Robert Benney research materials 1926-1978


Robert Benney research materials 1926-1978

The Robert Benney research materials include photographs, clippings, posters, playbills, and ephemera relating to his career as a portraitist of stage and screen personalities. The bulk of the material spans 1926 to 1947, and consists of photographs, and clippings of Benney's work depicting New York stage performers in their roles. Many photographs and clippings depict entire stage scenes, and, in addition to stage actors, there are photographs and clippings of musicians, dancers, comics, and radio personalities, and a small number of items relating to films of the period.


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Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Smith, Kent, 1907-1985 (person)

Smith (1907-1985) and Atwater (1911- ) were a husband-wife acting team. Smith first appeared on Broadway in "Men Must Fight" (1932) and made his first film, "The Garden Murder Case," in 1936. He appeared in scores of stage productions and more than three dozen films. Atwater began her career in "The Black Crook" (1929) and appeared in Broadway musicals, drama, films and television. Smith and Atwater's frequent appearances together included a stage production of "Ah, Wilderness" and episodes of t...

Cowan, Jeane (person)

Montalban, Ricardo (person)

Lister, Francis, 1899-1951 (person)

Welford, Nancy, 1904-1991 (person)

Shields, Arthur, 1896-1970 (person)

Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 (person)

Ferris, Audrey (person)

Hill, Wesley, d. 1930 (person)

Tonge, Philip, 1897-1959 (person)

Cabot, Eliot, 1899-1938 (person)

Menhinick, Enid (person)

Meadows, Jayne, 1920- (person)

Marvenga, Ilse (person)

Chidnoff, Irving, photographer (person)

Price Studios (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Macdonald, James (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 46127 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000798.0x0000cf Epithet: Major British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000798.0x0000cd Epithet: of Add MS 39113 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000798.0x0000ce Epithet: mathematici...

Senna, Charles (person)

Chandler, Helen, 1909-1965 (person)

Barcena, Catalina (person)

Holmes, Taylor, 1878-1959 (person)

Newbold, Robinson (person)

Morley, Robert (person)

Ward, Aida (person)

Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964 (person)

English actor; d. 1964. From the description of Sir Cedric Hardwicke collection, 1935-1939. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70961685 ...

Butler Bros. (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Esmond, Jill, 1908- (person)

Bruning, Francesca, 1907- (person)

Logan, Nedda Harrigan (person)

Bowman, Patricia, 1908- (person)

Marinoff, Fania, 1890-1971 (person)

Tracy, Virginia, 1874-1946 (person)

Fyffe, Will, 1885-1947 (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x000390 ...

Barron, Patricia (person)

Carlisle, Mary, 1912- (person)

Cooper, Claude, 1881-1932 (person)

Hodge, William T. (William Thomas), 1874-1932 (person)

Yorke & King (corporateBody)

Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932 (person)

Edgar Wallace was an English author, born in Greenwich. He was the foster child of a fish porter, served in the Army, 1893-1896, became a journalist, working for Reuters, and held other journalistic positions. He became a prolific and popular author of plays and adventure and suspense novels. From the description of Edgar Wallace letter to Lord Stuart, 1925 Aug. 17. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494917 Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a noveli...

Losch, Tillie, 1904-1975 (person)

Schnee, Thelma (person)

Phillips. H., 1949- (person)

Hice, Arthur (person)

Coakley, Marion (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 ...

Ulric, Lenore, 1892-1970 (person)

American actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [Powers Theatre, Chicago], to Edward Wagenknecht, [1920 Dec. 1920 or 1921 Jan.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867527 ...

Abbott, Ruth (person)

Tycko (Los Angeles), photographer (corporateBody)

Geddes, Norman-Bel 1893-1958 (person)

American designer, author and theatrical producer. From the description of Letter, 1916 May 25, to "Wiff" [i.e., Helen Belle Sneider Geddes]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648343 American stage designer and industrial designer. From the description of Norman Bel Geddes Theater and Industrial Design Papers, 1873-1964 (bulk 1914-1958). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University...

Druce, Hubert, 1870-1931 (person)

Hunter, Glen, 1897-1945 (person)

Williams, Hope, 1901- (person)

Keystone Photo Service (corporateBody)

Segal, Vivienne (person)

Ide, Letitia (person)

Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961 (person)

Playwright and novelist; b. Dorothy Hartzell Kuhns; married DuBose Heyward. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1850]-1976 (bulk 1918-1961). (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70970892 Dorothy Hartzell Kuhns Heyward (1890-1961) was the wife of writer DuBose Heyward (1885-1940). From the description of Letter, [1931 Mar. 2], Dawn Hill, Hendersonville, N.C., to Mrs. E.C. Plimpton, Newton Center, Mass. (University of South Carolina). World...

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (corporateBody)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a leading American film production company, was established in 1924, an amalgam of three older production companies: Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures, and was under the corporate control of the exhibiting concern, Loew's Inc. From the guide to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films and personalities scrapbooks, 1920-1944, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the ...

Harding, Lyn (person)

Burr, Anne (person)

Watkins, Linda, 1908-1976 (person)

White Studio (corporateBody)

Ross, Oriel, 1907- (person)

Turgeon Costlow Studios (corporateBody)

Truex, Ernest, 1889-1973 (person)

Actor. From the description of Ernest Truex collection, 1895-1985 (bulk 1895-1973). (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958027 ...

Chorpenning, Ruth (person)

Austin, Anne L., 1891-1986 (person)

Haslam, Robert, ca. 1905-1930 (person)

Leiber, Fritz, 1882-1949 (person)

American actor. From the description of Typed letter signed : Shubert Central Theatre, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1920 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868142 ...

Ryder, Rosemary (person)

Risdon, Elizabeth, 1887-1958 (person)

Whitney, Salem Tutt (person)

Danforth, William, 1867-1941 (person)

Healy, Ted, d. 1937 (person)

Primrose, William, 1904- (person)

Kopernak, Galina (person)

Magrath, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1860- (person)

Moss and Fontana (corporateBody)

Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956 (person)

Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist from central Ohio who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts. From the guide to the Louis Bromfield correspondence to Edna Wolfe, 1942-1949, (Ohio University) American author and conservationist. From 1939-1969 he lived and did sustainable farming at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio. From the description of [Signature, 19--] / Louis Bromf...

