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Groucho Marx Collection

Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Names:
Four Nightingales  Search this
Marx Brothers  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
RKO Pictures (studio)  Search this
Three Nightingales  Search this
United Artists  Search this
Warner Brothers  Search this
Marx, Chico  Search this
Marx, Harpo  Search this
Palmer, Minnie  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1911-1978
Scope and Contents:
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.) This series includes correspondence from well-known persons, fans, admirers and friends. There is an extensive amount of correspondence with the screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. The series includes letters concerning public relations, Walt Disney caricatures of the Marx Brothers, The Grouchophile permission letters, unidentified correspondence and one letter from Chico Marx to Gummo Marx.

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts and Print Articles by Marx, 1930-1958, undated is arranged chronologically with circa and undated material placed before the book manuscripts. This series contains written material by Groucho Marx excepting scripts and sketches. The series includes articles written by Marx for national magazines, various speeches and manuscripts for three of Marx's books.

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated, is arranged alphabetically with television scripts and sketches placed before full-length movie and theatre scripts. This series contains television, motion picture and theatre scripts and sketches, monologues, and related written material pertaining to works starring or featuring Marx. It also contains scripts for the one theatrical play written by Marx, A Time for Elizabeth.

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978 is arranged chronologically and contains sixteen scrapbooks spanning Marx's career from his first Broadway success, I'll Say She Is to the year after his death. Of particular interest are the early scrapbooks for the Marx Brothers career, a scrapbook spanning the years 1934-1958 complied by Marx himself for his daughter Melinda, a photographic scrapbook compiled by the staff of Life magazine documenting a 1963 magazine layout of Marx and his then wife Eden Hartford Marx. There is also a scrapbook devoted to Chico Marx's brief career as a bandleader in the mid-late 1940s.

Series 5: Music,circa 1930-1975, undated is arranged alphabetically and includes original music manuscripts written by Marx and songs for Marx's shows and motion pictures and unidentified manuscripts perhaps written by Marx, his friends, his daughter Melinda or her music teacher. It also includes commercially produced sheet music purchased by Marx, copies of songs featured in Marx's motion pictures, music from "Minnie's Boys the theatrical production based on the Marx Brothers and their mother, an autographed copy of "Stay Down Here Where You Belong" by Irving Berlin, songs written by Marx published commercially, and Marx's copy of a collection of songs by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Series 6: Publicity, ca. 1911-1977 contains theatre programs, motion picture reviews, newspaper clippings both foreign and domestic, record album covers, a book cover and one poster of the Marx Brothers. There are items related specifically to Chico Marx. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undatedis arranged according to subject matter and includes artwork, features cartoons and caricatures of the Marx Brothers by various artists including the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer art department and Hirschfield, sketches of the Marx Brothers by Sheila Smith, Peggy Jacobs, Bridget Crowe and Mark E. Williams (all probably fans of the Marx Brothers), various candid photographs, publicity photographs and studio portraits of Marx, his brothers, his immediate family, correspondence and related images and photographic negatives and transparencies.

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1975, undated contains documents relating to Marx's personal life and his brothers Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and his daughter Melinda. Of particular interest is Marx's copy of the transcript of his divorce deposition from Eden Hartford Marx, two proclamations from the City of Los Angeles and a portfolio cover made for him by his daughter Melinda. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 9: Audiovisual, 1929-1970 includes home movies of Groucho, brothers Harpo and Chico, and Groucho's wife and children as well as film and kinescope copies of television programs featureing Groucho as the star or guest.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 9 series.

Series 1: Correspondence,1932-1977

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts, and Print Articles by Groucho Marx, 1930-1958, undated

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978

Series 5: Music, circa 1930-1975, undated

Subseries 5.1: Original Music Manuscrpts

Subseries 5.2: Commercially Produced Sheet Music and Collections

Series 6: Publicity, circa 1911-1977

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undated

Subseries 7.1: Artwork

Subseries 7.2: Photographs

Subseries 7.3: Photographic Negatives and Transparencies

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1978, undated

Series 9: Audiovisual

Subseries 9.1: Moving Images

Subseries 9.2: Sound Recordings
Biographical / Historical:
One of 20th century America's most enduring comics and cultural icons was Groucho Marx. Julius Henry Marx, better known as Groucho, was born in New York City on October 2, 1890. He was the third of five sons born to Minna and Samuel Marx. Minna's brother, Al Shean, was a part of the well-known vaudeville team, Gallagher and Shean.

