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MS Thr 454

Warhol, Andy, 1928-, collector. Andy Warhol collection of photographs of actors, 1915-1967: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 454
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Warhol, Andy, 1928-, collector.
Title: Andy Warhol collection of photographs of actors,
Date(s): 1915-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.5 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of stage and screen actors and actresses, collected by the American artist Andy Warhol.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-155. Gift of Frederick R. Koch , 825 Fifth Ave. New York, N.Y. 10021; received: 1990 March 30.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Andy Warhol Collection of Photographs of Actors, 1915-1967 (MS Thr 454). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist and film maker.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of photographer.

Scope and Contents

222 photographs collected by Warhol of American stage and screen actors and actresses, including Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Norma Talmadge, Lana Turner and many others. Some are portrait photographs; others depict the actor in movie or theatrical scenes. There are also many photographs of unidentified subjects. Photographers include James Abbe, Robert W. Coburn, Ruth Harriet Louise, William J. Walling, White Studio, and Dorothy Wilding.

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