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Daykarhanova, Tamara, 1889-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2013-112
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Tamara Daykarhanova (1889-1980) was a Russian-born actress and acting teacher. She debuted with the Moscow Art Theatre (Moskovskiĭ khudozhestvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr) at age 18 and, following the Russian Revolution, went on to tour with the... more
Stephens, Leona
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-009
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Leona Stephens (born circa 1885) and her husband Len D. Hollister (1884-1936) were writers and actors who worked on the Broadway stage and in vaudeville in the early 20th century. Following Hollister's death, Stephens continued performing and... more
Kaufman, S. Jay, 1886-1957
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2013-133
.21 linear feet (1 box)
S. Jay Kaufman (1886-1957) was a writer, director, and producer for the American stage in the first half of the 20th century. The S. Jay Kaufman photographs and ephemera date from 1917 to 1947 and contain autographed headshots of theatre and music... more
Fox, Kenneth, 1935-....
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-052
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Kenneth Fox (born Kenneth Duvall Tooill, 1896-1979) was an actor who performed on Broadway and in stock theatre companies during the 1920s. The Kenneth Fox papers document Fox's career and his longtime interest in theatre with contracts, programs,... more
Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-1954
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-037
.1 linear feet. (1 portfolio of letters)
Robert Edmond Jones (1887-1954), stage scenic designer, director, author, and motion picture production designer, collaborated on several stage productions with puppet designer and puppeteer Remo Bufano (d. 1948). After collaborating on a... more
Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-049
(1 portfolio)
Philip Van Doren Stern (1900-1984) was a historian, social critic, editor and author, best known for the short story which became the source for the 1946 film IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Elmer Harris (1878-1966) was a playwright and screenwriter, best... more
Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ+ n.c. 10,238 [Text]
1 portfolio; 1 microfilm reel
The Neighborhood Playhouse was founded in 1915, by two sisters Alice and Irene Lewisohn, as part of the Henry Street Settlement House. This neighborhood theatre closed in 1927. In 1928, Irene Lewisohn in collaboration with Rita Wallach Morgenthau... more
New York Enthusiasts
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-046
(1 portfolio)
The New York Enthusiasts was an organization active during the Post-World War Two period, made up of persons who, in the words of the club's newsletter, "like New York, want to learn more about New York, and want to do this in the company of... more
Buchwald, Nathaniel, b. 1890
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1957-002
1 portfolio (4 folders)
Nathaniel Buchwald (1890-1956), drama critic, teacher, and authority on Yiddish theater, was also a co-founder of the Artef Players Collective, a Yiddish dramatic group, active in New York from the late 1920's to 1940. Born in the Ukraine,... more
Provincetown Players
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1969-005
1 volume
A theatrical organization founded by a group of writers and artists whose common aim was the production of new and experimental plays, the Provincetown Players began performing in 1915 in members' homes in Provincetown, Mass. In 1916 the Players... more
De Me, Shirley
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-018
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Shirley De Me was an actress whose appearances included the role of "Mary" in the silent film BONDWOMEN (1915). Jeanne De Me was an actress whose stage appearances included LOOSE ANKLES (1926) and DIVIDED HONORS (1929). The Shirley De Me ephemera... more
Vail, Lester
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-056
(1 portfolio)
Lester Vail was a stage and screen actor, most active during the 1920s and 1930s. Vail's stage appearances included CAUGHT (1925), George S. Kaufman & Herman J. Mankiewicz' THE GOOD FELLOWS (1926), Maxwell Anderson's GYPSY (1929), and Sophie... more
Walsh, Townsend
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ +nc 4543
1 volume; 1 microfilm reel
Townsend Walsh (1872-1941) worked as a press agent for various theatrical companies beginning in 1898. He was also a drama critic, playwright, collector, theater and circus historian, and sometime actor. Scrapbook, predominately clippings, also... more
Leitzbach, Adeline
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1971-004
1 portfolio, 28 cm; 1 portfolio, 28 cm
Adeline Leitzbach, also known as Adelaine Leitzbach, was a playwright and screenwriter who often worked in collaboration, and was active from the 1910s through the 1940s. Plays written by Adeline Leitzbach include THE WOMAN HE LOVED, FADED ORANGE... more
Lawler, Anderson, 1902-1959
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-034
.1 linear feet. (1 portfolio)
