Found 28 collections related to Actors -- United States

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Levy, Jesse W.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-001
1.51 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jesse W. Levy (1918-1991) was a personal assistant to Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968) the film and stage actor. The collection, dated from the 1930s to 1980s, contains material amassed by Levy about Bankhead. (Some of the files focus on Levy's... more
Holland, Joseph, 1910-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-021
.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Holland (1910-1994) was an American actor who appeared on the Broadway stage during the mid 20th century. The Joseph Holland papers date from 1937 to 1989 (bulk dates: 1950-1957) and contain correspondence and a scrapbook with clippings,... more
Lipson, Paul
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-013
4.38 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Paul Lipson (1913-1996) was an American actor best known for portraying Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. The Paul Lipson papers (1932-1996) consist of production files, scripts, and a scrapbook that document Lipson's career acting in summer stock,... more
Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1934-001
Correspondence and press releases of Frank J. Wilstach document his promotion of the acting careers of Sothern and Marlowe.
Kester, Paul, 1870-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1641
43 linear feet (42 boxes)
Paul Kester (1870-1933) was an American dramatist and author. He wrote popular novels and also plays which were produced on Broadway with well-known American and British actors. His older brother, Vaughan Kester (1869-1911) was a journalist and... more
Brown, Chamberlain
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1961-002
351 linear feet (850 boxes)
The Chamberlain and Lyman Brown Papers are 351 linear feet and contain business and personal correspondence, scrapbooks, autographs, legal and financial papers, scripts, photographs, clipping files, and production materials documenting their work... more
Shelley, Carole
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2021-010
15.75 linear feet (42 boxes, 3 tubes)
The Carole Shelley papers, dated 1940s to 2016, document the career of character actor Carole Shelley (1939-2018). Her collection contains correspondence, production scripts, notes, photographs, posters, costume sketches, scrapbooks, animation... more
Cherry, Ewing, d. 1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-020
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Ewing Cherry was an American stage actor with years of touring experience. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Ewing Cherry (sometimes billed as V. E. Cherry) made his stage debut in WITHIN THE LAW in Chicago in 1916. Soon afterwards Cherry was working in... more
Freidenberg, H. Alex
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1079
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
The H. Alex Freidenberg collection of actor autographs contains 350 items in one volume. Autographs in the collection originate from stage, screen, and radio actors, many of whom were famous in America during the first half of the 20th century
Young, James, 1878-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-035
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
James Young (1872?-1948) was active on stage and in motion pictures as an actor, director, and writer. Born on New Year's Day 1872 (some sources say 1878), in Baltimore, Md., James Young was appearing onstage by the 1890s. Eventually, his... more
O'Neal, Frederick, 1905-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 427
22.2 linear feet (45 archival boxes)
The Frederick O'Neal Papers document the theatrical, labor, and civic activities of this actor and labor leader, mostly from the 1940s through the 1990s. The collection consists primarily of personal papers, correspondence, speeches and addresses,... more
Vail, Lester
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-056
(1 portfolio)
Lester Vail was a stage and screen actor, most active during the 1920s and 1930s. Vail's stage appearances included CAUGHT (1925), George S. Kaufman & Herman J. Mankiewicz' THE GOOD FELLOWS (1926), Maxwell Anderson's GYPSY (1929), and Sophie... more
Bohnen, Roman, 1894-1949
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-028
The Roman Bohnen papers consist of family, personal and professional correspondence as well as scrapbooks of clippings, reviews, programs, and photographs. The collection documents Bohnen's career including early theatrical experiences, his life... more
DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-005
6 linear feet (16 boxes)
Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut... more
Strudwick, Shepperd, 1907-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-003
6 linear feet, (15 boxes)
The Shepperd Strudwick Papers is composed of correspondence, newspaper clippings, programmes, memorabilia, scripts, and other material relating to the career of Shepperd Strudwick. The papers document in detail the rise of Strudwick's career from... 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
Scourby, Alexander, 1913-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-002
6.05 linear feet (15 boxes)
The Alexander Scourby Papers document the professional career of the prolific actor and narrator through contracts, correspondence, photographs, scripts, and other material. Although he had a long and varied career as an actor and narrator on... more
Frank, Alexander, 1866-1939
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1940-002
1 portfolio (4 folders)
Alexander Frank (1866-1939), was a stage actor, first in England and then, after 1900, in the United States, where he was also a motion picture actor and director. Born in Boston, England, Alexander Frank initially worked as a political secretary... more
Hazelton, George Cochrane, 1868-1921
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-003
19 linear feet (36 boxes; 14 scrapbooks)
The George Cochrane Hazelton Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, ledgers, promptbooks, scripts, photographs, clippings and programs from 1848-1941, documenting Hazelton's private and professional life. After his death, his wife, as... more
Strange, Michael, 1890-1950
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-009
The Michael Strange papers consist primarily of 218 autographed letters, many more then 2 pages in length, from her second husband John Barrymore. These span the years 1917-1925 and coincide with the end of her marriage to Leonard Thomas, as well... more
Morgan, Ralph, 1883-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1975-002
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
The Claudia & Ralph Morgan Papers contain the certificates, contracts, correspondence, scripts, telegrams and miscellaneous material relating to the acting careers on stage, in motion pictures and with professional organizations (e.g. Screen... more
Young, Roland, 1887-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-004
1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Stage, screen and television actor, Roland Young (1887-1953), was born in London and performed in England and the United States. One of his most notable films was Topper (1937). Young became a U.S. citizen in 1918; he died at home in his sleep in... more
Saunders, Nicholas
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-035
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Nicholas Saunders and Gedda Petry papers contain contracts, programs, correspondence, scripts, and one photograph documenting the careers of performers Nicholas Saunders and his wife, Gedda Petry.
Selwart, Tonio
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-029
1.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Tonio Selwart papers consist of scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and programs documenting his career as an actor.
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.
LAWRENCE, Albert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-051
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Albert Lawrence papers contain clippings, programs, newsletters, photocopies of motion picture “dope sheets,” and ephemera documenting the career of actor Albert Lawrence.
Shafer, Robert K., 1901-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-090
1.05 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
Robert Shafer (1908-1981) was an American actor known mostly for his roles in regional musicals. One of his most successful roles was in Damn Yankees!, portraying the character Joe Boyd, a role he reprised for the movie.... more
Stein, Jean
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24576
122.13 linear feet (282 boxes, 4 volumes)
Jean Stein (1934-2017) was an American author, oral historian, editor, and philanthropist. She worked as an editor at The Paris Review, under George Plimpton, and co-edited the literary and visual arts magazine more
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