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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Sources:

Description of Series

Series I. Morris Gest Papers, 1872-1966

Series II. Oliver Sayler Papers, 1864--1958

Restricted materials (Do not page without curatorial approval)

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Morris Gest:

An Inventory of His Collection in the Performing Arts Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Gest, Morris, 1881-1942
Title: Morris Gest Collection
Dates: 1864-1966 (bulk 1894-1958)
Abstract: The Morris Gest Collection, 1864-1966 (bulk 1894-1958), compiled by Gest’s press agents, Oliver Sayler and Marjorie Barkentin, documents the life and career of one of Broadway’s most successful and well-known producers of the 1910s and 1920s. Included are materials from his productions of The Miracle, directed by Max Reinhardt and designed by Norman Bel Geddes, and of the Moscow Art Theatre’s only performances in the United States. Also present are drafts of Sayler’s unpublished biography of Gest, correspondence, photographs, drawings, costume designs, posters, programs, scripts, scrapbooks, business and legal documents, clippings, and notes.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection No. PA-00038
Extent: 29 document boxes (12.18 linear feet), 3 oversize boxes (osb), 1 oversize file (osf)
Language: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Yiddish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

Morris Gest (1881-1942) was one of Broadway's most successful and well-known theatrical producers of the 1910s and 1920s. Born Mishka Gershonovitch on January 17, 1881, in Koshedary, a small village near Vilnius, Lithuania, and raised in the Jewish community of Butrimonys, Lithuania, Gest emigrated to Boston by himself at the age of twelve. Although his family's intention had been for the boy to live with his cousins in Boston, Gest chose to live on his own and support himself through a variety of odd jobs, such as selling newspapers and peddling jewelry on the street. Eventually Gest found his niche in the Yiddish theaters, vaudeville palaces, and carnivals of Boston, where he worked as barker, usher, bill poster, and advertising manager. In 1901, Gest went to work as a promoter at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and then moved to New York City where he enjoyed great success as a ticket speculator on Broadway. Gest's activities attracted the attention of Oscar Hammerstein I, who hired the young man to find and promote new talent for his vaudeville theater, the Paradise Roof Garden. In 1905, Gest entered into a partnership with producer F. Ray Comstock, who held the lease at the Hippodrome Theatre. While he was working for Hammerstein and producing his own theatrical spectacles with Comstock, Gest became acquainted with Reina Belasco, the daughter of Broadway producer and director David Belasco, and the two married in 1909. After this time, Gest's productions shifted away from vaudeville acts towards increasingly highbrow musicals and plays, although he never lost his taste for visual spectacle and lavish production values. In 1911, he produced Gertrude Hoffman's La Saison Russe, which reproduced the choreography and designs of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo for American audiences for the first time. Gest also produced tours of well-known personalities such as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and French music-hall actress Polaire. Other Gest productions of the 1910s included Experience (1914), an updated version of the medieval morality play Everyman, a Biblical pageant titled The Wanderer (1917), the Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and P. G. Wodehouse-penned musical Oh, Boy! (1917), Chu Chin Chow (1917), a musical adaptation of the Arabian Nights tales and its sequel, Mecca (1920), and a dramatization of Pierre Louys's novel Aphrodite (1919). Gest also dabbled in motion pictures, providing publicity for opera singer Geraldine Farrar's performance in Cecil B. DeMille's film version of Carmen (1915).

In the 1920s, Gest produced another Near Eastern-themed musical extravaganza, Afgar (1920), then brought Russian comedian Nikita Balieff’s variety show Chauve-Souris to Broadway in 1922. The following year Gest imported the Moscow Art Theatre, Russia's foremost theatrical company co-directed by Konstanin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. The company toured America repeatedly in the 1920s, presenting plays by Russian authors such as Anton Chekhov and Ivan Turgenev, as well as classics by other playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen and Carlo Goldoni, and later light opera and other musical productions as the Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio. Following the critical success of the Moscow Art Theatre tour, Gest brought another legend of the European stage, Italian actress Eleonora Duse, to America for a brief tour in 1924. Meanwhile, Gest was working on his next blockbuster production, a Christian-themed melodrama called The Miracle that was first presented in London in 1911. Directed by Max Reinhardt and designed by Norman Bel Geddes, Gest's production of The Miracle opened at New York’s Century Theatre in 1924. The Miracle toured the United States for the next three years, and went on tour again from 1929 to 1930, primarily so Gest could make up the losses incurred by Bel Geddes's enormous production costs.

In addition to his professional work in the 1920s, Gest used his money and connections to advance his personal and family interests. In 1922, Gest arranged for the removal of his parents from what was then the Soviet Union, and negotiated a safe passage for them to a new home in Germany. He toured Europe several times during the decade, meeting with poet Gabriele D'Annunzio and Benito Mussolini in Italy, and enjoying the company of various aristocrats in Britain. Between 1928 and 1929, Gest used his British connections to bring the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Company to the United States and Canada for a multi-city tour. Gest also imported the Austrian actor Alexander Moissi, known for his work with Max Reinhardt, to Broadway in a production of Tolstoy's play Redemption (also known as The Living Corpse) in 1929. Also in 1929, Gest produced and handled the publicity for Mima, an adaptation of The Red Mill by Ferenc Molnar, directed by his father-in-law David Belasco, and attempted to follow up the success of The Miracle with another Christian-themed spectacle, Freiburg Passion Play, an adaptation of the medieval mystery play. Freiburg Passion Play was a failure at the box office, however, and after Gest lost money in the Wall Street crash of October 1929, he was forced to declare bankruptcy, and experienced a decline in his physical and psychological health. After several years of recuperation, Gest made a Broadway comeback in 1936 with Lady Precious Stream, a Chinese drama that had premiered in London the previous year. Although criticism of Lady Precious Stream was generally favorable, it proved to be his last Broadway production. In 1939, Gest returned to his carnival roots at the New York World’s Fair, where he produced an attraction known as Little Miracle Town, a village populated by dwarfs. Gest's final job as a producer was a series of benefit performances by Greek actress Katina Paxinou in 1941, who came to New York to raise money for war relief in her native country. Morris Gest died of pneumonia on May 16, 1942, and was survived by his wife, Reina Belasco Gest.

