Tony Pastor collection, 1863-1959.


Tony Pastor collection, 1863-1959.

The bulk of the collection, handwritten scripts and actor's sides for some of the one-act plays and skits that appeared in Pastor's theatres, provides insights into the kind of entertainment that was offered in the best vaudeville bills.

3.5 lin. ft. (7 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6771814

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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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...