Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection, late 1920's-1967
Michaels, Dewey (theater owner director producer) 1898-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Bakchy, Boris (New York)
Kriegsmann, James J
Seymour, Maurice (New York, N.Y.)
Bruno of Hollywood (New York, N.Y.)
Palace Burlesque Theatre (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Photoprints : silver gelatin on paper, 8 x 10"
0.33 cu. ft.: 1 box
Dewey Michaels was owner, director, and producer of the Palace Burlesque Theatre, Buffalo, New York, until it closed on September 29, 1977, when he was 79 years old.
Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well as full-length figures, nude or in costume.
Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection, ca. 1920s-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Nudity in the performing arts
Theatrical producers and directors
1981.0041 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research use on site, by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, provided by staff