Cohen, Alexander

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The Tamiment Playhouse, located in Bushkill, Pennsylvania, was a prominent incubator of and a major creative outlet for theater, dance, film, and television in the mid-twentieth century, particularly for comedy. It nurtured many performers and writers who later became famous, such as Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, and Neil Simon. Much of the copious original material performed at Tamiment found its way to the professional stage, Broadway, and television. The Playhouse was part of Camp Tamiment, a summer resort for socialists and their families that opened in 1921. It began offering professional theatrical productions by the early 1930s, and closed after the season of 1960. Alexander Cohen, who shot the photographs in this collection, stayed with his family in a bungalow at Camp Tamiment’s “Sandyville” bungalow colony in the summers.

From the guide to the Alexander Cohen Tamiment Playhouse Photographs, Bulk, 1947-1952, 1947-1958, (Bulk 1947-1952), (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Alexander Cohen Tamiment Playhouse Photographs, Bulk, 1947-1952, 1947-1958, (Bulk 1947-1952) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Actors' Fund of America Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials, 1880-2006 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
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associatedWith Brant, Maxwell person
associatedWith Carroll, Pat, 1927- person
associatedWith Cassady, Jack person
associatedWith Davis, Gary person
associatedWith DeWitt, Faye person
associatedWith Dodd, Vince person
associatedWith Finnamore, Judy Goldstein person
associatedWith Gold, Barbara person
associatedWith Goren, Lewis M. person
associatedWith Grant, Lee, 1927- person
associatedWith Gray, Adrienne person
associatedWith Hamilton, Vann person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Hoving, Lavina person
associatedWith Hoving, Lucas person
associatedWith Josephson, Ben, 1895-1980 person
associatedWith Kallen, Lucille-Portraits. person
associatedWith Keith, Jack person
associatedWith Leeds, Phil person
associatedWith Leonard, Anita person
associatedWith Lescoulie, Jack person
associatedWith Michaels, Ed person
associatedWith Nye, Louis person
associatedWith Owen, Kenneth person
associatedWith Patok, Kato person
associatedWith Polss, Barbara Leventer person
associatedWith Sands, Billy person
associatedWith Shawn, Dick. person
associatedWith Simon, Judy Baim person
associatedWith Starbuck, Jimmy person
associatedWith Tamiment Playhouse. corporateBody
associatedWith Tator, George person
associatedWith Tishler, Anne Cohen person
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