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Finding Aid for the Harold Grieve papers, ca. 1920-1929
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Description
Harold Grieve was an art director in the film industry during the 1920s. His credits include The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), So This Is Paris (1926), and The Devil Dancer (1927). The collection consists of sketches, renderings, and set plans related to his career.
Background
Harold Walter Grieve was born February 1, 1901 in LA, California. He attended Hollywood High School and studied art both locally in Los Angeles and abroad during the early 1920s. He worked at Metro Pictures and Marshall Nielan Studios. His credits include The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Lady Windermere's Fan (1925). Ben-Hur (1925), and So This Is Paris (1926), and The Devil Dancer (1927). Grieve left film in the late 1920s to pursue a career as an interior decorator, often for clients in the movie business including George Burns, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Irving Thalberg and Norman Shearer. He married actress Jetta Goudal in 1930 and was married for more than fifty years. He died November 3, 1993.
Extent
1 box (.5 linear ft.) 1 flat box (1 linear ft.) 3 flat oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.