Cordon, Norman (person)

Limón, José (person)

Seagram, Wilfrid, 1884-1938 (person)

Moore, Charles H. (person)

Mellor, Al (person)

Unity Studio (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Jones, John Price, 1877-1964 (person)

Dilley, Dorothy (person)

Buckler, John, 1896-1936 (person)

Upton, Frances, 1904-1975 (person)

Frances Upton (April 15, 1904 – November 27, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a Broadway actress and comedian.Upton attended a business college after she finished high school, and she worked in a store's music department. She also took dancing lessons, which helped her get a part in a benefit production. Director Julian Mitchell saw her perform and offered her an opportunity to go on Broadway. On Broadway, Upton starred with Eddie Cantor in Whoopee! (1928) and the Ziegfeld Follies of 192...

Aubert, Jeanne, 1906-1988 (person)

Power, Tyrone, 1869- (person)

Maitland, Lena (person)

Trevor, Claire, 1909- (person)

Vail, Lester (person)

Elman, Mischa (person)

American violinist of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed and typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 November and 16 December 1915, to [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1915 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566179 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 18 April 1931, to William van den Burg, 1931 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874462 ...

O'Neill, Barry, 1950- (person)

Herndon, Richard G. (Richard Gilbert), ca. 1873-1958 (person)

Collinge, Patricia, 1894-1974 (person)

Talbot (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Gott, Barbara, d. 1944 (person)

Vinton, Arthur, d. 1963 (person)

Joyce, Phyllis (person)

Rembrandt Studios, photographer (corporateBody)

Townsend (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Mertons, Ivy (person)

Freeman, Helen, 1886-1960 (person)

Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (person)

Mikhail Fokine, Russian dancer, choreographer, teacher, and ballet director, was born in St. Petersburg May 5, 1880. He was trained at the Imperial Theatre School, St. Petersburg where he graduated in 1898. He was a dancer and choreographer at the Maryinsky Theatre and teacher at the Imperial Theatre School. His choreography for the Maryinsky included The Dying Swan for Anna Pavlova and Le Pavillion d'Armide. From 1909-1912, Fokine was chief choreographer for Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, p...

Hogarth, Leona (person)

Locke, Ralph (person)

Wolfson, Martin (person)

Hanneford, Poodles, 1892-1967 (person)

Yurka, Blanche (person)

No biographical information available at this time. From the guide to the Blanche Yurka Papers, 1959, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

Schwarz, Ira D. (person)

Epithet: American photographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000975.0x000069 ...

Coward, Noel, 1889-1973. (person)

Tracy, Royal (person)

Anderson, Judith, Dame, 1898- (person)

Duncan, Raymond, 1874-1966 (person)

Raymond Duncan, brother of Isadora Duncan, was a painter, actor, sculptor, craftsman, poet, and writer. From the description of Raymond Duncan papers, 1948-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 497927483 Biography Raymond Duncan, brother of Isadora Duncan, was a painter, actor, sculptor, craftsman, poet, and writer. From the guide to the Raymond Duncan Papers, 1948-1968, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. o...

De Mirjian (corporateBody)

Rogers, Harry (person)

Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-1964 (person)

Fisher was a bookseller in New York City. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler, 1947-1948. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864364 ...

Ruysdael, Basil, 1888-1960 (person)

Ridges, Stanley, 1892-1951 (person)

Muir, Gavin, 1909-1972 (person)

Olsen, Olive (person)

Field, Sylvia (person)

Cooksey, Curtis, 1892-1962 (person)

F. A. Swaine (London) (corporateBody)

Taranda, Anya (person)

Hibbard, Edna, 1895-1942 (person)

De Marney, Derrick, 1906-1978 (person)

Faversham, William, 1868-1940 (person)

English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, 1916 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501186770 ...

Emery, Katherine, 1908-1980 (person)

Valentine (Great Britain) (corporateBody)

Musco, Angelo, 1871-1937 (person)

Gray, Eric (person)

Goodner, Carol, 1904- (person)

Royle, Selena, 1904-1983 (person)

Selena Royle (1904-1983) was an actress on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s and in motion pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Royle first appeared on the stage at 16 and later starred in "Peer Gynt," "The Sullivans," "Mrs. Parkington," "The Green Years," and "Gallant Journey." Royle also worked in radio with her show "Woman of Courage." She helped to form the Actors Dinner Club for unemployed actors and actresses in the 1930s and Stage Door Canteen, an acting company in 1942. Royle and her husband G...

Condon, Eva (person)

Fassnacht, Adolph (person)

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937 (person)

Drinkwater, a British playwright and poet, worked for an insurance company. In 1909 he became manager of the Birmingham Repertory Company, and his most successful plays included "Abraham Lincoln," "Mary Stuart," and "Bird in Hand." Drinkwater also published several critical literary biographies. From the description of Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1914-1916. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612764 John Drinkwater was an English author and actor, proba...

White, Barbara. (person)

Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 (person)

American actress. From the description of Ethel Barrymore autograph, 1895. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936509 ...

Blandick, Clara, 1881-1962 (person)

Ford, Wallace, 1898-1966 (person)

Lee, Canada (person)

Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata whose stage name was Canada Lee, achieved success in diverse careers, but was best known as an actor of the stage and screen. Born in New York City in 1907, Lee began studying violin at age seven, and made his first concert appearance five years later. His varied career included stints as a jockey and prizefighter. In the 1920's he won the national amateur lightweight title, later becoming a leading contender for the welterweight championship. An ey...

Hall, Dorothy, 1906-1953 (person)

Dowling, Eddie (person)

Gleason, James (person)

De Cordoba, Pedro, 1881-1950 (person)

Williams, Florence, 1912- (person)

Froman, Jane, 1907-1980 (person)

Ellen Jane Froman, American actress and singer, was born on 10 November 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. Froman graduated in 1926 from Christian College, in Columbia, Missouri with an associate degree in French and then attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Froman did not graduate but went to Cincinnati to study voice at the Conservatory of Music from 1928 to 1930. Before graduation Froman broke into radio singing and doing commercials. Her first big break came when she got a job...

