It (1927) with Clara Bow. Bonner suffered an eye injury during the filming of Outcast Souls (1928) and retired from acting. She married prominent Beverly Hills physician Bertram Woolfan in 1929. Bonner died on Feb. 21, 1996.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of clippings and photographs related to the career of silent film actress Priscilla Bonner.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Bonner, Priscilla--1899-1996--Archives.
    Actresses--United States-- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material