The William Beaudine papers span the years 1912-1973 and encompass 5.8 linear feet. The collection
consists of film and television scripts, correspondence, contracts, books and periodicals, scrapbooks and
loose clippings, miscellaneous items, and photographs.
William Beaudine was an American director active in film from the 1910s to 1966. He appeared as an
actor in Mack Sennett's Biograph films in 1912. After moving to California in 1914, he got his first
chance to direct while working on the Kalem Company's Ham and Bud comedy series in 1915. He directed as
many as 150 short comedies before graduating to feature film assignments in 1922. Beaudine directed two
Mary Pickford vehicles, including SPARROWS (1926). He directed more than 150 feature films and more than
200 episodes for various television series.
5.8 linear feet of papers.
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