Zero and Kate Mostel papers, 1915-1986.
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Actor and artist Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Seward Park High School and earned a B.A. in art from the City College of New York in 1935. After a series of jobs, he worked with the WPA art project teaching and lecturing at museums. His lectures were so entertaining that he was often booked at union halls, Catskills hotels, and various benefits. It was at one such event that radio director and producer Hyman Br...
Duke Ellington (b. Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899, Washington, DC–d. May 24, 1974, New York, NY) was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestra leader. He began piano lessons at 7 and wrote his first composition, "Soda Fountain Rag", in 1914. Ellington became a more serious piano student as a teenager after hearing poolroom pianists in Washington, DC. Ellington moved to Harlem, ultimately becoming part of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1920s. He began a regular booking at the Cott...
From 1934 to 1937 The U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities began as the Special Committee on Un-American Activities and was also known as the McCormack-Dickstein Committee. The Dies Committee, was created on May 26, 1938, with the approval of House Resolution 282, which authorized the Speaker of the House to appoint a special committee of seven members to investigate un-American activities in the United States, domestic diffusion of propaganda, and all other questions relating thereto...
Romanian and French author, playwright, and critic, Eugène Ionesco (1909-1994), was one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. From the description of Letters, photographs, and ephemera, 1969-2001. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 436464327 Eugene Ionesco, playwright. Tina Howe, translator. From the description of The lesson : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468111 From the description of Th...
Joan McCracken (1922?-1961) was a star of musical comedy, as well as film and television. Born in Philadelphia on December 31, 1917 (most sources say 1922), Joan McCracken began her stage career as a trained ballerina, the youngest soloist in the Philadelphia Ballet, under the leadership of its founder/star Catherine Littlefield. McCracken joined Radio City Music Hall's corps-de-ballet and was there for a year before making her Broadway debut in the original production o...
Contains correspondence from Gladys Lloyd Cassell Robinson, wife of Edward G. Robinson. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1940-1944. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893597 American actor and author; b. Emanuel Goldenberg in Romania. From the description of Edward G. Robinson collection, 1912-1988. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 71055456 Edward G. Robinson owned an electric company in Auro...
Company originally opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 26, 1970, and ran until Jan. 1, 1972. From the description of Company a musical comedy / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by George Furth 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 709905537 In Nov. 1999 a staged reading of an earlier version of this material was presented at New York Theatre Workshop under the title Wise guys, featuring Nathan Lane and Victor Garber. The title Gold! had...
Jerry Bock, composer. Sheldon Harnick, lyricist. George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, book. John Weidman and Walter Bobbie, concert adaptation. From the description of Tenderloin: typescript, 2000. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122313832 Jerry Bock, composer. Sheldon Harnick, lyricist. Joe Masteroff, librettist. From the description of She loves me: typescript, 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531582 Jerr...