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William S. Hart (1864-1946) Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s
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Photographs, negatives and film reels collected by silent screen cowboy star William Surrey Hart. Includes film stills; publicity portraits; pictures of family, friends and animals; and ranch views. The William S. Hart Ranch and Museum is located in Newhall, California. It is a part of the Natural History Family along with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, of which the latter two museums are in Los Angeles, California. Select images have been added to the online digital gallery at https://collections.nhm.org/seaver-center/.
William Surrey Hart (1864-1946) achieved fame and fortune by producing and starring in over 70 silent films in the Western film genre. He retired to his Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall, California in 1925, and his hilltop mansion was completed two years later. After his death, his property was bequeathed to the County of Los Angeles for use as a public park and museum.
40 linear feet
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