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Autograph album belonging to Tony Pastor

Title
Autograph album belonging to Tony Pastor, 1886-1887.
Author
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908.

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Mixed materialSupervised use 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 26103Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
1 v. (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Autograph albums.
Biography (note)
  • Tony Pastor was a central figure in the establishment and development of vaudeville in America.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
8-MWEZ+ n.c. 26103
Author
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908.
Title
Autograph album belonging to Tony Pastor, 1886-1887.
Summary
Hardbound autograph album, measuring 18 x 17 cm., with the word AUTOGRAPHS embossed on its cover. Flyleaf inscription reads "Tony Pastor, New York, Nov 21st 1886." Contains several autographs of American and European vaudeville performers, most of whom write inscriptions to Pastor. Autographs include Helena Modjeska, Lionel Brough, and Gus Williams.
Biography
Tony Pastor was a central figure in the establishment and development of vaudeville in America. Nicknamed "The Dean of Vaudeville," Tony Pastor was a former actor who opened his first variety theater in New York in 1865, and his second in 1881. He was known for influencing vaudeville performers towards using more family-friendly material, thus broadening the popularity of the form.
Local Subject
Autographs (Signatures, etc.)
Research Call Number
8-MWEZ+ n.c. 26103
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