Cossart, Ernest, 1876-1951 (person)

Johnson, Julie, 1903-1973 (person)

Junger, Esther (person)

Fairchild, Charles, photographer (person)

Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973 (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x000126 ...

Pryor, Roger, 1901-1974 (person)

Barrymore, John, 1882-1942 (person)

Bourdelle, Joan (person)

Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976 (person)

Huston, Josephine (person)

Green, Martyn, 1899-1975 (person)

Green was an English actor and comedian. Gilbert was an English playwright and humorist best known for his collaboration with Sir Arthur Sullivan in comic operas. From the guide to the Martyn Green prompt books for, The mikado, 1954-1960., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Glenn, Wilfred (person)

Moore, John (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 43000 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x0002bc John Moore was born in Massachusetts and moved to Talladega, Alabama. Although he was educated as a doctor, he entered the mercantile business in Alabama. He lost all his property in 1855 and moved to Texas. From the guide to the John Moore papers, 1837-1866, (Manuscripts and Archives) Epithet: Alderman of Queenhithe a...

Andrews, Ann, b. 1895 (person)

Ann Andrews (1895?-1986), was a stage actress for the first half of the twentieth century with a wide range of friends in theatrical and motion pictures circles. Born in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 13, 1895 (some sources say 1890), Ann Andrews studied at Egan's Dramatic School in Los Angeles, and made her stage debut in the title role of Nju at the Little Theatre in Los Angeles in October 1916. She repeated this role for her New York stage debut the following March. Her subsequ...

Edwards, Alan, 1892-1954 (person)

Howard, Tom, 1886-1955 (person)

Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958 (person)

Canadian actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Wilmington, 9 March 1915], and [New York, n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1915, 9 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680597 Margaret Anglin (1876-1958) was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. Anglin performed on Broadway and around the country from 1889 to 1936. Like many of Broadway's stars at the beginn...

Sherman, Emily (person)

Alfred S. Campbell Art Co., photographer (corporateBody)

Gudenberg (Berlin), photographer (corporateBody)

Levine, Sammy (person)

Carr, George, ca. 1893-1962 (person)

Matthews, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1869-1960 (person)

Dekker, Albert, 1905-1968 (person)

Fokina, Vera, 1888-1958 (person)

Hopper, De Wolf, 1858-1935 (person)

Bergner, Elisabeth, 1897-1986 (person)

Natwick, Mildred, 1905-1994 (person)

Mildred Natwick, an actress, was born 19 June 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her first stage appearance was in "The Playboy of the Western World" at the Vagabond Theatre in Baltimore in 1929. She made her Broadway debut in CARRY NATION in 1932. Miss Natwick has appeared in over thirty plays in the United States and England. She was nominated for Tony Awards for THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS (1957) and 70, GIRLS, 70 (1971). Miss Natwick also appeared in films, incl...

Franchetti, Aldo (person)

Mayhew, Stella, 1875-1934 (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 ...

Foto Topics Inc., photographer (corporateBody)

Moscovich, Maurice, 1871-1940 (person)

Krembs, Felix (person)

Abbott, George, 1887-1995 (person)

American theatrical producer and director. From the description of George Abbott letter to William Work, 1953 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 502306264 ...

Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960 (person)

Born in Bakersfield, California (USA) on November 16, 1896, baritone Lawrence Tibbett began his career as an actor as well as a singer in performances of light operas and also in churches. Tibbett's teachers were Joseph Dupuy and Basil Ruysdael in Los Angeles and Frank La Forge and Ignaz Zitomirsky in New York. Tibbett's study in New York led to his Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Lewicki in Boris Godunov in 1923. Following shortly after his Met debut he sang the role of Valentin in Faus...

Waram, Percy C., 1881-1961 (person)

Vadie & Gygi (corporateBody)

Flint, Helen, 1898-1967 (person)

Bernardi, ... (person)

Le Breton, Flora (person)

Mitchell, Rena (person)

Lucas and Pritchard Studio (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Loftus, Cecilia, 1876-1943 (person)

Cecilia Loftus, actress. From the description of Recollections of Winston Churchill, manuscript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466882 ...

Foo, Lee Tung, 1875-1966 (person)

Da Silva, Howard, 1909- (person)

Greenwood, Charlotte (person)

Calloway, Harriett (person)

Cleugh, Dennis, 1881-1928 (person)

French, Peggy (person)

Adler, Luther, 1903-1984 (person)

Luther Adler, an actor, was born May 4, 1903 in New York City. He began his career at the age of five when he joined his parents, Jacob P. and Sarah Adler, stars of the Yiddish theater, and his brothers and sisters on stage. Mr. Adler performed on Broadway, in stock and on tour. He appeared in over twenty-five films and on television. He was a founding member of the Group Theatre. Luther Adler died December 8, 1984. From the guide to the Luther Adler papers, ...

Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956 (person)

Ruth Draper was a monologist, based in New York City. From the description of Ruth Draper Collection. 1913-1956. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476263868 American actress. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person, dated : [n.p.], 22 February [1910?], to [Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler], [1910?] Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565965 From the description of Autograph letter signed : 35 Montpelier Square, Ken...

Bainter, Fay, 1892-1968 (person)

Corbett, Leonora, 1908-1960 (person)

Love, Elizabeth (person)

Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976 (person)

English actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Chelsea and Duchess Theatre, to Denys Blakelock, 1947 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872363 Wife of Sir Lewis Casson Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x00026f ...

Hector, Louis (person)

Lhévinne, Josef, 1874-1944 (person)

Josef Lhévinne was a Russian pianist who lived in the United States after 1919. From the description of Financial records, 1908-1922. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122534415 Esther Ostroff, an American pianist, studied with Isidore Philipp. From the guide to the Correspondence received, 1931-1961, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Josef Lhévinne was a Russian pianist who lived in the United States after 1919. Fr...

Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949 (person)

Jazz dancer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904716 ...

Colbert, Claudette (person)

Capra, Frank Russell, 1897-1991 (person)

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified." Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, ...

Davis, Owen, 1907-1949 (person)

Paralta (Los Angeles, Calif.), photographer (corporateBody)

United Artists Corporation (corporateBody)

Ball, Juanita, photographer (person)

Lee, Madeline (person)

Wontner, Arthur, 1875-1960 (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000412.0x0002cf ...

