Paramount Theatre stage manager's records 1936-1956

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Paramount Theatre stage manager's records 1936-1956

The records consist of the files of stage manager, Paul Bracco for Paramount Theatre productions between 1936 and 1956.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6317870

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