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Yiddish theater collection, [ca. 1900]-1986.

Author: Museum of the City of New York.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Yiddish
Database:WorldCat
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Collection consists of a wide variety of material pertaining to Yiddish theater primarily in New York City, and a smaller amount for other American cities, South America, and Canada. Programs, photographs of productions, actors, and backstage; scrapbook, news clippings, reviews and articles; scripts; some financial records of Yiddish theaters; caricature sketches of actors; some correspondence of actors; and audio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Scrapbooks
Posters
Photoprints
Drawings
Scripts
Named Person: Jacob Ben-Ami; Molly Picon; Bella Belarina; Bertha Gersten; Zvi Scooler; Menasha Skulnik
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Museum of the City of New York.
OCLC Number: 155490023
Language Note: Majority of the collection is in Yiddish; some in Spanish and Polish, and a limited amount in English.
Description: 37 linear ft.

Abstract:

Collection consists of a wide variety of material pertaining to Yiddish theater primarily in New York City, and a smaller amount for other American cities, South America, and Canada. Programs, photographs of productions, actors, and backstage; scrapbook, news clippings, reviews and articles; scripts; some financial records of Yiddish theaters; caricature sketches of actors; some correspondence of actors; and audio tapes of interviews with Yiddish actors. Photographs are identified. Prominent actors and actresses represented by a large quantity of material are Bella Belarina, Jacob Ban-Ami, Bertha Gersten, Molly Picon, Zvi Scooler, and Menasha Skulnik. Also, scripts from the religious television program THE ETERNAL LIGHT; some internal records of the Yiddish radio station, WEVD; photographs pertaining to Yiddish film; a few set designs; and a large series of posters and window cards advertising theatrical productions, principally in Philadelphia, Canada, Chicago, and New York with some in Israel.

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