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TLS ( 2006-05-09 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006
Born: March 20, 1884 Manhattan, KS
Died: May 10, 1965 Woodland Hills, CA
Son-in-law of actress Frona Hale. Chaudet was a photographer and vaudeville comic before joining motion pictures as a director. He directed numerous 2 reelers for the Nestor Film Company, the first film company in Hollywood. He retired with the advent of sound and died all but forgotten.
linmari ( 2008-06-10 )
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Louis Chaudet was the son of Anne & Albert Chaudet who were professional photographers. They opened a photographic studio in Pottawatomie County, Kansas about 1890. The were active in several places in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska and had a railroad photocar. They had a studio in Pasadena in 1910 and in Long Beach in 1920. They retired about 1930. The following site shows a picture of Ann and her daughter, who was also a photographer on a motorcycle. http://www.historicphotoarchive.com/caps6/00529.html I researched this information as a result of a newspaper item in the Colton Courier of June 11, 1906 which stated that the Chaudets were in Colton making postcards. Sure would love to find some of those postcards!
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