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Clara Kimball Young Picture Gallery

Many thanks to Barbara (Garrett) Ulibarri, Clara's second cousin and goddaughter, for sharing her
family pictures with us. Most of them were inherited from Clara herself.
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Clara as a Child

Two pictures of Clara as a baby Two pictures of Clara as a baby, one with mother. Two pictures of Clara at age three and a half Two pictures of Clara at three and a half
Two pictures of Clara at 6 or 7 Two pictures of Clara at 6 or 7 Clara at 18 and as Cigarette in Under Two Flags in Reno, age 16 Clara at 18 and as Cigarette in Under Two Flags in Reno, age 16
At 16 Clara at 16 stock company Group picture taken in Seattle of the Toronto Stock Co., 1906. Clara in front row, aged 16. In the middle row are manager Arthur Aylesworth with his wife Grace Garrett, Clara's aunt. In the back row is Clara's mother Pauline Garrett Kimball. The book "Silent Film Stars on the Stages of Seattle by Eric L. Flom has a listing of Clara's performances and roles from her stays in Seattle in 1906 (May 6-July 19,1906) with the Aylesworth Stock Company (probaby the same as the "Toronto Stock Co.?) and 1909 with the Pantages Players (Sept. 13, 1908-July 10, 1909) and Barton & Wiswell Co. (July 25-August 14, 1909). She was still billed as Clara Kimball at that time.


Family Pictures

Edward Kimball, Clara's Father as a young man Edward Kimball, Clara's Father, as a young man Edward Kimball in a stage role Edward Kimball in a stage role
Edward Kimball at 21 and in later life Edward Kimball at 21 and in later life Edward Kimball in later life Edward Kimball in later life
Pauline Garrett Kimball and Edward Kimball Pauline Garrett Kimball and Edward Kimball Edward Kimball in a stage role Clara and her father
Clara and her mother, Pauline Garrett Kimball Clara and her mother, Pauline Garrett Kimball Clara, her parents, and Polly Clara, her parents, and Polly
Evelyn Kimball Clara's secretary, her aunt, Evelyn Garrett Clara, Evelyn and Audrey Clara with her Aunt Evelyn and cousin Audrey Garrett, and Clara with Polly
James Young on tour Clara's first husband, James Young, on tour during his acting days Studio and James Young Clara and a picture of her studio, and card of James Young in Shakespearian stage roles
Clara with woman in car Clara with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium (thanks, Joop van Dijk and Juan from Brussels for the ID) Clara and Tetrazzini Clara and opera star Luisa Tetrazzini.
Clara in chinese robe with visitor Clara, wearing an embroidered Chinese robe, has tea with a visitor (can anyone identify?) Clara in chinese robe and visitor Clara and her guest appear to be reading tea leaves
Clara and aunt with Christmas tree Clara and her aunt Evelyn Garrett celebrate Christmas in California. Clara and father at punch bowl Clara pours a glass of punch for her father Edward Kimball.
New Years Day dinner 1920 A New Year's day turkey dinner at the studio, around 1920. Edward Kimball seated opposite Clara Studio and James Young A children's party at Clara's studio on Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles
in uniform in show On vacation in the snow in snow with camera On location in the snow
in beaded dress with dog Snapshot with dog, in front of one of the Garson Studio buildings, probably 1919-1923. Clara Kimball Young day in St. Louis Clara makes a personal appearance at a St. Louis veterans hospital on "Clara Kimball Young day, May 25, 1925. Thanks to Joan Myers for finding a short article on this event in The Reel Journal, June 6, 1925
Clara Kimball Young day in St. Louis Another picture from Clara Kimball Young day in St. Louis. on porch with girl and dog With friends in the 1930s
with Ed Kimball With father Edward Kimball sometime before his death in 1938 on porch with a cigarette With friends at her house at 7462 Waring Ave., Los Angeles, summer of 1949. This was just a couple of blocks from the address given in her obituary of 807 North Curzon Ave.
waving from a porch At the house of a friend, August 17, 1949 Clara and Grace and dogs With her aunt Grace (Garrett) Aylesworth in Chatsworth, Calif. in 1959.
Not a film still, but a scene from an all star stage production to benefit the local American Legion post. From an undated clipping. D.W. Griffith, Agnes Ayres, Gene Raymond, Clara Kimball Young and J. Stuart Blackton at the Associated Cinema Stars Dinner Dance in Aug. 1936 (Thanks to Randy Bigham)


