Tony Pastor collection 1863-1959


Tony Pastor collection 1863-1959

Tony Pastor is considered the "Father of American Vaudeville". The collection consists of photographs (mostly of Tony Pastor), manuscript scripts and actor's sides for vaudeville skits, handbills, a limited amount of correspondence and personal papers, personal memorabilia of Mrs. Tony Pastor, some clippings, and correspondence between the original purchaser of the collection, Charles Hechler, Jr., and the musicologist Sigmund Spaeth.

3.5 lin. ft.; 7 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6317949

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Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908 (person)

Tony Pastor (1837-1908) was an American variety performer, songwriter, and theater owner. Known as the "Father of Vaudeville," he became famous for his comic songs in the 1860s. As an impresario, he developed family-friendly variety shows that served as an alternative to the bawdy and male-oriented Vaudeville performances of the time. From the guide to the Tony Pastor Letter, 1893, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) American variety performe...