Timeline Films videotape collection

Timeline Films videotape collection

Dates: approximately 1915-1997

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".

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Timeline Films
  • Call Number: MSS 2144
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Motion Picture Archive; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in three series: 1. Timeline Films documentaries, undated; 2. Timeline Films interviews, undated; and 3. Timeline Films collection of restored Mary Pickford films, 1915-1925.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Timeline Films videotape collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2144; Timeline Films videotape collection; Motion Picture Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2144, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Timeline Films in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Timeline Films; 1999.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2144.xml
Subject Terms
De Mille, Agnes; De Mille, Richard, 1922-; De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955; DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Joyce, Adrien; Keyes, Evelyn, 1916-2008; Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007; Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979; Rogers, Buddy, 1904-1999; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Transcripts; Videocassettes
Processing Information
Processed; James V. D'Arc (Curator, Motion Picture Archives) and John N. Gillespie (Manuscripts Processor); May 1999.
Appraisal Information
Motion Picture Archives. Documents history of film.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Timeline Films videotape collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:29-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Administrative Records

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.

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