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Joe Laurie Jr. drawings collection

Joe Laurie Jr. drawings collection, 1914-1952.
Laurie, Joe, 1893-1954.
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Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-208Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre


Additional Authors
  • Carlson, W. A.
  • D'Alessio, Gregory.
  • Doyle, Jerry Aloysius, 1898-
  • Fayko, George P., Jr.
  • Fuller, Ving.
  • Garel, Leo.
  • Godwin, Frank, 1889-1959.
  • Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970.
  • Guinness, Vic.
  • Johnstone, Will B.
  • McClure, Darrell, 1903-1987.
  • McManus, George, 1884-1954.
  • Vincenzo, Zito.
  • Friars Club (New York, N.Y.) sht
  • Lambs (New York, N.Y.) sht
1 box (64 drawings) : some col.; 73 x 44 cm. or smaller.
Original caricatures and sketches, mostly black and white and mostly of Joe Laurie Jr.
  • Caricatures.
  • Cartoons.
  • Comics.
  • Etchings.
  • Sketches.
Call Number
*T-Vim 2013-208
  • 869897283
  • 869897283
Laurie, Joe, 1893-1954.
Joe Laurie Jr. drawings collection, 1914-1952.
Comedian and author Joe Laurie Jr. (ca. 1894-1954) was born on the Lower East Side of New York City. He entered vaudeville in his teens, later performing in a number of shows on Broadway and across the U.S. Laurie and his first wife, Aleen Bronson, performed together in vaudeville until 1918; they had a son, Bryant. In 1922, Laurie married June Butcher and they lived in Forest Hills, New York. Laurie was a star of the radio version of Can you top this? He was the author of numerous vaudeville skits, screenplays, radio and television programs, plays, and syndicated columns, as well as the author of 2 books on vaudeville: Show biz, from vaude to video (with Abel Green) (Holt, 1951); Vaudeville: from the honkytonks to the Palace (Holt, 1953). After a long illness, Laurie died at St. Clare's Hospital, New York City at about age 61 (sources vary).
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Carlson, W. A. Artist
D'Alessio, Gregory. Artist
Doyle, Jerry Aloysius, 1898- Artist
Fayko, George P., Jr. Artist
Fuller, Ving. Artist
Garel, Leo. Artist
Godwin, Frank, 1889-1959. Artist
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970. Artist
Guinness, Vic. Artist
Johnstone, Will B. Artist
McClure, Darrell, 1903-1987. Artist
McManus, George, 1884-1954. Artist
Vincenzo, Zito. Artist
Friars Club (New York, N.Y.) Supporting host
Lambs (New York, N.Y.) Supporting host
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2013-208
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