Wallace Worsley Sr. papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Wallace Worsley Sr. papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-1957
Collection number: 331
Creator: Worsley, Wallace
Extent: 7 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Wallace Worsley Sr. papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Wallace Worsley Jr. and Sue Dwiggins Worsley, 1991-1998


Wallace Worsley was an American director active in film from 1918 to 1928. He came to Hollywood from Broadway in 1916 and worked as an actor for two years before embarking on a career in directing. Worsley was married to stage actress Julia Marie Taylor.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Wallace Worsley Sr. papers span the years 1898-1957 and encompass 7 linear feet. The collection includes clippings, contracts, correspondence, playbills, programs, a scrapbook, and photographs. Of interest is Worsley's shooting script for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923). Some material relates to the stage careers of Worsley and his wife, Julia Taylor. There is also material on Grace Whitworth, a stage actress who became a photographer of western scenes.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Worsley, Wallace , 1878-1944--Archives.