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| name = Vesey O'Davoren
'''Vesey Alfred O'Davoren''' (Davoren) (Dublin, 8 December 1888 – LA, 30 May 1989), was a British soldier and film actor.
| image = Vesey Alfred Davoren 1916 (cropped).jpg
[[File:Miniature of Captain Vesey O'Davoren presented January 15 1916 by the artist John Morley.jpg|thumb|Miniature of Captain Vesey O'Davoren, presented 15 January 1916, by the artist John Morley.]]
| caption = Davoren in 1916 by John Morley
| birth_name = Vesey Alfred Davoren
| birth_date = {{birth date|1888|12|08|df=y}}
| birth_place = [[Dublin]], Ireland{{Citation needed|date=December 2021}}
| death_date = {{death date and age|1989|05|30|1888|12|08|df=y}}
| death_place = [[Los Angeles]], California, U.S.
| occupation = Soldier, film actor
| spouse = {{marriage|[[Ivy de Verley]]|1916|1963|end=death}}
}}


'''Vesey O'Davoren''' (born Vesey Alfred Davoren; 8 December 1888<ref name=":0" /> – 30 May 1989) was a British soldier who served in the [[Suffolk Regiment]] during [[World War I]] and later worked as a film actor and stage actor in California.
==Life==
Davoren was a son of Vesey Henry William Davoren (1862–1944), an Irish surgeon, Major [[Royal Army Medical Corps|R.A.M.C.]], and Edith Anne, daughter of Alfred Hoyte, late Surgeon [[61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot|61st Regiment]].{{citation needed|date=March 2021}} His parents had married in January 1888 and by 1915 they were living at Geeler House, Risbygate, [[Bury St Edmunds]] and Mrs Davoren was President of the local branch of the [[National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children|League of Pity]].<ref>Bury Free Press, October 1915.</ref> There is a Davoren Walk in Bury.


==Early life==
His father was educated at [[St. Paul's School, London]]; [[Trinity College Dublin]] (TCD); and R.C.S.I. He qualified L.R.C.S.I., 1884 and L.R.C.P.I., 1886, and entered A.M.S. 1887. He was promoted Major, 1889 and retired 1907. He was Mayor of Bury St. Edmunds in 1912. He was re-employed during [[World War I]] at Bury St. Edmund's and died at Redhill, 23 January 1944.<ref>IRISH MEDICAL OBITUARY. Compiled by T. PERCY C. KIRKPATRICK, 1948.- insufficiently detailed citation</ref>
Vesey Alfred Davoren was born to Vesey Henry William and Edith Ann (née Hoyte) Davoren. His father was a major in the [[Royal Army Medical Corps]] and was Mayor of [[Bury St Edmunds]] 1911–1912.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Clare Genealogy: The O'Davorens of Cahermacnaughten, Burren, Co. Clare: Part II: Genealogical: O'Davoren Pedigree, circa 1754; Later O'Davorens|url=https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/odavoren/1754_pedigree.htm|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-03|website=Clare County Library}}</ref><ref>[http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/mayoralty2.htm List taken from 1947 Bury Borough Council yearbook]</ref> His mother was president of the local branch of the [[National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children|League of Pity]].<ref>''[[Bury Free Press]]'', 30 October 1915.</ref> Reportedly, Davoren was a descendent of the [[Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington|Duke of Wellington]] on his mother's side.<ref name="Chronicling"/><ref>{{Cite news|date=1930-07-27|title=Prominent Descendants of Royalty Prove an Old Adage: "Blood Will Tell"|pages=116|work=The Los Angeles Times|url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25152419/the-los-angeles-times/|access-date=2021-12-11}}</ref> He claimed descent from two English Prime Ministers, [[William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham|William Pitt]] (1708–1778) and "Iron Duke" [[Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington|Arthur Wellesley]] (1769–1852), and said he stemmed from a family of medieval Irish scholars.<ref name="Capra"/>

He spent his early childhood in India, later attending St. Paul's school in London and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.<ref name=":3">{{Cite web|title=Two Actors Add Greatly To 'Amber', 7 Dec 1926, 16 - The Pasadena Post at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/622136380/?terms=Daveran&match=1|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-10|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>

As a youth Davoren performed in plays at the [[Abbey Theatre]] in [[Dublin]].<ref name=":0">{{Cite news|last=Lombardi|first=Fred|date=1989-06-14|title=Obituaries|volume=335|pages=93–94|work=[[Variety (magazine)|Variety]]|issue=9|id={{ProQuest|1286134366}}}}</ref>


==World War I==
==World War I==
During World War I, Davoren served in the British Army with the 7th Battalion, [[Suffolk Regiment]], under the command of Colonel Charles Douglas Parry Crooke.<ref>Davoren's army record from ''[[The London Gazette]]'' provides: 25 August 1914, General List, OTC Cadets and ex-Cadets, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry; 16 April 1915, temporary Lieutenant; 30 October 1916, temporary Lieutenant; 13 June 1917, temporary Lieutenant; 15 October 1917, temporary Lieutenant, from Suffolk Regiment; 2 February 1918, 'temporary Lieutenant Labour Corps, to be transferred to General List for duty as Assistant Area Gas Officer and to be acting Captain whilst so employed'; 13 May 1919, Lieutenant (acting Captain) 'whilst employed as a Brigade Education Officer'; 3 September 1919, 'temporary Lieutenant V A Davoren relinquishes his commission on account of ill health, 4 September 1919, and is granted the rank of Captain'.</ref>
He enrolled in the British Army's 7th [[Suffolk Regiment]], under the command of Colonel Charles Douglas Parry Crooke. In October 1915 his Company (''B'') was massacred in action around the [[Hohenzollern Redoubt]], just after the [[Battle of Loos]].


