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Finding Aid for the George Larkin Papers, ca. 1915-1946
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Larkin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1915-1946
    Collection number: 2096
    Creator: Larkin, George, 1888-1946
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George Larkin (1888-1946) starred in many silent films and wrote mystery scripts with his wife, Olive Kirby Larkin, including Bulldog courage (1922) and The Pell Street Mystery (1924), which became silent films in which George Larkin also starred. The collection consists of manuscripts jointly written by George and Olive Kirby Larkin for radio, stage, and motion picture production. There is also a book, clippings, other printed material, photographs, postcards, and prints.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Larkin Papers (Collection 2096). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973061 

    Biography

    George Larkin was born in 1888; he starred in many silent films, including: While father telephoned (1913), Zongar (1918), The devil's trail (1919), Man trackers (1921), Barriers of folly (1922), Way of the transgressor (1923), Yankee madness (1924), and The right man (1925); wrote mystery scripts with his wife, Olive Kirby Larkin, including Bulldog courage (1922) and The Pell Street Mystery (1924), which became silent films in which George Larkin also starred; he died in 1946.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts jointly written by Hollywood actors George and Olive Kirby Larkin, mostly mystery scripts for radio, stage, and motion picture production. Manuscripts include Bulldog courage, Carnival of peace, Crossroads of peace, Death makes a bargain, Estrada the magnificent, House of three deuces, Midnight at Pier One, Murder at 99 Pell, Murder in the last act, Murder lake, The Pell Street mystery, Right in Minnie's lap, Tugboat Annie, Twin sisters, and Two-time queen. Personal material includes a book, clippings, other printed material, photographs, postcards, and prints. Also contains the manuscript, Make way for heaven, possibly written by George and Olive Larkin.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Literary manuscripts (Boxes 1-4).
    2. Personal material (Boxes 4-5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Larkin, George, 1888-1946--Archives.
    Larkin, Olive Kirby--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Motion picture actors and actresses--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.