Hal Mohr and Evelyn Venable papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Hal Mohr and Evelyn Venable papers
Date (inclusive): 1912-1974
Date (bulk): 1930s-1940s
Collection number: 1309
Creator: Mohr, Hal Venable, Evelyn
Extent: 2 linear feet of papers. 1 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Hal Mohr and Evelyn Venable papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lynne Hutton, 2006


Hal Mohr was a cinematographer most active in film from the 1920s to 1960s. Evelyn Venable was an actress active in film from 1933 to the early 1940s. The two were married in 1934. After raising a family, Venable taught at UCLA from 1957.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Hal Mohr and Evelyn Venable papers span the years 1912-1974 (bulk 1930s-1940s) and encompass approximately 3 linear feet. The collection contains clippings, correspondence, several scrapbooks, and photographs. The photograph series consists of photographic prints and negatives of motion picture production, television production, and biography photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files; 3. Scrapbooks; 4. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

Mohr, Hal , 1894-1974--Archives.
Venable, Evelyn , 1913-1993--Archives.