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Earl Theisen Collection on the History of Motion Pictures
GC 1338  
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Description
Correspondence, movie programs, studio press releases, studio forms and passes, clippings from Theisen's articles in the International Photographer (1933-1936), reproductions of movie house title cards (including advertisements for "Angel of Hell's Kitchen" (Hart), "The Eyes of the World" (Wright), "By-Gone Days of An Engine House" (Grauman), and "The Clansmen" (Griffith)), and some photographs. There is one exhibitors' campaign book for "Son of the Sheik." 1900 - 1936, undated (bulk is 1934 - 1935).
Background
Earl Theisen (1903-1973) served as Honorary Curator of Theatrical Arts at the museum for a few years following 1931. Theisen was a technician at the Dunning Process Plant, a member of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, and a member of the Society's Historical Committee. Much of the film collections in the Seaver Center and the History Department were acquired as a result of his efforts.
Extent
(Boxes: 1 legal, 1 letter, 1 ov folder)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only