The Marx family consisted of five boys: Leonard (Chico), Arthur (Harpo), Julius (Groucho), Milton (Gummo) and Herbert (Zeppo). The family lived in the Yorkville section of New York City. Groucho had a high soprano singing voice and his first job was singing in the choir of an Episcopal church. He joined Gus Hall and his vaudeville troupe when he was eleven. Groucho attended P.S. 86 but never went beyond the 7th grade. Minna organized the Three Nightingales with Groucho, Gummo and a girl singer. The girl was eventually replaced by a boy tenor and Harpo joined the troupe. The name of the group was changed to The Four Nightingales. Minnie acted as the group's manager. The group became known as the Marx Brothers with everyone except Gummo taking part in the act. The family moved to Chicago ca. 1904 where their grandfather lived.

The brothers toured the South and Midwest performing a vaudeville skit called, "Fun in Hiskule". It is noted that the comedy act began in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Marx Brothers first big success came in 1919 with their vaudeville act entitled "Home Again". In 1920, they were booked into the Palace Theatre in New York City and played there for thirteen months. They were later banished from the circuit due to a contract violation - they had accepted employment without Albee's permission. Groucho married Ruth Johnson on February 4th, 1920 and divorced her in July 1942. They had one daughter, Miriam and one son, Arthur born in 1921.

In 1923, they toured with the show, "I'll Say She Is", a collection of vaudeville routines that Groucho had written in collaboration. The show ran on Broadway for thirty-eight weeks. On December 8, 1925, the brothers (using their nicknames professionally for the first time) opened on Broadway in "The Cocoanuts". The play was written expressly for them by George S. Kaufman and Morris Ryskind with music by Irving Berlin. The brothers made a silent film circa 1924 called "Humor Risk" but it was never released. "Animal Crackers" opened on October 23, 1928. It was in this show that Groucho created one of his most famous characters, Captain Spaulding, the African explorer. Groucho was by this time paired with Margaret Dumont, stooge and foil, whom Groucho claimed never, really understood the Marx Brothers comedy.

On the strength of their success in "The Cocoanuts", they were signed to a film contract. In 1929, they made the film version of "The Cocoanuts" while performing "Animal Crackers" on the stage. Their mother, Minna Marx died the same year. The following year they starred in the film version of "Animal Crackers". Both films were made in New York City. In 1931, Groucho moved to Hollywood where The Marx Brothers made thirteen films. The brothers signed with Paramount Pictures and made "Monkey Business" (1931), "Horsefeathers" (1932) and "Duck Soup" (1933) while at the studio. In 1933, Zeppo left the troupe and Samuel Marx died.

In February 1934, Groucho and Chico teamed up in a radio program called, "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel", about characters who were comic lawyers. In March 1934, they replaced Ethel Waters on a weekly radio series sponsored by the American Oil Company. In 1935, the brothers starred in "A Night at the Opera" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a film produced by Irving Thalberg and a sequel, "A Day at the Races" (1937). In addition to working for MGM, the brothers starred in "Room Service" (1938) for the RKO studio.

The brothers discontinued the act in September 1941 but reunited for the film "A Night in Casablanca" (1946) and "Love Happy" (1949). Groucho found work as a solo artist making films for RKO, Warner Brothers and Paramount. In March 1943, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery sponsored a half-hour variety show on CBS starring Groucho. Groucho married his second wife, Catherine "Kay" Gorcey in July 1945, they had one daughter Melinda. They divorced in 1951. Groucho continued to guest on many radio shows and continued to be at his peak when ad-libbing. John Guedel created "You Bet Your Life" for Groucho in October 1947. The show aired over the ABC radio network. It moved to CBS and in 1950 it was purchased by NBC and ran on television until 1961. The show ran for a total of four years on radio and eleven years on television. Groucho won radio's Peabody Award as best comedian on radio in 1948; an Emmy award in 1951; and the Motion Picture Daily Annual TV poll from 1951-1954.

Groucho was also musical. He played the guitar, but never as part of his shows. He was also an author and a playwright. He wrote the stage play, "A Time for Elizabeth", in 1948 with Norman Krasna. The play ran for eight days on Broadway but had longer runs in summer stock. In July 1954, Groucho married his third and final wife Eden Hartford. They divorced in December of 1969. In 1967, Simon and Schuster published excerpts from letters Groucho had donated to the Library of Congress in 1965. The book was entitled The Groucho Letters. Groucho authored other books, Groucho and Me (1959) his autobiography, The Secret Word is Groucho (1976) with Hector Arce and The Grouchophile (1976).

