Collection Number: P0121

Collection Title: Hope Carter Photograph Album, 1947

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Size 1 item (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Photograph album, 1947, probably belonging to white actor Hope Carter of Asheville, N.C. Photographs were taken during the filming of Tap Roots, in which Hope Carter was a stand-in for Susan Hayward. Movie production on location in Asheville vicinity and the Smoky Mountains. Album contains black-and-white and color snapshots, and some newspaper clippings related to filming. Topics include aspects of on-set movie production, such as scene construction. A majority of the images have hand-written captions. There are staged scenes of white actors in costume portraying Civil War soldiers and African American actors portraying enslaved people. Also included are images of white actor Boris Karloff, in "red-face," portraying a member of Choctaw Nation named Tishomingo. Includes pictures of Hope Carter, Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, and other 1940s era Hollywood actors.
Creator Carter, Hope.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Hope Carter Photograph Album #P0121, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase by North Carolina Collection (Acc. 103609)
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Hope Carter, a white actress, was Susan Hayward's double in the Walter Wanger Pictures production of Tap Roots (1948) written by James Street's Mississippi novel and directed by George Marshall.

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Photograph album, 1947, probably belonging to white actor Hope Carter of Asheville, N.C. Photographs were taken during the filming of Tap Roots, in which Hope Carter was a stand-in for Susan Hayward. Movie production on location in Asheville vicinity and the Smoky Mountains. Album contains black-and-white and color snapshots, and some newspaper clippings related to filming. Topics include aspects of on-set movie production, such as scene construction. A majority of the images have hand-written captions. There are staged scenes of white actors in costume portraying Civil War soldiers and African American actors portraying enslaved people. Also included are images of white actor Boris Karloff, in "red-face," portraying a member of Choctaw Nation named Tishomingo. Includes pictures of Hope Carter, Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, and other 1940s era Hollywood actors.

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300 images.

Arrangement: Original order.

Image Box PA-P0121/1

Hope Carter photograph album, 1948 #P0121, Series: "Hope Carter Photograph Album, 1947." PA-P0121/1

Color and Black-and-White Photographic Prints, Printed Materials

300 Images

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, June 2019

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, June 2019

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