Finding Aid for the Collection of Stills and Negatives related to the career of Thomas Ince, ca. 1916-ca. 1923

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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

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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.

Container List

Box 3, Folder 1

Unidentified. (no date).

General note

4 items
Box 3, Folder 12

Unidentified. (no date).

General note

24 negatives
Box 3, Folder 9

Bellamy, Madge and Geroge Marion photographs. (no date).

General note

2 items
Box 3, Folder 7

Bellamy, Madge photograph. (no date).

General note

1 item
Box 3, Folder 11

Inceville. (no date).

General note

27 items and 1 slide
Box 3, Folder 2

Thomas Ince Culver City Studios. (no date).

General note

8 items
Box 3, Folder 8

Vidor , Florence portrait. (no date).

General note

1 item
Box 2, Folder 6

Anna Christie. (1923).

General note

36 items
Box 1, Folder 2

Beau Revel. (1921).

General note

68 items
Box 2, Folder 9

Behind the Door. (1920).

General note

62 items
Box 2, Folder 8

Christine of the Hungary Heart. (1925).

General note

47 items
Box 1, Folder 1

Civilizations. (1916).

General note

7 items
Box 3, Folder 6

Cup of Life. (1922).

General note

1 item
Box 3, Folder 5

Danerous Hours. (1920).

General note

1 item
Box 3, Folder 4

Galloping Fish. (1924).

General note

1 item
Box 2, Folder 4

Hail the Woman. (1921).

General note

31 items
Box 1, Folder 4

Human Wreckage. (1923).

General note

175 items
Box 1, Folder 3

Lorna Doone. (1922).

General note

105 items
Box 2, Folder 7

Marriage Cheat (The). (1924).

General note

37 items
Box 2, Folder 3

Richard the Lionhearted. (1923).

General note

30 items
Box 2, Folder 1

Scars of Jealousy. (1923).

General note

19 items
Box 3, Folder 13

Scars of Jealousy. (1923).

General note

65 negatives
Box 2, Folder 2

Sea Lion. (no date).

General note

27 items
Box 3, Folder 3

Soul of the Beast. (1923).

General note

1 item
Box 3, Folder 14

Sunshine Trial. (no date).

General note

1 item, 119 negatives
Box 2, Folder 5

Torment. (no date).

General note

35 items
Box 3, Folder 10

What a Life Learned. (no date).

General note

2 items