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Finding Aid for the Frank Baker papers, ca. 1928-1934
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Baker papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1928-1934
    Collection number: 1911
    Creator: Frank Baker, 1892-1980
    Extent: 1 flat box.
    Abstract: Frank Baker was an Australian actor and stuntman in Hollywood whose career spanned from 1912 to 1970. This collection consists of ink drawings, color paintings and notes of costumes and locations he made for the films The Bushranger (1928, directed by Chester Withey) and The Lost Patrol (1934, directed by John Ford).
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Lilace Hatayama, December 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Baker papers (Collection Number 1911). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Frank Baker was an Australian actor and stuntman in Hollywood whose career spanned from 1912 to 1970. He was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1892 and was the brother of Snowy Baker, a well-known silent film star and boxing promoter in Australia. Both men eventually settled in Hollywood in the 1920s. Over his career Frank appeared in 18 John Ford films and was considered a member of the "John Ford stock company," a group of actors who regularly worked with Ford. During the Depression Baker sent checks to 22 families on a weekly basis for Ford who wanted to remain an anonymous donor. Baker appeared in bit parts in about 100 films over his long career including Of Human Bondage (1934), The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Stagecoach (1939), That Forsyte Woman (1949), The Quiet Man (1952) and My Fair Lady (1964). He passed away at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California in 1980.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of ink drawings, color paintings and notes by Frank Baker of costumes and locations for the films The Bushranger (1928, directed by Chester Withey) and The Lost Patrol (1934, directed by John Ford).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Baker, Frank, 1892-1980 --Archives.
    Stunt performers --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.