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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ben Turpin papers
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1951
    Collection number: 248
    Creator: Turpin, Ben
    Extent: 2 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Ben Turpin papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R. Paul Harrington, 1980

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Turpin, Ben , 1874-1940--Archives.
    actors