Groucho retired in 1961 but in 1972 with the help Erin Fleming, his companion and manager since 1969, he toured in a solo act. The show entitled, "An Evening with Groucho" played Carnegie Hall in New York City in May 1972. Groucho was made a Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972. In 1974, Groucho received an honorary Academy Award (Oscar) for the contribution of the Marx Brothers to the art of film. Marx died on August 19th, 1977.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Julius H. (Groucho) Marx, through the Estate of Groucho Marx, August 5, 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Comedians -- 1920-1970  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Theater  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers
Photographs -- 20th century
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0269
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Groucho Marx Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0269
Additional Online Media:

Set of 32 American Western movie actor postcards

Associated Name:
Rogers, Roy  Search this
Hart, William S.  Search this
Mix, Tom  Search this
Allen, Rex  Search this
Moore, Clayton  Search this
Boyd, William  Search this
O'Brien, George  Search this
Davis, Rufe  Search this
Hale, Monte  Search this
Hatton, Raymond  Search this
McCoy, Tim  Search this
Steele, Bob  Search this
Wayne, John  Search this
Randall, Jack  Search this
Livingston, Bob  Search this
Barcroft, Roy  Search this
Foran, Dick  Search this
Wilson, Whip  Search this
La Rue, Lash  Search this
Renaldo, Duncan  Search this
Jones, Buck  Search this
Crabbe, Buster  Search this
Baker, Bob  Search this
Canutt, Yakima  Search this
Ballew, Smith  Search this
Gibson, Hoot  Search this
Brown, Johnny Mack  Search this
Maynard, Ken  Search this
Hoxie, Jack  Search this
Starrett, Charlie Durango  Search this
Elliott, Bill  Search this
Lane, Allan Rocky  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 cm x 9 cm; 5 1/2 in x 3 17/32 in
Object Name:
postcards, set of
postcards, set of (32)
Object Type:
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
Subject:
Movie  Search this
Entertainment, Film  Search this
Actors  Search this
ID Number:
2010.0081.520
Catalog number:
2010.0081.520
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1412644

King Kong Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 22.5 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1977
Subject:
School Personal Equipment  Search this
Movie  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)
ID Number:
2004.3009.09
Nonaccession number:
2004.3009
Catalog number:
2004.3009.09
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273711

Howard Hughes

Artist:
Ernest Hamlin Baker, 1889 - 1975  Search this
Sitter:
Howard Robard Hughes, 24 Dec 1905 - 1976  Search this
Medium:
Gouache and ink on paper on paperboard
Dimensions:
Board: 34.3 x 31.3 x 0.5cm (13 1/2 x 12 5/16 x 3/16")
Image: 30.2 × 24.8cm (11 7/8 × 9 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1948
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Vehicle\Airplane  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Male  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Science and Technology\Engineer\Designer\Aircraft  Search this
Howard Robard Hughes: Business and Finance\Transportation\Airline Industry Leader  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Conserved with funds from The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Object number:
NPG.97.TC43
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.TC43

Charles W. Koerner RKO Studios Scrapbook

Creator:
Koerner, Charles W.  Search this
Names:
RKO Pictures.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Menus
Scrapbooks
Programs
Date:
1923-1953
Scope and Contents:
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 by his wife, Vivian.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Motion picture executive, head of RKO Pictures from 1942 to 1946.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Rebecca Renish, 2017
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Motion picture studios -- California -- Hollywood  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1940-1950
Menus -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1940-1950
Programs -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Charles W. Koerner RKO Studios Scrapbook, 1923-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1432
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1432

Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"

Creator:
Parker, Ben (scriptwriter)  Search this
Shurr, Robert L. (scriptwriter)  Search this
Names:
RKO Pictures.  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film stills
Clippings
Press releases
Screenplays
Scrapbooks
Date:
1939-1940, 1968
Summary:
The film, George Washington Carver, starring Carver himself, was filmed in 1939 and released in 1940. Ben Parker was the director and Robert L. Shurr wrote the screenplay.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a copy of the original script for the motion picture George Washington Carver and a scrapbook detailing the motion picture's press. The bulk of the material dates to the production and release of the film, 1939-1940. There is additional correspondence from Shurr concerning the film dated 1968. The scrapbook contains photographs from the film. There are reference copies for the script and scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
The film, George Washington Carver, was an independent production of Bryant Productions, directed by Ben Parker and written by Robert L. Shurr. An article on Dr. George Washington Carver in Life magazine reportedly inspired the original idea for Parker. After a personal visit by Parker, Carver consented not only to approve the film but to appear in it. Parker engaged Robert L. Shurr to write the screenplay, originally titled Devil Cotton or the Story of Dr. Carver. The screenplay combined both a documentary and fictional narrative style. The screenplay detailed Carver's early life including a fictitious romantic relationship. The cast included: Ralph Edwards, Raye Gilbert, John J. Marvin, and Milton Sprague.

