Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was a theater and film actor, radio personality, and public performer. The collection consists
of photographs, publicity materials, press clippings, correspondence, radio and theatre scripts, screenplays, assorted readings,
and miscellaneous items.
Charles Laughton was born July 1, 1899 in Scarborough, England to hotel proprietors Robert and Eliza Laughton. He attended
the public Jesuit school Stonyhurst College and enlisted into the army during the First World War in 1917. In 1924, Laughton
enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting and drama. His performances earned him much respect and admiration,
and soon Laughton was starring in many professional theatrical and film productions in London. In 1927, Laughton met the actress
Elsa Lanchester. They were married in 1929.
24 boxes (12 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
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