Original program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, 1915

[Hollywood] H.E. Wildy (compiled by)

Los Angeles: Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles, 1915. Vintage souvenir program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, held February 13, 1915. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of silent film actors, directors, producers, and others, and containing numerous advertisements for Los Angeles businesses and services, most with some connection to the film industry. Scarce, with only two copies in OCLC.

The Photoplayer's Club was a short lived social club for both men and women that had members from throughout the motion picture industry, including "actors, directors, camera men, technical men, owners, manufacturers, and managers," and sought the provide a space where they could meet "in 'clubby' equality" and "may talk shop, may eat, drink, and make merry."

As such, the program provides a broad survey of both the major and minor players in the earliest days of the film industry as it established itself in Hollywood, with each photograph identified with a caption, and most actors and directors grouped with the studios or film production companies they were associated with.

12 x 9 inches in brown titled wrappers. About Very Good, with loss and separation to the spine, light chipping and few short closed tears, with a brief dampstain to the lower corner of the page block.

[Book #146857]