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J. A. Partington papers, scores and sheet music

Title
J. A. Partington papers, scores and sheet music, 1924-1931.
Author
Partington, J. A. (John Allan), 1890-1944.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Box 1Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1991-006 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1991-006 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1991-006 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1991-006 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1991-006 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

Details

Description
2 lin. ft.
Uniform Title
Publix Opinion.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photoprints.
  • Outlines.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
  • One day prior notice may be necessary to view collection.
Source (note)
  • Unknown
Biography (note)
  • J. A. Partington was a producer, inventor and stage manager.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository:
  • Catalog cards in Cage catalog. Previously classed as 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,803-28,807.
Processing Action (note)
  • Described and Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1991-006
Author
Partington, J. A. (John Allan), 1890-1944.
Title
J. A. Partington papers, scores and sheet music, 1924-1931.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Access
One day prior notice may be necessary to view collection.
Summary
The J. A. Partington Papers span the years 1924-1931 and consist of photographs, production notes, sheet music and scores and in some cases stage plans of his productions at the Granada Theatre in San Francisco and the Publix Theatres Corporation, particularly the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles and the Paramount Theatre in New York City. There are some issues of Publix Opinion, the house newsletter of the Publix Theatres Corporation. There are no materials from Partington's career at the Roxy Theatre in New York City.
Biography
J. A. Partington was a producer, inventor and stage manager. Born on the Isle of Man in 1890, he and his family migrated to California when he was five. Partington produced stage shows which were performed before featured films at the Granada and Metropolitan Theatres in San Francisco and later for the Publix Theatres Corporation. Partington is best known for his invention of the rising orchestra pit and the disappearing footlights. Partington produced the stage shows of the Roxy Theatre for Fanchon and Marco until his death. He died in New York City in 1944.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: folder level control.
Catalog cards in Cage catalog. Previously classed as 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,803-28,807.
Connect to:
Occupation
Stage managers United States.
Added Title
Publix Opinion.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1991-006
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