Vidor, King, 1894-1982

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Filmmaker, art collector; Los Angeles, Calif.

From the description of King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515357

American movie producer.

From the description of King Vidor papers, 1825-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699728

From the guide to the King Vidor papers, 1825-1970, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American motion picture director.

From the description of King Vidor Collection, 1924-1941 (bulk 1941). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 191957081

King Wallis Vidor was born Feb. 8, 1894 in Galveston, TX; made fifty-six feature films in forty years; married Florence Arto, 1915 (divorced 1925); married Eleanor Boardman, 1926 (later divorced); married Elizabeth Hill; his directorial debut was The turn in the road (1919); made Hallelujah! (1929), the first sound picture with an all black cast; best known for The big parade (1925), The crowd (1928), The champ (1931), Stella Dallas (1937), and Duel in the sun (1947); wrote an autobiography, A tree is a tree (1953); retired from films in the late 1950s; taught a graduate cinema class during the 1960s at UCLA; received Edinburgh Film Festival award for career achievements, 1964; after receiving five Academy Award nominations during the course of his career, he was granted a special award for his innovations in cinema, 1979; died of congestive heart failure, Paso Robles, CA, on Nov. 1, 1982.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1965. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38128916

Moving-picture director.

From the description of Reminiscences of King Wallis Vidor : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574513

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King Wallis Vidor was born February 8, 1894 in Galveston, Texas; made fifty-six feature films in forty years; married Florence Arto, 1915 (divorced 1925); married Eleanor Boardman, 1926 (later divorced); married Elizabeth Hill; his directorial debut was The turn in the road (1919); made Hallelujah! (1929), the first sound picture with an all black cast; best known for The big parade (1925), The crowd (1928), The champ (1931), Stella Dallas (1937), and Duel in the sun (1947); wrote an autobiography, A tree is a tree (1953); retired from films in the late 1950s; taught a graduate cinema class during the 1960s at UCLA; received Edinburgh Film Festival award for career achievements, 1964; after receiving five Academy Award nominations during the course of his career, he was granted a special award for his innovations in cinema, 1979; died of congestive heart failure, Paso Robles, California, on November 1, 1982.

From the guide to the King Vidor Papers, 1920-1965, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). 1917 - 1939. Draft Registration Cards. 1917 - 1918. World War I Draft Registration Card for King Vidor
referencedIn Asian American Film Ephemera Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf King Vidor Papers, 1920-1965 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. King Vidor Collection, 1924-1941 (bulk 1941). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Cousins, Margaret, 1905-1996. Papers, 1921-1973. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. Reminiscences of King Wallis Vidor : oral history, 1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Telegram : Washington DC, to Pare Lorentz, 1938 Jan. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Biography -- Vidor, King. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Montgomery Clift papers, 1933-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Margaret Cousins Papers TXRC91-A12., 1921-73 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Souvenir programs of motion pictures, 1915-1978. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1957. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Edgar Hatcher Papers, 1952-1992 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. King Vidor papers, 1825-1970. American Primers
creatorOf King Vidor papers, 1825-1970 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. Hallelujah : mimeograph copy of typescript, 1929. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bruce, George, 1898-1974. Solomon and Sheba : screenplay, 1959 Jan. 5 / by George Bruce ; producer, T.H. Richmond ; director, King Vidor. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Stella Dallas lobby cards, 1937. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. Papers, 1920-1965. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. Studio archive, 1904-1980 (bulk 1936-1955). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Vidyatmananda, Swami. Swami Vidyatmananda Collection, 1923-1986. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Donat, Robert, 1905-1958. Robert Donat collection, 1936-1951. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Brown, Phil, 1916-1973. person
associatedWith Bruce, George, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
associatedWith Clift, Montgomery person
associatedWith Clyde, Dave. person
associatedWith Coburn, Charles Douville, 1877- person
associatedWith Cooper, Bobbie. person
associatedWith Cousins, Margaret, 1905- person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
correspondedWith Donat, Robert, 1905-1958. person
associatedWith Erickson, Leif, 1911-1986. person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
associatedWith Granville, Bonita, 1923-1988. person
associatedWith Heflin, Van, 1910-1971. person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
associatedWith Hill, Elizabeth, 1901-1978. person
associatedWith Holden, Fay, 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Hussey, Ruth, 1911-2005. person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kalloch, 1893- person
associatedWith Kapar, Branislaw, 1902- person
associatedWith Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000. person
associatedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Paramount Pictures. corporateBody
associatedWith Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Steele, Gile. person
associatedWith Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Vidyatmananda, Swami. person
associatedWith Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. person
associatedWith Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009. person
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United States
California--Los Angeles
United States
Pennsylvania--Chadds Ford
Subject
Performing Arts
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion pictures--Production and direction
Silent films--Production and direction--United States--Archival resources
Motion pictures--History
Motion picture actors and actresses
Motion pictures
Silent films--Production and direction--Archival resources
Motion pictures--United States--History--Sources
Correspondence
Art--Collectors and collecting
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
Painters
Filmmakers
Silent films
Motion picture producers and directors--History--Sources
Material Types
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--History--Sources
Art, American--Collectors and collecting
Motion pictures--History--Sources
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
Occupation
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources
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Birth 1894-02-08

Death 1982-11-01

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