Found 39 collections related to Vaudeville

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
Woolf, Stanley, 1899-1959
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-007
5 volumes (.75 linear feet)
Stanley Woolf was born in New York City and moved to Milwaukee as an older child. He returned to New York as an adolescent and became an avid theatre-goer. By the mid-1920s he was performing with the Keith-Albee Vaudeville circuit with his own... more
Spencer, G. F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2841
2 boxes
Autograph album, 1905-1923, with letters inserted; notebooks containing skits, monologues, jingles, doggerel, etc., for vaudeville and other use; unbound material.
Kayton Sisters
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-012
.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Kayton Sisters, Jean, Lillian (sometimes known as Babe), and occasionally a third sister, Cecyl, were dancers of the vaudeville era. They performed across the United States in the 1920s and then set up their own dancing school in the 1930s.... more
De Grossart, Frances
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-047
1.09 linear feet (3 boxes)
Frances De Grossart and Muriel Window were vaudeville singers who toured together as Muriel and Frances from 1912 to 1914. De Grossart retired from vaudeville after marrying George Ebey, manager of the Fulton Playhouse in Oakland, California. The... more
Valdez, Corinne
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 426
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Ruben and Corinne Garcia, also known as Tito Valdez and Corinne, were married vaudeville nightclub dancers who performed together across the United States, as well as in London and Paris. The collection contains photographs, scrapbook pages,... more
Rowley family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-039
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The collection consists of scrapbook pages of clippings, photographs, and programs documenting the careers of the Rowley theatrical family, especially that of actor Edward M. Rowley.
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 813
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers'reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with... more
Fields, Fanny
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-033
3.7 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 volume)
Happy Fanny Fields (born Fanny Furman, circa 1881-1961) was an American actress, dancer, and comedian who found great success in British pantomime theater in the first decade of the twentieth century. The collection documents Fields's professional... more
Doyle, Little Buddy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-018
.88 linear feet (3 boxes); 22.19 gb (645 computer files)
Peggy Hoover and her husband, Buddy Doyle, were American vaudevillians and performers for Broadway and film. The collection (1905-1949) documents their careers through scrapbooks, photographs, and sheet music.
Stone, Harry, 1928-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-004
.84 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
Harry Stone, also known as Israel Breakstone (born circa 1900), was an entertainer who worked on the vaudeville circuit in New York and Pennsylvania for about 15 years in the 1920s and 1930s. The Harry Stone papers, dating from 1915 to 1977, hold... more
Ray, Happy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-005
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Happy Ray was a burlesque and vaudeville comedian active from the 1920s to the 1950s. The Happy Ray scripts (1920s-1950s) contain over 150 stage plays, musicals, and skits produced by his companies.
Kingsley, Walter J.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2005-020
1.4 linear feet (1 box, 7 volumes)
Walter J. Kingsley was an American press agent and journalist. He reported for the New York Telegraph and for the London Daily Express before beginning his career as a press agent in the 1900s.... more
Morton, Harry K.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-128
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Harry K. Morton (1889-1956) was a performer in vaudeville and musical comedies. He was married to fellow vaudeville performer Zella Russell (d. 1952). Morton's parents, Harry K. Morton, Sr. (d. 1919) and Annie Duncan (1853-1902), were also variety... more
Burian, Grayce S.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-045
2.18 linear feet (6 boxes)
Aileen Stanley was a popular singer and vaudeville performer active from the 1900s through the 1930s. The Grayce Burian collection of Aileen Stanley materials (1898-1983) was assembled by Burian in the preparation of a biography of Stanley. The... more
Morey and Eaton
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-037
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Dorothy Morey and Harry Eaton were variety performers who had a singing, talking, and dancing act that they performed in vaudeville theaters across the United States. The pair, who were married, performed as Murray and Fayne (or Fane) in the 1920s... more
Morath, Max
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-020
6.1 linear feet (5 boxes, 5 volumes)
The Max Morath New York Clipper collection contains four volumes of New York Clipper newspaper reviews of vaudeville acts between 1907 and 1919 and an alphabetical index of performers and acts... more
Hoffman, Aaron, 1880-1924
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-023
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
Aaron Hoffman (1880-1924) was a playwright, best known as a writer for vaudeville. The Aaron Hoffman papers (1900s-1926) contain scripts, synopses, notes, and background material for Hoffman's plays, vaudeville acts, and films. The papers also... more
Morgan, Leo
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-048
5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Leo Morgan was an American theater and television producer. The Leo Morgan Paramount Publix and Strand Theatre materials date from 1926 to 1947 and contain photographs, programs, and public relations files for East Coast theaters owned by the... more
Kidder, Edward E., 1846-1927
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-103
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Edward E. Kidder scripts, dated c. 1883 to 1911, document his career as a playwright for Broadway and touring companies.
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-140
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Lynne Overman (1887-1943) was a comedic actor who was active in vaudeville and on Broadway between 1907 and 1933. His collection of scripts dates from about 1915 to 1933, and consist of scripts for comedic plays and sketches, many of which Overman... more
Mallen, Dave
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-020
1.6 linear feet (3 boxes, 3 volumes)
Dave Mallen was a musical and comedic performer active in the first half of the 20th century. The Dave Mallen papers, dating from 1928 to 1945, document his career through scrapbooks, scripts, and sheet music.
Menzeli, Lola, 1898-1951
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 417
2.34 linear feet (5 boxes, 3 volumes)
Lola Menzeli and her husband Senia Solomonoff were ballet dancers and teachers. The Lola Menzeli and Senia Solomonoff papers (1873-1954, bulk 1910s-1940) contain scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers documenting their careers. The collection... more
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett), 1865-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-147
.71 linear feet (3 boxes)
E. B. Marks (1865-1945) was an American music publisher who founded the Edward B. Marks Music Company. The E. B. Marks collection of photographs and ephemera consist of clippings, publications, photographs, programs, promotional material, and... more
Morgan, Marion
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 374
.52 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Marion Morgan was a choreographer, dancer, and writer. The Marion Morgan papers (1909-1930s) contain Morgan's writings, including articles about dance and film, and scenarios and scripts for dances, films, and plays. The collection also contains a... more
Hennessy, Roland Burke, 1870-1939
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-020
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Roland Burke Hennessy (1870-1939) was an editor, publisher, drama critic, and poet. He founded the theatrical publication the New York Star and was its editor from 1908 to 1936. He became editor of the more
Bowman, Betty, 1906-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-034
The Betty Bowman ephemera collection documents her life and career during the 1920's and contains photographs, clippings and a manuscript autobiography. The collection is mainly photographs of Betty Bowman, her sister Grace, her husband,... more
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1941-003
Correspondence, scripts, songs, articles, programs and clippings document the life and career of Edward Harrigan. Includes extensive correspondence with his wife when he was touring with Tony Hart in the 1870s, photocopies of typescripts of a few... more
McComas, Carroll, d. 1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-043
The Carroll McComas papers span the years 1914-1962 and document aspects of her life and career from the early days of vaudeville until her death in 1962. Included is correspondence about her ANTA guest artist appearance in THE GLASS MENAGERIE.... more
Sanderson, Julia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T Mss 1962-001
The Julia Sanderson papers consist of correspondence, ephemera and scrapbooks of clippings and photographs documenting the careers of Julia Sanderson and her husband, Frank Crumit. The papers span the years 1913-1935 and contain materials... more