Gypsy Rose Lee papers 1910-1970


Gypsy Rose Lee papers 1910-1970

Papers documenting the life and career of Gypsy Rose Lee.


SNAC Resource ID: 6317659

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Author. From the description of Letter with reply of George Jean Nathan, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983742 Editor of The American Spectator. From the description of Letters signed (17) : New York, to Claire Luce, 1933-1955 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952693 ...

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Lynde, Paul (person)

Paar, Jack (person)

Mantle, Burns, 1873-1948 (person)

Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972 (person)

American journalist, newspaper columnist, and radio commentator. From the description of Walter Winchell miscellaneous papers, 1936-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123429617 Walter Winchell was an American journalist and radio personality, remembered as the inventor of the celebrity gossip column. Born Walter Winschel in Harlem, New York, he left school in the sixth grade and worked odd jobs in the neighborhood and on local vaudeville stages. After serving in the navy i...

Prowse, Juliet, 1937- (person)

Fabray, Nanette (person)

Ratia, Armi, 1912-1979 (person)

O'Shea, Tessie (person)

Meadows, Jayne, 1920- (person)

Wilkes Theatre (Seattle, Wash.) (corporateBody)

Coburn, Charles (person)

Actor and manager. From the description of Letters to Edwin Carty Ranck, 1924, 1926. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62383138 American actor and manager. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1925-1950] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155507951 ...

United Service Organizations (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The United Service Organizations (USO) was incorporated in the state of New York on February 4, 1941, as a joint operation by the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic Community Service, the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the Salvation Army, to provide religious, spiritual, social, welfare, educational, and entertainment services to men and women in the armed forces during World War II. The USO has continued to provide these services to the present. From t...

Negro Actors Guild of America (corporateBody)

The Negro Actors Guild was established in 1936 in New York City as a welfare and benevolent organization for black performers. The Guild was composed of six committees: finance, administrative, membership, entertainment, sick and welfare, with an executive board to oversee the activities of the committees. The finance committee kept records of all expenditures accrued; the administrative committee's duties were to oversee all office procedures; the membership committee s...

Roberts, Meade, 1930-1992 (person)

Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898- (person)

Roman, Ruth, 1924- (person)

Mason, Pamela, 1918- (person)

Funicello, Annette (person)

Hunter, Ross (person)

Kaye, Stubby, 1918- (person)

Rose, Billy, 1899-1966 (person)

American lyricist. From the description of Autograph block of four postage stamps, each signed : [n.p.], [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270924811 ...

Ingels, Marty (person)

Macgrath, Leueen (person)

Child, Julia, 1912-2004 (person)

Julia Child, cookbook writer, cookery teacher, and TV personality, was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams, in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912. She attended the Katharine Branson School in Ross, California (1927-1930), and graduated from Smith College in 1934. She worked in public relations in New York City (1934-1941) and served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, 1941-1946). She was stationed in Ceylon, where she met her future husband, and in China. In 1946, sh...

Staulcup, Keith Brian (person)

Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995 (person)

Performer and trick roper who used various surnames. Not to be confused with the film actress. From the description of Collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166508253 Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Ginger Rogers : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724057 ...

Hopper, Hedda, 1890-1966 (person)

Berns, Julie, 1900-1984 (person)

Fisher, Eddie (person)

MayFair Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Johnson, Van, 1916-2008 (person)

Gorme, Eydie (person)

Ziman, Edmund (person)

Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966 (person)

American playwright, journalist, and producer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], to Perry, [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923790 ...

Wyman, Jane, 1914- (person)

Mizzy, Arnold (person)

Horton, Robert, 1924- (person)

Fitelson, H. William, 1905-1994 (person)

Smothers, Dick (person)

Rickles, Don, 1926-2017 (person)

Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017), nicknamed the Merchant of Venom and Mr. Warmth, was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known especially for his insult comedy. His film roles include Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable, Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing (1967), the Clint Eastwood-led Kelly's Heroes (1970), and Martin Scorsese's Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro. From 1976 to 1978, Rickles had a two-season starring role in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Shar...

Rowland, Betty (person)

Minsky, Herbert, d. 1959 (person)

Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974 (person)

Film actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Walter Brennan : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481048 Born on July 24, 1894 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Walter Andrew Brennan graduated from Rindge Technical School and enlisted in the U.S. army at the age of 23. As a private in the 101st Regiment Field Artillery, Brennan spent two years fighting in France during World War I. After discharge in 1919, he spent so...

Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944 (person)

American artist and illustrator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Small, Maynard & Co., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577087 Charles Dana Gibson was an American graphic artist, noted for his creation of the "Gibson Girl", an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century. Gibson owned a 700-acre estate in Islesboro, Me., where he and his wife spent an increasing amount of tim...

Jessel, George, 1898-1981 (person)

Entertainer and actor. From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], [192-]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914791 ...

De Diego, Julio, 1900-1979 (person)

Painter; born in Madrid; d. 1979. From the description of Julio de Diego papers, 1931-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82903224 ...

Suzuki, Pat (person)

Adams, Cindy Heller (person)

Grimes, Tammy (person)

Polan, Barron, 1914- (person)

Thompson, Maravene (person)

Vallee, Rudy, 1901- (person)

Hunter, Tab, 1931-.... (person)

Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 (person)

Lee, an American burlesque entertainer, was one of the most famous strippers of all time, and was proclaimed during her lifetime to be the most publicized woman in the world. She starred in theater, 12 films, and eventually her own television show, "The Gypsy Rose Lee Show" (1958). Besides her mystery novels THE G-STRING MURDERS (1941) and MOTHER FINDS A BODY (1942), she wrote an autobiography, GYPSY (1957), which was a bestseller. From the description of Gypsy Rose Lee collection, 1...

Tagliabue, John, 1923-.... (person)

John Tagliabue (1923-2006) was an American poet and playwright. Born in Italy, Tagliabue came with his family to the United States while still a child. He studied English at Columbia University where his fellow students inluded Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and over his career received six Fulbright fellowships which he spent in Italy, China, Japan, and Indonesia. He taught for more than 35 years (1953-1989) at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he actively recruited notable poets like D...

Allen, Gracie, 1902-1964 (person)

Gracie Allen (b. July 26, 1895, San Francisco, CA–d. August 27, 1964, Los Angeles, CA) was an American vaudevillian and comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. Depending on the source, Allen is alleged to have been born on July 26 in 1895, 1896, 1902 or 1906; all public records in San Francisco were destroyed in the fire of 1906. Allen met George Burns in 1922 during a vaudeville perforance and they began a comedy act, first perfor...

Isenburg, Arnold (person)

Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991 (person)

Robert F. Wagner, three term Mayor of New York City was born April 20, 1910 on the upper east side of Manhattan, New York. He attended Taft School in Connecticut, Yale University, the Harvard Graduate School of Business, the School of International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Yale University Law School, from which he graduated in 1937. At the age of 26, Wagner was elected to the State Assembly from the Yorkville District and he served in that position for four years. From 1942 to 1...

Sullivan, Ed, 1902-. (person)

Oliver, Susan, 1937- (person)

Reiner, Carl, 1922-.... (person)

Tapia Theatre (San Juan, P. R.) (corporateBody)