D'Orsay, Fifi (person)

Byron, Arthur, 1872-1943 (person)

Kane, John (person)

Schwartz, Maurice, 1890-1960 (person)

Wilson, Frank, 1885-1956 (person)

Van Loan, H. H (person)

Marshall, Herbert, 1890-1966 (person)

Epithet: Dr; of Sloane MS 1326 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x0003b5 Herbert Marshall was a monoglot Englishman who came to work at the Aluminium Works (Laboratory Department) at Dolgarrog, Caernarfonshire. He learnt Welsh and could speak it exceptionally well. Later, he emigrated to Canada. He studied the mid-Conwy Valley extensively, consulting manuscripts and examining the ...

Burke, Billie, 1885-1970 (person)

American actress of stage and screen. From the description of Billie Burke collection, 1910-1957. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70965264 Florenz "Flo" Ziegfeld was a theatrical impressario who perfected a form of the musical comedy revue, the Follies, regarded as the pinnacle of the field, while he himself became a legendary figure, making and losing several fortunes, and marrying two of his biggest stars, Anna Held and Billie Burke. Born ...

Gardner, Edwin (person)

Kesslère, G. Maillard (George Maillard) (person)

Portrait artist and photogapher, George Maillard Kesslère (1894-1979) had a photography studio in Manhattan where he made portraits of thousands of well-known figures. From the guide to the G. Maillard Kesslère photographs, 1925-1952, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Portrait artist and photogapher, George Maillard Kesslère (1894-1979) had a photography studio in Manhattan where he made portraits of thousands of well-known figures. Fro...

Cooper, Anthony Kemble, 1908- (person)

Hixon Studio (Kansas City, Mo.), photographer (corporateBody)

Anders, Glenn, 1889-1981 (person)

Munson, Ona, 1906-1955 (person)

Ona Munson, actress, was born June 16, 1906 in Portland, Oregon. She began her professional career in 1922 as a dancer in vaudeville in New York. Three years later she was a musical comedy star appearing in NO,NONANETTE, TIP-TOES, TWINKLE, TWINKLE and HOLD EVERYTHING. Miss Munson was soon discovered by Hollywood and appeared in several films, including Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson. She returned to Broadway to appear in a number of dramatic plays, including AS ...

Homolka, Oscar, 1898-1978 (person)

Oscar Homolka (born August 12, 1898 in Vienna, Austria, died January 27, 1978 in Sussex, England) was an Austrian-American actor. Homolka attended the Royal Dramatic Academy in Vienna and began his career on the Austrian stage. Success there led to work in the much more prestigious German theatrical community in Munich and Berlin. His first films were Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheins (The Adventures of a Ten Mark Note, 1926), Hokuspokus (Hocuspocus, 1930), and Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Case, 1930)...

Fassnacht, Georg (person)

Park, Bertram, 1883- (person)

Lynn, William (person)

Herford, Beatrice (person)

Halliday, John, 1880-1947 (person)

Raymor (Chicago, Ill.), photographer (corporateBody)

Gish, Dorothy (person)

Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1960's. From the description of Papers, 1920-1990. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285335 ...

Sherwin, Jeannette, d. 1936 (person)

Everton, Paul, 1868-1948 (person)

Homer, Louise, 1871-1947 (person)

American opera star. From the description of Louise Homer letter to Mrs. Will Owen Jones [manuscript], 1906 November 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 708253781 Louise Homer (née Louise Dilworth Beatty), American contralto, was born in Shadyside, Pennsylvania, on April 28, 1871. She studied in Philadelphia and later Boston, where she met her future husband, the composer Sidney Homer. They were married in 1895. Together they went to France where s...

Collins, Ray, 1889-1965 (person)

Bromberg, J. Edward, 1903-1951 (person)

Actor on stage and screen and theatrical director, J. Edward Bromberg was born Joseph Bromberger on December 25, 1903 in Temesvar, Hungary and came to the United States with his parents when he was five years old. He grew up to be a short, dark and stocky character actor, one of the finest supporting players for both the theater and motion pictures in the 1930s-1940s. He was an original member of the Civic Repertory Theatre, the Group Theatre and the Actors' Laboratory T...

Love, Montagu, 1877-1943 (person)

Ross, Vera (person)

Shaler, Eleanor (person)

Bennett, Lois (person)

Fuller, Frances, 1907? - (person)

Philips, Mary, 1900-1975 (person)

Gaxton, William (person)

Rossi (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Greenstreet, Sydney (person)

Fink, Leonid, photographer (person)

Sasha, photographer (person)

Kennedy, Mary, 1955- (person)

Epithet: widow of Dr. W Kennedy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000576.0x000072 ...

Halliday, Robert, 1893- (person)

Nickolas Muray (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Anson, A. E. (Albert Edward), 1879-1936 (person)

Lenihan, Winifred, d. 1964 (person)

Keeler, Ruby (person)

Leonetti, Carlo (person)

Gilmore, Margalo (person)

Vanessi (person)

Marsh, Howard, d. 1969 (person)

Wayne, William (person)

Kolar, Victor (person)

American conductor, violinist, and composer of Czech birth. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and autograph postcard signed, dated : New York, 21 May and 26 August 1915, and [n.p., n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler and to Mr. & Mrs. Flagler, 1915 May 21 and Aug. 26 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578940 ...

Georges, S., Mme., photographer (person)

George, Grace, 1879-1961 (person)

Eagles, Jeanne, 1894-1929 (person)

Todd Studio (corporateBody)

Carroll, Gene (person)

McCoy, Mildred, 1931- (person)

Best, Edna, 1900-1974 (person)

Terris, Norma, 1904-1989 (person)

Boland, Mary, 1880-1965 (person)

American actress. From the description of Signature, dated : [n.p, n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270957564 ...

Heggie, O. P. (Otto Peters), 1876-1936 (person)

Lawrence, Charlie, 1896-1984 (person)

Gardner, Virginia (person)

Toloff, Lester, photographer (person)

Kirkland, Muriel, 1903-1971 (person)

American actress. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1925-1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508160 ...

