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Elmer Clifton Collection, ca. 1910s-1920s
P-059  
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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: Elmer Clifton Collection, ca. 1910s-1920s
    Dates: 1915-1925
    Collection Number: P-059
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 5.38 linear foot (Boxes: 2 letter, 1/2 letter, 2 flat, 1 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Primarily albums, postcards and negatives. Albums contain movie stills relating to the career of silent screen star and director Elmer Clifton, including photos for the 1922 film "Down to the Sea by the Ships."
    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

    Elmer Clifton Collection, ca. 1910s-1920s. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Clifton appeared in D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" and" Intolerance."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Primarily albums, postcards and negatives. Albums contain movie stills relating to the career of silent screen star and director Elmer Clifton, including photos for the 1922 film "Down to the Sea by the Ships." Also 16-page typescript of Clifton's reminiscences on D.W. Griffith. Location shots taken in India, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and other locales). Some photos picture Clifton's cameraman, Alexander Penrod. See also P-26 Motion Picture Collection

    Indexing Terms

    Silent films.
    Motion picture actors and actresses.
    Clifton, Elmer, 1890-1949