Leopold Badia papers,

Title
Leopold Badia papers, 1937-1966.
Author
Badia, Leopold.

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Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2003-044Offsite

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Description
1 portfolio
Genre/Form
  • Contracts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Radio scripts.
  • Scripts.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • found in cage file
Biography (note)
  • Leopold Badia (1905-1976) was an actor for many years, appearing in a number of Broadway shows, on radio, and in stock and repertory productions in several cities.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-044
Author
Badia, Leopold.
Title
Leopold Badia papers, 1937-1966.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Leopold Badia papers consist of a variety of materials reflecting a long acting career, including contracts, salary stubs, portions of scripts, sheet music, some correspondence, and a complete radio script from 1945. Contracts for stock productions make up the bulk of Leopold Badia's papers, but there are also several "sides" representing his character's lines from plays, including SPEAK EASY and THE GENTLEMAN FROM ATHENS, and brief notes from colleagues such as José Ferrar, Fredric March, and Sam Levene. The radio script is from a series called ONE MAN'S DESTINY, celebrating the lives of prominent people. This episode is devoted to New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.
Biography
Leopold Badia (1905-1976) was an actor for many years, appearing in a number of Broadway shows, on radio, and in stock and repertory productions in several cities. Born in Seville, Spain, Jan. 2, 1905, but long a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., Leopold Badia made his Broadway debut in a show called SPEAK EASY in 1927. The following year he appeared in the premiere of Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL with Clark Gable. Other Broadway credits include A BELL FOR ADANO (1944), the 1946 revival of CYRANO DE BERGERAC opposite José Ferrar, and THE GENTLEMAN FROM ATHENS (1947) with Anthony Quinn. Badia was an active member of Actors Equity Association, and often served as Equity Deputy for the shows in which he appeared. Leopold Badia died on July 2, 1976.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-044
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