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Film, Video [Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon--home movies]

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  • [Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon--home movies]


  • Footage showcases the Lyons with friends and family in a California beach house setting. The next segment reveals Bebe and Ben at home, lounging and dining with their respective mothers, showing off their infant daughter Barbara and visiting Bryce Canyon with family. This is followed by footage of "Bebe Daniels - In Person" appearing at the Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco with Ben on stage, and wraps up with a radio appearance in which Conrad Nagel mugs the names of the stars for the silent camera. Contains excerpt of Hell's Angels (1930), a scene with Lyon and Jean Harlow at end of home movies.

Created / Published

  • [1931-1935]


  • -  Daniels, Bebe,--1901-1971--Family
  • -  Lyon, Ben,--1901-1979--Family
  • -  Lyon, Barbara,--1931-1995
  • -  Nagel, Conrad,--1897-1970
  • -  Harlow, Jean,--1911-1937
  • -  Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)


  • Amateur films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Appearing: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon, Barbara Lyon, Conrad Nagel, Jean Harlow.
  • -  Film selected as part of the Silent Film Project sponsored by the National Film Preservation Board.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 17 min.) : si., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Lawton (Bruce) Collection (Library of Congress)
  • National Film Preservation Board (U.S.) Silent film project.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018601514

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon--home movies. [to 1935, 1931] Video.

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(1931) Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon--home movies. [to 1935] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon--home movies. [to 1935, 1931] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.