Celebrities in the 1930 Census

Household Data of 2,265 U.S. Actors, Musicians, Scientists, Athletes, Writers, Politicians and Other Public Figures


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About the Book

This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Figures from the entertainment industry constitute the bulk of the material, but the work also includes census data for hundreds of scientists, athletes, politicians, criminals, cult figures, and religious leaders.
Entries includes the household members’ birth and/or professional names, occupations, residential address, and an estimate of the homes’ value or monthly rental fee. Each entry also offers a brief guide to finding the household’s original census data through the National Archives microfilm. Several appendices provide overall population data from the 1930 Census, a complete list of the 32 questions originally included in the census questionnaire, and contact information for current National Archives and Records Administration locations.

About the Author(s)

Allan R. Ellenberger, the author of numerous books about the cinema, has written for such publications as Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. He lives in Hollywood, California.

Bibliographic Details

Allan R. Ellenberger
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 288
Bibliographic Info: 4 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3411-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5117-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
A Brief History of the Fifteenth Decennial Census of 1930      5


A Key to the Entries      14
The Entries      15
Appendix I: U.S. Constitution References      263
Appendix II: Questions Asked on the 1930 Census      263
Appendix III: Population Numbers from the 1930 Census      265
Appendix IV: National Archives and Regional Branches      266
Appendix V: Websites      268
Bibliography      269
Index      271

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Valuable…fascinating…I simply couldn’t put it down; it was addictive reading”—Classic Images.