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Finding Aid for the Collection of Stills and Negatives related to the career of Thomas Ince, ca. 1916-ca. 1923
PASC 188  
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An important figure in the history of American cinema, Thomas Ince was a producer, director, and screenwriter with a reputation for making quality films. The collection consists of black and white motion picture stills and negatives related to his career.
Thomas Harper Ince was born November 6, 1882 in Newport, RI. An important figure in the history of American cinema, his combined output as director, producer, and screenwriter had a major influence on the formative years of the film industry. Ince joined Carl Laemmle's Independent Motion Pictures Co. (IMP) in the early 20th century where he directed Mary Pickford films. He left IMP in 1911 to join New York Motion Pictures (NYMP). A few years later, Ince moved to the Los Angeles area where acquired land later known as Inceville. He began working for Triangle Film Corporation in 1915 but left to form his own Culver City company within 3 years. Ince was also a part of Associated Producers Inc. Mysteriously wounded aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht, Ince died November 19, 1924. While his death was offically attributed to heart failure, Hollywood rumors claimed he was shot by Hearst.
1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)
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