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Spring 1920...street set on new Metro lot, Hollywood

Caption on the verso of the print reads: "Left to right: Carl Wilmore, Boston Post; Ted Taylor, Metro news director; Herbert Howe, representative Picture Play; Antonio Moreno, Vitagraph serial star; Alice Lake, Screen Classic featured player; Howard Strickling, Metro news department; and S.F. Jacobs, London Picture Show. The scene is the New York street at the Metro studio."

[Scrapbook 1918-1924]

File consists of loose pages containing correspondence, photographs, articles, clippings, cards and other material, arranged as a scrapbook. Material relates to Ted Taylor's professional activities between 1918 and 1924, in particular to his positions as the News Director at Metro Pictures Corporation and a member of the Goldwyn Pictures publicity staff. File contains many clippings of articles pertaining to Ted, as well as the formation of the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers (WAMPAS), Affiliated Picture Interests and Studio Publicists' Association, and Ted's involvement with these associations. The file also includes copies of Ted's "Metro News" articles and press releases, weekly timelines of events at Metro in 1919 and 1920, invitations to motion picture events, a list of studio publicity representatives in 1920, correspondence with publicists representing various studios, and material relating to "Rubaiyat" publicity and his resignation from Metro.

The file also includes correspondence between Ted and Louis Victor Eytinge and Alla Nazimova, and a letter from Stan Laurel. Some of Ted's correspondence concerns William Desmond Taylor, events occurring at the Goldwyn and Metro studios and in the Hollywood motion picture industry.

In addition to some photographs of Ted Taylor, members of the Metro publicity and L.A. Times staff, the file contains many photographs of Metro actors, actresses and sets, including several taken by Ted. Included are photographs of John H. Ince, Henry Otto, Emmy Whelen, Viola Dana, May Allison, John Arnold, Ormer Locklear, Alla Nazimova, Fred Malatesta, A.H. Giebler, Bessie Love, Herbert Blache, D.F. McSweeney, Thomas Meighan, Edwin Schneider, John McCormack, Bert Lytell, M.E. McLoughlin, Eileen Percy, Alson M. Wheeler, Winchell Smith, Alice Lake, Antonio Moreno, Bayard Veiller, Marcus Loew, Richard A. Roland, Irving Ackerman, Sam Harris, W.E. Atkinson, David Warfield, Sid Grauman, Vincente Blasco Ibanez, June Mathis, Eric Worthington, Carmel Myers, Isadore Bernstein, Hope Hampton, William J. Burns, a possible photograph of Louis Victor Eytinge and a photograph of a sketch by Rex Ingram.
The file also contains a photo of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1922, comprised of Pauline Starke, Maryon Aye, Jacqueline Logan, Claire Windsor, Colleen Moore, Lila Lee, Lois Wilson, Mary Philbin, Patsy Ruth Miller, Bessie Love, Louise Lorraine, Helen Ferguson, Kathryn McGuire. Also included in the file are photographs taken on the set of "The Microbe," "Fools and Their Money," "One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day," "Please Get Married," "The Hope," and realting to
a showing of the movie "Alias Jimmy Valentine" at the Arizona State Prison.

Scrapbook

Series consists of a scrapbook relating to Ted Taylor's professional activities between 1918 and 1924, in particular to his positions as the News Director at Metro Pictures Corporation and a member of the Goldwyn Pictures publicity staff. Records include correspondence, photographs, articles, clippings, cards and other material.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

KT [Ken Taylor]

Photograph is a head and shoulders portrait showing Ken Taylor wearing a beard and a top hat.

5301 Lexington Avenue as it looked, 1909

Photograph shows a front and side view of the house. "1901 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal." is written on the verso of the photograph, however the property pictured is 5301 Lexington Avenue.

Photographs

Series consists of Ted Taylor's photographs that were not arranged into files. Includes photographs of Ted Taylor, Ken Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor, Peter Taylor, Bruce Beaton, Marianne Wing, pilot Lucy Wallingford, Bea[trice?] Lee, and 5301 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

[Mary May Beaton]

Head and shoulders studio portrait, tentatively identified by Ted Taylor as Mary May Beaton, Octavia Beaton's daughter-in-law.

1929 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton's correspondence with her brother-in-law Ralph Beaton and correspondence relating to her employment situation.

1933 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, financial records, articles, a program, cards and a photograph. Correspondence relates to family, financial and employment matters and the effect of the Depression on the Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence with relatives and friends, including letters to L.D. Taylor and a letter from L.D. discussing his intention to run in Ominica as an independent candidate for the provincial legislature. Photograph is a studio portrait of an unidentified young man.

Pictures, cuttings and misc. - Beaton

File consists of a Christmas card from L.D. Taylor, correspondence and a statement of personal information pertaining to Octavia Beaton's claim for a state pension and a letter pertaining to funeral arrangements for Octavia Beaton.

1910 Beaton - Vancouver and woods, B.C.

File contains a copy of an August 1, 1910 letter from Octavia Beaton to her parents describing her trip with George Beaton from Vancouver on a tug boat to Gilford Island, where they spent three days, and their return to Vancouver aboard the "Cassiar." Beaton describes logging operations, the local fishing industry, and fellow passengers.

1927 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, including correspondence concerning the death of her daughter-in-law Mary and a letter from George Beaton, records relating to her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, and prose written by her on the topic of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight.

1930 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, relating to family, financial and employment matters. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with her brother-in-law Ralph Beaton, incoming correspondence from George Beaton, outgoing correspondence to Bruce Beaton, and correspondence with family, friends, and her employer.

1931 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence and related records concerning family, financial and employment matters and the effect of the Depression on the Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence with Ralph Beaton, many letters to L.D. Taylor and letters from George Fowler concerning L.D.'s health during an extended illness. Correspondence relates to

[1933 Octavia Beaton]

File consists of the Tin Bull Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 25, 1933), a newsletter written by Ted Taylor to document the activities of the Taylor-Beaton household, and a photograph of Octavia Beaton and an unknown woman.

1932 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, financial records, cards, a program, two photographs and other material. Correspondence relates to family, financial and employment matters and the effect of the Depression on the Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence with relatives, friends and an employer, many letters to and from her brother-in-law Ralph Beaton, several letters to L.D. Taylor and letters from L.D. regarding his illness and financial situation. Photographic material includes a print of her niece Mary's wedding party and a negative showing a young girl, possibly Mary Louise Taylor, standing on a porch.

Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes and reports, lists, cards, leaflets, programs, poetry, prose and two photographs. Includes correspondence with George Beaton, Ralph Beaton, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross and the British War Relief Association of Southern California, and informational material from the Hollywood Chapter of Bundles for Britain. File also contains records relating to Beaton's involvement with the Hollywood Woman's Club, including minutes of its first general meeting on October 2, 1940, minutes and reports of its Public Affairs Section, 1942-1943, programs for club events and Beaton's correspondence on behalf of the Club. Also included in the file are clippings relating to the Second World War's effect on the American public, and a photograph of Mary May Beaton.

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