Lincoln Isted papers

Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lincoln Isted papers
Date (inclusive): 1920s-1997
Date (bulk): 1944-1997
Collection number: 545
Creator: Isted, Lincoln
Extent: 9 linear feet of papers. 0.2 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Lincoln Isted papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rachelle Smith, 2004-2011


Lincoln Isted was a celebrity hairdresser active in Hollywood after World War II. Licensed as a cosmetologist in Washington D.C. in 1939, he practiced at Emile Beauvais's salon in that city until 1946.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Lincoln Isted papers span the 1920s-1997 (bulk 1944-1997) and encompass approximately 9 linear feet. The collection includes clippings on several actresses, genealogy and personal family documents, some notes and clippings on hairdressing, books and pamphlets, periodicals, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection is comprised of books and periodicals related to Marilyn Monroe. The photograph series consists primarily of biography photographic prints. These include images of Isted and his family and signed portraits of celebrities inscribed to Isted.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Isted, Lincoln , 1919-2004--Archives.