Gallagher, John, 1956- (person)

Kirkland, Alexander (person)

Gilmore, Lowell, 1907-1960 (person)

Winninger, Charles, 1884-1969 (person)

Buckmaster, John (person)

Bampton, Rose (person)

Rose Bampton, an American operatic soprano born 1908, was married to Canadian conductor Wilfrid Pelletier; both had professional connections with conductor Arturo Toscanini. From the guide to the Collection of items associated with Arturo Toscanini, ca. 1882-1967, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) American mezzo-soprano, later soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed Rose B. Pelletier, dated : [New York], to Francis Mason, 1975 Nov. 1...

Banks, Leslie, 1890-1952 (person)

Friganza, Trixie, 1870-1955 (person)

Carroll, Mary (person)

Manners, Jayne (person)

Byington, Spring, 1886-1971 (person)

Pinchot, Ben, photographer (person)

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961 (person)

George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. His most successful solo script was The Butter and Egg Man, 1925. As a collaborator, Kaufman was prolific: with Marc Connelly he wrote Merton of the Movies, Dulcy, and Beggar on Horseback; with Ring Lardner he wrote June Moon; with Edna Ferber he wrote The Royal Family, ...

Chapman, Blanche, approximately 1851-1941 (person)

Christians, Mady, 1900-1951 (person)

Fletcher, Bramwell (person)

Winwood, Estelle, 1883-1984 (person)

Fairbanks, Madeline (person)

Luther, Holton, photographer (person)

Cavanagh, Paul, 1895-1964 (person)

Satz, Ludwig, 1891-1944 (person)

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 (person)

A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Jeayes, Allan, 1885-1963 (person)

Utmore, Betty (person)

Thorsen, Ethel (person)

Stephens, Harvey (person)

Teeman, Ann (person)

Toumanova, Tamara, 1917- (person)

Bottom, Si (person)

Powers, Tom, 1890-1955 (person)

Irving, Margaret, 1900? -. (person)

Crews, Laura Hope, 1880-1942 (person)

Taylor, Laurette, 1884-1946 (person)

Roland, Frederick, 1886-1936 (person)

Yago, Anna (person)

Moran, Rosie (person)

Walker, Charlotte, 1878-1958 (person)

Dixon, Adele (person)

Ehrhardt, Willie (person)

Vilan, Demetrios (person)

Aborn, Milton (person)

Korman, Murray, photographer (person)

Christy, Gloria (person)

Menken, Helen, 1902-1966 (person)

Dale, James (person)

Harris, Marion, 1896-1944 (person)

Karloff, Boris, 1887-1969 (person)

Sevitzky, Fabien, 1891-1967 (person)

Beattie, Aubrey (person)

Delar (corporateBody)

Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967 (person)

Arling, Joyce, 1911- (person)

Monroe, C. Heighton, photographer (person)

Clare, Edwin (person)

Horlick, Harry (person)

Vinton, Doris (person)

Alexander, Katharine, 1901- (person)

Schneider, Ernst, photographer (person)

Gordon, William C. (person)

Werrenrath, Reinald, 1883-1953 (person)

Osborne, Vivienne, 1896-1961 (person)

Mason, Reginald, 1882-1962 (person)

Deane, Berna (person)

Clark, Bobby, 1888-1960 (person)

Barker, Margaret, 1908-1992 (person)

Actress, director, writer and producer, Margaret Taylor Baker was born in Baltimore, Md. October 10, 1908, to the physician Dr. Llewellys Franklin Barker and his wife Lillian. "Beany," as she was nicknamed, attended the Calvert and Bryn Mawr Schools in Baltimore and then Bryn Mawr College for two years. After her Broadway debut in 1928, she pursued an acting career that spanned five and a half decades and included founding membership in the Group Theatre (1931), work wit...

Lowell, Helen, 1866-1937 (person)

Martínez Sierra, Gregorio, 1881-1947 (person)

Assen, Abdul (person)

Merkel, Una, 1903- (person)

Perrins, Leslie, 1902-1962 (person)

Montgomery, Douglass, d. 1966 (person)

Baker, Belle, 1895-1957 (person)

Haenschen, Gustave (person)

Dixon, Jean, 1896-1981 (person)

Irwin, Charles (person)

Bird, Richard, 1894-1986 (person)

Watts, Dodo, 1910- (person)

Beresford, Harry, 1863-1944 (person)

Adler, Fay (person)

Oggiano-Mitchell (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Geva, Tamara (person)

Roeder, Ralph, 1890-1969 (person)

Benney, Robert L., 1904- (person)

Robert Benney, a successful commercial artist and illustrator, gained recognition as a war artist-correspondent during World War II. In 1943 he was hired by Abbott Laboratories to document the Naval Aviation Department's activities in the Pacific. He was commissioned again by Abbott in 1944 to illustrate the Army Medical Department in the South Pacific, where he covered the invasion of Saipan. After WWII, Benney continued to work as an artist-correspondent. He traveled to North Africa in 1954 to...

Hull, Henry, 1890-1977 (person)

Kristen Richards Gallery (corporateBody)

Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967 (person)

British stage, screen, and radio actor; b. in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the description of Basil Rathbone collection, 1924-1950. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925636 Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Basil Rathbone : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512788 Huxley was an English novelist and Rathbone an English actor. Rathbone played a character in The giaconda smil...

Inescort, Frieda, 1901- (person)

Starr, Frances (person)

Menken, Grace (person)

Morrow, Irving (person)

Sale, Charles, 1885-1936 (person)

Lucas-Kanarian, photographer (corporateBody)

Webb, Clifton, 1893-1966 (person)

Actor; also known as Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck. From the description of Clifton Webb collection, 1929-1961. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70954216 ...