Anderson Lawler was a stage and screen actor, later a producer. Born in Russellville, Alabama, in 1902 (some sources say 1904), Anderson Lawler acted in several stage plays in the 1920s, went to Hollywood in 1929, and acted in a number of films... more
Nichols, Anne, 1891-1966
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-012
1.42 linear feet. (1 box + 1 oversized portfolio)
Anne Nichols was a playwright best known for the highly successful comedy ABIE'S IRISH ROSE, which opened on Broadway in 1922, ran for five years, and inspired two movies and a radio series. Born in Dales Mill, Georgia, in 1891, Anne Nichols... more
Wharton, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-011
2.5 linear feet, (6 boxes and 1 oversized scrapbook)
The Betty Wharton Papers contain photographs, programs, scrapbooks and correspondence documenting the careers of Ms. Wharton and her husband. Ms. Wharton's papers include photographs, scrapbooks and programs from 1917-1947. The papers of her... more
Sweet, Chandos, 1882-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-031
1 portfolio
Chandos Sweet (1882-1960) worked as a company manager, business manager, and general manager for numerous plays, touring companies and theaters in a show business career which lasted over four decades. At various times in his career Chandos Sweet... more
Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-042
(1 portfolio)
Bessie Breuer (1893-1975) was a journalist, novelist, short story writer and playwright whose only produced play, SUNDOWN BEACH (1948), was one of the first efforts of the Actors Studio. After an early career in journalism as reporter and editor,... more
Henkle, Carl
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-047
1 portfolio
Carl Henkle was the author of two plays produced on Broadway, DECISION (1929) and PAGE PYGMALION (1932). Henkle's play DECISION opened at the 49th Street Theatre on May 27, 1929, and ran for 64 performances. PAGE PYGMALION opened at the Bijou... more
Actor-Managers, Inc
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-022
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Actor-Managers, Inc., was a New York theatrical production organization which in February 1928 staged Simon Gantillon's French play MAYA (1924), in an English translation by Ernest Boyd, with Aline MacMahon in the lead role of a prostitute. City... more
Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-036
1.5 linear feet. (5 diaries)
Elsie Janis (1889-1956) was a performer in musical comedy, vaudeville, and motion pictures, and also a composer and screenwriter. Born Elsie Bierbower in Columbus, Ohio, March 16, 1889, Elsie Janis made her stage debut at the age of eight in THE... more
Malvern, Gladys
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-029
(1 portfolio)
Gladys Malvern was an author who wrote articles and several books about the theater, including biographies of performers Joseph Jefferson, Katharine Cornell, and Harry Lauder, as well as dancer Anna Pavlova. The majority of the Gladys Malvern... more
Mayer, Jérôme
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-028
(1 portfolio)
Jerome "Jerry" Mayer (1910?-1965) was a director, producer, playwright and stage manager, who, though born in Kansas City and based primarly in New York, also served as Managing Director of the Honolulu Community Theatre of Honolulu, Hawaii, from... more
Solomon, Lep
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-036
(1 portfolio)
Lep Solomon served as treasurer of the Sam H. Harris Theatre, the Music Box Theatre, and of the Lambs Club in a career lasting from the 1910s into the 1950s. Solomon also served as president of the Treasurers Club of America, and was manager of... more
Badia, Leopold
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-044
(1 portfolio)
The Leopold Badia papers consist of a variety of materials reflecting a long acting career, including contracts, salary stubs, portions of scripts, sheet music, some correspondence, and a complete radio script from 1945. Contracts for stock... more
Reis, Claire R. (Claire Raphael)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-022
1 portfolio
Claire Raphael Reis (1888-1978) was a music promoter, teacher, and author of works on American composers. Born in Brownsville, Texas, on August 4, 1888, Claire Raphael was educated in New York, France, and Germany. She married Arthur Reis in 1915.... more
Arliss, George, 1868-1946
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1975-005
25 letters (1 portfolio)
George Arliss (1868-1946), English stage and screen actor, was best known for portraying historical figures such as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Alexander Hamilton, Cardinal Richelieu, and French author Voltaire. Following Arliss'... more
Tunis, Fay
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1950-001
(1 portfolio)
Fay Tunis (1887-1967) was a dancer who appeared in two Broadway shows in the 1910s, and later danced in various burlesque houses in New York and elsewhere. In addition to her stage appearances, Fay Tunis appeared in at least one silent film, a... more
Astrova, Maria
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1988-009
1 portfolio
Maria Astrova, also known as Marie or Masha Solomonik, was an actress who studied with Stanislavki, toured Europe, then came to New York in 1940, where she and her husband Alexandre Solomonik were central figures in the Theatre of Russian Drama, a... more