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Papers, 1923-1982

Author: Lotte Lenya; Weill-Lenya Research Center.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Almost all items come from after 1950. Among the most important: a diagram of her family tree; several letters from Kurt Weill's family shortly after his death, notably from his brother Nathan; contracts pertaining to Lenya's performances in the 1970's; numerous royalty statements for productions of Weill's works in the 1970's; invitations to the White House; das Grosse Verdienstkreuz awarded by the German
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Genre/Form: Address books
Albums
Bank statements
Clippings
Contracts
Plaques
Programs
Reviews (Criticism)
Portraits
Autographs
Caricatures and cartoons
Named Person: Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; John Kander; Bertolt Brecht; Helene Weigel; George Davis; Richard Siemanowski; Nathan Weill; Burt Reynolds; Joe Masteroff; Maxwell Anderson; Lys Symonette; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Russell Detwiler
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lotte Lenya; Weill-Lenya Research Center.
OCLC Number: 122579854
In: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Weill-Lenya Research Center
Language Note: In English (mainly) and German.
Notes: Originals and photocopies.
Related items may be filed in Ser. 37, 51, 52A, and 78A.
Description: ca. 140 items (3 linear ft.)

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Almost all items come from after 1950. Among the most important: a diagram of her family tree; several letters from Kurt Weill's family shortly after his death, notably from his brother Nathan; contracts pertaining to Lenya's performances in the 1970's; numerous royalty statements for productions of Weill's works in the 1970's; invitations to the White House; das Grosse Verdienstkreuz awarded by the German government in 1969; numerous recognitions of her performances or service; her collection of Brecht's writings, articles on Brecht, programs, and reviews; a number of photographs, calendars, and postcards publicizing her singing career and her starring role in Cabaret; several photo albums recording both her professional and personal life.

The collection is heterogeneous, including many relatively ephemeral items, a large number of photographs (mainly of family and friends, though Burt Reynolds is represented), and drawings by Richard Ely and Boris Aronson. Memorabilia from Joe Masteroff, Milton Caniff, Maxwell Anderson, and Lys Symonette may also be found. Financial records are rather sparse, but enough have been preserved to give some picture of her business dealings in the 1970's.

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