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Clarence Muse papers, [ca.1930-1978]
BANC MSS 88/54 c Box 1; BANC MSS 88/54 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Clarence Muse papers, [ca.1930-1978]

Creator/Contributor:

Muse, Clarence., creator

Abstract:

Clippings, photographs, some correspondence, and certificates of achievement relating to Muse's career as a performer and promoter of the arts. Some related family material, as well as a few items (clippings, programs, etc.) relating to other Black celebrities.

Date:

1930 (issued)

Subject:

African American motion picture actors and actresses

Note:

Pictorial works transferred to the Pictorial Collection of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1988.108--D)
Born Baltimore Maryland, ca. 1890; died Perris, California, 1979. Black performer, stage producer, songwriter, screenwriter, and founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was a producer-director-writer in the Black theaters of New York and Chicago before coming to Hollywood in 1928, where he appeared in more than 200 motion pictures.

Physical Description:

1 box, 2 oversize folders.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 88/54 c Box 1
BANC MSS 88/54 c

Origin:

California