Oliver Martin Sayler (1887-1958) was a dramatic critic and theatrical press agent who worked with Morris Gest for two decades and planned to write a full-length biography of Gest. Born in Huntington, Indiana on October 23, 1887, and educated at Oberlin College, Sayler got his professional start as a theater critic for the Indianapolis News and Boston Evening Transcript. In the 1910s, he toured Europe, notably visiting Russia to attend theatrical performances and interview directors and performers between 1917 and 1918 while revolution and civil war unfolded around him. His experiences in Russia were detailed in the books Russia, White or Red (1919) and The Russian Theatre under the Revolution (1920), later revised and republished as The Russian Theatre (1922). Sayler's other published works include Our American Theatre (1923), Max Reinhardt and His Theatre (1924), Inside the Moscow Art Theatre (1925), and Revolt in the Arts (1930). He also served as editor for several published editions of classic plays, including The Eleonora Duse Series (1923) and The Moscow Art Theatre Series of Russian Plays (1922-1923). In the 1920s, Sayler and his business partner, Marjorie Barkentin, became Morris Gest's press agents, and they remained his representatives until his death in 1942. Sayler wanted to publish a full-length biography of Gest, Only in America, and worked on the manuscript for this book throughout the 1930s and 1940s, but was never able to find a publisher. In addition to his professional activities, Sayler had a keen interest in the history of hairdressing and, with his business associate, Marjorie Barkentin (also a hair enthusiast with a large collection of antique hair accessories), he planned to write and publish a book on the subject, Crowning Glory. Like the Gest biography, this project was never realized. Oliver M. Sayler died of a heart attack on October 19, 1958.

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Scope and Contents

The Morris Gest Collection, 1864-1966 (bulk 1894-1958), compiled by Gest's press agents, Oliver Sayler and Marjorie Barkentin, documents the life and career of one of Broadway's most successful and well-known producers of the 1910s and 1920s. Included are materials from his productions of The Miracle, directed by Max Reinhardt and designed by Norman Bel Geddes, and of the Moscow Art Theatre’s only performances in the United States. Also present are drafts of Sayler's unpublished biography of Gest, correspondence with well-known actors, directors, and dramatic critics, photographs of Gest and of his father-in-law producer David Belasco, original drawings and costume designs, posters, programs, and scripts. In addition, the collection contains scrapbooks, business and legal documents, clippings, and notes related to the professional and personal activities of Morris Gest, his business partner, F. Ray Comstock, and Oliver Sayler. The collection is organized into two series: Series I. Morris Gest Papers, 1872-1966 (28 boxes) and Series II. Oliver Sayler Papers, 1864-1958 (4 boxes).

Series I. contains two subseries: Subseries A. Only in America ("If This Be Madness" [circa 1935-1942]), 1872-1966 (17 boxes) and Subseries B. Productions, 1900-1959 (11 boxes). Subseries A. is comprised of typescript drafts of Sayler’s unpublished biography of Gest, Only in America, organized by chapter with many handwritten annotations and notes, and the research materials Sayler gathered as he worked on the book. Research materials include Gest's business and legal correspondence and documents, Gest's personal correspondence, photographs of Gest and clippings related to his career, press releases for Gest's productions, and typescripts of reminiscences by Gest's associates and various writings about Gest. The subseries also contains Sayler's correspondence regarding the biography and extensive biographical files on Gest's family members and associates, including materials related to David Belasco, Reina Belasco Gest, Eleonora Duse, Alexander Moissi, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, and many other performers who appeared in Gest's productions. Sayler's collection of materials related to David Belasco is particularly noteworthy, as it includes many portraits of Belasco and production photographs from over a dozen shows that he produced and/or directed. Also in this subseries, a scrapbook compiled by producer F. Ray Comstock, Gest's business partner, documents his activities before, during, and after his association with Gest.

Materials related to individual shows and lecture tours produced by Gest are filed alphabetically by production title in Subseries B. These items include programs, posters and other advertisements, production photographs, designs, scores, press releases, clippings, transcripts of articles and interviews, and correspondence. The bulk of the material in this subseries is related to Gest's production of The Miracle and to the Moscow Art Theatre, including many articles written about these productions and biographical files on the directors, performers, designers, and writers associated with them, such as Norman Bel Geddes, Max Reinhardt, and Konstantin Stanislavsky. Subseries B. also contains some pieces of original artwork, notably costume designs for Chu Chin Chow and Lady Precious Stream and drawings by Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, whose daughter, Lady Diana Manners, performed in The Miracle.

Series II. contains material related to Oliver Sayler's professional activities and personal interests, including correspondence, collected writings and production materials, and materials related to Sayler's book projects. These include several folders of photographs of Max Reinhardt, Reinhardt’s productions, and other German and Austrian theaters and productions from the early twentieth century, many of which were reproduced in his book Max Reinhardt and the Theatre (1924). Clippings, correspondence, outlines, and notes document Sayler's attempt to write and market a book on the history of hairdressing, Crowning Glory. The series also contains a significant volume of clippings and other collected materials on Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon, also related to an unrealized book project, with many clippings dating from the Shakespeare tricentennial in 1916.

Note to Researchers

The Morris Gest Collection includes a significant amount of brittle and deteriorating paper, and caution should be used when handling collection materials. Items that are particularly fragile, including F. Ray Comstock's scrapbook and several folders of newspaper sections and newspaper clippings, may be handled only with curatorial approval. Digital copies of these items are available for use by researchers. Glass negatives of photographs of Morris Gest and David Belasco in Box 23 may be viewed with curatorial approval.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
Comstock, F. Ray, 1880-.
Gest, Morris, 1881-1942.
Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943.
Sayler, Oliver M., 1887-1958.
Organizations
Moskovskii khudozhestvennyi akademicheskii teatr (Moscow Art Theatre).
Shakespeare Memorial Company (Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Company).
Subjects
Theater--New York (State)--New York.
Theater--United States--History--20th century.
Theatrical producers and directors.
Document Types
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Legal documents.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Scripts.

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Related Material

The Harry Ransom Center has several other related collections. The Norman Bel Geddes Papers contain materials related to Bel Geddes’s production of The Miracle and correspondence between Bel Geddes and Oliver Sayler. The Stella Adler Papers contain materials related to Konstantin Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre. The Dance Collection contains materials related to the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (1911-1962). The B. J. Simmons Costume Design Records contain designs for European productions of some of the plays that Morris Gest produced in the United States, including Aphrodite, Chu Chin Chow, and Mecca.

