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Guide to the Stage and Movie Set Photograph Collection
MS 191  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stage and Movie Set photograph collection
    Dates: 1910-1939
    Collection number: MS 191
    Creator: Unknown
    Collection Size: 2 flats

    160 photographs
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Photographs of stage and movie sets from ca. 1910-1930s.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Stage and Movie Set photograph collection. MS 191. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Alan Spiedel.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains photographs of stage and movie sets, some from Fanchon & Marco stage productions from the 1920s and 1930s, the Monrovia Feature Film Company, 1910-1920, and the S & A Company, Niles, CA [Essanay Studios], 1910-1920, as well as many unidentified set photographs.
    Many of the photographs are unidentified. Descriptions of the sets are provided in brackets. Information on the back of the photos is provided when available.
    The photographs are organized into seven series: Cast Photos; Fanchon & Marco Ideas; Stage Sets with people; Stage Sets without people; Monrovia Film Company; S & A Company, Niles, CA; Interior Film Sets.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fanchon & Marco (Firm)
    Monrovia Feature Film Company
    Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery--Photographs
    Motion pictures--Setting and scener--Photographs
    Essanay Film Manufacturing Co.