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[Dance of death]

Description: Photograph of planes flying over the Chaplin Airdrome. Text on the reverse reads: "Ormer Locklear and Shirley Short perform the Dance of Death over Chaplin Airdrome in Los Angeles. (Across the street from DeMille Field). November 19, 1919."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[DeMille Field]

Description: Photograph of DeMille Field. Text on the reverse reads: "DeMille Field No. 2 (Mercury Aviation CO.). Wilshire Blvd. & Fairfax Ave. (Crescent Ave.) Looking north to the Hollywood Hills up Fairfax. Wilshire runs right to left in the foreground. The Goodyear 'Pony' blimp is about to land on the field."
Date: [1918..1919]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Locklear's place of death]

Description: Photograph of the wreckage of Locklear's plane being taken away from the oil sump crash site.
Date: August 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Locklear's place of death]

Description: Photograph of three man standing at the place where Ormer Locklear died. Text on the reverse reads: "Signal Hill, California, where he was killed. Ormer's brother, Orman Locklear (on the left) and Mr. Shelby (Ormer's manager, on the extrem [sic] right) being shown by a man, where Orman was killed. This is an original photo."
Date: August 1920
Creator: Cross, William
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Ormer Locklear and actors]

Description: Photograph of Ormer Locklear in a movie scene. In the photograph, Locklear stands on the right. A man next standing next to him points toward another man, who sits on a table.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Ormer Locklear and officer]

Description: Photograph of Ormer Locklear talking to a man in uniform. On the right, another man wearing an aviator cap, goggles, and leather jacket sits forlornly.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Ormer Locklear in movie]

Description: Photograph of Ormer Locklear leaning against a wicker chair as he attempts to open a door.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Ormer Locklear, Jack Dempsey, and Viola Dana]

Description: Photograph of Ormer Locklear, Jack Dempsey, and Viola Dana. Jack Dempsey stands outside of a biplane; Viola Dana pushes him. Text on the reverse reads: "Ormer Locklear (in cockpit), Jack Dempsey, Viola Dana. January 10, 1920."
Date: January 10, 1920
Creator: Hawkins, Walter
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Ormer Locklear, Shirley Mason, and Viola Dana]

Description: Photograph of Viola Dana, Ormer Locklear, and Shirley Mason standing on the front porch of a house. In the photograph, Ormer stands between Dana and Mason; a rope is wrapped around them.
Date: [1918..1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Portrait of Ormer Locklear]

Description: Photograph of Ormer Locklear, Jack Dempsey, and Viola Dana. Jack Dempsey stands outside of a biplane; Viola Dana pushes him. Text on the reverse reads: "Ormer Locklear (in cockpit), Jack Dempsey, Viola Dana. January 10, 1920."
Date: January 20, 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Portrait of Viola Dana]

Description: Portrait of Viola Dana. In the photograph, Viola sits back in a chair. She looks up at a number of hanging vines.
Date: [1918..1920]
Creator: Hoover Art Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Viola Dana and Shirley Mason]

Description: Photograph of Shirley Mason and Viola Dana sharing a kiss. Dana wears a floral dress, while Mason wears a plain dress, a hat, and a gingham apron. They stand on the front porch of a house.
Date: [1918..1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Viola Dana and Shirley Mason]

Description: Photograph of Viola Dana, Ormer Locklear, and Shirley Mason standing on the front porch of a house. In the photograph, a man, left, is holding a bible and raising one hand. Locklear is putting his arms around Dana and Mason, who are holding hands.
Date: [1918..1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Viola Dana on set]

Description: Photograph of Viola Dana on the set of The Skywalker. The background is dark. She wears a dark dress with sheer lace sleeves.
Date: [1918..1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas