- Found In
- c2pcSardi's (Restaurant). Caricatures and papers (CStRLIN)NYPW00-a182.
- 8 boxes.
- Source (note)
- Biography (note)
- Sardi's restaurant at 234 West 44th Street in New York City's theater district was opened on March 5, 1927 by Vincent and Eugenia Sardi.
- Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
- Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
- Linking Entry (note)
- Forms part of the Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures and papers.
- Processing Action (note)
- Call Number
- *T-Vim 1979-005
Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures, 1927-1952?.
This collection contains some of the drawings that were displayed on the walls of Sardi's restaurant from the first drawing of Alex Gard to Don Bevan drawings of the early 1950s. The caricatures are predominately, but not exclusively, from the field of performing arts. This includes music, cinema, theater and dance and ranges from performers to press agents and managers to writers. A few people from outside the performing arts field, such as Al Capone and Helen Keller, are also represented. The common factor among all the objects of the caricatures is that they all must have eaten at Sardi's.
This collection represents only a portion of the caricatures created during this period. The remainder remain with Sardi's.
Sardi's restaurant at 234 West 44th Street in New York City's theater district was opened on March 5, 1927 by Vincent and Eugenia Sardi. Inspired by a Paris restaurant, Sardi contracted with caricaturists to draw prominent restaurant patrons to illustrate the walls. The first caricaturist was Alex Gard who received a meal a day in return for his drawings and drew for Sardi's until his death in 1948. He was followed by John Mackey, whose tenure was brief, and then Don Bevan who worked from the early 1950s until his retirement in 1974.
- Linking Entry
Forms part of the Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures and papers.
Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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- Found In:
c2pcSardi's (Restaurant). Caricatures and papers (CStRLIN)NYPW00-a182.
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