Ellen Goldsmith papers, 1933-2007.
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Kitt, Eartha, 1927-2008
Eartha Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music, and on television. Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), a Grammy (twice), and an Emmy Award (twice). She enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at the Café Carlyle. These intimate performances have been captured in, Eartha Kitt, Live at The Carlyle.Eartha Mae Kitt was b...
The Newberry was founded on July 1, 1887 and opened for business on September 6 of that year. The Newberry’s establishment came about because of a contingent provision in the will of Chicago businessman Walter L. Newberry (1804-68), which left what later amounted to approximately $2.2 million for the foundation of a “free, public” library on the north side of the Chicago River, if his two children died without issue. After the deaths of Mr. Newberry’s daughters and then, in 1885, of his widow, t...
Midwest manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
Liberace (born Władziu Valentino Liberace, May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987) was an American pianist, singer, and actor. Liberace enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame from the 1950s to 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world with established concert residencies in Las Vegas and an international touring schedule. Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and of...
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was among the most important conductors of the second half of the 20th Century and also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. His best-known work is the Broadway musical West Side Story; other works include three symphonies, Chichester Psalms, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", the original score for the film On the Waterfront, and theater works including On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide, and his MASS. Bernstei...
Chicago Opera Ballet
Goldsmith, Ellen, 1926-2007.
Ballet and opera fan, employee of Chicago's Civic Opera House. Ellen Goldsmith (known as "Teddy") was born in 1926, having arrived in the United States in 1938. She was a long-time resident of the Hyde Park area of Chicago and graduated from Hyde Park High School. Among other jobs, during the 1960s and 1970s Goldsmith ran the coat check concession at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. An enthusiastic supporter and devotee of the Chicago ballet and...
Danny Kaye was a singer, dancer, actor and comedian active primarily from the 1930s through 1970s. Sylvia Fine, his wife, was a writer and composer who produced material for Kaye and others. She also produced television shows, and taught courses and lectured on musical comedy. From the description of Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128324 ...
Ruth Page, American dancer, choreographer, and director of ballet companies, was born in 1899, the daughter of a physician in Indiana. Her dance studies began with local teachers in Indianapolis. Like many a young girl, she was inspired by seeing Anna Pavlova perform, and actually did perform with the legendary dancer's troupe during a tour to South America in 1918. Her training continued in Chicago with Adolph Bolm who created The Birthday of the Infanta for her, dancing the role with Bolm's Ba...
Nilsson, Birgitta, 1970-
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994
Igor Youskevitch was born on March 13, 1912 near Kiev, Ukraine. In 1920, his family fled the Bolshevik Revolution and resettled in the former Yugoslavia. After graduating from high school in 1930, he studied engineering at Belgrade University. There he became involved in Sokol, the Slavic sports and gymnastics organization. At age 20, ballerina Xenia Grunt spotted Youskevitch at a gymnastics competition and urged him to consider a future in ballet. Youskevitch became Grunt's student...
St.Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Ruth St. Denis was an American dancer and dance teacher. From the description of Postcard, 1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007242 Dancer and faculty member. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1926-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155538190 Ruth St. Denis was one of the pioneers of modern dance. She first gained attention dancing with David Belasco's company, an experience which exposed her to European and Asian tradition...
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013
Epithet: Italian singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000287 ...
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973
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...
Uppman, Theodor, 1920-2005
New York City Ballet
The New York City Ballet is the brainchild of Lincoln Kirstein, who envisioned an American Ballet of young native dancers, trained and schooled to perform new, modern repertory. The company now performs 23 weeks of the year under the direction of Peter Martins. For further information see http://www.nycballet.com. From the guide to the New York City Ballet records, 1934-1976, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.) The New York City Ballet ...
Epithet: Italian singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x0000c7 ...
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987
Zoritch, George, 1917-2009
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. It was founded in Chicago in 1954, under the name 'Lyric Theatre of Chicago' by Carol Fox, Nicola Rescigno and Lawrence Kelly, with a season that included Maria Callas's American debut in Norma. The company was re-organized by Fox in 1956 under its present name and, after her 1981 departure, it has continued to be of one of the major opera companies in the United States. The Lyric is housed in a theater and relate...
Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960
American baritone, Leonard Warren (1911-1960), was a leading performer with the Metropolitan Opera for over twenty years, whose significant accomplishments have been overshadowed by his dramatic death onstage during a performance. As a member of the first generation of American-born opera singers to develop a truly international reputation, his success also helped to solidify their position within that prestigious company. Born Leonard Warenoff, the son of Russian immigr...
Alonso, Alicia, 1921-....
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997
Ballerina and dance educator Aleksandra Dionisyevna Danilova (1903-1907) was born in Petergof, Russia. In 1911, she began studying dance at the Russian Imperial Ballet School in Leningrad. There she met George Balanchine, with whom she would maintain a life-long friendship. In 1920, Danilova danced with the Maryinsky Ballet. She joined Balanchine's Soviet State Dancers for a tour of Western Europe in 1924. In December of that year, Sergey Diaghilev brought both her and Balanchine into his acclai...
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Sergei Denham (1896-1970) was a Russian-born banker and director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Leonide Massine (1896-1979) was Russian dancer and choreographer and artistic director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. From the description of Records concerning Leonide Massine, 1939-1969 (inclusive), 1942-1954 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557063 The Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo was a company that existed between 1938 and 1962 under the directorship of Sergei...