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    • W.H. Clune

    • Clune. W.H., 1862-1927;
    • W.H. Clune (right), the Los Angeles theater owner who was one of the financiers of "The Girl From God's Country," visiting the set with unidentified associates. They are greeting Nell Shipman's bear, Brownie. This was probably at Big Bear,...
    • Curwood letter

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970; Curwood, James Oliver, 1878-1927;
    • Typed letter to Nell Shipman signed by James Oliver Curwood acknowledging her withdrawal from their movie-making partnership. Together they had made "Back to God's Country." Curwood wished her success but called the decision perhaps "the biggest...
    • Tom Trusky

    • Trusky, Tom; Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Tom Trusky (1944-2009), professor of English at Boise State University, examines a reel of film in his campus office, surrounded by Nell Shipman memorabilia. Trusky first became intrigued with the filmmaker in the early 1980s when he learned she...
    • A Bear, A Boy and A Dog

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970; Howard, Sunny;
    • Title frame from Nell Shipman's 20-minute short film, "A Bear, A Boy and A Dog." Originally titled "Saturday Off" in 1920, the film was reissued in 1921 under this new title.
    • Nell Shipman

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • The Grub-Stake's villain Mark Leroy (portrayed by actor Alfred Allen) prevents actress Nell Shipman (as Faith Diggs) from reaching a knife.
    • The Girl From God's Country

    • Filson, Al, 1857-1925; Walker, Joseph B.; Van Tuyle, Bert, 1878-1951; Irwin, Boyd, 1880-1957; Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970; Burns, Edward J., 1892-1980;
    • The cast and crew of "The Girl From God's Country." Seated in the front row, beginning at the second from right, are actor Al W. Filson (wearing a cap), cameraman Joseph B. Walker, co-director Bert Van Tuyle, actor Boyd Irwin, actor and...
    • Walt Whitman

    • Whitman, Walt, 1859-1928;
    • The actor Walt Whitman (1859-1928), who appeared in more than sixty films between 1915 and 1924, portraying Nell Shipman's father, the Skipper, in "The Grub-Stake."
    • Amelia Earhart telegram

    • Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937; Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Telegram from Amelia Earhart (in Burbank, California) to Nell Shipman (in Roscoe, California) asking Shipman to phone her. Shipman worked for Earhart's husband, George Palmer Putnam, in New York in 1934 and 1935, developing stories for him when he...
    • Sara De Sota

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Postcard of Nell Shipman as Sara De Sota, in the Pageant of Sara De Sota in Sarasota, Florida, 1928. "The legend of Sara De Sota will be re-enacted in the city tonight with Miss Nell Shipman, famous movie actress, portraying the part of Sara De...
    • Nell Shipman Point

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Postcard announcing the naming of the point of land near the site of Nell Shipman's Priest Lake, Idaho, movie camp as "Nell Shipman Point." The site is part of the Lionhead Unit of Priest Lake State Park. Lloyd Peters, former member of Nell...
    • Ayers oil portrait

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970; Ayers, Charles Douglas, 1926-; Feldman, Daphne Ayers, 1926-1990; Ayers, Charles H. Austin;
    • Portrait of Nell Shipman and her twin children, Charles Douglas Ayers and Daphne Anne Ayers, painted by Charles H. Austin Ayers, the twins' father, in 1930 while the family was living in Taos, New Mexico, at Mabel Dodge Luhan's artists' retreat. ...
    • Charles H. Austin Ayers

    • Ayers, Charles H. Austin;
    • Portrait artist Charles H. Austin Ayers (1889-1964), Nell Shipman's partner from 1925 until 1934, and father of her two children, the twins Charles Douglas and Daphne Anne.
    • To Carlos

    • Ayers, Charles H. Austin; Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Poem by Nell Shipman, in her own hand, to painter Charles H. Austin Ayers ("Carlos"). Shipman's reference to "prison days" in the last line probably refers to the bad times during her last months in Idaho (crushing debt, dissolving relationship,...
    • Wolf's Brush

    • Angstadt, Belle, 1867-1926; Peters, Lloyd, 1902-; Peters, Ray; Shipman, Barry, 1912-1994; Angstadt, Harry E.; Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970;
    • Nell Shipman's friend and confidante, Belle Angstadt (in bed), in the center of the scene during the filming of Shipman's lost film "Wolf's Brush," at Angstadt's Lone Star Ranch, on the shores of Priest Lake, Idaho. At the far left Lloyd Peters...

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