Entertainers

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Entertainers

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Entertainers

  • UF Performers
  • UF Performing artists
  • UF Show business personalities
  • UF Show-men

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Entertainers

30 Archival description results for Entertainers

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Helen Carr

Item is a portrait of woman. Imprint on surface reads, 'Abbe 15 West 57 St. New York'. In white on surface '91241'. Inscribed in black ink on back 'Please Credit Photo by Abbe', and 'Monster Musical Super-Spectacle Happy Days at the new york hippodrome'. Inscription in pencil reads, 'Helen Carr in the' Inscription in pen reads, 'they both in same show' and 'my first wife Elsie's sister, stage name'

Abbe

Outdoor theatre troup around hammock

Item consists of a brown card with textured surface. Photograph of a group of 5 men and 5 women gathered around a hammock outdoors. A man and woman, dressed alike, sit in the hammock (the man holding a knife at his knee). Others in the group wear straw hats or hold cattails.

Betty Burroughs

Item is a publicity portrait print of Betty Burroughs, taken by theatrical photographer Nasib. Inscriptions in white on surface of print read, 'Betty Burroughs' and 'NASIB 7'. Inscription on back in pencil reads 'Betty Burro-' and in purple stamp, 'Wine, Woman and Song' and 'Photo for newspapers only'.

Nasib

Butterfly iceskater

Item is a full length portrait of girl on iceskates wearing a butterfly costume with wings spread. Imprint on surface reads, 'White Studio 48 Broadway, New York.' Inscription in pencil on back reads, '31, 98, 11'

White Studio

[Portrait of Cressie & Billy Leonard]

Item is a publicity photograph of two men in tuxedos and top hats holding canes. Identified to be Cressie Leonard (1887-unknown) and Billy Leonard (1891-1974), both Irish-born English variety theatre entertainers, musical comedy actors and singers. Here they are photographed for the 1916 and 1917 touring revue, "A la Carte".

Dobson Studios

[Portrait of Art Lund]

Item is a studio headshot with white border. Depicts a man in suit jacket and tie with slicked-back hair. Recto ink stamp: "Art Lund." Verso ink stamp "This portrait through courtesy of A. Gilbert Studios, Toronto."

A. Gilbert Studios

[Portrait of Frank Sinatra]

Item is a studio portrait of man wearing white jacket and dark pants, no tie. Possible copy print of existing print. Recto inscription on negative or original print: "To a swell 580 member, fondly, Sinatra." Verso ink stamp: "This portrait through courtesy of A. Gilbert Studios, Toronto."

A. Gilbert Studios

First Annual Kodak Minstrel Show

Item consists of a mounted photograph depicting the cast of the Kodak Minstrel Show, that took place on May 3rd, 1920. The cast of 35 includes 32 men, most of whom are in blackface, wearing wigs and makeup, and three women in regular dress. Minstrel variety shows were performed occasionally during the 1920's by Canadian Kodak employees as part of the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) activities.

Minstrel shows are a style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Second annual Kodak minstrel show

The first image, Burgess & Seymour, a study in black and white, depicts two Canadian Kodak employees, one identified as draftsman F.A. Seymour and the other as R. Ainslee Burgess. They performed a skit originally performed in the Canadian Kodak Minstrel Show of February 17-18, 1921, which was, according to an included clipping, repeated at a bazaar held by the Toronto Technical School. The skit consists two easels, on which the two performers have drawn sketches of different Kodak girls. One of the performers (Burgess) is in blackface, as part of the Minstrel variety show performed occasionally during the 1920's by Kodak employees as part of the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) activities.

The second image is a group portrait of the Kodak minstrel troupe consisting of 29 men in black face and their accompanying 7 musicians and conductor. They performed at the same event as Burgess and Seymour, February 1921.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

Kodak Canada Inc.

At Kodak Heights / Canadian Kodak Co.

At Kodak Heights was a bimonthly magazine, first published in January 1921, intended to foster communication among employees of Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd.

The full lineage of internal publications for Kodak Canada employees ran as follows: At Kodak Heights was succeeded by Kodak in 1936. In 1955, the name was changed to Canadian Kodakery. In 1975, the name was changed again to Kodak Canada News. In 1986, this publication was succeeded by In Focus; and in 1994, the name changed to its final title, Kodakery Canada.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Third Annual Kodak Minstrel Show - Crystal Theatre

The three duplicate, mounted-on-board photographs depict the minstrel troupe of 32 male participants, one not being blackface and another being a child in blackface on the Crystal Theatre stage with a dimensional painted backdrop. Accompanying them is a 7 member orchestra plus conductor. The Crystal Theatre was located on Dundas St. West, west of Keele St. (re-named the Apollo in 1934).

The performers were part of a Kodak Minstrel Show, performed by Canadian Kodak employees and held occasionally by the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) during the 1920's.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Third Annual Kodak Minstrel Show - "Minstrel Maids"

The photograph depicts a female group of 9 women with blackface in costumes of matching stripped hats and dresses. The Minstrel Show of which this troupe was one act, held three performances at the Crystal Theatre in April 1922.

The performers were part of a Kodak Minstrel Show, performed by Canadian Kodak employees and held occasionally by the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) during the 1920's.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Minstrel show group portrait

Item is a group portrait of a minstrel show. 42 performers, including children and adults, are posed seated or standing on a stage. Six of the performers appear in blackface, wearing makeup and and wigs.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

A two-page hand-written eulogy was found with the photograph that begins "Ella Roberts age 85 years of Galena, Ohio died November 28, 1949..."

Shields, Lorne