Found 147 collections related to Theater -- United States

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Kirkland, Jack, 1902-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-012
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Mostly manuscripts by playwright and producer Jack Kirkland. Also a small amount of production material and legal and personal papers.
Booth-Grossman family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1967-001
The primary subject of this collection of family papers is the life of Edwin Booth, one of the most famous American actors of the 19th century. However, it has not been titled the Edwin Booth Papers because the bulk of the collection would more... more
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-011
The Lillian Gish papers (75 lf.) span the years 1909-1992 and consist of correspondence including letters from friends, family, fans and business associates, personal papers, business, legal and financial documents, scripts, writings, photographs... more
Gilder, Rosamond
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1987-004
5.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Rosamond Gilder Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, magazines, promotional literature and other material relating to the career of Miss Gilder. The files primarily deal with Miss Gilder's involvement with... more
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-002
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Bertram, Bert, 1893-1991
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-022
Actor, writer, director, vaudevillian, and broadcaster, Bert Bertram began acting as a teenager in his native Australia. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 with his first wife, the actress and dancer, Rubee Raymond, and enjoyed a long... more
Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1988-005
The Living Theatre was founded by Judith Malina and Julian Beck in 1947. The records consist of scripts and related performance papers. Also included are business papers, financial records, clippings, diaries, photographs and correspondence. There... more
Friedman, Phil, 1921-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss-2004-019
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Philburn (Phil) Friedman (1921-1988) was an American stage manager. Friedman managed numerous Broadway and West Coast theater productions, many of them musicals, including Kismet (1953), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961),... more
Frankel, Doris, 1909-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division
5.67 linear feet (14 boxes)
Doris Frankel (1909-1994) was an Emmy Award-winning American dramatist who wrote for television, radio, and theater production. The Doris Frankel papers (1922-1993) document Frankel's career as a dramatist and contain scripts, synopses outlining... more
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977
Music Division | JPB 13-37
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Zero Mostel (1915-1977) was an American artist and actor of stage and screen, well known for his portrayal of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. The Zero Mostel scores contain Mostel's personal copies of published sheet music... more
Hughes, Del, 1909-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1987-013
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
Del Hughes (1909-1985) was an American theater performer, stage manager, and television director. The Del Hughes prompt books date from 1943 to 1968 and represent twenty-four Broadway productions shown at various New York City theaters. The... more
Mathews, Carmen
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-026
1.96 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 oversized folders)
Carmen Mathews (1911-1995) was an American actress in theater, film, and television. The collection (1921-1995) documents her stage career through scripts, scores, correspondence, photographs, programs, articles, and posters.
Fawcett, George, 1860-1939
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-055
6.27 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 volume)
The collection dates from 1857 to 1939 and contains photographs, scrapbooks, programs, articles, correspondence, writings, and other materials pertaining to American actors George Fawcett and Percy Haswell Fawcett.
Markey, Enid, 1890-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1973-001
4.51 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Enid Markey (1890-1981) was an American actress in film, theater, and television. The Enid Markey papers date from 1895 to 1971 and contain correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, scripts, and articles.
Wellman, Emily Ann
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-144
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Emily Ann Wellman was an American stage actress in the early 20th century. In 1921, she toured with the Shubert Vaudeville, starring in a flash drama (or ten-minute play) she also wrote and directed, titled The Actor's... more
Schindler, Ewald, 1891-1948
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-014
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Ewald Schindler (1891-1948) was a German-born actor, director, and producer of theatre and opera. After fleeing to Czechoslovakia and Italy during the rise of the Nazis, he immigrated to the United States in 1941, where he became director of the... more
Bell, Gaston, 1877-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-117
2.8 linear feet (1 box, 3 volumes)
Gaston Bell (1877-1963) was an American stage and film actor. The Gaston Bell papers date from 1886 to 1964 and contain scrapbooks and photographs.
Theatre Guild, 1919-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss-2004-024
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Theatre Guild, established in 1919 by Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, Philip Moeller, and Helen Westley, is an American theatrical association. Since its inception, the Theatre Guild has produced over 200 original theatrical productions,... more
Alexander, C. K., 1923-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-011
2.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
C.K. Alexander (1923-1980) was an Egyptian actor, director, and composer. The C.K. Alexander papers date from 1943 to 1980 and document Alexander's acting career in the United States, and to some extent, his work as a director. The collection... more
Minot, Anna
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-064
6.69 linear feet (17 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Anna Minot Warren (1918-2007) was a stage, screen, and television actress who performed under her maiden name, Anna Minot. Joseph Warren (1916-1993) was a stage, screen, and television actor. Both were self-described "journeyman actors." The... more
Cambria, Frank, 1883-1966
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-180
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection includes original drawings and renderings for costume designs for various theatrical productions created by Vincente Minnelli for the Balaban Katz and Paramount-Publix theatre companies, under the art direction of Frank Cambria.... more
Mangano, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-021
1.67 linear feet (3 boxes)
John Mangano was a stage director, actor, writer, stage manager and theater administrator. The John Mangano papers, dating from around the 1940s to 1988, document Mangano's life and career through scripts, photographs, correspondence, art,... more
Luce, Claire
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-015
17.01 linear feet (46 boxes)
Claire Luce (1903 -1989) was an American stage and screen actress and dancer. The Claire Luce papers hold correspondence, theater and film files, scripts, photographs, writings, art, scrapbooks and memorabilia documenting the actress's career in... more
Falkenhain, Patricia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-004
8.87 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 oversized folder, 1 tube)
Robert Gerringer (1926-1989) and his wife Patricia Falkenhain (1927-2004) were American stage, television, and film actors. They performed together in regional, Broadway, and Off-Broadway theater. The collection (1930-1990) documents their stage... more
Button, Jeanne
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2018-012
14 linear feet (48 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Jeanne Button (1930-2017) designed costumes for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as for dance, opera, film, and television. Her second husband, MacDonald Eaton (1929-2013), was a set and production designer for television and stage,... more
Mills, Emma, d. 1956
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2007
.9 linear feet (3 boxes)
Emma Mills (d. 1956) was a literary agent in New York City. Collection consists of Mills's correspondence with literary and theatrical figures and relates to her management of banquets, parties, luncheons, and foreign travels.
Ellis, Mary, 1900-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-017
13.625 linear feet (19 boxes
During her long life, Mary Ellis (1897-2003) was a successful singer and actress in opera, theatre, film, radio, and television. Working first in her native United States, then from the 1930s in her adopted home of England, she played dozens of... more
Reeves-Smith, Olive, 1894-1972
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1962-002
The papers of Olive Reeves-Smith consist of correspondence, clippings, personal papers, programs, scrapbooks, sheet music, and photographs. Also included are the papers of Harry Reeves-Smith and those of her actorhusband Fuller Mellish, Jr.
Rohman, Richard, 1900-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,328
5 lin. in. (1 box)
The Richard Rohman collection contains clippings, correspondence, programs, scripts and other material that document Mr. Rohman's career as a writer.
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 21,227-21,233
1 linear foot (5 boxes)
Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a... more
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