Stutz, Frances (person)

Feodorova, Irina (person)

Farrell, Charles, 1901- (person)

Del Val, Jean, 1892-1975 (person)

Mohi-Ud-Din, Prince (person)

Brooks, Alan, 1888-1936 (person)

Dooley, Johnny, 1887-1928 (person)

Buckler, Hugh, 1881-1936 (person)

De Barron (corporateBody)

Leontovitch, Eugenie (person)

Thurston, Howard, 1869-1936 (person)

Johnston, Moffat, 1886-1935 (person)

Lawrence, Gertrude (person)

Gertrude Lawrence, actress, was born Gertrud Alexandra Dagnar Lawrence Klasen in London, England on July 4, 1898. She was a musical star of stage and screen. She worked frequently with producer John Golden, and with actor and writer Noel Coward. Miss Lawrence's last stage appearance was with Yul Brynner in the musical, The King and I, in 1951. Gertrude Lawrence died on September 6, 1952. From the guide to the Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952, (The New York Public Library. Bill...

Gordon, Joan (person)

Mitchell (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Smith, Art, 1899-1973 (person)

Samuels, Rae, 1887-1979 (person)

Dolin, Anton, Sir, 1904- (person)

Williams, Frances, 1903-1959 (person)

Newton, Theodore, 1904-1963 (person)

Baker, George (person)

Epithet: organist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x0001b2 Epithet: Lieutenant-Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x000199 Epithet: of Add MS 36029 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x00019e Epithet: of the National As...

Olivier, Laurence, 1907- (person)

Moore, Florence, 1886-1935 (person)

Templeton, Fay, 1865-1939 (person)

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949 (person)

American playwright Philip Jerome Quinn Barry was born on June 18, 1896 in Rochester, N.Y. He was the youngest of the four children of James Corbett Barry and Mary Agnes Quinn. James Barry was a successful marble and tile contracter whose family had emigrated from Ireland when he was ten. His wife, also of Irish descent, was a Philadelphian, daughter of the proprietor of a lumber business. Barry matriculated at Yale University in 1913, but, war service intervening, did not receive his B.A. until...

Swanson, Gloria Borseth (person)

Craven, John, 1916-1995 (person)

Campbell, Craig, 1884-1965 (person)

Conroy, Frank, 1890-1964 (person)

Mishkin Studio (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Gateson, Marjorie, 1897-1977 (person)

Berle, Milton (person)

Romany, Enid (person)

Perry, Margaret, 1933-.... (person)

Harrison, Richard B. (person)

Richard Harrison (1864-1935) was an actor appearing most notably in "Green Pastures." He was also a skilled reader and interpreter of Shakespere. From the description of Richard B. Harrison collection, 1930-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486145 From the guide to the Richard B. Harrison collection, 1930-1935, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...

Cummings, Constance, 1910-2005 (person)

Carroll, Nancy, 1904-1965 (person)

Rinehart Marsden (Omaha, Neb.), photographer (corporateBody)

Flynn, Gertrude (person)

Ellinger, Desiree, 1893? -1951 (person)

Lytell, Bert, 1885-1954 (person)

Heather, Alfred (person)

Robinson, Jerome, photographer (person)

Wenman, Henry (person)

Dormer, Venetia (person)

Carson, Doris, 1910-1995 (person)

Hartsook, photographer (corporateBody)

Mendez, Lucila (person)

Hirshburg, Ray, photographer (person)

Barnard, Ivor, 1887-1953 (person)

Lonergan, Lester, 1869-1931 (person)

Phelps, Eleanor (person)

Hutchinson, Eugene, photographer (person)

Rayhuff-Richter, (Chicago, Ill.), photographer (corporateBody)

Bates, Sally, 1907- (person)

Olsen, George, 1893-1971 (person)

Foster, Phoebe, 1896- (person)

Lomas, Herbert, 1887-1961 (person)

Sarkoff, Olga (person)

Sylvester, Frank (person)

Melbourne Spurr (Hollywood, Calif.), photographer (corporateBody)

Loeb, Philip, 1894-1955 (person)

Philip Loeb (1894-1955) was an American stage and television actor. He worked at a number of theaters in New York as an actor, stage manager and casting director. He also taught at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1930s he joined the Actors' Equity Association and was a member of its Executive Committee. He was accused of being a communist supporter and was blacklisted after being summoned by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951. From the guide to the P...

Owen, Reginald, 1888-1972 (person)

Gaynor, Janet (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Janet Gaynor : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122308313 American actress; b. Laura Augusta Gainer, 1906; d. 1984. From the description of Janet Gaynor collection, 1920-1982. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70961680 ...

Brady, Alice, 1892-1939 (person)

Terry, Beatrice, 1890- (person)

Haynes, Marie, 1865-1934 (person)

Povah, Phyllis, 1920- (person)

Cerf, Elizabeth (person)

Jolson, Al, 1886-1950 (person)

Composer. From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110 Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His car...

Mershon, Bernice (person)

Forbes, Ralph, 1905-1951 (person)

Golby, Bob (person)

Phyfe, Hal, photographer (person)

McDonald, Donald, 1898-1959 (person)

Puck, Harry, 1890-1964 (person)

Grey, Roch (person)

Morrissey, Will, 1885-1957 (person)

Gombell, Minna, 1892-1973 (person)

Bogen, Norine (person)

Cook, Joe, 1890-1959. (person)

Adler, Hyman, d. 1945 (person)

Willison, Barbara (person)

Sutton, Susie (person)

Grant, Marian (person)

Maunsell, Charles (person)

Heming, Violet, 1895? - (person)

Losch, Tilly, 1904-1975 (person)

Vines, Margaret (person)

Linley, Betty, 1890-1951 (person)

Downey, Morton, 1901-1985 (person)

Tobin, Genevieve, 1901-1975 (person)

Green, Millicent (person)

Tynan, Brandon, 1875-1967 (person)

Nugent, J. C. (John Charles), 1878-1947 (person)

Arrau, Claudio, 1903-1991. (person)

Chilean pianist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Wittenburg, 30 August 1926, to Herr [Alexander Maria] Schnabel, 1926, 30 August. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680676 ...

Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943 (person)

Haigh, Andrew. (person)

Raisa, Rosa, 1893-1963 (person)

Collier, Constance, 1878-1955 (person)

Walter, Edwin, d. 1953 (person)

Thompson, Charles, 1891-1964 (person)

Epithet: Surge on General of Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x000090 ...

