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Ford (Helen and George) papers
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Description
This collection contains the papers of American stage and film actress Helen Ford (1894-1982) and her husband, theatrical manager George Ford (1879-1974), with the bulk dating from the 1920s to 1950s. Materials include press clippings, playbills, photographs, and scrapbooks chiefly reflecting Helen Ford's stage acting career, as well as play scripts written by George Ford and others, two manuscripts by George Ford, and copies of his book "These Were Actors."
Background
Helen Ford (1894-1982) began acting as a child in New York. She acted in films in the 1920s before returning to the stage in the late 1920s and 1930s. She appeared in small roles in movies and televisions from the late 1940s into the 1970s. She was married to theatrical manager George Ford (1879-1974).George Ford (1879-1974) managed theater companies and concert tours from the early 1900s to the 1960s. He wrote a book, "These Were Actors," on the history of English acting families. He was married to actress Helen Ford (1894-1982).
Extent
3.75 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Advance notice required for access.