Theater and Entertainment Scrapbooks 1883-1947


Theater and Entertainment Scrapbooks 1883-1947

This collection contains scrapbooks consisting of article clippings, theater programs, playbills, images of actors, and other ephemera pertaining to theater and live entertainment activities. A majority of the theater productions (and subsequent newspaper reviews) occurred in the Cleveland area, but there are several programs featuring New York City and Boston productions as well as other locations. Collection processed and EAD Finding Aid created by Jean Cottrill under the direction of Amy E. Dawson, Manager of Literature Department and Ohio Center for the Book.



SNAC Resource ID: 6392887

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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 (person)

Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893, in Berlin, where her father, Peter Cortelyou Cornell, a distant relation of Cornell University founder Ezra Cornell, was studying medicine. Later in 1893, Peter Cornell and his wife Alice Gardner Plimpton returned to their native city, Buffalo, New York with their daughter, Katharine. Her father practiced medicine in Buffalo, for several years, but he found his time and interest increasingly taken up with the family hobby. His father, S. Douglas C...

Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932 (person)

Minnie Maddern Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey; December 19, 1865 – February 15, 1932), but often billed simply as Mrs. Fiske, was one of the leading American actresses of the late 19th and early 20th century. She also spearheaded the fight against the Theatrical Syndicate for the sake of artistic freedom. She was widely considered the most important actress on the American stage in the first quarter of the 20th century. Her performances in several Henrik Ibsen plays widely introduced American a...

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 (person)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was the only son and third and youngest child of George Carr and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly Shaw. Though descended from landed Irish gentry, Shaw's father was unable to sustain any more than a facade of gentility. Shaw's official education consisted of being tutored by an uncle and briefly attending Protestant and Catholic day schools. At fifteen Shaw began working as a bookkeeper in a land agent's office which required him t...

Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 (person)

Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Born June 28, 1858 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was brought up in Hartford, Connecticut where his father Charles Skinner was a Universalist minister. Otis Skinner was interested in theater from a young age, and through his father's friendship with P.T. Barnum was introduced to William Pleater Davidge, who gave him his first theatrical role. In the latter half of the 1870s, he played various bit roles in stock companies, and alongsid...

De Mille, Henry Churchill, 1850-1893 (person)

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Marsh, W. Ward, 1893-1971 (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, ...

Shubert Theatre (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Bellew, Kyrle, 1855-1911. (person)

English actor From the guide to the Harold Kyrle Bellew notes to Mr. Falk, 1885, 1895, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) English actor in America. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Helen F. Levy, 1908 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131686 ...

Barrie, J.M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 (person)

James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was a playwright and novelist who is chiefly remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. Barrie was born in Scotland and moved to London in 1885 where he would reside for the remainder of his life. His first successful novel, Auld licht idylls, was published in 1888 and Barrie continued to write fictional and autobiographical tales until the late 1890s. In 1897 Barrie became focused on writing for the theatre, producing Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up, in 190...

Mitchell, Thomas, 1892-1962 (person)

Cleveland Public Library. Literature Department (corporateBody)

The Cleveland Public Library Literature Department contains materials related to classic and contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, cinema, radio, television, theater, literary criticism and biography, writing and journalism, printing and publishing, library and information science, humor, and public speaking. Currently, the Literature Department holds over 500,000 volumes and has a collecting emphasis on materials pertaining to American and English literature and local theater and au...

Davis, Owen, 1874-1956 (person)

Davis was a playwright of dramas and melodramas. He wrote the play "Icebound" in 1922 for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Papers, 1910-1951. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29631562 ...

Stephen, Robert S. (person)

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

Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 (person)

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

Doro, Marie (person)

Actress Marie Doro was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an attorney, E.H. Stuart. She first appeared on the stage in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1901, made her New York debut in 1903 and her London debut in 1905. She starred in THE MORALS OF MARCUS (1907), OLIVER (1912), as Oliver, THE NEW SECRETARY (1913), The LILIES OF THE FIELD (1921), and many others. She also starred in a number of silent films, particularly film versions of her plays. From the guide to the Marie Doro...

Bell, Archie, 1877-1943 (person)

Glaser, Vaughan, 1872-1958 (person)

Stone, Fred, 1873-1959 (person)

McDermott, William F. (person)

William Fee McDermott (1888-?) was a Presbyterian minister, religious editor of the Chicago Daily News, and author of numerous short stories and feature articles. As a free-lance writer, McDermott contributed over six hundred articles to national and religious magazines including Reader's Digest, Coronet, Colliers, Post, McCall's, This Week, Rotarian, Pageant, Kiwanis, Christian Herald and Life, Good Housekeeping, and many others. He wrote on a wide range of topics including social concerns, pol...

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Adams, Maude, 1872-1953 (person)

Maude Ewing Kiskadden (1872-1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American stage actress who achieved her greatest success as Peter Pan. From the description of Maude Adams visiting cards, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 774127810 Actress, author, and educator. From the description of Maude Adams papers, 1925-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981090 American actress and teacher, also known as Maude Adams Kiskadden. ...

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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...