Wilson, Fred H.
Billy Rose Theatre Division
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Consists of eight letters written to stilt-walker Fred H. Wilson, most of which pertain to his annual performances at the New York Police Department's September Field Day event. There is also a letter from motion picture industry spokesman Will Hays, thanking Mr. Wilson for his performance at a charity drive. The Hays letter includes atiny snippet of film printed onto paper stock, featuring several frames depicting a stilt-walker, presumably Wilson. There are also two letters from the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York, arranging Wilson's appearance in a 1924 production of Rimsky-Korsakov's COQ D'OR.
Fred H. Wilson was a professional stilt-walker, who performed at fundraising events and in other venues in theNew York area during the 1920s.
Controlled Access Terms
- Entertainers -- United States.
- Performing arts -- United States.