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Aline MacMahon papers

Title
Aline MacMahon papers, 1899-1989.
Author
MacMahon, Aline, 1899-1991.
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Box 1Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-011 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
.5 lin. ft. (1 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Oral histories.
  • Photoprints.
  • Playbills.
  • Correspondence.
Source (note)
  • Aline MacMahon
Biography (note)
  • Aline MacMahon was born May 3, 1899 in McKeesport, Pa.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository:
  • Catalog cards in Cage Catalog.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-011
Author
MacMahon, Aline, 1899-1991.
Title
Aline MacMahon papers, 1899-1989.
Summary
The Aline MacMahon Papers consist of correspondence, programs and photographs which document her career and personal life. The correspondence includes early dealings with the Shuberts and fan mail. Photographs include both personal and professional images. There are also transcripts of oral history interviews highlighting her life and career.
Biography
Aline MacMahon was born May 3, 1899 in McKeesport, Pa. After studying and performing with the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre, she made her Broadway debut in THE MIRAGE (1921). She appeared in over 50 plays, among them THE EVE OF SAINT MARK (1942); ROMEO AND JULIET (1959); CORIOLANUS (1965); THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (1961); and TRELAWNY OF THE 'WELLS' (1975). Miss MacMahon also had a distinguished film career. Her 43 films include notable productions such as FIVE STAR FINAL (1931); ONCE IN A LIFETIME (1932); KIND LADY (1935); AH, WILDERNESS (1935); DRAGON SEED (1944) for which she won an Oscar nomination; THE SEARCH (1948) and ALL THE WAY HOME (1963). She appeared, as well, on radio and television. She died in October 1991.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: folder level control.
Catalog cards in Cage Catalog.
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Occupation
Actresses New York (State) New York.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-011
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