The 7th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment's ''War Diary'',<ref>''Suffolk Regiment's War Diary'', Suffolk Record Office in Bury St Edmunds.</ref> 13 October 1915, states that ''Davoren ... was wounded [shot in foot and then side] in the action on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 11 October, but continued to lead his Company until killed by a shot from a machine gun.'' Davoren was rescued, carried for two miles, by [[Sergeant-Major]] Martin, of Bury.<ref>'The Gallant 7th Suffolks.'/ 'Charge for the Hohenzollern Redoubt.'/ 'Lieut. Vesey A. Davoren wounded.'/ 'Heroic Rescue by Bury NCO.', Bury Free Press, 30 October 1915.- insufficient citation detail</ref>
In October 1915, his company (B) was massacred<ref>[https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/93077 Memorial: Vere Fortrey Currey] [[Imperial War Museum]]. {{cite web |url=https://www.friendsofthesuffolkregiment.org/operation-legacy/the-Hairpin |title=The Hairpin |publisher=Suffolk Regiment |date=October 13, 2015}}</ref> in action around the [[Hohenzollern Redoubt]], just after the [[Battle of Loos]]. (See [[Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt#British attacks 13–19 October 1915]].) An entry in the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment's ''War Diary''<ref>''Suffolk Regiment's War Diary'', Suffolk Record Office in Bury St Edmunds.</ref>{{Primary source inline|date=December 2021}} on 13 October 1915, states that Davoren "was wounded [shot in foot and then side] in the action on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 11 October, but continued to lead his Company until killed by a shot from a machine gun"''.'' Davoren was rescued, carried for {{convert|2|mile}}, by [[Sergeant major|Sergeant-Major]] Martin.<ref>'The Gallant 7th Suffolks.'/ 'Charge for the Hohenzollern Redoubt.'/ 'Lieut. Vesey A. Davoren wounded.'/ 'Heroic Rescue by Bury NCO.', ''Bury Free Press'', 30 October 1915.</ref> Davoren was the only one of the 10 officers of B Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, to survive that day, despite having been reported killed.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1065439 |title=Lieutenant Vesey Alfred Davoren. The Suffolk Regiment. Reference: WO 339/11510 |publisher=[[National Archives]]}}</ref>


Following a [[mustard gas]] [[Chemical weapons in World War I|attack]], Davoren [[Muteness|lost his voice]] and was told he had six months to live should he live in a [[dry climate]].<ref name=":0" /> In order to save his voice, he decided to move to California.<ref>{{Cite book|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=CNlkAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Vesey+O%27Davoren%22|title=Screen International Film and TV Year Book|publisher=Screen International, King Publications|year=1990|volume=45|page=22|language=en}}</ref>
==Film career==
In his youth, as an undergraduate, before [[World War I]] he acted in Dublin's [[Abbey Theatre]].<ref name="autogenerated1938">'Find a Grave', with thanks to Frank Reighter (1938–2017)</ref> In the 1914–1919 war he was wounded thrice and was at one time reported dead. He temporarily lost his voice in a German mustard gas attack, and was given six months to live if he moved to a dry climate. He arrived in Hollywood, California, with his wife in 1920 where he acted in silent films before recovering his voice. He also directed plays and was in an early [[Hollywood Bowl]] production of ''[[The Pied Piper]]'', taking the title role.
He had changed his name to O'Davoren on arriving in America, on applying for U.S. Citizenship, perhaps aware of the romanticism of the Clann O'Dabhoireann and the American fondness for things Irish.<ref>''The O'Davorens of Cahermacnaughten, Burren, Co. Clare'' by Dr. George U. Macnamara, 'Journal of the North Munster Archaeological Society' 4:2 (1913), pages 194–211.</ref>
Between 1927 and 1957, he appeared in circa 67 films, mostly as butlers.<ref name="autogenerated1938"/><ref name="IMDB">IMDB</ref>
:'''1920s''' (x1)
*[[Winds of the Pampas]] (1927), as Eusabio.


== Career ==
:'''1930s''' (x43)
Davoren began his stage career in London in 1909.<ref name=":3">{{Cite web|title=Two Actors Add Greatly To 'Amber', 7 Dec 1926, 16 - The Pasadena Post at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/622136380/?terms=Daveran&match=1|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-10|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>
*''[[The Mandarin Mystery]]'' (1936), Mason – Kirks' butler
*''[[Mr. Deeds Goes to Town]] (1936), party guest
*''Vamp Till Ready'' (1936)
*''[[London by Night (film)|London By Night]] (1937), as Bobby
*''[[The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939 film)|Hound of the Baskervilles]]'' (1939), as ship's steward
*''[[Raffles (1939 film)|Raffles]]'' (1939), as [[David Niven]]'s butler
*''[[The Lady Objects]]'' (1938), as Langham
*''[[Ants in the Pantry]]'' (1936) as Gawkins the butler (a [[Three Stooges]] short)
*''[[Violent is the Word for Curly]]'' (1938), Professor Hicks (a Three Stooges short)
*''[[Ladies in Love]]'' (1936), as Fritz, (a Three Stooges short)
*''[[The Devil to Pay!]]'' (1930), butler
*''[[Female (1933 film)|Female]]'' (1933), footman
*''[[Shall We Dance (1937 film)|Shall We Dance]]'' (1937), ship's bartender
*''[[Jimmy the Gent (film)|Jimmy the Gent]]'' (1934), [[James Cagney]]'s second steward
*''[[Springtime for Henry]]'' (1934), as a butler
*''[[Shipmates Forever]]'' (1935), as Converse, [[Dick Powell]]'s butler,
*''[[The Lone Wolf Returns (1935 film)|The Lone Wolf Returns]]'' (1935), as Stewart's ([[Gail Patrick]]) butler Joseph
*''[[Stella Dallas (1937 film)|Stella Dallas]]'' (1937) as Helen's butler at wedding
*''[[The Little Princess (1939 film)|The Little Princess]]'' (1939) as orderly
*''[[Lord Jeff]] (1938) as Steward . Queen Mary Steward
*''[[Shall We Dance (1937 film)|Shall We Dance]]'' (1937) as Steward or ship's bartender
*''[[Let's Get Married (1937 film)|Let's Get Married]]'' (1937) as butler
*''[[Wife, Doctor and Nurse]]'' (1937), as Butler
*''[[She Asked for It]]'' (1937), as Fletcher
*''[[She Had to Eat]]'' (1937), as Waiter
*''[[It's All Yours]]'' (1937), as Valet
*''[[Dracula's Daughter]]'' (1936), as Butler
*''[[Lloyd's of London (film)|Lloyd's of London]]'' (1936), as Waiter
*''[[The White Angel (1936 film)|The White Angel]]'' (1936), as Thompson, butler
*''[[The Golden Arrow (1936 film)|The Golden Arrow]]'' (1936), as Butler
*''[[The Right to Live (1935 film)|The Right to Live]]'' (1935), as waiter
*''[[Clive of India (film)|Clive of India]]'' (1935), as Assistant surveyor
*''[[Folies Bergère de Paris]]'' (1935), as Man in Montage
*''[[The Dark Angel (1935 film)|The Dark Angel]]'' (1935), Voice at station (voice, uncredited)
*''[[The Girl from 10th Avenue]]'' (1935), as servant (scenes deleted)
*''[[The Love Captive]]'' (1934), as Second butler
*''[[Coming Out Party]]'' (1934), as second butler
*''[[British Agent]]'' (1934), as secretary, Henderson
*''[[Four Men and a Prayer]]'' (1938), Vincent a flunky
*''[[The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937 film)|The Last of Mrs. Cheyney]]'' (1937), ship steward
*''[[I Found Stella Parish]]'' (1935), deck steward
*''[[Stranded (1935 film)|Stranded]]'' (1935), Tuthill's butler
*''[[Going Hollywood]]'' (1933), waiter in bar with message