Maker, Joseph (person)

Moody, Eileen (person)

Larimore, Earle, 1899-1947 (person)

Carrillo, Leo, 1880-1961 (person)

Moscowitz, Jennie, ca. 1868-1953. (person)

Jennie Moscowitz was an actress prominent in Jewish theater circles for decades, initially on the Yiddish speaking stage and later in English language roles. Jennie Moscowitz was born Jennie Silverstein in Jassy, Romania, around 1868 or 1869. She was studying acting by the age of 12, and at 13 was touring Romania and Germany with Sarah Bernhardt in CAMILLE. By 1890 she had come to America, and before long was performing in the Jewish Art Theater, working with Jacob Adler...

Holtz, Lou (person)

Marion, George F., 1860-1945 (person)

Drake Studios (corporateBody)

Carminati, Tullio (person)

Morgan, Claudia (person)

Roberts, Leona, 1880-1954 (person)

Perkins, Osgood, 1892-1937 (person)

Harding, Ann, 1902-1981 (person)

Lord, Pauline, 1890-1950 (person)

Kern, Cecil (person)

Booth, Shirley (person)

Metaxa, Georges, 1899-1950 (person)

Foster Girls (corporateBody)

Keech, Kelvin K (person)

Groody, Louise, 1887-1961 (person)

Whipper, Leigh R. (Leigh Rollin), 1877-1975 (person)

Character actor in the movies and theater, a founder of the Negro Actors Guild of America. From the description of Leigh Rollin Whipper papers, 1861-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122346178 African American actor and playwright. From the description of Papers, 1864-1965. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941227 Leigh Whipper, one of America's best known character actors, was born in Charleston, South Carolina o...

Coburn, Ivah Wills, 1882-1937. (person)

Lucas Studio (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Hammond, Ruth, 1905-1992 (person)

Sarony (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Mills, E. H. (Ernest Herbert), 1874-1942 (person)

Schafer, A. L. (Adolph L.), 1902-1951 (person)

Keith-Johnston, Colin, b. 1896 (person)

O'Sullivan, Maureen, 1911- (person)

Janney, William, 1908-1992 (person)

Smith, Ben, 1905- (person)

Collins, G. Pat (George Pat), 1895-1959 (person)

Proctor, Cathrine, b. 1879 (person)

Logan, Jacqueline (person)

Kennedy, Madge, 1890-1987 (person)

Kelberine, Alexander, 1903-1940 (person)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (person)

The Five etudes-tableaux orchestrated by Respighi are originally from Rachmaninoff's op. 33 and 39 for piano solo. From the description of 5 etudes tableaux / S. Rachmaninoff ; orchestration de Ottorino Respighi. 1930. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092347 Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer and pianist. From the description of Sergei Rachmaninoff letter, New York, to Princess Maria Dimitriv Gagarin, 1942 May 4. (Pennsylvania State University Lib...

Price, Vincent, 1911-1993 (person)

Price, Vincent, 1911-1993, Actor, art collector, patron of Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 Aug. 6-14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646400285 Actor, art collector, patron; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 August 6-14 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77866325 Vincent Price was ...

Merrill, Beth, 1892-1986 (person)

Hill, Ira Lawrence (American photographer, active early 20th century) (person)

Lewis, Mabel Terry (person)

Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955 (person)

American actor, director, manager, promoter, and critic. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890-1955] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508085 Hampden was an American actor. From the description of [Letter] 1930 Jun. 19, 16 Gramercy Park, New York [to] Marjory P. Nield / Walter Hampden. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231685962 ...

Carson, Mindy (person)

Marcel, Ted (person)

Whitman, Ernest (person)

Moran & Mack (corporateBody)

Preminger, Otto (person)

Rose, Irving L., photographer (person)

Huston, Walter, 1884-1950 (person)

Angel Brothers (corporateBody)

Blinn, Holbrook, 1872-1928 (person)

Sanford, Erskine, 1885-1969 (person)

Hoctor, Harriet (person)

Harriet Hoctor (b. Sept. 25, 1905 in Hoosick Falls, New York; d. June 9, 1977 in Arlington, Virginia) was a dancer on Broadway and in films during the 1920s, 1930s and early 1940s. She began dance lessons at the age of twelve with Louis H. Chalif. She also studied with Ivan Tarasov, Anton Dolan, Merriel Abbott and Nicholas Legat. At seventeen, she started performing in vaudeville with the Keith/Orpheum Circuit. A year later the Duncan Sisters hired her to dance in "Topsy and Eva." In 1926, Hocto...

Clark, Kendall, 1912- (person)

Bruce, Nigel, 1895-1953 (person)

De Gregorio, Felice (person)

Columbia pictures (corporateBody)

Harry Cohn, who ran the company until his death in 1958, founded Columbia Pictures in 1924. Cohn was responsible for developing such stars as Rita Hayworth and the Three Stooges and for hiring director Frank Capra. In 1968 Columbia Pictures was reorganized as Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. with Columbia Pictures as a major division. From the description of Columbia Pictures records, 1934-1974. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 46542525 ...

Chenkin, Victor (person)

Daguerre (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Karger, George, photographer (person)

Boris, M. I, photographer (person)

Devine, Claire (person)

Macaulay, Joseph, d. 1967 (person)

Cadell, Jean, 1884-1967 (person)

Cugler, Carmen (person)

Burke, Onyte (person)

Johnson, Moffat, 1886-1935 (person)

Hutchinson, Josephine, 1904- (person)

Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1861 (person)

Stone, Dorothy, 1905-1974 (person)

Worlock, Frederic, 1886-1973 (person)

Smith, Stanley, 1905-1974 (person)

Leigh, Philip, d. 1935 (person)

Marshal, Arlien (person)

Nolan, Doris, 1916-1998 (person)

Hall, Natalie, 1904- (person)

Van Cleve, Edith, 1903- (person)

Tracy, Cora (person)

Cook, Elisha, Jr. (person)

Walz, Erik (person)

Koser (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Fassnacht, Elsa (person)

Meller, Tina (person)

Thomson, Beatrice (person)

Hackett, Albert (person)

Author, actor; interviewee b. 1900. From the description of Reminiscences of Albert Hackett : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122632015 Authors; interviewees are married. From the description of Reminiscences of Albert and Frances Hackett : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737533 ...