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Separated Material

A group of unfixed proofs and copy negatives of publicity photographs of actor Alexander Moissi were separated and placed in cold storage. Because of the light-sensitive nature of these materials, they are restricted from access. Access prints are available to researchers and located in the designated folders within the container list.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1978

Processed by:

Ancelyn Krivak, 2013

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Sources:

In addition to materials within the Morris Gest Collection, the following source was used:

Hohman, Valleri J. Russian Culture and Theatrical Performance In America, 1891-1933. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

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Container List

 

Series I. Morris Gest Papers, 1872-1966

Subseries A. Only in America (alternative title If This Be Madness [circa 1935-1942]), 1872-1966
Typescript draft with annotations
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1.1 Foreword, undated
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1.2 Table of contents and handwritten notes, undated
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1.3 Prologue, undated
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1.4 Act I, Scene One (Tsipa Dina's Darling), undated
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1.5 Act I, Scene Two (Mishka, the Bad Boy), undated
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1.6 Act I, Scene Three (On His Own in Pi Alley), undated
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1.7 Act I, Scene Four (Dust, Sawdust and Star Dust), undated
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1.8 Act I, Scene Five (Buffalo, Gateway to Make Believe), undated
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1.9 Act II, Scene One (On the Sidewalks of New York), undated
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1.10 Act II, Scene Two (Prophet in Pasteboard) with handwritten notes, undated
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1.11 Act II, Scene Three (Hammerstein's Roof Garden), undated
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1.12 Act II, Scene Three, fragments, article transcripts, and notes, undated
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1.13 Act II, Scene Four notes, undated
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1.14 Act II, Scene Five notes, undated
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1.15 Act II, Scene Six (Reina Belasco--Her Royal Highness), undated
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1.16 Act II, Scene Seven (Salome from San Francisco), undated
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1.17 Act II, Scene Seven, fragments, article transcripts, notes, and correspondence, 1908, undated
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2.1 Act II, Scene Eight, (On Your Toes--America!), undated
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2.2 Act II, Scene Ten (They Believed Their Publicity!), undated
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2.3 Act II, Scene Eleven (What's All the Shootin' for?), undated
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2.4 Act II, handwritten notes, undated
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2.5 Act II, article transcripts and notes on Polaire and Gertrude Hoffman, 1913, undated
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2.6 Act III, Scene One (The Failure That Made a Million), undated
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2.7 Act III, Scene One, notes, undated
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2.8 Act III, Scene Two (Class in Cans), undated
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2.9 Act III, notes on Princess Theatre, undated
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2.10 Act III, interlude after Scene Three, typescript, notes, and clippings, undated
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2.11 Act III, Scene Four (The Story of the Play…), undated
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2.12 Act III, Scene Four, notes, undated
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2.13 Act III, Scene Five (Haroun Al-Gest's Arabian Night) with notes and clippings, undated
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3.1 Act III, Scene Six (Human Form Divine), undated
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3.2 Act III, Scene Six, notes, undated
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3.3 Act III, Scene Seven (Century Roof) with clippings, undated
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3.4 Act III, Scene Eight (Imperial Morris Gest), undated
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3.5 Act III, Scene Eight, notes, undated
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3.6 Act III, Scene Nine (The Delights of Delysia), undated
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3.7 Act III interlude, with correspondence, 1923, undated
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3.8 Act IV, Scene One (The Last Laugh Out of Russia), undated
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3.9 Act IV, Scene Two (The World's Foremost Acting Company), undated
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3.10 Act IV, Scene Three, notes on Eleonora Duse, undated
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3.11 Act IV, Scene Three, Eleonora Duse press releases, undated
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3.12 Act IV, Scene Four (A Miracle in the Making), undated
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4.1 Act IV, Scene Five (Performing a Miracle), undated
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4.2 Act IV, Scene Six (The Miracle of 'The Miracle'), undated
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4.3 Act V, Scene One (Red Blood Vs. Blue Blood), undated
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4.4 Act V, Scene Three (What Next?), undated
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4.5 Act V, Scene Three (For Moissi's Sake), article transcripts and clippings, undated
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4.6 Act V, Scene Four (And What Then?), undated
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4.7 Act V, Scene Four, notes and article transcripts, 1924-1929, undated
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4.8 Act V, Scene Five [labeled Four] (Crucify Him!), undated
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4.9 Act V, Scene Five, notes, article transcripts, and press releases, undated
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4.10 Act V, Scene Six (Theatre in Life), undated
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4.11 Act V, Scene Six [Scene Eight?] (Breaking Point), undated
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4.12 Act V, Scene Seven (The Pit and the Pendulum), undated
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4.13 Act V, fragments and notes, undated
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5.1 Act V, interlude, undated
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5.2 Manuscript revisions, undated
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5.3-6.2 Notes, undated
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6.3 Notes from Mr. Gest on biographical details, undated
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6.4 Outlines, undated
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6.5 Synopsis [titled This Theatre International], undated
Research materials
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6.6 Business and legal correspondence, 1919-1930, undated
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6.7 Business documents, 1925-1941, undated
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6.8 Contracts and business agreements, 1918-1929
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6.9 Lists of contracts, undated
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6.10 Gest biographical data, undated
Gest clippings and periodicals
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6.11-6.13, 24.1-6 1872-1965, undated [includes clippings in Yiddish]
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25.1-2 Clippings from Theatre and other publications, 1906-1951
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6.14 The American Magazine, September 1926
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6.15 Commentator, 15 June and 27 July, 1935
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6.16 The New Yorker, 8 February 1941
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7.1 La Nouvelle Revue Française, 1 October 1925
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7.2 Paris Comet, 10 October 1927
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7.3 Clippings related to Yiddish theater, 1937
Gest correspondence
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7.4 1894-1919
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7.5 1920-1924
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7.6 Correspondence regarding removal of Gest family from Russia, 1922
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7.7 1925-1929
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7.8 1930-1934
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7.9 1935-1939
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7.10 1940-1942
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7.11 Undated
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7.12 Correspondents A-M, 1918-1938, undated
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7.13 Correspondents N-R, 1923-1932
Correspondence between Gest and Sayler and with Sayler regarding Gest biography
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7.14 1920-1929
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7.15 1930-1935
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7.16 1936-1939
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7.17 1940-1949
Sayler correspondence regarding biography
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7.18 Fraser, Donald Stewart, 1935-1936, undated
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8.1 Garden, Mary, 1936-1937
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8.2 Geddes, Norman Bel, 1935-1938
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8.3 Gest, Reina Belasco, 1937-1943
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8.4 Gest, Simeon, 1932-1953
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8.5 Hulton, Millicent, 1935
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8.6 Stevens, Ashton, 1931-1951
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8.7 Gest estate auction, clippings, catalogs, notes, and receipts, 1948
Gest photographs and artworks
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30.1 Caricatures and photographs of Gest, 1911-1926, undated
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8.8-10 Photographs of Gest, 1909-1934, undated
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23.1-3 Photographs of Gest (glass negatives), undated [Restricted; original photos may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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8.11 Drawings and caricatures of Gest, 1916-1924, undated
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8.12 Photographs of Gest with family members, 1907, undated
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25.4 Photograph of Gest with Nikita Balieff, undated
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25.3 Photographs of Gest, David Belasco, and Lenore Ulric, undated
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9.1 Photographs of Gest and Lady Beaverbrook (Gladys Aitken), circa mid-1920s
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25.4 Photograph of Gest with Guy Bolton, F. Ray Comstock, Jerome Kern, and P. G. Wodehouse, undated
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9.2 Photograph of Gest and Charlie Chaplin, 1926
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9.3 Photograph of Gest and Al Jolson, undated
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9.4 Photograph of Gest and Benito Mussolini, undated
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9.5 Photograph of Gest and Cornelia Otis Skinner, undated
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9.6 Photographs of Gest and Ashton Stevens, undated
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9.7 Photographs of Gest with various others, 1924, undated
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9.8 Photographs of Gest and others at Hearst Ranch [negatives], undated
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25.4 Photograph of Gest with unidentified others, undated
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9.9 Gest press references, undated
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9.10 Press releases, 1913-1937, undated
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9.11-10.3 Reminiscences by associates, undated
Writings about Gest
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10.4 Reminiscences of Mr. Gest's Childhood by His Mother. Translated by Victor Hammer, undated
