The collection consists of 45 volumes that hold clippings from unsourced motion picture fan magazines, including reviews and
miscellaneous pictorial material for more than 2,900 film titles.
Audrey Chamberlin was born Mabel Audrey Richards in Grass Valley, California, around 1890. In 1911, at age 21, she and Alexander
C. H. Chamberlin were married in Oakland, California, where his family had long been established and they began married life.
The Chamberlin Brothers, Alexander and Lloyd, purchased the Madera Opera House, north of Fresno, around 1915, bringing movies
to the venue. Alexander managed the theater until at least 1924. The couple relocated to Long Beach in 1925. The couple’s
only child, Alexander C. H. Chamberlin Jr., died at age 14 in Los Angeles in 1927. Alexander managed the Pismo Beach Theatre
from opening day in 1947 through at least 1952. From around 1954 the couple resided in Los Altos, where Audrey died in February
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