Cooper, Violet Kemble, 1886? -1961 (person)

Muni, Paul, 1895-1967 (person)

Paul Muni (Mehilem Weisenfreund), actor of stage and screen, was born in Austria on September 22, 1895. Muni's early career on the American stage was in the Yiddish theater where he acted under the name Muni Weisenfreund. His first role was in the production TWO CORPSES AT BREAKFAST in 1908. During the years 1908 through 1926 he toured in Yiddish theater productions becoming a member of the Yiddish Art Theatre in 1918. Paul Muni married Bella Finkel an actress of the Yid...

Farrell, Glenda, 1904-1971 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Glenda Farrell : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513192 ...

Massey, Raymond (person)

Rubin, Jose, 1886-1969 (person)

Guerini, Teresa (person)

Tobias, George, 1901-1980 (person)

American film producer. From the description of Typed letter signed : Hollywood, Calif., to Elia Kazan, 1950 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777953539 ...

Apeda (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

O'Neil, Peggy, 1898-1960 (person)

Raphael Studios, photographer (corporateBody)

Titheradge, Madge, 1887-1961 (person)

MacDonald, Jeanette, 1907-1965 (person)

Luboshutz, Pierre, 1891-1971 (person)

Pianist. From the description of Pierre Luboshutz and Genia Nemenoff collection, 1936-1980. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70922521 ...

Nash, George (person)

Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907- (person)

Cumberland, John, 1880- (person)

De Bellis (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Nelis, Sylvia (person)

Connelly, James Hargis, photographer (person)

Smith, Queenie, 1898-1978 (person)

Nicander, Edwin, 1876-1951 (person)

Wellesley, Alfred (person)

Lenare, photographer (person)

Walker, Polly, 1908- (person)

Brown Studio (Harrisburg, Penn.), photographer (corporateBody)

Sayre, Audrey (person)

Holman, Libby, 1906-1971 (person)

Hayward, Louis, 1909- (person)

Fernand De Gueldre (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Derwent, Clarence, 1884-1959 (person)

McGlynn, Frank, 1866-1951 (person)

Kingsford, Walter, 1881-1958 (person)

Meiser, Edith, 1898-1993 (person)

Edith Meiser's career spans vaudeville, Broadway, radio, and motion pictures. Her accomplishments in the fields of acting, writing and producing were most prominent in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. In addition she was on many committees and boards supporting theaters and actors. Born on May 9, 1898 in Detroit, Michigan her father was a journalist for the Detroit Free Press and her mother was an avid socialite active in many committees. She was educated at the Liggett School, Detroit; Kox Schule in Dre...

Rogers, Francis, 1870-1951 (person)

Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001391.0x00008f Epithet: Borsholder of Kemsing British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001391.0x00008e Writer on music. From the description of Autograph letters signed (12), dated : New York, 1927-1931 [and n.d.], to Mary [Flagler Cary], 1927-1931 [and n.d.], including 1927...

Rowell, Glenn (person)

Seymour, Jane, 1899-1956 (person)

Mitchell, Thomas, 1892-1962 (person)

Bow, Clara, 1905-1965 (person)

Garson, Greer, 1908-1996 (person)

Devine, Laurie (person)

Merivale, Philip, 1886-1946 (person)

Born in India. Stage actor and playwright. From the description of Philip Merivale letters to Mr. Brown and Bruce Humphries [manuscript], 1927-1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648017776 ...

Kruger, Otto, 1885-1974 (person)

Epithet: palaeographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x0000a5 ...

Sheffield, Flora, b. 1902 (person)

Brailowsky, Alexander, 1896-1976 (person)

Russian born French pianist. From the description of Alexander Brailowsky collection, 1921-2000. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971778 ...

Conklin, Peggy (person)

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 ...

Kerr, Frederick, 1858-1933 (person)

Pierlow, Jules (person)

Cameron, Madeline, 1893-1963 (person)

Allen, Elizabeth, 1971- (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 36061 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000813.0x0003ca Epithet: of Add MS 36029 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000813.0x0003c9 ...

McCormick, F. J., 1891-1947 (person)

Kriegsmann, James J. (person)

Lawlor, Mary (person)

Bell, James, 1891-1973 (person)

New York public library for the performing arts (corporateBody)

Foy, Eddie, 1856-1928 (person)

Vandamm Studio (corporateBody)

Lanchester, Elsa, 1902-1986 (person)

O'Ramey, Georgia, 1886-1928 (person)

Atwill, Lionel, 1885-1946 (person)

Aherne, Brian (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0001b2 ...

Travers, Henry, 1874-1965 (person)

Price, Georgie, 1900-1964 (person)

Briggs, Matt, 1883-1962 (person)

Lyssac, Paul (person)

Tearle, Conway, 1878-1938 (person)

Norcross, Hale, d. 1947 (person)

White, George, 1890-1968 (person)

Bryant, Charles, 1879-1948 (person)

Eliascheff, photographer (corporateBody)

Myrtil, Odette (person)

Eames, Clare, 1896-1930 (person)

Lawford, Ernest, 1870-1940 (person)

Myra, Olga (person)

O'Neil, Nance, 1874-1965 (person)

Arco Brothers (corporateBody)

O'Malley, Rex, 1906-1976 (person)

Lawrence, Betty (person)

Cavanaugh, Hobart, 1886-1950 (person)

Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991 (person)

British-born actress, director, and producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westport, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1967 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864535 Eva Le Gallienne (1899-1991) was an actress, producer, director, translator, teacher and writer. From the description of Eva Le Gallienne, prop letters from Camille, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517244 From the guide to the Eva Le Gallienne, ...

Lugosi, Bela, 1882-1956. (person)

Roache, Viola, 1885-1961 (person)

Ballantine, E. J., 1888-1968 (person)

Vernille, Nitza (person)

Rosley, Adrian, 1890-1937 (person)

Hutcheson, David, 1905-1976 (person)

Carnovsky, Morris (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Morris Carnovsky : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608344 American actors and members of the Group Theatre. From the description of An oral history interview with Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand Carnovsky / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by John Mucci, Pine Brook Lodge, Connecticut, 1987 September 14 : recording and transcript. (Paul, ...

Friedman-Abeles, photographer (corporateBody)

McCullough, Paul, d. 1936 (person)

Cameron, Donald, 1889-1955 (person)