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10.5 Misha, the Bogeyman by Simeon Gest, undated
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10.6 Paris Meetings (Notes by Simeon Gest), undated
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10.7 Notes from Mr. Phillips at the Ansonia, undated
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10.8 Deshais, Athlyn, Inferiority Complex Greatest Poison to Human Nature--Says Morris Gest, undated
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10.9 Rohe, Alice, Only in America Could I Do It, undated
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10.10 Stevens, Ashton, Morris Gest--He Never Went Sane, undated
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10.11 Stevens, Ashton, Morris Gest--Miracle Man, undated
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10.12 Mr. Gest, Dramatic Ambassador… [author uncredited], undated
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10.13 Die Legende von Morris Gest [author uncredited], undated
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10.14 Typescript of address by Honorable Fred W. Green, dinner given in honor of Morris Gest at the Detroit Athletic Club, 1929
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10.15 Sayler, Oliver, An Annual Theatre Festival, undated
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10.16 Sayler, Oliver [unsigned], A Pseudo-Opera Impresario, undated
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10.17 Sayler, Oliver?, World Theatre in the Tyrolean Alps, undated
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10.18 Untitled notes on Morris Gest [author uncredited], undated
Biographical files
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10.19 Aldrich, Mariska, photograph, undated
Belasco, David
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10.20 Clippings, 1894-1953
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10.21 Hearst magazine with article by Belasco, June 1914
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10.22 Correspondence, 1908-1931
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10.23 Notes and printed material, 1934-1949, undated
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10.24 List of books from Belasco's library that disappeared at estate auction, undated
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11.1 Belasco family photographs, undated
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25.5 Photographs, 1920-1930, undated
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23.4-6 Photographs (glass negatives), undated [Restricted; original photos may be viewed with curatorial approval]
Production photographs
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25.6 Adrea, undated
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25.7 The Concert, undated
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25.8 Darling of the Gods, undated
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25.9 The Easiest Way, undated
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25.10 The Fighting Hope, undated
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25.11 A Grand Army Man, undated
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25.12 Is Matrimony a Failure?, undated
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25.13 The Lily, undated
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25.14 The Music Master, undated
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25.15 Nobody's Widow, undated
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25.16 The Rose of the Rancho, undated
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25.17 Sweet Kitty Bellairs, undated
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25.18 Under Two Flags, undated
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25.19 The Warrens of Virginia, undated
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25.20 Zaza, undated
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25.21 Unidentified productions, undated
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25.22 Scrapbook pages and correspondence with Ruth Terry, 1918-1925
Belasco, Reina
Photographs, undated
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11.2, 25.23 Prints
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23.7-8 Glass negatives
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11.3 Obituaries and estate sale catalog, 1948
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25.24 Burke, Billie, clipping, 1948
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25.25 Caesar, Irving, caricature by Massager, 1925
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11.4 Caldwell, Orville R., photograph, undated
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11.5 Chaliapin, Feodor, photograph of hand, undated
Comstock, F. Ray
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11.6, 25.26 Photographs, undated
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11.7, Box 31 Scrapbook, circa 1900-1945 [Researchers please use digital copy in Folder 11.7 (DiDb #40093); original scrapbook in Box 31 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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11.8 Craig, Edward Gordon, clipping, 1966
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25.27 Dahl, Gerhard M., photograph, undated
D’Annunzio, Gabriele
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11.9 Article typescript, Gabriele D’Annunzio by Fraser, Donald Stewart, undated
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11.10 Clippings, 1931-1938
Duse, Eleonora
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11.11 Correspondence between Duse and Gest and correspondence regarding Duse, 1923-1924
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26.1 Clippings, 1923-1948, undated
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11.12 Photographs and etchings, 1939, undated
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11.13 Programs, 1898-1923
Così Sia by Gallarati-Scotti, Tommaso
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11.14 Published script [in Italian], with annotations, possibly by Eleonora Duse, 1922
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11.15 Typescript [in English], undated
Farrar, Geraldine
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11.16 Clippings, 1948-1962
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11.17 Photographs, undated
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11.18 Flower, Sir Archibald, clippings, undated
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11.19 Ford, Henry, photograph, undated
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11.20 Fraser, Donald Stewart, notes, undated
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26.2 Garden, Mary, clippings, 1951
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26.3 Hammerstein, Arthur, photograph, undated
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11.21 Harris, Jed, photograph, undated
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11.22 Hoffman, Gertrude, clippings, 1906-1937
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11.23 Hoppé, E. O., caricature, 1913
Hulton, Lady Millicent
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26.4 Clipping, 1923
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11.24 Notes and clipping, 1927, undated
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12.1 Kahn, Otto, caricature and photograph, undated
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12.2 Lasky, Jesse L., photographs, undated
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12.3 Lorber, Martha, photographs, clipping, and press release, undated
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12.4 Loverich, Cecilia, photographs, undated
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12.5 Mitropoulos, Dmitri, photograph inscribed to Gest, 1941
Moissi, Alexander
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30.2 Article from New Yorker Deutsche Zeitung, 23 November 1928
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12.6 Caricatures and photographs, undated
Paxinou, Katina
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12.7 Clippings, 1941-1946
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12.8 Photographs, undated
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12.9, 26.5 Polaire, clippings, 1908-1939
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12.10 Revells, Hamilton, photograph, undated
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12.11 Robinson, Edward G., photograph, undated
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12.12 Rogers, Will, clippings, notes, and photographs, 1947, undated
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26.6 Selwyn, Edgar, photograph, undated
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26.7 Starr, Frances, photographs, undated
Stevens, Ashton
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26.8 Caricature, undated
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26.9 Clippings, 1931-1951
Thaw, Evelyn Nesbit
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12.13 Clippings, 1906-1955
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12.14 Manuscript, notes, and press releases, undated
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12.15 Whalen, Grover A., photograph, undated
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26.10 White, George, photographs, undated
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12.16, 26.11 Unidentified photographs, undated
Subseries B. Productions, 1900--1959
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12.17 Lists of Gest productions, undated
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26.12 Afgar (1920), clippings and playbill, 1921, undated
Aphrodite (1919)
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26.13 Article in Comoedia Illustré, 5 April 1914
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26.14 Clippings, 1920-1921
Chu Chin Chow (1917)
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12.19 Acting edition, libretti, and scores, 1916, 1931
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13.1 Clippings, article transcripts, and correspondence, 1917-1937, undated
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26.16 Clippings, 1917-1943
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30.3 Costume designs by Percy Anderson, undated
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13.2, 26.17 Programs, 1917-1918
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30.4 Various published vocal and instrumental scores, 1916
Experience (1914)
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13.3 Programs, 1914-1920
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Box 32 Wooden sign advertising performance of Experience at Illinois State Penitentiary, 3 April 1916
Freiburg Passion Play (1929)
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13.4 Clippings, 1929-1941
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26.18 Programs, 1929
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13.5 Ghosts (1929), flyer, undated
Lady Precious Stream (1936)
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13.6 Advertisements, programs, and invitation, 1936, undated
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13.7 Biographical information on Helen Chandler, Mei Lan-Fang, and S. I. Hsiung, 1936, undated
Clippings
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13.8, 28.1 1935-1938 [includes clipping in Chinese] [Researchers please view copies of clippings in Folder 13.8; originals in Folder 28.1 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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26.19 New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, 15 February 1936
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26.20 Vogue article, 15 April 1935
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13.9 Correspondence, 1938-1940
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13.10, 26.21 Photographs of cast and crew, 1936, undated
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Osf 1 Poster for production at Savoy Theatre, London, undated
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13.11 Press releases, notes, correspondence, and printed material, 1935-1940
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13.12 Programs, 1935-1936
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30.5 Scene and costume drawings, undated
Little Miracle Town exhibit, New York World's Fair (1939)
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26.22 Articles, 1939, undated
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13.13, 28.2 Clippings, 1909-1943 [Researchers please view copies of clippings in Folder 13.13; originals in Folder 28.2 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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13.14 Correspondence, 1939
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13.15 Notes, undated
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13.16-14.1 Photographs, circa 1939
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14.2 Press releases, undated
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14.3 Program, undated
