Billie Rhodes papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Billie Rhodes papers
Date (inclusive): 1903-1988
Collection number: 42
Creator: Rhodes, Billie
Extent: 1.8 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Billie Rhodes papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Bequest of the Billie Rhodes (Levita Collins) estate, 1988-2002


Billie Rhodes was an American actress, active from 1913 to 1924. She married actor G. Pat Collins (1895-1959) around 1927, and although she retained her professional name she was also known as Levita A. Collins. During the early 1950s Rhodes appeared in a number of stage productions at Los Angeles City College. She also sang publicly in her later years.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Billie Rhodes papers span the years 1903-1988 and encompass 1.8 linear feet. The collection contains clippings, correspondence, family history and biographical information, programs, sheet music, and awards and trophies. There is also material covering the career of G. Pat Collins in the form of clippings, a scrapbook, and papers (including a diary) regarding his military service in both World Wars.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Rhodes, Billie , 1894-1988--Archives.