Found 53 collections related to Theater -- Production and direction

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Kazan, Elia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2011-151
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Typescript notes of the director Elia Kazan are from rehearsals and performances of the pre-Broadway tryout in New Haven of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando. Includes script called "Revised Version for Rehearsals,... more
Sinclair, Robert B., 1905-1970
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-127
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
Robert B. Sinclair (1905-1970) was a director who was primarily active in the theater in the 1930s and 1940s. His productions on Broadway included For Services Rendered (1933), The Women... more
Emery, Edwin T., d. 1951
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-054
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Actor, director and producer, Edwin T. Emery was the director of the WPA's Federal Theatre Project's Gilbert and Sullivan unit. He began his stage career in 1893 appearing with leading stock companies and working with Maude Adams and E. H. Sothern... more
Ryerson, Florence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2657
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) was an American playwright and screenwriter. Collection consists of Ryerson's diaries, correspondence, notes, and memoranda. Work diaries kept by Ryerson, chiefly at her homes in Beverly Hills and Canoga Park,... more
Appelbaum, Gertrude H., 1918-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-004
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Gertrude Appelbaum (also known as Apple) worked in the theater as a casting and production assistant for various producers including Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and Guthrie McClintic. She was also a business manager for the Theatre Guild... more
Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1471
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Hyde. Includes correspondence with French actors and dramatists, and correspondence while Hyde was in Paris acting as foreign agent for the New Theatre in New York City. Topics include the... more
Harris, A. Lincoln
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599 Harris
1 vol
An actor and producer, A. Lincoln Harris reportedly was the first black playwright to feature black people in dramatic works. He produced several plays among them "The Advanced Negro," " Waena," "High Life in Haiti" and "A Trusted Friend" that... more
Stebbins, Rowland, 1882-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2867
4.2 linear feet (13 boxes)
Rowland Stebbins (1882-1948) was a New York theatrical producer who worked under the name Laurence Rivers, Inc. He began his professional life as a stockbroker, started producing plays during the 1920s, and in 1929 became a full-time theatrical... more
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1043
Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was a historian, novelist and playwright. The bulk of the collection consists of general and family correspondence and manuscripts and typescripts of Ford's writings.
De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 748
1.15 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 v.)
William Churchill De Mille (1878-1955) was an American playwright, producer and director. He wrote a number of stage plays and produced them with David Belasco from 1902 to 1914 before becoming one of the pioneers of the motion picture industry.... more
Samrock, Victor
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-008
8.9 linear feet (16 boxes, 13 volumes)
Victor Samrock (1907-1995) was an American theatrical business manager, active in New York theatre from the mid-1930s to the mid-1980s. From 1938 to 1960 he was the general manager of the Playwrights' Company. The Victor Samrock professional files... more
Theatre Guild, 1919-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss-2004-024
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Theatre Guild, established in 1919 by Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, Philip Moeller, and Helen Westley, is an American theatrical association. Since its inception, the Theatre Guild has produced over 200 original theatrical productions,... more
American Theatre Association
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 93
48 linear feet (106 boxes)
The American Educational Theatre Association, was formed in 1936 by a group of drama teachers to encourage high standards of teaching, production and scholarship; to disseminate information concerning developments in the theatre; and to initiate... more
Lenox Hill Players
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-106
1.05 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
The Lenox Hill Players was a theater company that was active in New York City in the 1920s. The company's board of directors included Jerome Seplow, who went on to sit on the board of the Ensemble Theatre in 1934. The Lenox Hill Players records... more
Hunt, Diana, 1942-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-044
.29 linear feet (2 boxes)
Diana Hunt worked in the theater from the 1920s through the 1990s, first as a performer, and later as a production assistant to the Shubert family, as a talent agent, and sometimes as a director. Her papers date from 1926 to 1995, and include... more
Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *ZC-310
37 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Theatrical producer, Dwight Deere Wiman produced 56 plays and musicals in 26 years on Broadway making his most distinctive imprint in the musical comedy and revue fields. He was born on August 8, 1895 in Moline, IL, a direct descendant of John... more
Skinner, Neil McFee
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1959-003
3.61 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Neil McFee Skinner papers date from 1921 to 1957 and document his career as an actor and managing director of the Wharf Theatre and the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse. The collection holds correspondence, programs, reviews, photographs and... more
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-108
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was a British-American playwright, librettist, and novelist. He wrote more than 50 plays and musicals, many of which were collaborations with P.G. Wodehouse and George and Ira Gershwin, including Oh,... more
Frank, Mary K.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-010
12.85 linear feet (31 boxes)
Mary Frank (circa 1911-1988) was an American theatrical producer, investor, and the president of the New Dramatists Committee. The Mary Frank papers contain production files from plays produced or invested in by Frank; submitted scripts; reports... more
Ryerson, Florence, 1892-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-102
5.4 linear feet (2 boxes, 6 volumes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) and Colin Clements (1894-1948) were a married American writing team who created plays, novels, and short stories. The Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements papers date from 1909 to 1965 and contain scrapbooks,... more
Woodman, William, 1932-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-044
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
William Woodman was a director and stage manager for regional theater productions. The William Woodman papers (1914, 1955-1992) contain annotated scripts and scores and other production materials from shows that Woodman directed. The collection... more
Shumlin, Herman, 1898-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-049
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Herman Shumlin papers contain correspondence, photographs, contact sheets, negatives, programs, financial papers, contracts, sheet music, and some personal papers documenting the career and life of producer and director Herman Shumlin.
Schwartz, Stephen
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2008-015
2.7 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 volume)
The Stephen Schwartz collection of David Belasco materials contains mostly scripts, but also published plays, and libretti for works written or produced by David Belasco.
Wulp, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2016-013
4.19 linear feet (10 boxes, 2 oversized folders, 1 tube)
John Wulp (1928-) is an American set designer, theater producer, director, playwright, photographer, and teacher. His designs and photographs date from 1946 to 2005, and document his eclectic theater career.
Goodman, Edward, 1888-1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1963-002
19.3 linear feet (29 boxes, 10 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Edward Goodman (1888-1962) was a New York-based writer, director, and producer. The Edward Goodman papers date from 1899 to 1961 and contain letters, writings and notes, photographs, and scrapbooks that document his early 20th century theatrical... more
Lockhart, Dorothy, 1905-1985
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1793
Collection consists chiefly of correspondence from prominent theater and literary figures relating to Lockhart's work at the Annie Russell Theater. Includes correspondence regarding the 1931-1932 production of Hamlet and... more
Forbes, Henry B., -1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-007
1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 volume, 2 oversized folders)
Henry B. Forbes (d. 1958) was a theatrical producer active on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s. He also worked as an actor in the 1910s and early 1920s, performing with the East-West Players. The Henry B. Forbes papers (1917-1952) contain programs,... more
HB Playwrights Foundation and Theatre
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-106
42.91 linear feet (108 boxes)
This collection contains the records of HB Playwrights Foundation and the personal and professional papers of its founders, actors Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen. The Foundation was formed in New York City in 1964 to allow a space for playwrights,... more
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1966-002
49.14 linear feet (117 boxes)
The American Play Company was a New York theatrical agency which represented authors and rights-holders and assisted in the negotiation of theatrical and film licensing. The American Play Company records contain administrative files, contracts,... more
Belasco, David, 1853-1931
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1931-001
Actor, manager, playwright, director, producer and theater owner, David Belasco was one of the outstanding personalities of the American theater at the turn of the century. He is most notable for his exotic stage productions, famous for their... more