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Collected papers for biography of J. Paul Getty, Circa 1890s-1973, 1984, undated (bulk 1957-1973)

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Guide to the Ralph Hewins Collected Papers for Biography of J. Paul Getty, circa 1890s-1973, 1984 and undated
Series III. Photographs, circa 1890s-1960s and undated 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials consist of over 200 photographic prints and negatives, ranging from around the 1890s to the late 1960s, collected by Ralph Hewins, depicting J. Paul Getty, family, friends, business associates, properties, and a reception for Hewins' book The Richest American: J. Paul Getty (1960). The records also include photocopies of all photographs. Some of the photographs were published in Hewins' book. The vast majority of the photographs are black-and-white.
See also Series I. Correspondence, for related items.
The photographs have been roughly arranged by subject. Within each subject the images are arranged numerically accoring to the creator's original numbering system (some prints have numbers written in pencil on the verso). Some of the photographic prints are accompanied by negatives, which are housed in neighboring sleeves.
1986.IA.10-4 J. Paul Getty, 1890s-1960s (approximately 42 images)
Material comprises formal portraits and casual snapshots featuring J. Paul Getty, including photographs of him as a child, with family, with a couple of his wives, with friends, with business associates, with his Spartan aircraft staff, with English Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and with his lion cub. Material also includes shots of Getty receiving the Legion of Honor, receiving an honorary academic degree, standing in oil fields, standing on deck the tanker "George F. Getty," and visiting archaeological sites. All but one of the photos is in black-and-white.
1986.IA.10-4 Getty family and family history, circa 1890-1960s (approximately 23 images)
Material comprises images of J. Paul Getty's parents, George F. Getty I and Sarah C. Getty; sister, Gertrude Lois Getty; wives, Jeannette McDermot, Allene Ashby, Ann Rork, Fini Helmly; children, Eugene Paul Getty II, Gordon Getty, George F. Getty, and Timmy Getty; and young grandchildren, Anne, Caroline, Claire, and J. Paul Getty III. Photos of wife, Teddy are located with the photos of J. Paul Getty. Photos of Ronald Getty are located with Ralph Hewins' book signing images. Persons listed above may also appear in images of various events listed below. Images are black-and-white except for one hand-tinted photograph of Allene Ashby.
1986.IA.10-4 Getty residences, 1908 and undated (12 images)
Material comprises images of Getty residences: South Kingsley Drive (Los Angeles); Sutton Place (England); exterior of the Getty Ranch House (near Malibu, California) and its zoo; and La Posta Vecchia (Gaeta, Italy).
1986.IA.10-4 People, circa 1950s and 1960s (approximately 12 images)
Material includes photographs of Ralph Hewins, Penelope Kitson, President Eisenhower, and others.
1986.IA.10-4 Museum gallery and art objects, undated (3 images)
Materials include images of a museum gallery within the Getty Ranch House, the "Ardibil Carpet," and the "Medalllion and Tree Carpet."
1986.IA.10-4 Business: Japan, 1965 and undated (approximately 20 images)
Material includes images of Japanese business associates, an oil tanker, Ralph Hewins, and others.
1986.IA.10-4 Business: Spartan, circa 1940s (7 images)
Material includes an aerial view of the Spartan facility, and Spartan mobile home interiors, William F. Humphry, Maxwell W. Balfour, and British Royal Air Force (RAF) student pilots at the Spartan School of Aeronautics. See also images of J. Paul Getty for an additional photograph of Spartan employees.
1986.IA.10-4 Business: various, circa 1930s-1960s (approximately 82 images)
Material comprises exterior shots of various Getty buildings and models of buildings; refineries; filling station; interior of the Cotillion Room (Hotel Pierre, NY); aerial view of Hotel Pierre Marques (Alcapulco); and oil tankers, derricks, drilling sites, pipelines, employees and other shots related to the petroleum business.
1986.IA.10-4 Hotel Pierre event, March 1960 (26 8 x 10"; 27 3 x 5"; and 2 3 x 5" color)
Materials comprise professional photographs stamped "Hotel Pierre Public Relations, Fifth Ave. & 61st Street, New York, N.Y." and "Please credit Irwin Dribben, New York" on verso. Photographs feature Ralph Hewins, George F. Getty II, and Gloria Getty.
1986.IA.10-4 Hewins' book signing, 1960 (approximately 18 images)
Material documents a reception held at the J. Paul Getty Museum (galleries and courtyard of the Ranch House) to commemorate the publication of Ralph Hewins' biography of J. Paul Getty. Material includes images of Ralph Hewins; George F. Getty II and his wife, Gloria Getty; Ronald Getty, and his mother, Fini Helmle; and others.
Box Folder
1986.IA.10-3 1-7 Annotated photocopies of prints in the collection, undated

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