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Taylor Holmes

Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1878 – September 30, 1959) was an actor who appeared in over 100 Broadway plays in his five-decade career. However, he is probably best remembered for his screen performances, which he began in silent films in 1917. Among his earliest starring roles is in George K. Spoor's 1918 production A Pair of Sixes.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 16th, 1878 (Newark), Died September 30th, 1959 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16179 10-in. 7/8/1915 I couldn't distinguish the words Taylor Holmes Monologue, with piano speaker  
Victor B-16180 10-in. 7/8/1915 If I could be by her Taylor Holmes Recitation, unaccompanied speaker  
Victor B-16181 10-in. 7/8/1915 Mrs. Dugan's discovery Taylor Holmes Recitation, unaccompanied speaker  
Victor C-16182 12-in. 7/8/1915 Gunga Din Taylor Holmes Recitation, unaccompanied speaker  
Victor C-16183 12-in. 7/8/1915 Boots Taylor Holmes Recitation, unaccompanied speaker  
Victor B-16277 10-in. 7/29/1915 I couldn't distinguish the words Taylor Holmes Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor C-16278 12-in. 7/29/1915 The green eye of the little yellow god Taylor Holmes Recitation, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-16279 10-in. 7/29/1915 The spell of the Yukon Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor C-28784 12-in. 10/27/1923 The shooting of Dan McGrew Taylor Holmes Recitation, with piano speaker  
Victor C-28785 12-in. 10/27/1923 The face on the barroom floor Taylor Holmes Recitation, with piano speaker  
Victor [Trial 1915-05-03-04] Not documented 5/3/1915 If I could be by her Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1915-05-03-05] Not documented 5/3/1915 Boots Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-01] 10-in. 2/10/1923 The officer and the motorist Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-02] 10-in. 2/10/1923 The victory ball Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-03] 10-in. 2/10/1923 Ballet master Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-04] 10-in. 2/10/1923 The night I played Hamlet Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-05] 10-in. 2/10/1923 The shooting of Dan McGrew Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Victor [Trial 1923-02-10-06] 10-in. 2/10/1923 The face on the bar room floor Taylor Holmes Recitation speaker  
Decca 67427 10-in. 3/29/1940 Take me out to the ball game ; Gee but it's great at the base Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67428 10-in. 3/29/1940 That baseball glide ; He's a fan Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67429 10-in. 3/29/1940 Take me out to the ball game ; I want to go to the ball game Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67430 10-in. 3/29/1940 Home run Bill Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67431 10-in. 3/29/1940 Take your girl to the ball game ; Let's get the umpire's goat Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67432 10-in. 3/29/1940 I can't will that ball game ; Oh didn't it rain Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman speaker  
Decca 67670 12-in. 5/3/1940 Casey at the bat Taylor Holmes speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holmes, Taylor," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108748.

Holmes, Taylor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108748.

"Holmes, Taylor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108748

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