Kay Holley papers, 1889-1995.


Kay Holley papers, 1889-1995.

The collection consists of correspondence, news articles, photographs, playbills, concert and recital programs, and legal documents. There are a few original songs and sixteen cassette recordings of her playing. Holley entered the Julliard School in 1925 at age eight and graduated in 1933 at age sixteen. During her career, Holley directed the Radio City Music Hall Glee Club (1943-1951); coached and accompanied operatic vocalists, such as Eileen Farrell, Robert Merrill, and Beverly Sills, as well as performers such as Edie Adams, Ernie Kovacs, and Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters; following her return to Columbia, S.C., Holley served as musical director for productions with Town Theatre, Workshop Theatre and Columbia Lyric Opera, and as a voice coach for Kimberly Aiken, the 1994 Miss South Carolina and Miss America. Correspondents include Strom Thurmond, John C. West, Robert E. McNair, Max Liebman, and others; photographs, 1889-1994, include an 1889 image of her mother, Lena Halley Entzminger, as an infant, and signed photographs of Alexander Smallens, Erno Rapee, Bert Parks, Eileen Farrell, Edie Adams, Kimberly Aiken and Donald Russell. Also including one oversize sheet consisting of Christmas greetings, 1943, signed by Holley's friends and associates illustrated in color with an evergreen branch and a candle, drawn by "M.V." [located in Pob]

1 oversize item [on site: Pob]

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Sills, Beverly

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Parks, Bert

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West, John Carl, 1922-2004

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Adams, Edie, 1927-2008

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Liebman, Max

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Aiken, Kimberly, 1975-

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Entzminger, Lena Halley

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Workshop Theatre (Columbia, S.C.)

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Julliard School of Music

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Town Theatre (Columbia, S.C.)

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McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007

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Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004

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Russell, Donald Stuart, 1906-1998

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Judge, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, appointed 1971 by Richard M. Nixon; Governor, 1963-1966, of South Carolina; member, 1965-1967, U.S. Senate; president, 1952-1957, University of South Carolina; married, 1929, to Virginia Utsey Russell; reared in Chester, S.C. From the description of Proceedings on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Donald S. Russell, United States Circuit Judge and South Carolina Statesman ; 1996 Feb. 24. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40...

Smallens, Alexander, 1889-1972

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Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.). Glee Club.

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Holley, Kay, 1917-1994.

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Holley worked as a professional musician and voice coach in New York City (ca. 1925-1960) and Columbia, S.C. (1960-1994); born Sarah Catherine Entzminger in Aiken, S.C., she later legally changed her name to Kay Holley, the moniker under which she performed professionally; after returning to Columbia in 1960, Holley worked with the Graham and Hamby advertising firm. From the description of Kay Holley papers, 1889-1995. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 57551655 ...

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