Mecca (1920)
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30.6 Chorus parts and published score by Percy E. Fletcher, autographed by Fletcher, 1920
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14.4 Clipping, undated
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14.5 Programs, 1920
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26.23 Program and clippings, 1920-1925
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14.6 Sheet music, 1920
Mima (1929)
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Osf 1 Poster, 1929
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14.7 Program and clipping, 1929
The Miracle (1924-1927, 1929-1930)
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14.8 Advertisements, undated
Articles and other writings
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14.9 An American Protestant Protest, 1924
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14.10 At the Miracle, typescript poem, unsigned, undated
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14.11 Dramatic Story of the Miracle by Gest, typescript, undated
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14.12 Epitomizing the Miracle, undated
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14.13 The Eternal Thrill of the Miracle by Sayler, undated
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14.14 Excerpts from the sermon of Dr. Dyer of the Congregational Church, undated
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14.15 Main Street Discovers the Miracle by C. J. Hasseck, undated
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14.16 The Miracle by Emilia M. Niec, undated
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14.17 The Miracle, unsigned, circa 1927
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14.18 Miracle Author Appraises… by Dr. Karl Vollmoeller, undated
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14.19 The Miracle Further Beholden… by Sayler, undated
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14.20 The Miracle Man by Donald Stewart Fraser, undated
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14.21 The Miracle of the Miracle, unsigned, undated
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14.22 'The Miracle' Story of the Play by Dr. Karl Vollmoeller, undated
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14.23 A Miracle Trio by Ernest De Weerth, undated
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14.24 New Thrill in Store for Those Who Attend 'Miracle'…, by Archie Bell, undated
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14.25 Norman Bel Geddes in Europe!, poem by Ernest De Weerth, 1923
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14.26, 27.1 Nuns and Madonnas by Rudolf Kommer, 1926
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14.27 Passports to the Miracle by Sayler, undated
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14.28 The Personalities Responsible for the Miracle by Alegre Reus, undated
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14.29 Statement by Gest, undated
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14.30 The Story of 'The Miracle', 1912
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14.31 The Theatre with Two Stages, unsigned, undated
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14.32 Twenty Five Reasons Why 'The Miracle' Is the Most Unusual Event…, unsigned, undated
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14.33 The Wayward Nun by Marjorie Barkentin, undated
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14.34 The Wizard behind the Miracle by Karl Vollmoeller, undated
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14.35 Untitled article, unsigned, undated
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14.36 Untitled article, unsigned [by Max Reinhardt?], undated
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14.37 Untitled article by Herman J. Mankiewicz, 1927
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14.38 Articles and notes in German, undated
Biographical files
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14.39 Boleslavsky, Richard, biographical summary, undated
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14.40 Bulgakoff, Lyoff, article transcripts, undated
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14.41 Caldwell, Orville, article transcript, undated
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14.42 Carmi, Maria (Princess Matchabelli), photographs, article transcripts, correspondence, and clippings, 1912-1939, undated
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15.1 Cherer-Bekefi, Maria, biographical summary, undated
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15.2 Darvas, Lili, photographs and article transcripts, undated
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15.3 D'Antalfy, Dezso, biographical summary, undated
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15.4 De Weerth, Ernst, biographical summary, undated
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15.5 Feld, Fritz, article transcript and correspondence, 1937, undated
Geddes, Norman Bel
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15.6 Article transcript and clipping, 1938, undated
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15.7 Caricature, undated
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15.8 Humperdinck, Engelbert, photographs, 1912, undated
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15.9 Humphreys, Haroldine, biographical data, undated
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15.10 Kommer, Rudolf, photographs and biographical summary, undated
Kraus, Werner
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27.2 Photograph, undated
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15.11 Photographs, biographical summary, and notes, undated
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15.12 Ladd, Schuyler, photographs and biographical summary, undated
Manners, Lady Diana
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27.3 Articles, photographs, and correspondence, 1900-1941
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30.7 Drawings by Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, undated
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15.13, 27.4 Photographs, 1923-1926, undated
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15.14 Nilson, Einar, article transcript, undated
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15.15 Patterson, Eleanor, photographs, undated
Pinchot, Rosamond
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27.5 Article, 1940
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15.16 Photographs and articles, undated
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15.17 Powell, Victoria, photographs, undated
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15.18 Rainer, Luis, photographs and biographical summary, undated
Reinhardt, Max
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15.19 Articles, 1937, undated
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27.6 Photograph, undated
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15.20 Programs, 1912-1943
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15.21 Schildkraut, Rudolf, biographical summary, undated
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15.22 Schirmer, Elizabeth, photographs, undated
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15.23 Schirmer, Friederich, biographical summary, undated
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15.24 Tarasova, Alla, photographs, correspondence, and article transcripts, undated
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15.25 Tree, Iris, photograph, undated
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15.26 Vollmoeller, Karl, article, undated
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15.27 Various notes and biographical summaries, undated
Business records
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15.28 Budget statements and box office receipts, 1924-1929
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15.29 Contracts, 1923-1929
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15.30 Costume and prop lists, 1926, undated
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15.31 Salary lists, 1929
Clippings
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16.1 1929-1935
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16.2-3, 28.3-5 1911-1951 [Researchers please view copies of clippings in Folders 16.2-3; originals in Folders 28.3-5 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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16.4 Correspondence, 1923-1941
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16.5 Notes, 1924-1933, undated
Photographs
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16.6-7, 27.7 Gest with cast and crew, 1923-1925, undated
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16.8, 27.8 Production photographs, 1925-1926, undated
Posters
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Osf 1 Poster by Georges Pogadieff, 1926
Poster for production at Century Theatre, New York, undated
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16.9 Press releases, 1924-1931, undated
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27.9 Programs, 1911-1959, undated
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16.10 Programs, notes, and pantomime script, 1912-1959
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16.11 Reproductions of set designs, 1911, undated
Moscow Art Theatre (1923-1926)
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17.1 Advertisements, 1917-1934, undated
Articles
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17.2 Acting and the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.3 America and the Moscow Art Theatre Get Acquainted, unsigned, undated
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17.4 American Impressions by Konstantin Stanislavsky, undated
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17.5 Art for Democracy and A Year Later from Novy Satirikon, June-July 1917
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17.6 Artists-Painters of the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.7 The Book and the Play by Sayler, undated
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17.8 Carmen through a Russian Alembic, unsigned, 1926
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27.10 Drama in the Midst of Revolution by Louise Bryant, 1922
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17.9 Europe's Premier Playhouse in the Offing by Sayler, undated
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17.10 Excerpt from The Exemplary Theatre by Granville Barker, undated
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17.11 The Fighting History of the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.12 The Fountain Head of the Russian Stage by Sayler, undated
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27.11 Fusing Opera in a New Way by Victor Belaiev, 1927
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17.13 Importing Europe's Foremost Stage by Sayler, undated
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17.14 The Impresario by Eunice Tietjens, 1924
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17.15 The Interesting Tale of What One Actor Braved for His Art unsigned, undated
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17.16 Introducing the Moscow Art Theatre by Sayler, undated
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17.17 Introduction unsigned, undated
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17.18 The Leavening Power of Russian Art by Sayler, undated
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17.19 Meiningen Players unsigned, undated
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17.20 The Mirror of Russian Nature by Edwin W. Hullinger, undated
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17.21 Morris Gest with Five Selves Would Like Nine by Sayler, undated
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17.22 Morris Sponsors Russian-American Trade, unsigned, undated
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17.23 Moscow Art Maxims, unsigned, undated
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17.24 Moscow Art Theater by Bruce Bliven, undated
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17.25 The Moscow Art Theatre—1898-1938, unsigned, undated
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17.26 The Moscow Art Theatre Arrives in Full Force, unsigned, undated
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27.12 The Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio Represents Highest Type of Music and Dramatic Art, unsigned, 1925
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17.27 The Moscow Art Theatre on Tour by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, undated
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17.28 The Moscow Art Theatre Says Do Svidanya! by Dr. Sergei Bertensson, undated
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17.29 Moscow As Mecca of Modern Stage by Sayler, undated
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17.30 The Most Distinguished Stock Company in the World by E. M. Dole, 1923
