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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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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Title: Collection of Stills and Negatives related to the career of Thomas Ince
    Collection number: PASC 188
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1916-ca. 1923
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Children of Frank Ball, 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Stills and Negatives related to the career of Thomas Ince (Collection PASC 188). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of black and white motion picture stills and negatives related to the career of director and producer Thomas Ince. Includes photographs and a small amount of negatives representing 20 film titles including Beau Revel, Lorna Doone, Human Wreckage, Behind the Door, Scars of Jealousy, and Sunshine Trial. Also included are a small number of photographs taken at Inceville and Thomas Ince's Culver City studio, and a photograph of Madge Bellamy and George Marion and a photograph of Florence Vidor.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The stills are arranged by film title.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232707 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ince, Thomas H.
    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archival resources.
    Screenwriters -- Archival resources.
    Motion picture stills.