In February 1920, the New York Herald reported that Davoren, one of "three of the most promising young actors of the British film world" (along with John Gliddon and Elliot Gordon) had set sail from Britain to New York,<ref>{{Cite web|date=15 February 1920|title='Fed up' with the Methods of English Producers|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/64277999/?terms=%22Vesey%20O%27Davoren%22&match=1|access-date=2021-12-03|page=23|language=en|via=[[Newspapers.com]]|quote=To use their own words, they are ‘fed up’ with the unenterprising methods of the film companies’ over here. They declare that the British impressarios are parsimonious and lacking in imagination: that talent is at a discount. These three are Capt. Vesey O’Davoren, John Gliddon and Elliott Gordon|newspaper=[[New York Herald]]}}. Note that this is the Gliddon who by 1933 was an agent whose clients included [[Vivien Leigh]]: see Taylor, John Russell. (1984) ''Vivien Leigh''. London: [[Elm Tree Books]]. ISBN 0-241-11333-4, page 38; Edwards, Anne. (1978) ''Vivien Leigh, A Biography''. London: [[Coronet Books]]. ISBN 0-340-23024-X (page 30-43); Capua, Michelangelo.(2003) ''Vivien Leigh: A Biography''. Jefferson, North Carolina: [[McFarland & Company]]. ISBN 978-0-7864-1497-0, page 8.</ref> and he arrived in [[Hollywood]], California later than same year.<ref name="Chronicling">{{cite news |title=English Movie Actors Coming to America to Do Work: Lady Duff Cooper May Do Films in California |date=February 15, 1920 |newspaper=[[New York Sun]] and [[The New York Herald]] |page=1 |url=https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030273/1920-02-15/ed-1/seq-23/ |via=[[Chronicling America]]}}</ref><ref name="Capra" />
:'''1940s''' (x9)
*''[[My Son, My Son!]]'' (1940), as the butler
*''[[Blondie's Reward]]'' (1948), as Dickson or Dickson's butler
*''[[A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court]]'' (1949), as castle servant
*''[[I Love Trouble (1948 film)|I Love Trouble]]'' (1948), Lilly, as butler
*''[[If Winter Comes]]'' (1947), as Tybar, butler
*''[[The Emperor Waltz]]'' (1948), as butler
*''[[Dark Delusion]]'' (1947), as butler
*''[[The Late George Apley (film)|The Late George Apley]]'' (1947), as Minister
*''[[Forever Amber (film)|Forever Amber]]'' (1947), as Fop


He acted in [[silent films]] during the seven years it took for his voice to recover from his wartime injury.<ref name=":0" /> In 1927, he made his first American film appearance in [[Arthur Varney]]'s ''[[Winds of the Pampas]]''.<ref name=":1">{{Cite web|title=Vesey O'Davoren|url=http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/143143%7C150644/Vesey-O%27davoren|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-03|publisher=[[Turner Classic Movies]]|language=en}}</ref> During this period he also directed plays including a [[Hollywood Bowl]] production of ''[[The Pied Piper]].''<ref name=":0" />
:'''1950s''' (x14)
*''[[Until They Sail]]'' (1957), as Minister/Reverend, Delia's Wedding
*''[[Diane (1956 film)|Diane]]'' (1956), as valet
*''[[The Scarlet Coat]]'' (1955), as butler
*''[[The King's Thief]]'' (1955), as courier
*''[[Brigadoon (film)|Brigadoon]]'' (1954), as townsman
*''[[Let's Do It Again (1953 film)|Let's Do It Again]]'' (1953), as Gary's Butler
*''[[All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953 film)|All the Brothers Were Valiant]]'' (1953), as the Minister
*''[[Million Dollar Mermaid]]'' (1952)
*''[[Kind Lady (1951 film)|Kind Lady]]'' (1951), as pedestrian
*''[[The Milkman]]'' (1950), as Carter's butler
*''[[Please Believe Me]]'' (1950), as ship's Maitre D'Hotel
*''[[Rogues of Sherwood Forest]]'' (1950)
*''[[The Son of Dr. Jekyll]]''(1951) as Utterson's butler
*''[[Telephone Time]]'' (TV Series), (1956), the episode: ''She Also Ran'' (1956), as President's Aide.<ref>Thanks to Frank Reighter (1938–2017). Organizer (1987–1995) of the Three Stooges Conventions, and the Three Stooges Fan Club Meetings (1999–2015).</ref><ref>Alan Goble, ''The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film'', Walter de Gruyter, 1999.</ref><ref name="IMDB"/>


