Found 51 collections related to Theater -- United States -- 20th century

Gilford, Madeline
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-034
21.33 linear feet (53 boxes)
The Jack and Madeline Gilford papers contain materials from 1938 though 2005 that document the Gilfords' professional lives as actors and producers. Jack Gilford was a veteran vaudeville and revue comedian who played comic character roles in many... more
Prince, Harold, 1928-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-006
119.39 linear feet (357 boxes)
Harold Prince (1928-) is an American director and producer, primarily of musicals, but also of plays, operas and, occasionally, films. His Broadway career, which began in the 1950s and continues to the present day, has earned him 21 Tony Awards,... more
Moesel, Ruth
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-008
16.12 linear feet (40 boxes)
Ruth Chatterton (1893-1961) was an American actress, novelist, aviatrix, director and translator. Ruth Moesel was an American teacher who began collecting items on Chatterton as a hobby and later compiled information on Chatterton for a biography... more
Greenspan, Sara, 1894-1968
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1968-005
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Sara Greenspan Theatre Guild Files chiefly contain correspondence relating to activities of the Theatre Guild during some of its most significant years of operation. Sara Greenspan, who began as secretary with the Guild in 1925, served as the... more
Antoon, A. J. (Alfred Joseph), 1944-1992
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-040
The papers of A. J. Antoon contain scripts, photographs, correspondence, writings, contracts and financial papers. Annotated scripts and items from productions Antoon directed make up the bulk of the collection. The collection also contains... more
Bryant, Mary
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-005
43.51 linear feet (104 boxes)
Mary Bryant (1932-2004) was a theatrical press agent and representative, working primarily on Broadway. She was known for representing productions of the prominent director and producer Harold Prince. The Mary Bryant Papers document her career as... more
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-018
Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote... more
Clift, Montgomery
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1967-006
6 linear feet (5 boxes, 4 volumes)
Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was an American stage and Academy Award-winning film actor. The additions to the Montgomery Clift papers include production files, correspondence, photographs and personal ephemera.
Jones, Elinor, 1930-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-024
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Elinor Jones (1930-2007) was a writer of plays and short stories, best known for her play Colette. The Elinor Jones papers, dating from 1967 to 2007, document her work through writings, correspondence, photographs, clippings, publicity material,... more
Schelble, William, 1930-2012
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2005-017
1.9 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
William "Bill" Schelble (1930-2012) was a New York-based theater press agent. The William Schelble publicity files date from 1958 to 2003 and document many of the theatrical productions, individuals, and companies he publicized.
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
Martin, Fredric
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-048
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Fredric Martin (b. 1923) was active as a stage actor and producer between the 1940s and the 1960s. He was co-founder of the Down East Theatre Club. In 1958, he toured with Cyril Ritchard in productions of Visit to a Small... more
Jacobson, Sol, 1912-2010
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2011-152
16.41 linear feet (37 boxes, 1 volume)
Sol Jacobson was an American press agent, noted for his work on early productions of the director and producer Harold Prince, including Fiddler on the Roof. The Sol Jacobson papers contain publicity files on productions, organizations, and... more
Cooper, Marilyn
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2008-013
7.3 linear feet (19 boxes)
Marilyn Cooper (1934-2009) was a Tony Award winning American actress working primarily in theatre and television from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. The Marilyn Cooper papers document Cooper's professional life with scripts, photographs,... more
Stahl, Irwin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-017
10.71 linear feet (16 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Irwin Stahl was a theatrical director, playwright, actor, and educator. The Irwin Stahl theater files date from 1893 to 1988 and contain scripts, sheet music, programs, clippings, sketches, notes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Barney, Jay B.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-012
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jay Barney (1913-1985) was an actor, writer, and active Actor's Equity member. The Jay Barney papers hold correspondence, diaries, programs, and files relating to his military service and involvement with performers unions.
Brodenov, Boris, 1896 or 1897-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-030
4.38 linear feet (1 box, 5 volumes)
Boris Brodenov (1895-1960) was an actor and radio announcer. The Boris Brodenov papers hold clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts, and scrapbooks documenting his career.
Strong, Michael, 1918-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-011
.52 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Michael Strong (1918-1980) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. Strong was an originating company member of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center and appeared in the films Point Blank and more
Fennelly, Parker
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-011
6.2 linear feet (13 boxes, 6 volumes)
Parker Fennelly (1891-1988) was an actor and playwright who performed on stage, radio, film, and television. The Parker Fennelly papers, dating from 1911 to 1997, document his career through project files, photographs, letters, programs,... more
Simon, Bernard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-046
2.7 linear feet (7 boxes)
Bernard Simon was a theatrical press representative and provider of theatrical management services. The Bernard Simon papers, dating from 1964 to 1974, document Simon's promotional and/or management work on behalf of 29 touring or original... more
Miner, Jan
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-015
2.23 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 volume)
Jan Miner (1917-2004) was an American actor who worked in theater, radio, television, and film. She appeared in the American Shakespeare Festival from 1966 to 1972 and was known for portraying the character of Madge in Palmolive dish soap... more
Cantor, Arthur, 1920-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-028
1.47 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Arthur Cantor papers (1955-1965) document the theater producer's work as a television and theatrical press agent in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection includes press releases and clippings, correspondence and memos regarding publicity... more
Lang, Harold, -1985
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 339
3.56 linear feet (11 boxes)
Harold Lang (1920-1985) was an American dancer in ballet and on Broadway. The Harold Lang papers date from 1917 to 1986 and document his personal life as well as his career in ballet companies, in Broadway musicals, and as a professor of dance at... more
Sosenko, Anna
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-017
2.93 linear feet (3 boxes, 8 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Anna Sosenko (1909-2000) was a producer, artist manager, collector, and composer. She was best known for launching and managing the career of the cabaret artist Hildegarde, as well as for producing tribute shows to actors and other theatrical... more
Mason, Edward T. (Edward Tuckerman), 1847-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-041
3.04 linear feet (1 box, 13 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Edward Tuckerman Mason (1847-1911) was an American literary and drama critic. The Edward Tuckerman Mason papers, 1833 to 1914, consist of 15 scrapbooks and a file of letters.
Luhrman, Henry
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-021
15.79 linear feet (38 boxes)
Henry Luhrman (circa 1942-1989) was an American press agent working in theatre and cabaret. The Henry Luhrman publicity files are from productions, cabaret performances, venues, and for individuals that Luhrman publicized.
Mandelstam, Abraham, 1886-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-068
17.12 linear feet (7 boxes, 18 volumes)
Abraham Mandelstam (1886-1969) was a New York-based theater producer and photographer, and director of Camp Wigwam and Camp Hiawatha in Maine. The Abraham Mandelstam papers date from 1911 to 1969 and contain certificates, correspondence,... more
Pauker, Edmond, ca. 1880-1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-001
4.9 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 volume)
Edmond Pauker (circa 1880-1962) was a literary agent for playwrights. The additions to the Edmond Pauker papers document Pauker's career through correspondence, photographs, programs, handbills, and publicity materials.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-019
3.06 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume)
Harry Davenport (1866-1949) was a stage and film actor who appeared in films of the silent and sound eras. His second wife, Phyllis Rankin (1874-1934), was a stage and film actress who appeared in silent films. The Harry Davenport and Phyllis... more
Weiner, Robert, 1902-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-173
7.56 linear feet (18 boxes)
Robert Weiner (circa 1935-1989) was a theatrical, film, and television producer, as well as a theatrical funder. The Robert Weiner papers, dating from 1951 to 1975, consist of his files for theatrical, film, and television projects. They contain... more
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