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17.31 Mr. Gest Dramatic Ambassador, unsigned, undated
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17.32 Musical Plays Please Russians, unsigned, undated
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17.33 My Acquaintance with the Moscow Art Theatre by Vassily Katchaloff, undated
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17.34 Nietzsche Philosopher-Musician, unsigned, undated
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17.35 No Offstage for Russian Players, unsigned, undated
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17.36 Norman Hapgood Analyzes the Unique Qualities of the Moscow Art Theatre, undated
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17.37 Notes on the Russian Theatre by Oliver M. Sayler, undated
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27.13 Observations sur Deux Théatres Russes by André Levinson, 1923
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17.38 On Seeing a Play in a Foreign Tongue by Sayler, undated
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17.39 The Residue of the Russians by Kenneth Macgowan, undated
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27.14 Richard Ordynski—Action—Camera! by Richard Ordynski, 1917
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27.15 Russia Looks to America by Sayler, 1919
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17.40 The Russian Players in America by Sayler, undated
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17.41 The Russian Players Off Stage? Never! by Sayler, undated
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17.42 The Russian Theatre in America by Sayler, undated
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27.16 Russia's Greatest Comedian by Thomas H. Uzzell, 1924
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17.43 The Same Russians Yet not the Same by Sayler, undated
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17.44 The School of the Moscow Art Theatre and The Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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27.17 Seen on the Stage by Kenneth Macgowan, 1923
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17.45 Socialism and the Theater by A. V. Lunatcharsky, undated
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17.46 The Story of the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.47 Strong Stimulus Promised by the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.48 The Theater of the Future by A. V. Lunatcharsky, undated
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17.49 The Theatre International, exhibit brochure, 1929
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17.50 The Two New Slav Plays, unsigned, undated
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17.51 Types and Make-Up in the Russian Theatre by Martin Wolfson, 1931
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27.18 Unlocking the Treasures of the Russian Theater by Sayler, 1923
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17.52 Copy of address of Welcome to the Moscow Art Theatre delivered at South Station, Boston, 6 May 1923
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17.53 What Eleonora Duse Thinks of the Moscow Art Theatre, unsigned, undated
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17.54 What the Moscow Players Did for America by Henry James Forman, undated
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17.55 What the Moscow Players Did for the American Press by Henry James Forman, undated
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17.56 World's Theaters Come to America by Sayler, 1924
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27.19 Various articles, 1922-1938
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17.57 Articles in Russian, 1924-1929, undated
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17.58 Untitled articles, undated
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17.59 Fragments of articles, undated
Biographical files
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18.1 Arensky, Aron, biographical summary, undated
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18.2 Baklanova, Olga, biographical data, clipping, and photograph, 1926, undated
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18.3 Baratoff, Leonid, biographical summary, undated
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18.4 Bertensson, Sergei, biographical sketch and photograph, undated
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18.5 Chekhov, Anton, and Knipper-Chekhova, Olga, article transcripts, clipping, notes, press releases, and transcripts of letters, circa 1923-1959, undated
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18.6 Galperin, Mikhail, An Autobiographical Study, undated
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18.7 Kataev, Valentine, clipping, 1931
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18.8 Katchaloff, Vassily, article transcripts, undated
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18.9 Kommissarshevsky, Theodore, notes, undated
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18.10 Kontchalovsky, Pierre, biographical summary and notes, undated
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18.11 Lipskeroff, Constantin, article transcripts and biographical summary, undated
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18.12 Lossky, V. A., biographical summary, undated
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18.13 Moskvin, Ivan, article transcript, undated
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18.14 Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir, article transcripts and clippings, 1943, undated
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18.15 Sarins, Alexander, photograph, 1932
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18.16 Sats, Ilya, article transcript, undated
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18.17 Shevdoff, Constantin, biographical summary, undated
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18.18 Stanislavsky, Konstantin, article transcripts, clippings, notes, and photograph (with Morris Gest), 1931-1938, undated
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18.19 Turgenev, Ivan, article transcript, undated
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18.20 Velikanoff, Ivan, biographical data, undated
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18.21 Yevreynoff, Nikolai, article by Oliver M. Sayler, undated
Business files
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18.22 Advertising, 1925, undated
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18.23 Budget and expense records, 1923-1927
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18.24 Contracts and agreements, 1922-1925, undated
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18.25 Receipts, 1927-1933
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18.26 Statute of the Cooperative Society of Moscow Art Theatre, 1917
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18.27 Scenery, costume, and prop lists, 1925, undated
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18.28 Various forms and lists, 1923-1925
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18.29, 28.6 Clippings, 1922-1956 [Researchers please view copies of clippings in Folder 18.29; originals in Folder 28.6 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
Correspondence
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18.30 With Morris Gest, 1923-1931, undated
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18.31 With Oliver Sayler, 1922-1947, undated
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18.32 Various, 1917-1959, undated
Individual productions
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18.33 The Brothers Karamazoff (1923), script fragments, excerpts of reviews, and press release, undated
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18.34 Carmencita and the Soldier (1926), reviews and program excerpt, 1925, undated
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18.35 The Cherry Orchard (1923), reviews, undated
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18.36 The Daughter of Madame Angot (1925), reviews, 1920-1923, undated
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18.37 The Death of Pazukhin (1924), articles, undated
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18.38 Hamlet (not produced), articles, undated
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18.39 Ivanoff (1923), excerpts of reviews, undated
The Lower Depths (1923)
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30.8 Costume drawings, 1923, undated
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18.40 Press releases and reviews, undated
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18.41 Lysistrata (1925), articles and reviews, 1923, undated
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18.42 The Mistress of the Inn (1923), reviews, undated
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18.43 La Périchole (1925), articles and plot outline, 1924, undated
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19.1 Resurrection (not produced), article, undated
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19.2 The Three Sisters (1923), articles and press releases, undated
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19.3 Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch (1923), articles, reviews, and press releases, undated
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19.4 Uncle Vanya (1924), press releases and reviews, undated
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19.5 Notes, 1937, undated
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19.6 Photographs of Gest with Moscow Art Theatre cast and director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, 1925, undated
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Osf 1 Poster for Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio, undated
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19.7-8 Press releases, 1923-1935, undated
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27.20 Programs, 1913, undated
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19.9 Programs and notes, 1923-1924
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19.10 Prospectuses, 1923-1926
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19.11 Typescripts in Russian, 1924-1933, undated
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19.12 "Moscow Art Theatre, 1923-1924" [list of names and addresses]
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19.13 "List of Prominent People at Premiere of Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio," undated
Nikita Balieff's Chauve-Souris (1922-1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931)
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12.18 "List of Prominent People at Premiere of Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio," undated
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26.15 Programs, 1922-1928
Oh, Boy! (1917)
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27.21 Clipping, 1917
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19.14 Program, undated
Redemption (1929)
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19.15 Business files, 1927-1929
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19.16 Clippings, 1928-1929
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27.22 Programs and advertisements, 1928-1929, undated
La Saison Russe (1911)
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27.23 Clippings and notes on the Ballets Russes, 1906-1940, undated
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27.24 Program, 1911
Stratford-Upon-Avon Festival Company (1928-1929 North American tour)
Biographical files
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19.17 Bland, Joyce, biographical data and photographs, undated
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19.18 Byford, Roy, biographical data, undated
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19.19 Hayes, George and Wynter, Georgina, photograph, undated
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19.20 Holder, Mary, biographical data, undated
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19.21 Messingham, D., transcript of interview, undated
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19.22 Walter, Wilfrid, biographical data, undated
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19.23 Wynter, Georgina, biographical data, undated
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19.24 Correspondence, 1928-1935
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20.1 Programs and flyers, 1914-1954
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20.2 Evelyn Nesbit Thaw (1913-1914 tour), souvenir album, 1913
The Wanderer (1917)
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27.25 Clippings, 1917, 1949
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20.3 Programs and clippings, undated
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20.4 The Whip (1912), clipping, 1912
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20.5 The Wonder Bar (1931), program, 1931