By 1930 he had played leading roles in the British and American stage productions of [[The School for Scandal|''A School for Scandal'']] (as Sir Benjamin Backbite in 1922)<ref name=":2">{{Cite web|title=22 Jan 1922, 54 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/380522026/?terms=Vesey%20O%27Davoren&match=1|access-date=2021-12-09|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref> and [[Cyril Harcourt]]'s ''[[A Pair of Silk Stockings (film)|A Pair of Silk Stockings]]'' and along with central roles in musical comedies in Dublin and London.<ref>{{Cite web|title=21 Mar 1930, 13 - Los Angeles Evening Post-Record at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/678309150/?terms=Vesey%20O%27Davoren&match=1|access-date=2021-12-09|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>
==Wife==
[[File:Ivy_de_Verley,_Mrs_Vesey_O'Davoren,_painted_by_John_Morley_&_presented_to_her_husband_in_1916,_3_x_2.5_inches,_oval.jpg|thumb|Ivy de Verley aka Mrs. Vesey O'Davoren, presented 15 January 1916, by the artist John Morley.]]
'''Ivy Flossie 'Madame' de Verley''', ([[Kingston, Jamaica]], 27 July 1879 – [[Los Angeles]], U.S.A., 27 December 1963, aged 84), daughter of Jamaican merchant Louis Francois Verley (1817–1901).<ref>Of Verley & Robinson Ltd, which had a wharf in Kingston, Jamaica, and issued their own currency or aluminium token system, for loaves of bread, such as 'GOOD FOR 1d LOAF'. (''Dix Noonan Webb, Mayfair, April 2014, Lot 924, KINGSTON, Verley & Robinson Ltd, square aluminium Three-Halfpence Loaf, Verley & Robinson ltd, stamped 4451, rev. value, 1.73g/12h (Lyall 211; cf. Prid. 155; Roehrs 1221). Very fine and very rare £100–150'').</ref>
She survived the November [[1907 Kingston earthquake]], though her first husband (she had married Richard Walter Bradley in 1905) was killed,<ref>The son of Dr Samuel Messenger Bradley, Bradley went to [[Magdalene College, Cambridge]] to read Maths.</ref> they lived at lived at Bamboo Cottage, Kingston. A portrait painter. She was photographed by [[James McBey]].


Davoren's early film and stage career overlapped. In the spring of 1930, he played an elderly man in the play ''[[Rope (play)|Rope's End]]'' while simultaneously playing a younger man in the film ''[[So This Is London (1930 film)|So This Is London]],'' saying that he "spent one-half of the day getting my whiskers on and off". His versatility almost cost him the role of Professor Deming in the September 1930 stage production of ''[[The Poor Nut]]'' when its casting director initially did not believe that the clean-shaven Davoren could be the same actor he remembered from ''Rope's End''.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Young Actor Fooled Caster in Aged Role, 13 Sep 1930, 10 - Los Angeles Evening Express at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/608462882/?terms=Vesey%20O%27Davoren&match=1|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-09|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>
Involved with or conducted the Scarab Salon in London she was said to have studied with Sir [[William Orpen]] and [[Richard Jack]], R.A. (1866–1952). She also studied in Berlin with Clara Berkowski (Königsberg, 1857–). She made portraits of, amongst others, [[Nola Luxford]], Raymond Blathwayte (1855–1935), (journalist and film actor), [[James McBey]], [[Alan Odle]] and [[Halliwell Hobbes]]. Some of her "Life Masks" were shown at the New York Independent exhibition (Raymond Blathwayte and James McBey), and at the Southwest Museum, the spring exhibition known as "Selected Work by Western Painters", Los Angeles Museum, May 1922/1923.


In June 1934, ''[[The Los Angeles Times]]'' reported Davoren to be one of four "well-known actors" to be principals in the cast of the stage play ''The People, Inc.''<ref>{{Cite web|title=Noted Players Will Appear in 'People, Inc.', 20 Jun 1934, 10 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/380468008/?terms=O%27Davoren%20People&match=1|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-09|website=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>
She also exhibited at: ''Independents'', NYC, 1924, Society of Independent Artists, the [[Waldorf-Astoria]], New York, from 7 to 30 March, inclusive.<ref>''no jury, no prizes''</ref> and ''Salons of America''.


He went on to have a large number of roles in [[sound film]]s.<ref name=":0" />
Her works were in the collections of the: Civic Club, NYC; Orange Co. (CA) Museum [[Orange County Museum of Art]] (OCMA); Freelance Art League (LA), 1925; Pasadena Art Institute, [[Pasadena]], 1928; [[Ebell of Los Angeles|Ebell Club (LA)]], 1920s (she was a member); Surf and Sand Club, [[Hermosa Beach, California]], 1925; [[Friday Morning Club]] (LA), 1930.<ref>Edan Milton Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786–1940", 2002 (third edition), Crocker Art Museum, page 146.</ref><ref>Nancy Dustin Wall Moure ''Southern California Artists 1890 – 1940'', 1979</ref><ref>Ferdinand Perret (1888–1960) research files and material on California art and artists, 1769–1942</ref>


