Paramount Theatre stage manager's records, 1936-1956.

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Paramount Theatre stage manager's records, 1936-1956.

The Paramount Theatre stage manager's records consist of stage layouts for orchestras, song lists, simple lighting plots, rehearsal schedules for performers, film schedules, and a small amount of correspondence.

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