Portraits

Publicity Still Publicity still Portrait of Clara Publicity still
publicity Publicity photo Publicity still Publicity still
Hush Costume portrait. A photo of the same costume in a recent Ebay sale was identfied as a still from Hush. Costume Costume portrait
Costume Costume portrait costume Costume portrait
Costume for Enter Madame I had assumed this was a portrait in costume from Enter Madame (1922) because the dress looks like the one in a still from the film. However, another picture from this Witzel photo session appeared in the Wid's Yearbook 1919-1920, Costume for Enter Madame Another shot of the same dress with a different necklace.
Costume for The Common Law Portrait in costume from The Common Law (1916) in unknown role Costume portrait
Costume for The Rise of Susan Lucile gown from The Rise of Susan (1916), Ivory chiffon and lace evening gown over foundation of flesh pink silk and trimmed with pink and blue rosettes (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture) Costume for The Rise of Susan Another Lucile gown from The Rise of Susan (1916), Rose and silver afternoon gown, black net hat with pink ribbons (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture)
Costume for The Reason Why Lucile tea gown from The Reason Why, which appeared in Photoplay, October, 1918 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture) portrait with wreath in hair Portrait from 1912 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture)
with velvet jacket Portrait from 1916 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture) seating in drapery and flowers on each side of head Post card from 1916 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture)
portrait, profile Portrait from 1919 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture and to Jane for identifying this as photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston) Seated portrait Portrait from 1919 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture and to Jane for identifying this as photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston and noting that it appeared on the cover of the New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, Oct 7 1920)
Costume for My Official Wife In Russian costume for My Official Wife. tinted profile portrait with flower Tinted portrait also from 1912 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture)
profile portrait in mantilla Costume portrait portrait in silver gown Tinted portrait
picture in blue gown Tinted portrait costume portrait reading Costume portrait
portrait in fur collar Tinted portrait portrait holding gladiolas in red dress Tinted portrait
portrait holding gladiolas in a white dress Tinted portrait portrait with pink flower in hair Publicity portrait
Portrait by Genthe A lovely portrait by Arnold Genthe from 1920 (thanks to Randy Bigham for this picture) fashion pose in fur trimmed dress and coat Modeling a fur trimmed dress and coat (thanks to Mark Goffee for this picture)
Profile A picture courtesy of Cleo from Luxembourg tinted cigarette card A tinted cigarette card also from Cleo from Luxembourg
Profile portrait in a hat A nice picture of Clara in a hat (thanks to Mark Goffee for this picture) tinted postcard with painted image of Young tinted postcard with painted image of Young A post card, courtesy of Phil J. Tedeschi and Curt F, who also supplied a scan of the interesting text on back
Profile portrait in a hat A picture of Clara in costume for My Official Wife which appeared on a Moriarty playing card. For information on this interesting set of cards, see the article on Things-and-other-stuff.com. At least two poses of Clara were issued on the 7 of hearts card, which can be seen here tinted postcard with painted image of Young Looks to be the from the same photo session as the ones above that i had thought were from Enter Madame with the striking black dress, this is the photo that appeared in Wid's Year Book 1919-1920 (thanks to the executors of Larry M. Reynolds' estate for use of this photo)
Derek's pennant Two souveneir felt pennants (thanks to Derek Boothroyd for the one on the left) The one on the right i got on Ebay My Pennant
Clipped photo of Young opening fan mail, 1933 Unidentfield clipping from the 1930s Clipped photo, profile with hair in coronet braid Another unidentfied clipping
Clipped photo of Young opening fan mail Unidentfied clipping from the probably the 1950s Clipped photo, profile with hair in coronet braid Another unidentfied clipping
Clipped photo of Young in black dress An unidentfied clipping with a Witzel picture which is shown reversed a few rows below Clipped photo, as Camille wrapped in chiffon Another unidentfied clipping, this time from the Camille series of publicity shots. At least one photo from this session was later used on a slide for Magda (1917)
Clipped photo of Young in 19th century costume and bonnet An page from an unidentfied magazine, photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston (thanks to Jane for the identification) Clipped photo, 3/4 in dress Another unidentfied clipping, in a very handsome dress
Clipped photo of Young with a black cat Another unidentfied clipping, a very cute picture with a black cat Clipped photo, in white dress Apparently this picture was intended to be clipped and framed
Vitagraph era portrait A soulful portrait from her Vitagraph years Clipped photo, in white dress A picture and blurb that appeared in an unidentified fan magazine in 1931
Ad for Select Pitures An advertisement for Select Pictures, which also includes Norma Talmadge. Thanks to Derek Boothroyd for this. in white dress, by Hartsook A photo by Hartsook. Thanks to Jane from the Historical Ziegfeld site for this photo and the next few
Portrait A photo by Hoover. A tinted version of this appears a few rows up. in white dress, by Hartsook A great beaded dress in a portrait by Witzel
Portrait Another nice portrait by Witzel Portrait And another
Portrait Another of the Witzel photo session with the cool black dress, this time with the fur wrap. Portrait And another. A reversed printing of this appears a few rows up
Portrait This one is from 1915 Portrait And this fine portrait by Lumiere is from 1917
Little Housewife promotional card One of a series of "Little Housewife" promotional cards from Derek Boothroyd Also from Derek, a "Big Gun" cigarette card--what a name!
Siempre Giovine ad A 1915 Sempre Giovine ad courtesy of Randy Bigham Portrait Another from Derek, the snipe is visible below the photo by Schaefer. She is in makeup and costume for the 1935 film She Married Her Boss.
Clara Kimball Young and Cecil B. de Mille Clara apparently on the set of The Crusades with Cecil B. DeMille. As far as i know, nobody has yet spotted her in the film. The snipe on the back reads: BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT - Once Hollywood's most famous film star, Clara Kimball Young is back at worke in character parts. Cecil B. DeMille, pioneer director, cast her in a role in his current Paramount production "The Crusades". Here they are talking ove old times between scenes on the set. Portrait A nice portrait from rom Pat Wilson, who found it under a picture frame.


