Elmo Lincoln in the 1930 Census


Elmo Lincoln


né Otto Elmo Linkenhelt

Silent film actor

Tarzan in Tarzan of the Apes (1918)


Elmo Lincoln



Bradford Arms Apartments



Bradford Arms Apartments (now The Avondale)

1825 N. Cahuenga Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California



Rent, $55


Census taken on unsourced date in April 1930





  1. Otto E. Linkenhelt (head), 41 / divorced / Indiana / Miner / Mining.



NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.



* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.


The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). 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. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.



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2 Responses to “Elmo Lincoln in the 1930 Census”

  1. A Miner? Using his given name? Wow. I don’t know if that’s sad or good for him. Judging by the fact that he was in a low rent apartment, I’m guessing things were not going well for Elmo in 1930. Or maybe I’m wrong.
    No, I would agree with you Steve. I don’t know much about him but I wonder where he did mining in Hollywood?? — Allan

  2. Harry Martin says:

    It’s funny — I have a DVD of “Fractured Flickers,” and it features good ol’ Elmo as (chunky) Tarzan.

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