==Personal life==
They married on or by 15 January 1916, perhaps having met while he was in the [[Chelsea Hospital]], London.<ref>A wedding present of miniature portraits of the couple are inscribed on their backs: ''miniature of Captain Vesey O'Davoren presented to his wife on the occasion of their marriage 15 January 1916 by the artist John Morley. Captain O'Davoren fought in the world war, attached to the 7th Suffolk Regiment & was wounded 3 times & gassed'' and ''miniature of Ivy de Verley (portrait painter) who is Mrs Vesey O'Davoren, painted by John Morley & presented to her husband in 1916–'' (3 x 2.5 inches, oval), by John Morley, possibly this is the British surgeon John Morley (1885–1974), Croix de Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur; MRCS and FRCS 1911; MB ChB Manchester 1908; ChM 1911; LRCP 1911. A master surgical craftsman, Professor of Surgery in Manchester. He was invalided home at the end of 1915 with severe jaundice and dysentery and he spent the rest of the war doing his military duties, civilian hospital work, and private practice at the same time.'</ref>
[[File:Vesey O'Davoren by Ivy de Versley - life mask - The Sun and New York Herald - 9 May 1920 (cropped).jpg|thumb|Life mask of Davoren by his wife Ivy de Verley, circa 1920|188x188px]]
Davoren married [[portrait]] [[artist]] [[Ivy de Verley]] on 15 January 1916.<ref>{{Cite news|date=26 January 1916|title=Mrs. Vesey Davoren|page=26|work=[[The Tatler]]: An Illustrated Journal of Society, the Drama, and Sport |volume=59 |location=United Kingdom |publisher=n.p.|url=https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001852/19160126/025/0026}}</ref> He modelled for some of his wife's [[death mask]]s.<ref name="pinecone193404132">{{Cite news|date=1934-04-13|title=People Talked About|language=English|page=9|work=[[Carmel Pine Cone]]|url=http://archive.org/details/ccarm_002011|via=Internet Archive}}</ref> According to de Verley, she developed the style after her husband asked her to create his death mask after being told he had a short time to live following exposure to poison gas.<ref name="pinecone193404132"/>


In 1922 she and Vesey had built a 2,500 square foot house in [[West Hollywood, California]], in Hollywood's [[Sunset Strip]], near [[Beverly Boulevard]] and [[Sunset Las Palmas Studios]], at 2049 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. It still exists.<ref>Sold (for sale) in 2017/2018 for $1,499,000.</ref>
In 1922 O'Davoren and his wife commissioned a 2,500 square foot house and studio in [[West Hollywood, California]], in Hollywood's [[Sunset Strip]], near Beverly Boulevard and Sunset Las Palmas Studios, at 2049 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. As of 2018, the house still stands.<ref>{{cite news|quote=Is it just us, or does the rent on this 1922 Hollywood one-bedroom, one bath two-story Spanish style house seem kind of reasonable? The house was originally built for actress [sic] Vessey [sic] O'Davoren, who the listing claims was in 'London by Night' and 'Hounds [sic] of the Baskervilles'. (Although IMDB begs to differ.) The two-story house, which is roughly 800 square feet [sic], features hardwood floors, refrigerator and dishwasher, and a one car garage. The real estate agents are asking $1,800 per month [$6,046 per month in 2018] for a one-year lease. |work=LA Curbed |title=Rent Check: 1920's Hollywood Hills Guest House |first1=Marissa |last1=Gluck |date=2 February 2009}} It was for sale in 2017/2018 for $1,499,000.</ref>

<ref>''Is it just us, or does the rent on this 1922 Hollywood one-bedroom, one bath two-story Spanish style house seem kind of reasonable? The house was originally built for actress [sic] Vessey [sic] O'Davoren, who the listing claims was in 'London by Night' and 'Hounds [sic] of the Baskervilles'. (Although IMDB begs to differ.) The two-story house, which is roughly 800 square feet [sic], features hardwood floors, refrigerator and dishwasher, and a one car garage. The real estate agents are asking $1,800 per month [$6,046 per month in 2018] for a one-year lease.'' LA Curbed, 'Rent Check: 1920's Hollywood Hills Guest House', by Marissa Gluck, 2 February 2009, 12:13pm PST</ref>
In 1937 in his backyard, Davoren built several boats, including a {{convert|24|foot}} [[cabin cruiser]].<ref>{{Cite news|date=1937-09-01|title=Cruiser requires bridge builder|pages=28|newspaper=[[The Los Angeles Times]] |url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89967619/cruiser-requires-bridge-builder/|access-date=2021-12-03}}</ref>

He was the founder and commodore of the [[Topanga Yacht Club]], [[Topanga, California]], and was given the [[honorific]] [[sobriquet]] of "Captain".<ref name="Capra">{{cite news |url=https://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_d90ad6c8-f93b-11eb-97d5-63c07fdbe30c.html |title=Topanga History: The Topanga Yacht Club |first1=Pablo |last1=Capra |newspaper=[[The Malibu Times]] |date=August 9, 2021 |quote=In 1924, the [[Los Angeles Athletic Club]] bought Topanga Beach with the intention of building a yacht harbor.To promote the cause, British actor Captain Vesey O’Davoren (1888-1989) founded the Topanga Yacht Club in 1928.}}</ref> Despite the prominent involvement of [[William Randolph Hearst]] and the purchase of {{convert|1,800|acre}}, the planned [[yacht harbor]] never materialized.<ref>{{cite news |url=https://messengermountainnews.com/topanga-yacht-harbor-planned-at-coopers-camp/ |title=Topanga Yacht Harbor Planned at Cooper’s Camp |date=October 4, 2019 |first1=Pablo |last1=Capra |newspaper=The Malibu Times}}</ref>

