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Ethel Waters portrait collection

Title
Ethel Waters portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1930?-1959?>

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Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Waters, EthelSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
  • Little, Jimmy K.
  • Rossner, Harry.
  • Klein, A.
  • Korman, Murray.
  • Moore, Chuck.
  • Lee, Geo.
  • M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
  • N.Y. age (New York, N.Y. : 1957)
  • Associated Booking Corporation.
  • Wide World Photos.
Description
  • <3> photomechanical prints : b&w; 21 x 13 cm. or smaller.
  • <9> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <29> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <8> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <1> photomecanical print : col. ;
Summary
Views of singer and actress Ethel Waters. The collection consists of individual portraits of Waters, some publicity stills, some candid shots. Publicity stills are from "Member of the Wedding," "At Home Abroad," "Pinky," "Cabin in the Sky" and others. Waters in group portraits receiving awards; during a radio broadcast; being sketched by a portrait artist on a movie set; performing on stage; and present at other social events. Included in group portraits with Waters is Noble Sissle, Frederick O'Neal, Billy Rowe, Arna Bontemps, Calvin Bailey, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Beatrice Lillie, Eleanor Powell and Herb Williams. Half, quarter, three-quarter and full-length views are included.
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subject
  • Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977
  • Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975
  • O'Neal, Frederick, 1905-1992
  • Rowe, William L
  • Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973
  • Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982
  • African American singers
  • African American actresses
  • Theatrical productions > United States > 1930-1949
  • African Americans > Social life and customs > 1930-1949
  • Rewards & prizes > United States > 1930-1949
  • Singing > United States > 1930-1949
  • African American motion picture actors and actresses
  • Radio broadcasting > United States > 1940-1959
Genre/Form
  • Motion picture stills – 1940-1959.
  • Publicity photographs – 1930-1959.
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1959.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1959.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Postcards – 1970-1979.
  • Autographs – 1930-1949.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints – 1930-1949.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Photographers include Harry Rossner, Morgan & Marvin Smith, Chuck Moore and others; some issued by Associated Booking Corporation.
  • Some photographs are cropped; some are duplicates; some photos have captions; some photos autographed.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some photographs are restricted; permission of photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo Waters, Ethel
OCLC
NYPG087000095-F
Title
Ethel Waters portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1930?-1959?>
Terms Of Use
Some photographs are restricted; permission of photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Added Author
Little, Jimmy K.
Rossner, Harry. Photographer
Klein, A. Photographer
Korman, Murray. Photographer
Moore, Chuck. Photographer
Lee, Geo. Photographer
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
N.Y. age (New York, N.Y. : 1957)
Associated Booking Corporation.
Wide World Photos.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Waters, Ethel
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