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Celebrities of the theatre scrapbook

Title
Celebrities of the theatre scrapbook, late 19th - early 20th century.

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Mixed materialSupervised use MWEZ+ n.c. 5983Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Additional Authors
  • Allen, Viola, 1867-1948
  • Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950
  • Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
  • Barrett, Wilson, 1846-1904
  • Jeffries, Maud, 1869-1946
  • Arthur, Julia, 1869-1950
  • Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
  • Potter, Cora Urquhart, 1857-1936
  • Elliott, Maxine, 1868-1940
  • Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932
  • Gillette, William, 1853-1937
  • Mérode, Cléo de, 1875-1966
  • Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
  • Harned, Virginia, -1946
  • Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933
  • Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
  • Mannering, Mary, 1876-1953
  • Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951
  • Davenport, Fanny, 1850-1898
  • Irving, Isabel, 1871-1944
  • Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
  • Carter, Leslie, Mrs., 1862-1937
  • Lawrence, Lillian, 1868-1926
Description
1 bound volume : illustrations, some in color; 35 cm
Summary
Victorian-era made-to-purpose scrapbook containing cuttings of portraits from popular magazines, mainly unsourced and undated, some in color, of late 19th and early 20th century actresses and some actors including: Viola Allen, Julia Marlowe, Ellen Terry, Wilson Barrett, Maud Jeffries, Julia Arthur, Maude Adams, Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter, Maxine Elliott, Minnie Maddern Fiske, William Gillette, the dancer Cléo de Mérode, Sarah Bernhardt, Virginia Harned, E.H. Sothern, Ada Rehan, Mary Mannering, Olga Nethersole, Fanny Davenport, Isabel Irving, Ethel Barrymore, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Lillian Lawrence.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scrapbooks.
Note
  • A 19th century cloth and leather-bound folio volume scrapbook from an unknown manufacturer with gilt trim and decorated endpapers. Contents collected and assembled by an unknown compiler.
  • Holograph note from donor pasted to flyleaf: "This album of celebrities of the theatre was found in an old book shop by Dr. John Cummin and given to me[.] As it must have been compiled by a great lover of the theatre I feel that it belongs in a Library of Theatrical History, and so, reluctantly part with it[.] Julia Arthur Cheney Oct. -- [19]43"
Biography (note)
  • Julia Arthur was born as Ida Lewis in Hamilton, Ontario, May 3, 1869 and died March 28, 1950 in Boston, Massasschusets. One of the great actresses of her era, Arthur performed in numerous classical and popular stage successes and in some early films. She married Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Jr., a businessman from a wealthy family, in 1898.
Provenance (note)
  • Purchased as a gift for Julia Arthur Cheney by Dr. John Cummin. Gift of Julia Arthur Cheney to the Billy Rose Theatre Division, 1943.
Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 5983
OCLC
1041855022
Title
Celebrities of the theatre scrapbook, late 19th - early 20th century.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Biography
Julia Arthur was born as Ida Lewis in Hamilton, Ontario, May 3, 1869 and died March 28, 1950 in Boston, Massasschusets. One of the great actresses of her era, Arthur performed in numerous classical and popular stage successes and in some early films. She married Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Jr., a businessman from a wealthy family, in 1898.
Provenance
Purchased as a gift for Julia Arthur Cheney by Dr. John Cummin. Gift of Julia Arthur Cheney to the Billy Rose Theatre Division, 1943.
Local Note
Volume in generally fragile condition. Please handle with deliberate care.
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Added Author
Allen, Viola, 1867-1948, actor, depicted.
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950, actor, depicted.
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928, actor, depicted.
Barrett, Wilson, 1846-1904, actor, depicted.
Jeffries, Maud, 1869-1946, actor, depicted.
Arthur, Julia, 1869-1950, actor, depicted, donor, autographer.
Adams, Maude, 1872-1953, actor, depicted.
Potter, Cora Urquhart, 1857-1936, actor, depicted.
Elliott, Maxine, 1868-1940, actor, producer, depicted.
Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932, actor, depicted.
Gillette, William, 1853-1937, actor, depicted.
Mérode, Cléo de, 1875-1966, dancer, depicted.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923, actor, depicted.
Harned, Virginia, -1946, actor, depicted.
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933, actor, depicted.
Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916, actor, depicted.
Mannering, Mary, 1876-1953, actor, depicted.
Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951, actor, depicted.
Davenport, Fanny, 1850-1898, actor, depicted.
Irving, Isabel, 1871-1944, actor, depicted.
Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959, actor, depicted.
Carter, Leslie, Mrs., 1862-1937, actor, depicted.
Lawrence, Lillian, 1868-1926, actor, depicted.
Research Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 5983
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