Query: RKO Pictures (studio)
Charles W. Koerner RKO Studios Scrapbook
Creators:
Koerner, Charles W., 1896-1946
Dates:
1923-1953
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1432
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook documenting Charles W. Koerner's career as head of RKO Pictures in the 1940s. The scrapbook contains letters, a telegram, photographs, programs, a menu, clippings, and ephemera. Some portions of the scrapbook date from before Koerner's time with RKO, including his high school years, and portions are from after his …

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Photographs
Level:
file
Dates:
1923-1945
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1432
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ephemera
Level:
file
Dates:
1939, 1941, 1946
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1432
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Groucho Marx Collection
Creators:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)
Dates:
1911-1978, undated
Size:
12 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0269
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, films, and collected materials of 20th century comedian Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx.

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History of Jazz
Level:
item
Dates:
1929-1943
Size:
1 Motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records
Creators:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation
Robinson, Verna Kimball, 1904-1988
Robinson, Colby W., 1900-1950
Westbrook Theatre
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Dates:
1934-1950, undated
bulk 1939-1942
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1.5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1296
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the business records of the Westbrook Theatre Corporation of Westbrook, Maine. Records include the Colby, Rialto, and Knights of Pythias motion picture theatres in Bingham, Fryeburg, and elsewhere. The collection includes financial records, business correspondence, and photographs.

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St. Louis Blues
Level:
item
Size:
1 Motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jeni LeGon Papers
Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930-2002, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor, and actress.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1893-1969
Size:
2.96 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Motion
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Motion Pictures forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Kenneth H. Sparnon Collection
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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