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Finding Aid for the Richard Dix Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-ca. 1928
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Dix Photograph Collection
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-ca. 1928
    Collection number: 30
    Extent: 13 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Richard Dix gained popularity in motion pictures playing hero roles during the 1920s. The collection consists of original photographs related to his motion picture career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reprodution

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard Dix Photograph Collection, 30, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1971.


    Dix was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer on July 18, 1894 in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a medical student, he started acting in campus plays. Dix made his motion picture debut in 1921 and gained popularity playing hero roles during the 1920s. He worked for Paramount, RKO, and other companies by appearing in films such as The Ten Commandments (1923), The Vanishing American (1925), and Cimarron (1931), as well as playing the Whistler in a series of adventure films (1940s). Dix died in 1949.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of approximately 5,200 original photographs related to the career of actor Richard Dix. Contains stills from 49 (plus) productions and several portraits, production and scene stills, and location and camera crew shots. Also includes photographs of family and friends, as well as some unidentified items.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dix, Richard,--1894-1949.
    Motion picture stills.
    Actors--United States--Archival resources.