Spencer Berger papers circa 1895-1999


Spencer Berger papers, circa 1895-1999

Spencer Berger papers circa 1895-1999

The collection consistsof material created and accumulated by Spencer Berger, stemming from hisavocational interest in film, theater, and music, and from his particularresearch and collecting activities focused on actors John Barrymore, LionelBarrymore, and Ethel Barrymore and musicians Ted Lewis and Leopold Stokowski.Material includes correspondence; photographs, including movie stills andautographed photographs of John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore,and others; playbills, clippings, and other printed material; notes;scrapbooks; and other papers.

18.50 linear feet (25boxes)


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Barrymore, John, 1882-1942

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Barrymore, Lionel

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After the engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. First performance Indianapolis, Indiana, 23 November 1946, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Sevitzky conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Piranesi suite / Lionel Barrymore. c1946. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696866 Barrymore was born as Lionel Blythe on Apr. 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA; he became a leading Broadway actor by 1900; began film career in 1909; appeare...

Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977

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Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0002db Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was an American conductor. Upon graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1900, Stokowski performed as an organist and choral director for several years in England, Europe, and the U.S. before becoming director of the Cincinnati Orchestra in 1909. His distinguished conducting career included appearances and dire...

Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959

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

Lewis, Ted, 1892-1971

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Berger, Spencer.

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Spencer Merriam Berger was a business executive and film historian. He was born on May 6, 1917 in New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale University in 1940. He served as president and chairman of the board of the former Berger Brothers Company of New Haven, which made women's and surgical corsets. He was a leading authority on the Barrymores and an enthusiast of Ted Lewis and Leopold Stokowski. From the guide to the Spencer Berger papers, circa 1895-1999, (Beine...