Raising funds for the project and making the film were both difficult. Parker eventually raised $2,000 from Allen McDowell who is listed as one of the film's producers. The film, which reportedly cost $14,000, was shot in Alabama with a small crew and very basic equipment. The film crew and those helping with the filming experienced violence from the white community which reportedly stoned McDowell and two of the film's local white participants. The film was released independently and played in a few RKO owned theatres but apparently never recouped its cost. In 1940, $10,000 was taken in at the film's premiere at Tuskegee Institute. Most likely, this was the film's largest audience.

We have no further information about the production or producer, our initial research has been unable to locate any further details concerning this film. A print of the film in its entirety is not known to exist, but portions of it are seen in a thirty minute video from Schlesinger Video Productions entitled Black Americans of Achievement: George Washington Carver.

Carver, a world famous agrichemist, was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri, circa 1864 to a woman named Mary. In 1896, he went to Tuskegee Institute as the head of the Agricultural Department and stayed there until his death on January 5, 1943.

Carver found many uses for the peanut, sweet potato, pecan, soybean, and cotton stalk. His important contributions to the Southern economy were: to diversify, utilize the land more efficiently, and in an ecologically friendly way, build up the soil, cope with plant diseases, and utilize research results in farm activities.

Among the many honors he received were: fellow, British Royal Society of Arts, 1916; Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1923; and the Theodore Roosevelt Medal, 1939. He was widely admired and Henry Ford included a replica of his birthplace at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

In his personal life Carver was never married and current scholarship indicates that he may have been homosexual. The historian, Horace L. Griffin, in his 2006 book Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians & Gays in Black Churches, details the clandestine homosexual life of Carver and others. Pertaining to Carver's habit of giving peanut oil massages to his male friends, Linda O. McMurry in her 1982 biography of Carver, George Washington Carver, Scientist and Symbol, relates, "Most of his male friends received at least one massage from the professor," but evidence that it ever went beyond massage is not detailed. Beginning in 1935, Carver's constant companion was Austin W. Curtis, Jr. a graduate of Cornell who taught at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College before coming to Tuskegee and joining Carver as his assistant.

Rackham Holt, Carver's biographer, describes the relationship between the two men in his 1943 biography, George Washington Carver: an American Biography, "At last someone had been welcomed not merely into Dr. Carver's laboratory, but also into his heart. He believed that there was something providential in the coming of this young man, so intensely serious about his work and extremely competent at it, who was at the same time a genial companion; he was proud of him and loved and depended on him as his own son . . . . And the affection was returned in full measure. Mr. Curtis accompanied him everywhere, seeing to his comfort, shielding him from intrusion, and acting as his official mouthpiece." Carver had a standing invitation to visit Henry Ford at his plantation in Ways, Georgia, where guest rooms were kept prepared for both Carver and Curtis. Carver died in Tuskegee, Alabama on January 5, 1943 and was buried in the churchyard of the college chapel. The National Park Service owns and maintains 210 acres of the farm where Carver was born as the George Washington Carver National Monument.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Robert L. Shurr in October 1984.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- 1930-1940  Search this
Cotton stalks  Search this
Plant diseases  Search this
Pecan  Search this
Peanuts  Search this
Sweet potatoes  Search this
Agricultural chemists  Search this
Agriculture -- Research  Search this
African American scientists  Search this
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film stills
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Press releases -- 1930-1940
Screenplays -- 1930-1940
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0133
See more items in:
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0133

100 Years of Hollywood History Lost as California Inferno Destroys Paramount Ranch

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:14:04 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_efd1bd6acdfba7a23856e282a28626bd

