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Creators:
Koerner, Charles W.
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 miscellany. Some portions of the scrapbook date from before Koerner's time with RKO, including his college years, and portions are from after his death, possibly compiled...

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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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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

Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1977 is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. In 1965, Marx gave the Library of Congress a portion of his correspondence with well-known personages. The majority of the correspondence in this collection dates from the post World War II era (Marx's early correspondence is located at the Library of Congress.) Th...

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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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Dates:
1929-1943
Level:
item
Size:
1 Motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith 1. St. Louis Blues, excerpt Copyright: 1929 Corporate Creator: Gramercy Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Producer: W.C. Handy Director: Dudley Murphy Performer(s): Bessie Smith and James P. Johnson Song Title(s): "St. Louis Blues" 2. Black and Tan, excerpt Copyright: 1929...

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Level:
item
Size:
1 Motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: b&w, an excerpt from the short film of the same name featuring a brief scripted vignette Copyright: 1929 Corporate Creator: Gramercy Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Dudley Murphy's Jazz Classics, Warner Brothers Producer: W.C. Handy Director: Dudley Murphy Performer(s): Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, James P...

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)
Sparnon, Arabella S.
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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