Film Stills

Dancing scene Clara and a large crowd of extras in a dancing scene from an unknown film A Wife's Romance Still, possibly from A Wife's Romance (1923)
Charge It Still from Charge It (1921) Clara and Herbert Rawlinson in Charge It Clara and Herbert Rawlinson make up (briefly) in a scene from Charge It (1921)
in unknown role Herbert Rawlinson gets the bill in Charge It (1921) In unknown role Still from an unknown film
Charge It Still, possibly from Charge It (1921), with Herbert Rawlinson, Betty Blythe, and Nigel Barry Stright from Paris Still, possibly from Straight From Paris (1921)
The Better Wife Still from The Better Wife (1919), with Lillian Walker, Kathlyn Williams, Ben Alexander, and others Set from Hush Part of the set of Hush (1921)
Eyes of Youth With William Courtleigh and Vincent Serrano in Eyes of Youth (1919) Eyes of youth With Vincent Serrano in Eyes of Youth (1919)
For the Soul of Rafael Still from For the Soul of Rafael (1920), filmed at Mission San Fernando; from left to right: Ruth King, Clara, Bertram Grassby, Evelyn Garrett, Edward Kimball For the Soul of Rafael Still from For the Soul of Rafael (1920) with Clara and family members in the cast
For the Soul of Rafael Still from For the Soul of Rafael (1920) For the Soul of Rafael Still from For the Soul of Rafael (1920)
For the Soul of Rafael Still from For the Soul of Rafael (1920) Forbidden Woman Still from Forbidden Woman (1920)
Kept Husbands Picture of Clara and Bryant Washburn as they appeared in Kept Husbands (1931)

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Last revised, April 20, 2013