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Gelatin silver prints
Line photomechanical prints
|Named Person:||Frederick O'Neal; Ruth Allerhand; Valerie Black; Alvin Childress; Alice Childress; Al Hirschfeld; Canada Lee; Shamus O'Brien; Doris Sorrell; John Tate; Ernest Tad Truesdale; Emmett Babe Wallace; Edith Whiteman; John Wildberg; Frederick O'Neal; Ray Allen; Howard Augusta; Georgia Burke; Charles Coleman; Ruby Dee; Geneva Fitch; Betty Haynes; Earle Hyman; Rex Ingram; Rosetta LeNoire; Helen Martin; Goldie McGirt; John Procter; Frank Silvera; Hilda Simms|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph, Picture|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Frederick O'Neal; James L Allen; Fred Fehl; Dan Grumio; Morgan Smith; Blackstone-Shelburne (New York, N.Y.); De Mille Foto Features (New York, N.Y.); Empire (New York, N.Y.); Graphic House (New York, N.Y.); Morgan and Marvin Smith (New York, N.Y.); Randol (New York, N.Y.; Standard (Phila. Pa.)
|In:||O'Neal, Frederick, 1905|
|Notes:||Title devised by cataloger.
Photographers include James Latimer Allen, Dan Grumio, Morgan Smith and others.
Some photographs bear photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso or blind stamp on recto. One item has photography studio's name printed on recto. Some photographic prints have printed captions on recto and/or handwritten captions on verso. Some photographs are cropped and mounted on a scrapbook page; a few photographs are duplicates. One item is a mounted line photomechanical print.
|Description:||133 items (2.7 lin ft., 2 boxes) 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 43 cm. or smaller. 2 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 31 x 51 cm. or smaller. 3 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 28 x 36 cm. or smaller. 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller. 54 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 12 cm. or smaller. 13 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 19 cm. or smaller. 6 contact sheets : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 1 line photomechanical print : b&w ; 22 x 28 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Anna Lucasta.
Juno and the paycock.
On Striver's Row.
The collection contains performance stills; studio portraits; candid shots of cast members; views of social events attended mainly by theatrical personalities; and a photomechanical print of cast members. Except for O'Neal's attendance at a Reveille Club luncheon, the collection does not document his professional activities outside of ANT nor his personal life. Some images are unidentified.
The Portrait series consists of five studio portraits of O'Neal. Other studio portraits depict boxing heavyweight contender Shamus O'Brien and performer Ernest Tad Truesdale.
The American Negro Theatre (ANT) production series depicts the activities of the American Negro Theatre and some of O'Neal's appearances with the company. The series contains performance stills, group portraits of troupe members and candids shots of off-stage activities. The series consists mostly of photographs, but also includes a few contact sheets and one photomechanical print. Productions depicted include "Anna Lucasta" (both the Broadway and London productions), "Henri Cristophe," "Juno and the Paycock," "On Striver's Row" and "Walk Hard." There is a photomechanical print of an ink drawing by Al Hirschfeld caricaturing the cast of the 1958 film version of "Anna Lucasta." The series also includes views of an ANT class in choreography with Ruth Allerhand, and a class in voice and speech with Doris Sorrell. A candid shot of actresses in a dressing room is also included.
The Events series includes an anniversay party for "Anna Lucasta" attended by its stars O'Neal and Hilda Simms and the show's producer John Wildberg, among others (1945); and a panoramic photograph of The Second Annual Actors Fund, Summer Theater Luncheon (1956).
The Miscellaneous series includes a panoramic photograph of the Reveille Club of New York, 23rd Annual Dinner (1955); a shot of an unidentified dinner attended by predominantly middle-aged African-Americans; and a scrapbook page.
- O'Neal, Frederick, -- 1905-1992.
- Allerhand, Ruth.
- Black, Valerie.
- Childress, Alvin, -- -1986.
- Childress, Alice.
- Hirschfeld, Al.
- Lee, Canada.
- O'Brien, Shamus.
- Sorrell, Doris.
- Tate, John.
- Truesdale, Ernest Tad.
- Wallace, Emmett Babe, -- 1909-2006.
- Whiteman, Edith.
- Wildberg, John.
- American Negro Theatre.
- Reveille Club.
- African American theater.
- African American actors.
- African American actresses.
- African Americans in the performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York.
- O'Neal, Frederick, -- 1905- -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Allen, Ray -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Augusta, Howard -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Burke, Georgia -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Coleman, Charles -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Dee, Ruby -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Fitch, Geneva -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Haynes, Betty -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Hyman, Earle -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Ingram, Rex, -- 1895-1969 -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- LeNoire, Rosetta, -- 1911- -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Martin, Helen -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- McGirt, Goldie -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Procter, John -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Silvera, Frank, -- 1914-1970 -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Simms, Hilda -- Performances -- 1940-1959.
- Afro-Americans -- Performances and portrayals -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1940-1979.