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Description
The Ben Turpin papers span the years circa 1903-1951 and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection contains clippings, fan mail, vaudeville sketches, three scrapbooks, and photographs.
Background
Ben Turpin was an American actor active in film from 1907 to 1940. The cross-eyed comedian is best known for his work in Essanay and Mack Sennett silent films.
Extent
2 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.