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Wood (Sam) production stills and photographs
PASC.0187  
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Description
Collection consists of movie stills and personal photographs related to the life and career of Sam Wood. Includes autographed photographs.
Background
Samuel Grosvenor Wood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1883; started his motion picture career acting (1908) under the name Chad Applegate and in 1915 became an asst. director to Cecile B. De Mille; he directed a number of Gloria Swanson films at Paramount in the early 1920s and moved to MGM in the 1930s; he directed films such as The Marx Brother's A night at the opera, Goodbye Mr. Chips, For whom the bell tolls, and Pride of the Yankees; he was president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947; he died September 22, 1949.
Extent
1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.
Availability
Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.