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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
Carl Kent
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-215
4 boxes (ca. 46 drawings), some col, 56 x 81 cm. or smaller; 4 boxes (ca. 46 drawings), some col, 56 x 81 cm. or smaller
Designer, technical advisor, jazz pianist, and lyricist, Carl Kent (1918-1959), was born in New York City. A graduate of the National Academy of Design, he also studied at the Art Students League. Kent served as technical advisor and supervisor on... 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
Hogan, Frank
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-006
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Frank Hogan (1916-1997) was a New York City-based playwright, editor, and radio promoter. The Frank Hogan theatre papers date from 1969 to 1997 and document three of Hogan's stage and film works: Finn MacKool, That Nice Mister Grant, and Lillian... more
En Garde Arts, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 30500
.5 linear feet (1 box)
En Garde Arts, Inc., was a New York-based theater company that specialized in "site specific" productions, staging both classics and new works in specially designated, nontraditional architectural or outdoor spaces. Founded in 1985 by former... more
Steinbeck, Elaine A.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-003
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Elaine Steinbeck papers on The Grapes of Wrath (1988-1990) concern the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, written by Frank Galati and produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The collection documents 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
Century Lighting, Inc.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-047
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Century Lighting, Inc. designs consist of technical drawings of stage lighting control systems produced by the New York-based company. Designs include a portable switchboard for My Fair Lady (1957), a cue control system (labeled... more
Anderson, Arthur
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-044
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Arthur Anderson collection of scripts contains scripts for the radio show Mark Trail, broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting System, and for the radio and television shows Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, both broadcast by ABC. Mark Trail scripts date... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MFLB+ (Inspiration Pictures: Albums)
42 linear feet (96 boxes)
Actor Richard Barthelmess formed Inspiration Pictures to make Tol'able David (1921). He founded the Inspiration Company along with Charles H. Duell and Henry King. Inspiration Pictures was located in Los Angeles, California. Collection consists of... more
Hutchison, Muriel, 1915-1975
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2011-299
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Muriel Hutchison (1915-1975) was an American stage actor active in the 1930s and 1940s. Her scrapbook documents her career from 1937 to 1938. The scrapbook contains clippings, letters, congratulatory telegrams, programs, contracts, excerpts of... more
Kearns, Nancy T.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-006
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Athol Fugard is a South African playwright. The Nancy T. Kearns collection of Athol Fugard materials dates from 1983 to 1996. Some of the items in the collection are copies of material that was originally created in the 1970s. The collection... more
Earle, Adrienne
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-048
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Adrienne Earle was an American actor who was active in the 1920s and 1930s. She performed ingénue roles with stock companies including the Clyde Gordinier Players and the Frawley-Karle Players. Her photographs date from 1923 to 1932 and mostly... more
Alexander, John, 1897-1982
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-050
.42 linear feet (1 box)
John Alexander (1897-1982) was an American actor who was active in theater from 1913 to 1962. Beginning in 1916, he toured with the Robert B. Mantell and Genevieve Hamper theater company. Alexander and Hamper married in 1931. The John Alexander... 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 2013-154
8 boxes (ca. 440 drawings), some col, 51 x 76 cm or smaller; 8 boxes (ca. 440 drawings), some col, 51 x 76 cm or smaller; Approximately 238 architectural drawings, blueprints, 45 x 62 cm or smaller; Approximately 238 architectural drawings, blueprints, 45
The USO (United Service Organizations, Inc.) was formed in 1941 by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, as the outgrowth of several organizations wishing to support the military troops as the U.S. entered World War II. During its initial years of... 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
Soudeikine, Sergei
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-210
1 box (22 drawings), some col, 46 x 62 cm. or smaller; 1 box (22 drawings), some col, 46 x 62 cm. or smaller
Stage designer Sergei Soudeikine (1882-1946) was born in Russia and studied art in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Paris. He began designing sets in 1905 with Meyerhold's Moscow production of The death of Tintagiles by Maurice Maeterlinck, the first of... more
Lawson, Mark
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-207
1 box (20 drawings), col, 56 x 71 cm or smaller; 1 box (20 drawings), col, 56 x 71 cm or smaller
Set designer Mark Lawson (ca. 1866 -1928) was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He came to Chicago as a baby, later living in Minnesota, studying under scenic artist Paul Clausen. After working at Stetson's Globe Theatre in Boston, Lawson came to New... more
Gustafson, R. Eric
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2011-066
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Lecturer and writer on the performing arts and curator of many theater design exhibits. Press releases, brochures, clippings, correspondence and photos document the career of Eric Gustafson.
Laba, Benjamin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-024
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Benjamin Laba was a scholar of early film history. His papers contain a copy of his unpublished manuscript on the career of comedic actor John Bunny; photocopied research materials on Bunny and director Albert Parker; a script and programs for... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-168
6.5 linear feet (24 binders)
Parsons-Meares Ltd. is a New York City-based costume shop that builds costumes for professional theater, dance, and opera. The Parsons-Meares costume bibles includes sketches and renderings (primarily reprographic), color photographs, fitting and... 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
Littlefield, Jacquelyn
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-031
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jacquelyn Littlefield is an actor and the owner of the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego. This collection dates from 1973 to 1992 and contains biographical information about Littlefield, promotional materials and technical information about the... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-224
3 boxes (49 drawings), col, 46 x 63 cm or smaller; 3 boxes (49 drawings), col, 46 x 63 cm or smaller
Original color drawings of drops and olios for the theater by Castle and Harvey studios, The Chicago studios, The New York studios, Inc., Studio Alliance, Inc., and unidentified studios, from 1920 to 1947. There is 1 design by Peter Larkin for... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2014-006
2 boxes (51 drawings), some col, 41 x 50 cm; 2 boxes (51 drawings), some col, 41 x 50 cm
Ward and Harvey Studios was begun by designers Herbert Ward and Walter M. Harvey and was located on West 38th Street in New York City. The firm is credited with scenic design for Broadway productions between 1921 and 1932. Original set designs and... more
Armstrong, Will Steven
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-214
3 boxes (28 drawings), some col, 77 x 55 cm. or smaller; 3 boxes (28 drawings), some col, 77 x 55 cm. or smaller
Stage designer Will Steven Armstrong (1930-1969) was born in New Orleans. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Armstrong received a Master's Degree from Yale University in 1957. After working... more
Roller, Olga, 1884-1968
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-035
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Olga Roller (1884-1968) was a singer and actor who performed in musicals and comic operas, including several by Henry Blossom and Victor Herbert. The Olga Roller papers document her career from 1908 to 1926. The collection contains production... more
Rothafel, Robert C., 1912-1967
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-134
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Robert C. Rothafel was the managing director of the movie palace the Roxy Theatre from 1955 until 1958, when he became president of the theater's newly-established operating company, Roxy Enterprises. The Robert C. Rothafel Roxy Theatre records... more