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Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-303
16 boxes (ca. 454 drawings), some col, 54 x 37 cm or smaller; 16 boxes (ca. 454 drawings), some col, 54 x 37 cm or smaller
The Gates and Morange Studio was founded by Frank E. Gates and Edward A. Morange and was located in New York City. Gates was born in Chicago and Morange was born in Bronxville, New York. Both men studied at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis,... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2012-023
1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller
Commedia dell'arte was a popular form of theater which began in Italy in the 16th century. It includes masked character types and stock scenarios. Performed outdoors on temporary stages, its performers utilized various props instead of elaborate... more
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
Cohan, Georgette
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-036
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Georgette Cohan (1900-1988) was an American actor, and daughter of George M. Cohan and musical comedy performer Ethel Levey. Her photographs and memorabilia (1895-1978) include images of Cohan, her mother, her husband J. William Souther, other... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-189
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The scrapbook of theater and opera house ephemera contains tickets for opera, plays, and vaudeville shows; clippings of articles about and images of prominent performers; promotional materials such as fliers; and business cards from entertainment... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-153
1 box (87 drawings), some col, 40 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (87 drawings), some col, 40 x 35 cm or smaller
Original watercolor costume designs on paper and board (mostly unidentified, ca. 1890-1911), possibly for Klaw Erlanger spectacles such as Beauty and the beast, music by J.M. Glover and Frederick Solomon (1901), and Mr. Bluebeard, music by... 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
Hume, Edward
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-053
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Edward Hume was an American actor who performed on Broadway and in touring theatre companies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Edward Hume photographs and ephemera date from 1892 to 1909 and document Hume's performances in the... more
Burnand, F. C. (Francis Cowley), 1836-1917
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-115
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Sir Francis Cowley Burnand (1836-1917) was a playwright, humorist, and editor of Punch from 1880 to 1906. The F.C. Burnand letters and memoranda (1873-1907) were written to Punch staff and other colleagues and associates. Subjects include the... more
Paone, Marion
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2005-024
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Marion Paone collection of Russian theater and ballet photographs contains promotional images of actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors, dating from about the 1900s to the 1950s. Most of the images are printed on postcards, and are... 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
Rendle, Henry A.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-026
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Henry A. Rendle (d. 1873) was a playwright. The Henry A. Rendle papers primarily consist of materials on his play, Chesney Wold, adapted from Bleak House. The papers include a letter from the actor Fanny Janauschek to Rendle, dated 1873, in which... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-148
.21 linear feet (1 box)
This collection dates from the 1870s to the 1940s and consists of programs, clippings, advertisements, tickets, and pamphlets that document the history of the circus as well as New York City-based, national, and international circus troupes. Many... more
Salsbury, Nathan, 1846-1902
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1961-005
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Nathan "Nate" Salsbury (1846-1902) was producer and manager of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, a highly successful show business enterprise that toured the United States, Europe, and elsewhere from the 1880s well into the 20th century, and featured... more
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *ZC-531
1 volume on 1 reel of microfilm
Scrapbook consists entirely of clippings of reviews of the American tours of these two European stars.
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-016
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Richard Mansfield, actor, was born in Berlin in 1854. He began his career on the London stage but by 1882 he had migrated to the United States and was appearing in the New York theater. Mansfield was instrumental in introducing the works of George... more
Stead, Hiram
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1933-001
<600 portfolios>
The Stead Collection gives a comprehensive depiction of the English theater. $bThe collection consists primarily of playbills, programs, clippings and prints, but also contains manuscript material consisting of letters, photographs, legal and... more
Walsh, Townsend
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-045
6 items, 36 x 51 cm and smaller; 6 items, 36 x 51 cm and smaller
Townsend Walsh (1872-1941), American theater press agent, business manager, drama critic, playwright and actor, was a collector of theatrical and circus memorabilia. Consists of two pencil portraits of Townsend Walsh; one portrait in watercolor... more
Burgtheater (Vienna, Austria)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-034
(1 volume)
The Burgtheater, one of the pre-eminent theaters of the German-speaking world, was founded in 1741 as the court theater of the Hapsburgs and declared a national theater in 1776. In 1888 its move from an intimate theater in the Hofburg to a... more
Bostock Midway Carnival Co
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ 2148
1 volume in 1 box
The Bostock Midway Carnival Co., also called the Frank C. Bostock Mighty Carnival and Street-Fair Company, was a traveling circus run by Frank C. Bostock. Consists of clippings on the shows bound into a scrapbook.
Bancroft, Squire, 1841-1926
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-025
1.5 linear feet. (1 letter book)
Squire Bancroft (1841-1926), English actor-manager, played hundreds of roles in a theatrical career which spanned over fifty years, and brought him into contact with most of the leading English theatrical figures of his day. Born May 14, 1861, of... more
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-055
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
The American Play Company was a business organization that handled the licensing of plays. Prior to 1914 it was involved in production and purchase, but after that time it dealt exclusively in representing dramatists. The collection is almost... 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
Reinold, Bernard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-070
(1 portfolio)
Bernard Adolph Reinold (1860-1940) was an actor and a soldier, a member of several theatrical social organizations, and an administrator of the Actors' Fund of America. The career of Bernard A. Reinhold, whose stage name was Adolph Bernard,... more
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-251
9 v, 28 cm; 9 v, 28 cm
Field, R. M. (Richard Montgomery), 1834-1902
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-022
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Richard Montgomery Field (1834-1902) was manager of the Boston Museum from 1864 to 1898. The Boston Museum began staging musical performances in 1841, then added dramatic performances in 1843 and continued presenting shows for sixty years. Located... more
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + 26,103
1 v. (1 box)
Tony Pastor was a central figure in the establishment and development of vaudeville in America. Nicknamed "The Dean of Vaudeville," Tony Pastor was a former actor who opened his first variety theater in New York in 1865, and his second in 1881. He... more
Newberry Library.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1968-003
1 portfolio
The Newberry Library theatrical correspondence consists of letters written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries concerning theatrical matters. A majority of the correspondence consists of notes written between 1890 and 1896 to John Malone,... more
Ward, Fannie, d. 1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-033
1 linear foot (6 volumes)
American actress on stage and film, Fannie Ward was probably most famous for her apparently successful efforts to appear forever young. Born circa 1868, she made her stage debut in 1890, was in Hollywood films 1915-1919, and called the perennial... more
Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-015
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Francis Wilson (1854-1935), actor and author, was a member of the legitimate comedy group at the Chestnut Street Theatre, 1887-1888, in Philadelphia, and became involved in comic opera as the leading actor of McCaull Opera Company, 1885-1889. He... more