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Timeline Films videotapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2144

Scope and Contents

Includes two videotape documentaries about Mary Pickford, one about Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and one about the formation of United Artists. Also includes interviews with Richard DeMille, Carol Eastman, Michael Kidd, and Evelyn Keyes, that were recorded during the research phase of the Timeline documentary, "The DeMille Dynasty". There are also five Mary Pickford feature films that were restored by Timeline: "Amarilly of Clothesline Alley", "Daddy Long Legs", "Little Annie Rooney", "Madame Butterfly", and "Suds".

Dates

  • approximately 1915-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Timeline Films videotapes must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Producing documentaries since the 1990s, Timeline Films, LLC is located in Los Angeles, CA, and has worked in conjunction with companies such as American Movie Classics, Turner Clasic Movies, and Milestone Films. Timeline's self-proclaimed definition is "a company devoted to the creation of the highest quality film and video." With productions documenting film stars such as Cecil B. De Mille, Mary Pickford, Clara Bow, and others, Timeline Films continues to promote interest in film history and preserve those elements that have made film into what it is today.

Extent

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

Includes two videotape documentaries about Mary Pickford, one about Charles Buddy Rogers, and one about the formation of United Artists. Also includes interviews with Richard DeMille, Carol Eastman, Michael Kidd, and Evelyn Keyes, that were recorded during the research phase of the Timeline documentary, The DeMille Dynasty. There are also five Mary Pickford feature films that were restored by Timeline: Amarilly of Clothesline Alley, Daddy Long Legs, Little Annie Rooney, Madame Butterfly, and Suds.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. Timeline Films documentaries, approximately 1915-1997. 2. Timeline Films interviews, approximately 1915-1997. 3. Timeline Films collection of restored Mary Pickford films, 1915-1925.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2144.xml

Custodial History

Donated by Timeline Films in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Timeline Films; 1999.

Appraisal

Motion Picture Archives. Documents history of film.

Processing Information

Processed; James V. D'Arc (Curator, Motion Picture Archives) and John N. Gillespie (Manuscripts Processor); May 1999.

Creator

Title
Register of the Timeline Films videotapes
Status
Completed
Author
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Date
May 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States