Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
> WILLIAM S. HART PARK & MUSEUM

William S. Hart Park.
County of Los Angeles.


16-page brochure, 6x9 inches, telling the story of William S. Hart and highlighting some of the collection, n.d. (1960s). No earlier than 1962 (because it includes the bison donated in that year by Walt Disney); no later than 1968 (when Milton B. Arthur retired from the County Parks and Recreation Commission).

Errata.

William S. Hart was an actor. He entered the movies at age 49. He wanted producers and audiences to think he was younger than he actually was — his string of leading ladies were in their 20s — so he knocked 10 years off of his age. For whatever reason, this brochure carries forward the fiction that he was born in 1874. In fact he was born in 1864, so he was 82, not 72, when he died in 1946.

The brochure shows some of the revolvers in Hart's collection and says they're on exhibit in the museum. Ever since an early-1990s burglary, no guns have been displayed or stored on the property.

Of interest, the brochure states that the original, circa-1910 ranch house was a board-and-batten structure and that it was "remodeled to its present state in 1922."


LW3187: Brochure purchased 2017 by Leon Worden. Download individual pages here.
HART CATEGORIES:
• Stage Career
• Hart Films
• Publicity Photos
• Hart as Author
• WWI War Bonds
• Hart Park/Museum
• Hart in Retirement
• Personal Life
• Hart in Artwork

WM. S. HART
PARK & MUSEUM
Newhall, Calif.

Park & Museum News


thumbnail

Discovery Guide & Map 2017

Last Will & Testament of William S. Hart 1944


Property Acquisitions 1921‐Date


Ruling on Fundraising 1991


thumbnail

Charles M. Russell Portrait 1908

thumbnail

10 Millionth 'T' 1924

thumbnail

Hart at Ranch ~1920s

Architect Correspondence 1926


thumbnail

Const. 1926-27 x5

thumbnail

Construction 1927

thumbnail

Construction 1927

thumbnail

Flagg Presents Portrait

thumbnail

1930 x2

thumbnail

RPPC ~1930s

thumbnail

Amelia Earhart

thumbnail

Robert Taylor Photo Shoot 1941: BTK Gun, Fritz's Grave (Mult.)

thumbnail

Fire Threatens 1942

thumbnail

With Dan White ~1945

thumbnail

Letter from Hart to Flagg 1945

thumbnail

RPPC ~1950s

thumbnail

Frew Addition 1958

thumbnail

Park Dedication 1958

thumbnail

Dedication 1958

thumbnail

Timeline: Operational Management of Museum, 1958/1988

thumbnail

Entrance ~1958

thumbnail

1959 x3

thumbnail

Bubnash Family Picnic 1959

thumbnail

Brochure 1960s

thumbnail

Visitor at Turret ~1960s

thumbnail

RPPC ~1960s

thumbnail

Times Story 1962

thumbnail

Aerials 1963

thumbnail

Dogs' Graveyard, Turret, Fritz's Grave 1967

thumbnail

Interiors 1968 x5

thumbnail

Exteriors, Barnyard 1968 x5

thumbnail

Resolution 1986: FOHP Founders

thumbnail

Pole Barn ~1998

thumbnail

Let's Go L.A. Video 2013

thumbnail

In Memoriam: Norman the Steer 2005-2017

thumbnail

Reckless Driving Bench 2017

thumbnail

NHMLA Volunteer Honors 2018

RETURN TO TOP ]   RETURN TO MAIN INDEX ]   PHOTO CREDITS ]   BIBLIOGRAPHY ]   BOOKS FOR SALE ]
SCVHistory.com is another service of SCVTV, a 501c3 Nonprofit • Site contents ©SCVTV • Additional copyrights apply
comments powered by Disqus