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Charles Bickford papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2124

Scope and Contents

This collection consists chiefly of materials related to the acting career of American actor Charles Bickford (1891-1967), covering the period 1925 to 1967. Materials include stills, magazine and newspaper clippings and publicity, and programs and ephemera from Bickford's work in plays, film, television, and radio. There are a few pieces of correspondence (including two letters from John Frankenheimer), and some awards and certificates. There is also a folder of miscellaneous items about actress Alene Carroll (Box 2, Folder 41) including a letter from Carl Laemmle. Boxes 4-5 contain phonograph records of recordings of productions involving Bickford. A fan scrapbook of clippings and images of Charles Bickford kept by Hazel Koehn was added to the collection in 2005 (Box 2, Folder 42). Oversize materials are held in Box 3.

Similar types of materials including stills and publicity may be housed either in folders under the project title or arranged by format in folders for publicity and photographs.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Bickford (1891-1967) was an American actor. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for "The Song of Bernadette," "The Farmer's Daughter," and "Johnny Belinda."

Extent

6.19 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists chiefly of materials related to the acting career of American actor Charles Bickford (1891-1967), covering the period 1925 to 1967. Materials include stills, magazine and newspaper clippings and publicity, and programs and ephemera from Bickford's work in plays, film, television, and radio.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of Charles Bickford, November 1975. The Hazel Koehn scrapbook was the gift of Cindy Koehn, February 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was previously cataloged as Collection No. 124.

Title
Finding aid for the Charles Bickford papers
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
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Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States