Frueh, Alfred Joseph.
Billy Rose Theatre Division
- ca. 34 linocuts : some col. ; 46 x 36 cm. or smaller.
- 15 boxes (ca. 530 drawings) : some col. ; 75 x 60 cm. orsmaller.
Black and white original caricatures and color linocuts oftheatrical productions and personalities. Many of the caricatures of theatrical productions appeared in the New Yorker magazine between 1925 and 1962. Productions depicted include: The children's hour by Lillian Hellman,1934 and 1953; Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, 1942 and1953; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, 1923 and 1935; Twentieth century by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur(based on a play by Charles Bruce Milholland), 1933 and 1951; and the 1934 and 1936 editions of the Ziegfeld follies. Also included are 2 caricatures of the motion picture, City lights, 1931, with Charlie Chaplin, and 1 caricature of the Ziegfeld Theatre exterior, depicting thetower of the building as a woman's leg and foot, 1929.
Caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator, Alfred Frueh, was born in Lima, Ohio in 1880. In his early career, he worked at the St. Louis post-dispatch and the New York world. From 1908 to 1909, Frueh studied art in Europe. In 1925, Frueh joined the staff of the New Yorker magazine,which published his work until 1962. Frueh died in Sharon,Connecticut in 1968.
Controlled Access Terms
- Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959.
- Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. City lights.
- Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
- Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
- Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964. Twentieth century.
- Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984. Children's hour.
- Scheff, Fritzi, 1879-1954.
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
- Williams, Bert, 1874-1922.
- Theater -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
- Actors -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
- Actresses -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Additional Creator Names
- MacArthur, Charles, 1895-1956. Twentieth century.
- Millholland, Charles Bruce.