Jeffrey Vance

Jeffrey Vance
Born (1970-05-21) May 21, 1970
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation film historian, writer

Jeffrey Vance (born May 21, 1970) is an American film historian and author who has published books on movie stars including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.


While working as an archivist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists he met Eleanor Keaton, Buster Keaton's widow, and began organizing her collection of photographs, leading to the illustrated biography Buster Keaton Remembered (2001).[1] He later served as archivist for the Chaplin family's Roy Export S.A.S.,[2] The Harold Lloyd Trust, and the Mary Pickford Foundation [3] where he has helped preserve both film and photographs from these important collections. As a producer, he packaged the Harold Lloyd Classic Comedies for Turner Classic Movies, later released to home video. As a filmmaker, he produced and directed the short subject Rediscovering John Gilbert (2010) which aired on cable television as well as released to home video.[4]



  1. Kehr, Dave (24 August 2001). "At the Movies". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. “City Lights at the Dawn of the Talkies: An Interview with Jeffrey Vance” The AMNESP Academic Review Blog December 20, 2013 :
  3. Mary Pickford Foundation:
  5. Kellogg, Carolyn (February 5, 2009). "'Douglas Fairbanks' by Jeffrey Vance". Los Angeles Times.
  6. Walton, David (18 January 2004). "Impossibly Large Shoes". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  7. Loos, Ted (21 July 2002). "A Matter of Attitude". The New York Times.
  8. Loos, Ted (8 April 2001). "A Hat Comes With It". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

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