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Series II. Oliver Sayler Papers, 1864--1958

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20.6 Biographical data, circa 1920s
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20.7 1918-1942, undated
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20.8 1950-1958
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20.9 Legal document, Oliver Sayler and Marjorie Barkentin versus Reina Belasco Gest, 1945
Collected articles
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20.10 Untitled typescript[ by Otto Kahn?], undated
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20.11 Monsieur Etin in Paris by Fritz Feld, 1934
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20.12 Excerpt from The Music of Spain by Carl Van Vechten, undated
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20.13 Ballad of the Grand Canyon, poem by Sayler and Barkentin, undated
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20.14 The Case of Wagner, typescript, author not given, undated
Book projects
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20.15 Inside the Moscow Art Theatre (1925), fragments of galley proofs with annotations, undated
Research materials for Max Reinhardt and His Theatre (1924, 1926)
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20.16 Photographs of Reinhardt, 1905-1926, undated
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20.17 Photographs of Salzburg, 1925, undated
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20.18 Photographs of Leopoldskron, undated
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20.19 Engravings and prints, undated
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20.20-21 German and Austrian theater, photographs of actors and actresses, undated
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21.1-3, 29.1 German and Austrian theater, production photographs, 1909-1926, undated
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21.4, 29.1 German and Austrian theater, set design photographs, 1906, undated
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21.5, 29.1 German and Austrian theater, photographs of theater buildings and interiors, undated
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21.6 The Moscow Art Theatre Series of Russian Plays [edited by Sayler], proofs of introductions to An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (1923), Ivanoff by Anton Chekhov (1924), and The Mistress of the Inn by Carlo Goldoni (1923)
Crowning Glory (unpublished)
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29.2 Clippings, 1908-1955, undated
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21.7 Correspondence, 1936-1956, undated
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21.8 Notes, undated
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21.9 Excerpts, outlines, and press releases, 1946, undated
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shrine of Shakespeare (unpublished)
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22.1, 29.3-5 Clippings on Shakespeare, 1864-1956 [Researchers please view digital copy of clippings in Folder 22.1; originals in Folders 29.3-5 may be viewed with curatorial approval]
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30.9 Engraving and photographs, undated
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22.2 A-P, circa 1927-1928
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22.3 S-T, circa 1927-1928
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22.4 Memorandum and outline for Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shrine of Shakespeare, ed. Sayler, to be published Fall 1928
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22.5 Notes, 1914-1929, undated
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29.6 Programs, 1914-1949
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22.6 Prospectus for The American Shakespeare Foundation, undated
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22.7 A Ship Comes In (1934), production photographs [prints and negatives], undated
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22.8 Teatro dei Piccoli (marionette show), reviews, 1933
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22.9 Private Lives (1931), fold-out flyer, undated
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22.10 Programs and clippings, various productions, 1928-1936, undated
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22.11 Contract employing Harry Davies as press representative for tour of play Flame-Out, with cover letter from Alan Mowbray, 1953

