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Carroll McComas papers

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Carroll McComas papers, 1914-1962.
Author
McComas, Carroll, -1962.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1996-043 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1996-043 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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1.5 lf. (2 boxes)
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Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Virginia Mattis
Biography (note)
  • Actress Carroll McComas, daughter of Charles Carroll McComas and actress, Alice Moore McComas, began her career as a singer, dancer and whistler in vaudeville.
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Call Number
*T-Mss 1996-043
OCLC
NYPW97-A64
Author
McComas, Carroll, -1962.
Title
Carroll McComas papers, 1914-1962.
Summary
The Carroll McComas papers span the years 1914-1962 and document aspects of her life and career from the early days of vaudeville until her death in 1962. Included is correspondence about her ANTA guest artist appearance in THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The bulk of the collection however, is photographs that represent many productions in which McComas appeared including THE JOLLY ROGER, NIGHT HAWK and the motion picture JAMAICA RUN.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Actress Carroll McComas, daughter of Charles Carroll McComas and actress, Alice Moore McComas, began her career as a singer, dancer and whistler in vaudeville. Her first "regular production", so termed by McComas, was in Charles Frohman's THE DOLLAR PRINCESS. For the next few years she played in both drama and musical comedy and was a success in the title role of MISS LULU BETT. Her association with Walter Hampden brought other successful roles in THE JOLLY ROGER, CYRANO DE BERGERAC and THE RING OF TRUTH.
In 1930, McComas left the theater to marry Selskar Gunn, vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation. After her husband's death in 1944, she returned to the stage appearing in the USO tour of OUR TOWN with Raymond Massey. Other roles were in ARMS AND THE MAN, DESIGN FOR A STAINED GLASS WINDOW and as an ANTA guest artist in THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Her last New York appearance was in 1959 in THE INNOCENTS. McComas also appeared on television playing the Nurse opposite Susan Strasberg in ROMEO AND JULIET and in numerous motion pictures, including JAMAICA RUN and THE MIRACLE WORKER. Carroll McComas died in 1962 of a heart attack.
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Foster, Lewis R., -1974.
Thomas, A. E. (Albert Ellsworth), 1872-1947. Jolly Roger.
Oliver, Roland Anthony. Night hawk.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Glass menagerie.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1996-043
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