Nazimova, 1879-1945

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Actress; born Adelaide Leventon; also known as Alla Nazimova.

From the description of Nazimova collection, 1877-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82680687

Biographical Note

  • 1879, June 4: Born Adelaide Leventon, Yalta, Russia
  • 1896: Enrolled in the dramatic school of the Philharmonic Society, Moscow, Russia
  • 1898: Studied acting with Stanislavsky; member of stock company, Moscow Art Theatre
  • circa 1904: Joined Paul Orleneff'sSt. Petersburg Players, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1905: American stage debut with Paul Orleneff'sSt. Petersburg Players in The Chosen People, Herald Square Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1906: Stage debut in English in Hedda Gabler, Princess Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1915: Toured on the Keith vaudeville circuit
  • 1916: Appeared in first film, War Brides
  • 1918: Signed a motion picture contract with Metro Pictures Corporation
  • 1921: Produced and acted in film Camille
  • 1922: Produced and acted in film adaptation of Oscar Wilde'sSalomé and of Henrik Ibsen'sA Doll's House
  • 1928: Joined Eva Le Galliene'sCivic Repertory Co.
  • 1929: Joined the Theatre Guild
  • 1944: Acted in last films, including The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • 1945, July 13: Died, Hollywood, Calif.

From the guide to the Nazimova Collection, 1877-1988, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Eva Le Gallienne Papers, 1875-1993, (bulk 1916-1983) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Nazimova, 1879-1945. Set design drawing for 'Ception Shoals, [1917]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Nazimova Collection, 1877-1988 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick Wagner autograph collection, 1917-1961. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Montgomery Clift papers, 1933-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Williams, Helene Kravadze, d. 1993. Helene Kravadze Williams papers, 1932-1987. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Theater Collection, 1870-1982 (bulk 1970-1980). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Nazimova, 1879-1945. Nazimova : a mummer's odyssey - the novelized autobiography of Madame Alla Nazimova, volume II : typescript, 1983. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Rouben Mamoulian Papers, 1740-1987, (bulk 1906-1987) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Hapgood, Isabel Florence, 1850-1928. Isabel Florence Hapgood papers, 1864-1922. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946. Albert and Marie Sterner letters received, 1899-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nila Mack papers, 1910-1953 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Theater Collection MS 450., 1870-1982 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920,. Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Maurice Sterne papers, 1912-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nazimova, 1879-1945. Nazimova collection, 1877-1988. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mack, Nila, 1891-1953. Nila Mack papers, 1910-1953. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957. Maurice Sterne papers, 1912-1963. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mamoulian, Rouben. Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987 (bulk 1906-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Freuh, Alfred, 1880-1968. Alfred Freuh woodcuts cartoons, 1905-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev: Photographs and scrapbooks, 1909-1975. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Nazimova, 1879-1945. Autograph note signed Alla Nazimova to: "Mr. Robinson" Wellesley College
referencedIn Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Isabel Florence Hapgood papers, 1864-1922 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, H. Austin (Henry Austin), 1861-1931. person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Clift, Montgomery person
associatedWith Freuh, Alfred, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Hapgood, Isabel Florence, 1850-1928. person
associatedWith Howard D. Rothschild, collector. person
associatedWith Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991 person
associatedWith Lewton, Lucy Olga. person
associatedWith Lewton, Nina. person
associatedWith Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920, person
associatedWith Mack, Nila, 1891-1953. person
associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
associatedWith Marshall, Glesca. person
associatedWith Robinson, Mr. person
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Scott, Leona. person
associatedWith Scott, Leona. person
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Wagner, Frederick, collector. person
associatedWith Williams, Helene Kravadze, d. 1993. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Theater
Theater--United States
Mumming
Silent films--United States
Silent films
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Actors
Actors--Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
Occupation
Actresses
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Birth 1879-05-22

Death 1945-07-13

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