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Ford, John, 1894-1973



  • Existence: 1894 - 1973


John Ford (1894-1973) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

John Ford was born February 1, 1894, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was a film producer, director, and screenwriter. John died August 31, 1973, in Palm Desert, California.

Mitry, J. John Ford, 1954.

Gallagher, T. John Ford, c1984:CIP t.p. (John Ford) CIP galley (liked to claim his name was Sean Aloysius O'Feeney; baptismal records show name and birthdate as John Martin Feeney, b. 2/1/1894; Aloysius was name John chose at Confirmation) book p. 2 (although most references, including Ford himself, cite the year as 1895, the town clerk registered him as John Martin Feeney, born Feb. 1, 1894, and this information appears also on his tombstone and baptismal records)

American film-index 1916-1920, 1984(Jack Ford; director of The Secret man)

IMDB, Feb. 7, 2011(John Ford; John Martin Feeney; b. Feb. 1, 1894 in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; d. Aug. 31, 1973 in Palm Desert, Calif.; director, producer, screenwriter)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Argosy Pictures Corporation business records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1849
Scope and Contents

The records provide insight into legal and tax aspects of film production, as well as documenting the search for suitable story material and researching aspects of a film before production. Includes correspondence; legal, financial, and personnel records; story ideas; a scrapbook; photographs; and other documentation.

Dates: 1939-1958

Michael Burrows papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231044535]
Identifier: MSS 2252
Scope and Contents

Papers, correspondence, publications.

Dates: approximately 1990

Francis Ford photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197239247999]
Identifier: MSS 9151
Scope and Contents

Contains 168 photographs originally owned by Francis Ford. The photographs chronicle Francis Ford's career as an actor, director, and writer in the Hollywood silent movie industry. The photos date from 1901 through the 1940s with the greater number dating in the 1920s. during the active period of the Francis Ford Studios. Also contains a set of stills from various John Ford (Francis' younger brother) movies.

Dates: approximately 1900-1949

Ford, John, approximately 1935

 File — Box 145: Series 2, Folder: 40
Identifier: MSS P 768 Series 2 File 239

John Ford collection of recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2352
Scope and Contents

Collection of phonographs and CDs containing music, recordings, sound effects, and other materials from films connected to John Ford.

Dates: 1934-1964

Patrick Ford interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315795]
Identifier: MSS SC 1765
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview with Patrick Ford by Jim D'Arc. Patrick describes his own and his father's experiences in making such movies as "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "Wagon Master" and Rio Grande" in southeastern Utah.

Dates: 1979

John Ford's America

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2076-1
Scope and Contents

Documentary film on director John Ford, produced by Marino Amoruso and American Movie Classics. The film is hosted by Harry Carey Jr.

Dates: 1989

Patrick Ford oral history, 1979 April 25

Identifier: MSS 9068 File 19
Scope and Contents

Includes discussion of John Ford.

Dates: 1979 April 25

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Collection 6
Archival Object 2
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 4
Performing Arts 4
Photographs 3
Letters 2
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States 2