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Morey and Eaton papers

Title
Morey and Eaton papers, 1926-1953.
Author
Morey and Eaton.

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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1993-037 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1993-037 Box 2Offsite

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Additional Authors
  • Eaton, Harry.
  • Morey, Dorothy.
Description
.67 linear foot (2 boxes)
Summary
Dorothy Morey and Harry Eaton were variety performers who had a singing, talking, and dancing act that they performed in vaudeville theaters across the United States. The pair, who were married, performed as Murray and Fayne (or Fane) in the 1920s and 1930s, and began performing as Morey and Eaton in the 1940s. The Morey and Eaton papers contain scripts, scores, notes, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs dating from 1926 to 1953. The collection contains scripts, notes, and scenarios for sketches written by Eaton and Morey; several sketches by Jack "Snooze" Kinneard; and sketches by unidentified authors. There are two proposals for television game shows, written by Eaton, dating to the early 1950s. Scores include songs by Eaton such as "I Wish I Could Afford to Live the Life I'm Livin'"; songs by Eaton and Anne Barry including "You Helped Me to Forget" and "How Can I Ever Tell Him"; "I Want to Be an Iceman" by Dorothy Murray; and songs by Anita La Pierre. Clippings contain reviews and advertisements for Morey and Eaton from the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence and ephemera, mostly pertaining to Eaton, including contracts and letters regarding bookings. There is a pedigree for one of Morey and Eaton's pet Chihuahuas; their Chihuahuas sometimes appeared in their act. The collection also contains three promotional photographs and a printing plate depicting Morey and Eaton.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scores.
  • Scripts (documents)
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Terms of Use (note)
  • The author/creator retains copyright of materials. For information on obtaining permission to publish, contact the Theatre Division at theatre@nypl.org.
Source (note)
  • Unknown.
Call Number
*T-Mss 1993-037
OCLC
907055516
Author
Morey and Eaton.
Title
Morey and Eaton papers, 1926-1953.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Terms Of Use
The author/creator retains copyright of materials. For information on obtaining permission to publish, contact the Theatre Division at theatre@nypl.org.
Source
Unknown.
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Occupation
Entertainers.
Added Author
Eaton, Harry.
Morey, Dorothy.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1993-037
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