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 Index of Selected Correspondents 

  • Abramson, Ben--20.8
  • Alber, Louis J.--19.24
  • Aley, Ruth--20.7-8
  • Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959--7.15
  • Atwell, Ben H.--16.4
  • Bakaleinikoff, Vladimir, 1885-1953--18.31
  • Baliev, N. F. (Nikita Fedorovich), 1877-1936--7.12, 16.4
  • Barkentin, Marjorie--7.9, 7.11, 20.8, 21.7
  • Barrymore, John, 1882-1942--18.30
  • Barton, Ralph, 1891-1931--18.32
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931--10.22, 25.22
  • Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879-1979--7.7
  • Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995--7.15
  • Bertensson, Sergei, 1885-1962--18.31-32
  • Bibesco, Antoine, 1878-1951--7.6
  • Block, Paul, 1875-1941--16.4
  • Brewster, Eugene V.--16.4
  • Bricker, Herschel L. (Herschel Leonard)--7.15
  • Budberg, Moura--7.7
  • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947--16.4
  • Carmi, Maria (Princess Matchabelli)--14.42
  • Carter, Edward C. (Edward Clark), 1878-1954--7.10
  • Carter, Huntly--18.31
  • Chaliapin, Feodor, 1905-1992--7.12
  • Chesney, A. I.--21.7
  • Clee, Lester Harrison, 1888-1962--7.8
  • Cocroft, Thoda--7.16
  • Cohen, Bella--18.30
  • Comstock, F. Ray, 1880- --7.7
  • Cravath, Paul D. (Paul Drennan), 1861-1940--6.6, 16.4
  • Crews, Laura Hope, 1880-1942--7.7
  • Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947--7.7, 7.15, 7.17
  • Dahlberg, B. G.--16.4
  • Dale, Alan, 1861-1928--7.5
  • Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881-1950--7.15
  • D’Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938--7.12
  • Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956--7.7
  • Dudley, Bide, 1877-1944--7.15
  • Duse, Eleonora, 1858-1924--11.11
  • Eyre, Lincoln--16.4
  • Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974--20.8, 21.7
  • Feld, Fritz, 1900-1993--15.5, 16.4
  • Flower, Archibald Dennis, 1865-1950--19.24
  • Fraser, Donald Stewart--7.15, 7.18
  • Freedley, George, 1904-1967--7.8
  • Freeman, Helen, 1886-1960--10.22
  • Funk, Charles Earle--7.15
  • Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936--18.30
  • Gann, Michael J.--7.16
  • Garden, Mary, 1874-1967--8.1
  • Gatti-Casazza, Giulio, 1869-1940--7.12
  • Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958--7.12, 8.2
  • Gest, Morris, 1881-1942--6.6, 7.4-7.14, 10.22, 11.11, 13.1, 13.14, 16.4, 18.30-32
  • Gest, Reina Belasco--7.8, 7.11, 8.3, 20.7
  • Gest, Simeon--8.4
  • Glyn, Elinor, 1864-1943--7.7
  • Golden, John, 1874-1955--7.15
  • Greenburger, Sanford Jerome--20.8
  • Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds--18.31
  • Harris, Sam, 1872-1941--7.15
  • Haskell, William N. (William Nafew), 1878-1952--7.15
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--7.12
  • Hsiung, S. I. (Shih I), 1902-1991--13.9
  • Hulton, Millicent--8.5
  • Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934--7.4, 7.14, 16.4
  • Kommer, Rudolf--7.12, 16.4, 18.32
  • Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966--7.7
  • Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974--7.9, 7.16
  • Ladd, Schuyler--7.15
  • Leonidov, Leonid, 1873-1941--18.31-32
  • Lord, Milton Edward, 1898-1985--7.15
  • Mann, Erika, 1905-1969--7.12
  • Marchant, A. H.--16.4
  • McCardell, Roy L. (Roy Larcom), 1870- --16.4
  • McCormick, Harold F. (Harold Fowler), 1872-1941--16.4
  • Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958--7.5
  • Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir I. (Vladimir Ivanovich), 1858-1943--18.31-32
  • Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972--7.13
  • Nijinsky, Romola de Pulszky--7.13
  • O'Neil, Nance, 1874-1965--7.9
  • Payne, Ben Iden, 1881-1976--19.24
  • Petri, Egon--18.31
  • Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979--7.13
  • Popkin, Martin E.--21.7
  • Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957--7.16
  • Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943--7.13, 16.4
  • Richards, Bernard G.--7.16
  • Rogers, Will, 1879-1935--7.13
  • Roosevelt, Adelheid Lange, 1878-1962--7.16
  • Rothafel, Samuel Lionel, 1881-1936--7.5
  • Rutland, Violet, Duchess of, 1856-1937--7.13
  • Sayler, Oliver M., 1887-1958--7.7-9, 7.11, 7.14-18, 8.3-6, 13.14, 16.4, 18.30-32, 19.24, 20.7-8, 21.7, 27.3
  • Schenk, Joseph M., 1877-1961--7.7, 18.31
  • Schindler, Solomon, 1842-1915--7.4
  • Schlossmacher, Stephan Johann--7.9
  • Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970--20.7
  • Shoemaker, Robert W., 1924- --20.8
  • Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953--7.5
  • Speiser, Maurice J. (Maurice Joseph), 1880- --7.9
  • Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971--18.31
  • Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938--18.30
  • Stevens, Ashton--7.17, 8.6
  • Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958--7.15
  • Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972--18.31
  • Tarasova, Alla Konstantinovna, 1898-1973--15.24
  • Terhune, Albert Payson, 1872-1942--1.17
  • Terry, Ruth--25.22
  • Thompson, C. Seymour (Charles Seymour), 1879-1954--7.9
  • Thompson, Malvina, 1893-1953--7.10
  • Thompson, William Goodrich, 1864-1935--7.5
  • Tong, Averil--13.9
  • Tuttle, Preston--20.8
  • Tyler, George Crouse, 1867-1946--7.15
  • Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1849-1920--7.4
  • Watkins, Ann, 1885-1967--7.16
  • Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), 1861- --16.4

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