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Olive Reeves-Smith Papers

Title
Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964 (bulk 1920-1961).
Author
Reeves-Smith, Olive, 1894-1972.
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Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1962-002 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1962-002 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
3.2 linear feet (6 boxes).
Summary
The papers of Olive Reeves-Smith consist of correspondence, clippings, personal papers, programs, scrapbooks, sheet music, and photographs.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Programs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Clippings.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Olive Reeves-Smith
Biography (note)
  • Olive Reeves-Smith was an actress who worked primarily in the theater and musical comedy and was best known as a character actress.
  • She was married twice, both to actors. The first was Denman Maley and the second was Fuller Mellish, Jr. She died in New York in 1972.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1962-002
OCLC
NYPW94-A404
Author
Reeves-Smith, Olive, 1894-1972.
Title
Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964 (bulk 1920-1961).
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Olive Reeves-Smith was an actress who worked primarily in the theater and musical comedy and was best known as a character actress. She was born in Etwell, England on November 23, 1894, daughter of the English actor, Harry Reeves-Smith. Beginning as a musical comedy actress in England, she had a long career on the American stage as a character actress. Playing many minor roles, she gained notice as George M. Cohan's lead in his PIGEONS AND PEOPLE and played Dolly Bloomer in many productions of BLOOMER GIRL. She played both a cockney and the elegant Lady Boxington in MY FAIR LADY.
She was married twice, both to actors. The first was Denman Maley and the second was Fuller Mellish, Jr. She died in New York in 1972.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Local Note
Some materials in this collection previously cataloged as MWEZ+ n.c. 19161-19162; 21270-21275; 25402.
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*T-Mss 1962-002
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