Albert Dekker papers, 1917-1963.


Albert Dekker papers, 1917-1963.

Collection contains biographical materials; newspaper clippings (1945-1960); correspondence (1917-1961) including 4 letters by Clarence E. Mulford, creator of the Hopalong Cassidy character, to Dekker's father, Albert D. Ecke; theater playbills and programs (1928-1957); photographs and film stills (1926-1948, undated); materials relating to his political activities (1935-1956); 1 scrapbook; and miscellaneous other materials.

.83 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

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Mulford, Clarence Edward, 1883-1956 (person)

Author. From the description of Papers of Clarence Edward Mulford, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455676 ...

Dekker, Ester Guerini. (person)

Ecke, Albert D. (person)

California. Legislature. Assembly (corporateBody)

Dekker, Albert. (person)

Dekker (1905-1968) was born Albert Thomas Ecke. He was an actor in theater from 1932-1937 before becoming a character actor in motion pictures. From 1944-1946 he was a legislator for California's 57th district, which comprised the Hollywood area. Dekker was charged with being a member of the communist party in the early 1950s and questioned by the Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California. After clearing his name of communist activities, Dekker returned to acting. He was mar...