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J. Stuart Blackton Collection on Vitagraph Company of America
GC 1091  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J. Stuart Blackton Collection on Vitagraph Company of America
    Dates: 1897-1947
    Collection Number: GC 1091
    Creator/Collector: Blackton, J. Stuart
    Extent: (Boxes: ½ letter, 2 ov folders)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Collection relating to Vitagraph Company and its founder.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    J. Stuart Blackton Collection on Vitagraph Company of America. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    James Stuart Blackton (1875-1941) was a pioneering filmmaker. He founded the Vitagraph Company in 1900 along with Albert E. Smith.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection relating to Vitagraph Company and its founder. Images include Blackton's own artwork of the American Vitagraph trademark, his illustrated recollection of the first Vitagraph open air studio in New York, and photographic scenes from "The Battle Cry of Peace". (1897 - 1933) Folders 18 through 21 (1939 - 1947) contain biographical items in the form of clippings; also there is correspondence from museum curators' files. Noteworthy is a strip of ten film frames from an early color and stereoscopic experiment by Mr. Bailey, an associate of Blackton.

    Indexing Terms

    Motion picture industry.