Davoren died, aged 100, on 30 May 1989 in Los Angeles.<ref name=":0" />

== Filmography ==
He appeared in 64 films between 1927 and 1957, mostly uncredited. Unless otherwise noted, the entries on this list come from the following three sources:<ref name=":1" /><ref>{{Cite web|title=Vesey O&#039;Davoren|url=https://www2.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2ba8e9a746|url-status=live|access-date=2021-12-04|website=[[British Film Institute]]|language=en}}</ref><ref name="Goble">{{Cite book|title=The complete index to literary sources in film|publisher=[[De Gruyter]], [[Bowker-Saur]]|year=1999|isbn=978-3-11-095194-3|editor-last1=Goble|editor-first1=Alan|location=London|pages=149|oclc=868959494}}</ref>
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*''[[Winds of the Pampas]]'' (1927), starring role as Eusabio<ref name=":1"/><ref name="Goble"/>
*''[[Springtime for Henry]]'' (1934), as a butler
*''[[Female (1933 film)|Female]]'' (1933), footman
*''[[Jimmy the Gent (film)|Jimmy the Gent]]'' (1934), [[James Cagney]]'s second steward
*''[[British Agent]]'' (1934), as secretary, Henderson
*''[[Coming Out Party]]'' (1934), as second butler <ref>Gevinson, Alan, Editor (1997) ''Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960'' [[American Film Institute]], [[University of California Press]], page 1351.</ref>
*''[[The Love Captive]]'' (1934), as second butler
*''[[The Girl from 10th Avenue]]'' (1935), as servant (scenes deleted)
*''[[The Dark Angel (1935 film)|The Dark Angel]]'' (1935), voice at station (voice, uncredited)
*''[[Folies Bergère de Paris]]'' (1935), as Man in Montage
*''[[Clive of India (film)|Clive of India]]'' (1935), as assistant surveyor
*''[[The Right to Live (1935 film)|The Right to Live]]'' (1935), as waiter
*''[[The Lone Wolf Returns (1935 film)|The Lone Wolf Returns]]'' (1935), as Stewart's ([[Gail Patrick]]) butler Joseph
*''[[Shipmates Forever]]'' (1935), as Converse, [[Dick Powell]]'s butler
*''[[Ants in the Pantry]]'' (1936) as Gawkins the butler with [[The Three Stooges]]
*''[[Ladies in Love]]'' (1936), as Fritz
*''[[Mr. Deeds Goes to Town]]'' (1936), party guest
*''[[The Golden Arrow (1936 film)|The Golden Arrow]]'' (1936), as butler
*''[[Dracula's Daughter]]'' (1936), as Butler<ref>[http://www.cinefania.com/movie.php/10713/en/b Full cast and crew ''Dracula's Daughter]</ref>
*''[[Lloyd's of London (film)|Lloyd's of London]]'' (1936), as waiter
*''[[The White Angel (1936 film)|The White Angel]]'' (1936), as Thompson, butler
*''[[It's All Yours]]'' (1937), as Valet
*''[[The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937 film)|The Last of Mrs. Cheyney]]'' (1937), ship steward
*''[[Let's Get Married (1937 film)|Let's Get Married]]'' (1937) as butler
*''[[London by Night (film)|London By Night]]'' (1937), as Bobby
*''[[Shall We Dance (1937 film)|Shall We Dance]]'' (1937) as steward or ship's bartender
*''[[She Asked for It]]'' (1937), as Fletcher
*''[[She Had to Eat]]'' (1937), as waiter
*''[[Stella Dallas (1937 film)|Stella Dallas]]'' (1937) as Helen's butler at wedding
*''[[Wife, Doctor and Nurse]]'' (1937), as butler
*''[[Four Men and a Prayer]]'' (1938), Vincent, a flunky
*''[[The Lady Objects]]'' (1938), as Langham
*''[[Violent is the Word for Curly]]'' (1938) as Professor Hicks in a Three Stooges short
*''[[Lord Jeff]]'' (1938) as Queen Mary steward
*''[[The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939 film)|Hound of the Baskervilles]]'' (1939), as ship's steward
*''[[Raffles (1939 film)|Raffles]]'' (1939), as [[David Niven]]'s butler<ref>{{Cite web|title=30 Mar 1940 |date=30 March 1940|page=9 |newspaper=[[The Austin American]] at Newspapers.com|url=http://www.newspapers.com/image/358448922/?terms=%22Vesey%20O%27Davoren%22&match=1|access-date=2021-12-03|via=Newspapers.com|language=en}}</ref>
*''[[The Little Princess (1939 film)|The Little Princess]]'' (1939) starring [[Shirley Temple]] in her first [[Technicolor]] film,<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abQz9JzcKx8 Uncredited role] in ''[[The Little Princess (1939 film)|The Little Princess]]'' (1939) starring [[Shirley Temple]] in her first [[Technicolor]] film, via [[YouTube]]</ref> as an orderly
*''[[My Son, My Son!]]'' (1940), as the butler
*''[[Dark Delusion]]'' (1947), as butler <ref>''Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960'', edited by Alan Gevinson, American Film Institute, University of California Press, 1997, page 1351.</ref>
*''[[Forever Amber (film)|Forever Amber]]'' (1947), as Fop
*''[[If Winter Comes]]'' (1947), as Tybar, butler
*''[[The Late George Apley (film)|The Late George Apley]]'' (1947), as minister
*''[[Blondie's Reward]]'' (1948), as Dickson or Dickson's butler
*''[[The Emperor Waltz]]'' (1948), as butler
*''[[I Love Trouble (1948 film)|I Love Trouble]]'' (1948), Lilly, as butler
*''[[A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court]]'' (1949), as castle servant
*''[[Rogues of Sherwood Forest]]'' (1950)
*''[[The Milkman]]'' (1950), as Carter's butler
*''[[Please Believe Me]]'' (1950), as ship's maitre d'hotel
*''[[Kind Lady (1951 film)|Kind Lady]]'' (1951), as pedestrian
*''[[The Son of Dr. Jekyll]]'' (1951) as Sir John Utterson's ([[Lester Matthews]]'s), butler<ref>[[Bill Warren (film historian and critic)|Warren, Bill]]. (2009) ''Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties'', page 726.</ref>
*''[[Million Dollar Mermaid]]'' (1952)
*''[[All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953 film)|All the Brothers Were Valiant]]'' (1953), as the minister
*''[[Let's Do It Again (1953 film)|Let's Do It Again]]'' (1953), as Gary's butler
*''[[Brigadoon (film)|Brigadoon]]'' (1954), as townsman
*''[[The King's Thief]]'' (1955), as courier
*''[[The Scarlet Coat]]'' (1955), as butler
*''[[Diane (1956 film)|Diane]]'' (1956), as valet
*''[[Telephone Time]] (TV series), (1956), the episode: ''She Also Ran'' (1956), as president's aide
*''[[Until They Sail]]'' (1957), as the minister/reverend in Delia's wedding
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==References==
==References==
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*Alan Goble, ''The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film'', Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
==External links==
*''Bury Free Press'', Bury St Edmunds' newspaper, Suffolk, UK, 30 October 1915
* {{IMDb name}}
*Edan Milton Hughes, ''Artists in California, 1786–1940'', 2002 (third edition), Crocker Art Museum, page 146.
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1IirUiucbs Vesey O'Davoren appeared in two films] with [[The Three Stooges]], playing the part of Gawkins in ''[[Ants in the Pantry]]'' (1936) and Professor Hicks in ''[[Violent is the Word for Curly]]'' (1938) (December 8, 2017) Video via [[YouTube]]
*Nancy Dustin Wall Moure, ''Southern California Artists 1890 – 1940'', 1979.
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abQz9JzcKx8 Uncredited role] in ''[[The Little Princess (1939 film)|The Little Princess]]'' (1939) starring [[Shirley Temple]] in her first [[Technicolor]] film, via [[YouTube]]
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154709367/vesey-o'davoren Vesey Davoren memorial] at [[Find a Grave]].


