Finding Aid for the Priscilla Bonner Collection, ca. 1920-ca. 1928

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UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Priscilla Bonner Collection
Date (inclusive): 1920s.
Collection number: 285
Creator: Bonner, Priscilla, 1899-1996
Extent: 1 box (.25 linear ft.) and 1 flat box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Silent film actress Priscilla Bonner performed with such stars as Will Rogers, Tyrone Power, Clara Bow, and Gary Cooper. The collection consists of clippings and photographs related to the career of Priscilla Bonner.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts 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 the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Priscilla Bonner Woolfan, ca. 1977.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Priscilla Bonner Collection (Collection 285). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Priscilla Bonner was born in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17, 1899. She began her screen acting career in Homer comes home (1920). She went on to be featured in over thirty films, and is best remembered for her role in The Strong Man (1926). Bonner was originally signed to play opposite John Barrymore in The sea beast (1926), but lost the role to Dolores Costello. The following year she appeared in It (1927) with Clara Bow. Bonner suffered an eye injury during the filming of Outcast Souls (1928) and retired from acting. She married prominent Beverly Hills physician Bertram Woolfan in 1929. Bonner died on Feb. 21, 1996.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of clippings and photographs related to the career of silent film actress Priscilla Bonner.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Series 1: Clippings (Box 1, 1920s)
  2. Series 2: Photographs (Box 1-2; [1920s])

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Bonner, Priscilla--1899-1996--Archives.
Actresses--United States-- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Clippings.
Photographs.


Container List

 

Series 1: Clippings (Box 1, 1920s)

Scope and Content Note

The clippings series includes a small amount of press clippings related to Bonners career in motion pictures.
Box 1

Clippings about P.B. ca. 1920s

Box 1

Clippings about P.B. (scrapbook pages) ca. 1920s

Note

With telegram regarding "Priscilla Bonner Day" in Adrian.
Box 1

Clippings for various motion picture projects with P.B. ca. 1920s

Note

With: April Showers, Chalk Marks, The Eyes of Hollywood, The Man Who Had Everything, Officer 666, The Son of Wallingford, The Strong Man, The White Desert, and Tarnish.
Box 1

Drusilla With a Million (1925) - clippings ca. 1925-1926

Box 1

Red Kimono (The) (1925) - clippings 1925

 

Series 2: Photographs (Boxes 1-2, [1920s])

Scope and Content Note

The photographs series includes stills from motion pictures featuring Bonner. Files are arranged alphabetically by film title. Also included are small group of portrait shots of Bonner, not identified with specific projects, which are filed separately by her last name.
Box 2

April Showers (1923) - stills (2 items) no date

Box 2

Bob Hampton of Placer (1921) - still (1 item). no date

Note

Photograph by March and Walton.
Box 2

Bonner, Pricilla - portraits (21 items) no date

Note

With photographs by Guy Coburn, Inc., Henry Waxman, Melbourne Spurr, Edward Small, Co., and Ida C. Schumaker.
Box 1

Bonner, Pricilla - portraits (4 items) no date

Note

Oversized portraits; with photographs by Edwin Bower Hesser and Elwood M. Payru.
Box 2

Bonner, Pricilla and Dr. E.B. Woolfan - portrait (1 item) no date

Box 2

Broadway After Midnight (1927) - stills (6 items) no date

Box 2

Desparate Adventure (A) (1924) - stills (3 items) no date

Box 2

Drusilla With a Million (1925) - stills (33 items) no date

Note

With photographs s by Guy Coburn, Inc. and Ida C. Schumaker
Box 2

Earth Woman (The) (1926) - stills (9 items) no date

Box 2

Hold Your Breath (1924) - still (1 item) no date

Box 2

Homer Comes Home (1920) - stills (3 items) no date

Note

With photographss by March and Walton.
Box 2

Homestuff - stills (2 items) no date

Note

With photographs by Grace N. Inglis.
Box 2

Honest Hutch (1920) - still (1 item) no date

Note

Photograph by Grace N. Inglis.
Box 2

It (1927) - still (1 item) no date

Box 2

Outcast Souls (1928) - stills (4 items) no date

Box 2

Paying the Price (1927) - stills (8 items) no date

Box 1

Phantom of the Opera (The) - still (1 item) no date

Box 2

Prince of Headwaiters (The) (1927) - stills (5 items) no date

Box 2

Purple Dawn (1923) - stills (2 items) no date

Box 1

Red Kimono (The) - stills (4 items) no date

Box 2

Tarnish (1924) - stills (3 items) no date

Note

Photographs by Ida C. Schumaker.
Box 2

Three Bad Men (1926) - still (1 item) no date

Box 2

Unidentified stills (6 items) no date

Note

With photographs by Artist's Booking Exchange.
Box 2

Vera Reynolds - portrait (1 items) no date