|Years active 1915-1927|
Spouse Franklin S. Van Trees
Relatives James Van Trees (son)
Children James Van Trees
|Name Julia Ivers|
Role Motion film producer
|Born October 3, 1869 (1869-10-03) Los Angeles, California|
Occupation producer writer director
Died May 8, 1930, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies Huckleberry Finn, The Heart of Paula, The White Flower
Similar People William Desmond Taylor, Jesse L Lasky, Frank Lloyd, E Mason Hopper, Jack Pickford
Grandchildren James Van Trees Jr.
Julia Crawford Ivers (October 3, 1869 – May 8, 1930) was an American motion picture pioneer. Born in Boonville, Missouri, her family arrived a year later in Los Angeles. Her father was a dentist. Her mother died in 1876, when Julia was seven years old. Julia's sister, Grace, died at age 14. Ivers watched the film industry come into existence and establish itself in southern California. She participated in the new industry as writer, producer and director.
She and her husband, Franklin S. Van Trees (aka Frank Van Trees 1866-1914), a famed "society" architect best known for his mansions in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, had a son, James Van Trees (1890–1973), who became a popular cinematographer for Paramount and Warner Bros. and shot some of his mother's films. Ivers later worked with director William Desmond Taylor and was reportedly a part of his inner circle before his murder. Her extremely wealthy second husband was Oliver Ivers (who died in 1902, two years after their marriage).
Julia Crawford Ivers died in Los Angeles in 1930, aged 60, from stomach cancer.