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Vesey O'Davoren
Vesey Alfred Davoren 1916 (cropped).jpg
Davoren in 1916 by John Morley
Born
Vesey Alfred Davoren

(1888-12-08)8 December 1888
Died30 May 1989(1989-05-30) (aged 100)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationSoldier, film actor
Spouse(s)
(m. 1916; death 1963)

Vesey O'Davoren (born Vesey Alfred Davoren; 8 December 1888[1] – 30 May 1989) was a British soldier who served in the Suffolk Regiment during World War I and later worked as a film actor and stage actor in California.

Early life

Vesey Alfred Davoren was born to Vesey Henry William and Edith Ann (née Hoyte) Davoren. His father was a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was Mayor of Bury St Edmunds 1911–1912.[2][3] His mother was president of the local branch of the League of Pity.[4] Reportedly, Davoren was a descendent of the Duke of Wellington on his mother's side.[5][6] He claimed descent from two English Prime Ministers, William Pitt (1708–1778) and "Iron Duke" Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), and said he stemmed from a family of medieval Irish scholars.[7]

He spent his early childhood in India, later attending St. Paul's school in London and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.[8]

As a youth Davoren performed in plays at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.[1]

World War I

During World War I, Davoren served in the British Army with the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, under the command of Colonel Charles Douglas Parry Crooke.[9]

In October 1915, his company (B) was massacred[10] in action around the Hohenzollern Redoubt, just after the Battle of Loos. (See Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt#British attacks 13–19 October 1915.) An entry in the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment's War Diary[11][non-primary source needed] on 13 October 1915, states that Davoren "was wounded [shot in foot and then side] in the action on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 11 October, but continued to lead his Company until killed by a shot from a machine gun". Davoren was rescued, carried for 2 miles (3.2 km), by Sergeant-Major Martin.[12] Davoren was the only one of the 10 officers of B Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, to survive that day, despite having been reported killed.[13]

Following a mustard gas attack, Davoren lost his voice and was told he had six months to live should he live in a dry climate.[1] In order to save his voice, he decided to move to California.[14]

Career

Davoren began his stage career in London in 1909.[8]

In February 1920, the New York Herald reported that Davoren, one of "three of the most promising young actors of the British film world" (along with John Gliddon and Elliot Gordon) had set sail from Britain to New York,[15] and he arrived in Hollywood, California later than same year.[5][7]

He acted in silent films during the seven years it took for his voice to recover from his wartime injury.[1] In 1927, he made his first American film appearance in Arthur Varney's Winds of the Pampas.[16] During this period he also directed plays including a Hollywood Bowl production of The Pied Piper.[1]

By 1930 he had played leading roles in the British and American stage productions of A School for Scandal (as Sir Benjamin Backbite in 1922)[17] and Cyril Harcourt's A Pair of Silk Stockings and along with central roles in musical comedies in Dublin and London.[18]

Davoren's early film and stage career overlapped. In the spring of 1930, he played an elderly man in the play Rope's End while simultaneously playing a younger man in the film So This Is London, saying that he "spent one-half of the day getting my whiskers on and off". His versatility almost cost him the role of Professor Deming in the September 1930 stage production of The Poor Nut when its casting director initially did not believe that the clean-shaven Davoren could be the same actor he remembered from Rope's End.[19]

In June 1934, The Los Angeles Times reported Davoren to be one of four "well-known actors" to be principals in the cast of the stage play The People, Inc.[20]

He went on to have a large number of roles in sound films.[1]

Personal life

Life mask of Davoren by his wife Ivy de Verley, circa 1920

Davoren married portrait artist Ivy de Verley on 15 January 1916.[21] He modelled for some of his wife's death masks.[22] According to de Verley, she developed the style after her husband asked her to create his death mask after being told he had a short time to live following exposure to poison gas.[22]

In 1922 O'Davoren and his wife commissioned a 2,500 square foot house and studio in West Hollywood, California, in Hollywood's Sunset Strip, near Beverly Boulevard and Sunset Las Palmas Studios, at 2049 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. As of 2018, the house still stands.[23]

In 1937 in his backyard, Davoren built several boats, including a 24 foot (7.3 m) cabin cruiser.[24]

He was the founder and commodore of the Topanga Yacht Club, Topanga, California, and was given the honorific sobriquet of "Captain".[7] Despite the prominent involvement of William Randolph Hearst and the purchase of 1,800 acres (730 ha), the planned yacht harbor never materialized.[25]

Davoren died, aged 100, on 30 May 1989 in Los Angeles.[1]

