Theatrical diaries kept by Florence Marx Hellman, 1903-1942.

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Hellman, Florence Marx. Theatrical diaries kept by Florence Marx Hellman, 1903-1942.

Theatrical diaries kept by Florence Marx Hellman, 1903-1942.

The volumes contain detailed descriptions and critiques of many plays, concerts and perfomers, with printed programs and photographs pasted into the volumes. The plays, operas and concerts were performed in theaters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Venice, Paris, London, Berlin, Munich and Vienna. The diaries also discuss automobile trips that the Hellmans took in Europe, current fashions, social life, etc. The diaries cover many well-known actors, singers, dancers, composers, playwrights and members of the British Royal Family including: Zoe Akins, Queen Alexandra, Judith Anderson, Fred Astaire, Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, J.M. Barrie, Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt, Jack Buchanan, Billie Burke, Enrico Caruso, Noel Coward, Isadora Duncan, Queen Elizabeth II, Edith Evans, Geraldine Farrar, Lynn Fontanne, John Gielgud, Helen Hayes, Leslie Howard, Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Alfred Lunt, W. Somerset Maugham, Henry Miller, Waslaw Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Will Rogers and Peggy Wood.

16 volumes.

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