Irene Dunne

Artist:
Harry Warnecke, 1900 - 1984  Search this
Robert F. Cranston, 26 Jul 1897 - 1978  Search this
Sitter:
Irene Marie Dunne, 20 Dec 1898 - 4 Sep 1990  Search this
Medium:
Color carbro print
Dimensions:
Image: 41.4 x 33.3 cm (16 5/16 x 13 1/8")
Sheet: 44.1 x 35.5 cm (17 3/8 x 14")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1944
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Straw hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band  Search this
Irene Marie Dunne: Female  Search this
Irene Marie Dunne: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke
Object number:
NPG.94.41
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.41

[Trade catalogs from Pathé Frères SA]

Variant company name:
Founded in Paris, France 1896. Locations in Paris, France; London, England; New York and Brooklyn, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Pathé Frères SA  Search this
Related companies:
Société Pathé Frères ; Pathé-Cinéma ; Pathé Frères Phonograph Co. ; Pathé Records ; Pathéscope Ltd. ; Pathéscope Co. of America ; Pathex, Inc. of NY ; RKO Pictures ; Eastman Kodak ; Pathé-Natan ; Pathé SA ; British Pathe ; Vivendi ; Pathé-Marconi ; EMI, Inc. : Willoughby's .  Search this
Notes content:
Trade lit for various divisions and incarnations of Pathé. An August 1898 catalog (written in French) of phonographs (gramophones), accessories and recording materials from Pathé Frères in Paris. Pathé Frères Phonograph Co. of Brooklyn, NY: list of records issued in 1920 ; a circa 1920s catalog of double disk records . From Pathéscope Ltd. of London, a circa 1920s 114-page book about how to take motion pictures with the Baby Ciné. From the Pathéscope Co of America, Inc.: Instructions for Operating the New Premier Pathéscope. From Pathex, Inc. (the trade name of Pathe Exchange, Inc., Pathe's US subsidiary that distributed movie releases to theaters in America): circa 1920s Catalog of Pathex Motion Pictures for the Home ; Instruction Book Pathex Motion Picture Projector" ; The Pathex Motion Picture Camera Table of Lens Adjustments ; Catalog of Pathex Motion Pictures for the Home 1927 ; 2 copies of an undated (circa 1933) Catalog of Pathex 9-1/2mm Motion Pictures for the Home ; 1927 Pathex Repair Parts ; undated manual Motion Pictures at Home with the Pathex Motion Picture Projector Instruction Book ; 1928 Pathex Super Reel Attachment flyer ; undated 2 copies Instruction Book Pathex Motion Picture Camera ; undated 3 copies Pathex Motion Picture Camera and Projector booklet ; Service information for Pathex projectors. From Pathegrams, Inc. : undated brochure for Pathé 9.5 mm Home Movie Equipment (Motocamera, Kid Projector, Hand Driven Projector, Super Reel Attachment). Pathé Motocamera instruction booklet in English. Pathé-Baby Manuel d'Emploi et d'Entretien from Pathé-Cinema in Vincennes, France. From the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania retail store John Wanamaker: undated instructions for operating the Baby Pathé ; and an undated booklet about the Pathé-Baby Projector & Camera Home Cinematograph. Instructions for using the Pathexgraph title maker. Undated list Pathex Library Films.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
35 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Paris, France
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Theatre and entertainment supplies  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Entertaining  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Theaters  Search this
Theatrical paraphernalia  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29067
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29067

Savage Splendor 1946-1947

Creator:
Cotlow, Lewis explorer (1898-****)  Search this
RKO Pictures  Search this
Explorer:
Denis, Armand  Search this
Physical description:
reference 2 video cassettes (63 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
master 2 video cassettes (63 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival origirnal film reels (2,750 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
Africa
Belgian Congo
Zaire
Kenya
Date:
1946-1947
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Big game hunting  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1985.11.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218482

Tembo 1951

Creator:
Hill, Howard archer  Search this
RKO Pictures  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassettes (1 hour 26 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
master video cassettes (1 hour 26 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (2,290 feet) sound color 35mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Tanzania
Belgian Congo
Zaire
Date:
1951
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Animals  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1988.3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218484

How to Tour Frank Sinatra’s Las Vegas

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3ba3f606f1a2d9e39f91adc3c50d50d6

Movie Palaces Let Everyday Americans Be Royalty

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:04:12 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_c27203eb8c0c2294c9c86f0811b17343

Following the sun around

Author:
Tierney, Harry cmp  Search this
McCarthy, Joseph lyr  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
6 p
Type:
Scores
Sheet music
Date:
1926
C1926
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983047

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