Filmography

He appeared in 64 films between 1927 and 1957, mostly uncredited. Unless otherwise noted, the entries on this list come from the following three sources:[16][26][27]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lombardi, Fred (14 June 1989). "Obituaries". Variety. Vol. 335, no. 9. pp. 93–94. ProQuest 1286134366.
  2. ^ "Clare Genealogy: The O'Davorens of Cahermacnaughten, Burren, Co. Clare: Part II: Genealogical: O'Davoren Pedigree, circa 1754; Later O'Davorens". Clare County Library. Retrieved 3 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ List taken from 1947 Bury Borough Council yearbook
  4. ^ Bury Free Press, 30 October 1915.
  5. ^ a b "English Movie Actors Coming to America to Do Work: Lady Duff Cooper May Do Films in California". New York Sun and The New York Herald. 15 February 1920. p. 1 – via Chronicling America.
  6. ^ "Prominent Descendants of Royalty Prove an Old Adage: "Blood Will Tell"". The Los Angeles Times. 27 July 1930. p. 116. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Capra, Pablo (9 August 2021). "Topanga History: The Topanga Yacht Club". The Malibu Times. In 1924, the Los Angeles Athletic Club bought Topanga Beach with the intention of building a yacht harbor.To promote the cause, British actor Captain Vesey O’Davoren (1888-1989) founded the Topanga Yacht Club in 1928.
  8. ^ a b "Two Actors Add Greatly To 'Amber', 7 Dec 1926, 16 - The Pasadena Post at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 10 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Davoren's army record from The London Gazette provides: 25 August 1914, General List, OTC Cadets and ex-Cadets, to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry; 16 April 1915, temporary Lieutenant; 30 October 1916, temporary Lieutenant; 13 June 1917, temporary Lieutenant; 15 October 1917, temporary Lieutenant, from Suffolk Regiment; 2 February 1918, 'temporary Lieutenant Labour Corps, to be transferred to General List for duty as Assistant Area Gas Officer and to be acting Captain whilst so employed'; 13 May 1919, Lieutenant (acting Captain) 'whilst employed as a Brigade Education Officer'; 3 September 1919, 'temporary Lieutenant V A Davoren relinquishes his commission on account of ill health, 4 September 1919, and is granted the rank of Captain'.
  10. ^ Memorial: Vere Fortrey Currey Imperial War Museum. "The Hairpin". Suffolk Regiment. 13 October 2015.
  11. ^ Suffolk Regiment's War Diary, Suffolk Record Office in Bury St Edmunds.
  12. ^ 'The Gallant 7th Suffolks.'/ 'Charge for the Hohenzollern Redoubt.'/ 'Lieut. Vesey A. Davoren wounded.'/ 'Heroic Rescue by Bury NCO.', Bury Free Press, 30 October 1915.
  13. ^ "Lieutenant Vesey Alfred Davoren. The Suffolk Regiment. Reference: WO 339/11510". National Archives.
  14. ^ Screen International Film and TV Year Book. Vol. 45. Screen International, King Publications. 1990. p. 22.
  15. ^ "'Fed up' with the Methods of English Producers". New York Herald. 15 February 1920. p. 23. Retrieved 3 December 2021 – via Newspapers.com. To use their own words, they are ‘fed up’ with the unenterprising methods of the film companies’ over here. They declare that the British impressarios are parsimonious and lacking in imagination: that talent is at a discount. These three are Capt. Vesey O’Davoren, John Gliddon and Elliott Gordon. Note that this is the Gliddon who by 1933 was an agent whose clients included Vivien Leigh: see Taylor, John Russell. (1984) Vivien Leigh. London: Elm Tree Books. ISBN 0-241-11333-4, page 38; Edwards, Anne. (1978) Vivien Leigh, A Biography. London: Coronet Books. ISBN 0-340-23024-X (page 30-43); Capua, Michelangelo.(2003) Vivien Leigh: A Biography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-1497-0, page 8.
  16. ^ a b c "Vesey O'Davoren". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 3 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "22 Jan 1922, 54 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  18. ^ "21 Mar 1930, 13 - Los Angeles Evening Post-Record at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  19. ^ "Young Actor Fooled Caster in Aged Role, 13 Sep 1930, 10 - Los Angeles Evening Express at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "Noted Players Will Appear in 'People, Inc.', 20 Jun 1934, 10 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "Mrs. Vesey Davoren". The Tatler: An Illustrated Journal of Society, the Drama, and Sport. Vol. 59. United Kingdom: n.p. 26 January 1916. p. 26.
  22. ^ a b "People Talked About". Carmel Pine Cone. 13 April 1934. p. 9 – via Internet Archive.
  23. ^ Gluck, Marissa (2 February 2009). "Rent Check: 1920's Hollywood Hills Guest House". LA Curbed. Is it just us, or does the rent on this 1922 Hollywood one-bedroom, one bath two-story Spanish style house seem kind of reasonable? The house was originally built for actress [sic] Vessey [sic] O'Davoren, who the listing claims was in 'London by Night' and 'Hounds [sic] of the Baskervilles'. (Although IMDB begs to differ.) The two-story house, which is roughly 800 square feet [sic], features hardwood floors, refrigerator and dishwasher, and a one car garage. The real estate agents are asking $1,800 per month [$6,046 per month in 2018] for a one-year lease. It was for sale in 2017/2018 for $1,499,000.
  24. ^ "Cruiser requires bridge builder". The Los Angeles Times. 1 September 1937. p. 28. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  25. ^ Capra, Pablo (4 October 2019). "Topanga Yacht Harbor Planned at Cooper's Camp". The Malibu Times.
  26. ^ "Vesey O'Davoren". British Film Institute. Retrieved 4 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ a b Goble, Alan, ed. (1999). The complete index to literary sources in film. London: De Gruyter, Bowker-Saur. p. 149. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3. OCLC 868959494.
  28. ^ Gevinson, Alan, Editor (1997) Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960 American Film Institute, University of California Press, page 1351.
  29. ^ Full cast and crew Dracula's Daughter
  30. ^ "30 Mar 1940". The Austin American at Newspapers.com. 30 March 1940. p. 9. Retrieved 3 December 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  31. ^ Uncredited role in The Little Princess (1939) starring Shirley Temple in her first Technicolor film, via YouTube
  32. ^ Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960, edited by Alan Gevinson, American Film Institute, University of California Press, 1997, page 1351.
  33. ^ Warren, Bill. (2009) Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, page 726.

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