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Program for An Evening of Comedy with Jackie 'Moms' Mabley and Her Ladies

Created by:
National Black Theatre, American, founded 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Clarice Taylor, American, 1917 - 2011  Search this
Moms Mabley, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Dinah Washington, American, 1924 - 1963  Search this
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Ma Rainey, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/16 in. (21.6 × 14 × 0.2 cm)
H x W (Open): 8 1/2 × 12 in. (21.6 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of William and James Thomas and family in memory of Clarice Taylor
Object number:
2013.188.37
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.188.37
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Comedy

Artist:
Emily Clayton Bishop, born Smithsburg, MD 1883-died Smithsburg, MD 1912  Search this
Medium:
plaster/cast and patinated
Dimensions:
13 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (33.8 x 17.0 x 17.0 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1907
Topic:
Figure female\nude  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\drama  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Miss Beatrice Fenton and Miss Marjorie D. Martinet
Object number:
1976.127.13
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1976.127.13

Phyllis Diller’s American Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award

Distributor:
American Comedy Awards  Search this
Maker:
American Comedy Awards  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
acrylic (overall material)
felt (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 6 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Trophy
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1991
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.41
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.41
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1247730

Divine Comedy

Collection Creator:
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1946
Scope and Contents note:
(A. Tedesco and Doubleday, Doran, and Co.)
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Access to undigitized portions requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The John Steuart Curry papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-currjohn-ref69

Francikquing--Italian Comedy

Artist:
Florence Huston, active 1933-1943  Search this
Copy after:
Lewis MacRitchie, born San Francisco, CA 1913-died San Francisco, CA 1969  Search this
Medium:
stencil cut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 1/8 x 11 in. (43.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1935-1937
Topic:
Figure female\full length  Search this
Performing arts\theater\performer  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\California  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1974.28.117
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.28.117

Comedy [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Rush, William 1756-1833  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1808
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Costume--Mask  Search this
Object--Furniture--Mirror  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Scroll  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002185
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128902
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Abe Sada: A Comedy

Designer:
Kôga Hirano, Japanese, b. Seoul, South Korea, 1938  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Designed in:
Japan
Date:
1973
Credit Line:
Gift of Koga Hirano
Accession Number:
1995-104-7
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-104-7
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A Comedy of Dinosaur Errors

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:25:05 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4c8f636c08b0e8f5955856d72e865b8c

Handy Dandy A Comedy But

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 21.8 cm; 11 1/32 in x 8 19/32 in
overall: 11 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
Handbill
Date made:
1980s
ID Number:
2005.0129.013
Accession number:
2005.0129
Catalog number:
2005.0129.013
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299487

Costume Design: Comedy of Errors

Designer:
Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek, active USA, 1922–2011  Search this
Author:
William Shakespeare, British, ca. 1564–1616  Search this
Client:
New York Shakespeare Festival  Search this
Medium:
Brush and gouache, graphite on cardboard
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1967
Credit Line:
Gift of Theoni V. Aldredge
Accession Number:
1971-2-2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-2-2

The Amateur Comedy Club, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5154, Frame 362-365
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref104

Tragic Duel + 209 Years = Comedy Gold

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:20:54 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_7f404904a4f152d4b677a05576ffb757

This Comedy Club Charges By the Laugh

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:52:57 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_27f76375314bd9feb17a5f227564174a

Richmond and Von Boyle Comedy Company.

Depicted:
Stover, Florence  Search this
Maker:
Strobridge Lithographing Company  Search this
Morgan, Matt  Search this
Measurements:
image: 25 1/4 in x 17 in; 64.135 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
chromolithograph
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Theater  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3056
Catalog number:
60.3056
Accession number:
228146
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Advertising
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325326

Comedy Magazine, Volume One, No. Two

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Art Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
K. C. Witherell  Search this
Designer:
Maira Kalman  Search this
Maggie Saliskie  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Type:
graphic design
magazine
Object Name:
magazine
Place:
USA
Date:
1981
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-180
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-180

Comedy Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Art Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Designer:
Larry Kazal  Search this
Maggie Saliskie  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Type:
graphic design
magazine
Object Name:
magazine
Place:
USA
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-179
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-179

Stage Design: A Comedy of Errors

Designer:
Jay Keene  Search this
Author:
William Shakespeare, British, ca. 1564–1616  Search this
Client:
Omnibus Players  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, ink on drawing board
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Jay Keene
Accession Number:
1970-51-7
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1970-51-7

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
ca 1960 - 1995
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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Is There a Liberal Bias to Political Comedy?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_fb81c12f744842444ba1f76a1fd85c4f

Comedy [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Curry, John Steuart 1897-1964  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0024067
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_24068

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