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Jimmy Durante and Helen Traubel

Artist:
W. Eugene Smith, 30 Dec 1918 - 15 Oct 1978  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Helen Traubel, 16 Jun 1903 - 28 Jul 1972  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 26.1 × 34.1 cm (10 1/4 × 13 7/16")
Mount: 50.9 × 40.7 cm (20 1/16 × 16")
Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1951
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Helen Traubel: Female  Search this
Helen Traubel: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.262
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ab6d0e03-4b2b-4332-8551-92ca9d6e9977
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.262

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Aurelius Battaglia, 16 Jan 1910 - 29 May 1982  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper (?)
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
DC990277
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4878c08b2-ef13-479f-b759-385f06cf9c4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC990277

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Al Hirschfeld, 21 Jun 1903 - 21 Jan 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Ink over graphite on illustration board
Dimensions:
Not recorded
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1940-1980
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Object number:
NY780142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4858846da-a853-4566-b6f0-95a701db8a09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY780142

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Al Hirschfeld, 21 Jun 1903 - 21 Jan 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Ink and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions:
Not recorded
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Home Furnishings\Flatware\Spoon  Search this
Home Furnishings\Dishes\Saucer  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Cup  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Object number:
NY780240
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4050c554c-3093-47c6-b26e-e7520fc2396c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY780240

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Alexander Calder, 22 Jul 1898 - 11 Nov 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Wire
Dimensions:
30.5 x 24.1 x 29.2cm (12 x 9 1/2 x 11 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1928
Topic:
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Lipman, Peter and Beverly
Object number:
EXH.AC.38
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2010 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43398bd67-02e0-4833-91ac-da45cef05a24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.AC.38

Claudette Colbert, George M. Cohan and Jimmy Durante in "The Phantom President"

Artist:
Joseph Grant, 15 May 1908 - 6 May 2005  Search this
Sitter:
Claudette Colbert, 13 Sep 1903 - 30 Jul 1996  Search this
George Michael Cohan, 3 Jul 1878 - 5 Nov 1942  Search this
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 19.2cm x 14.8cm (7 9/16" x 5 13/16")
Board: 27.4cm x 20.8cm (10 13/16" x 8 3/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1932
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Straw hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Architecture\Building\Capitol\US Capitol  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Stole\Fur  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Male  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
George Michael Cohan: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Female  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Claudette Colbert: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Carol Grubb and Jennifer Grant Castrup
Object number:
NPG.93.412
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm483cd1a9b-620e-48b4-8aa3-20d81d5a52f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.412

Eugene O'Neill vs. Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957  Search this
Sitter:
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, 16 Oct 1888 - 27 Nov 1953  Search this
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
29.2cm x 24.9cm (11 1/2" x 9 13/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1932
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill: Male  Search this
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill: Nobel Prize  Search this
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Object number:
1980.298
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a2352dee-bdfc-4821-b2e5-e5cd72840971
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1980.298

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Henry Major, 1889 - 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Casein on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 30.8 × 24.2 cm (12 1/8 × 9 1/2")
Sheet: 36.8 × 25.2 cm (14 1/2 × 9 15/16")
Mat (Verified): 55.9 × 40.6 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1930
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.17
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42c1471fd-201a-452c-937c-562dc0de58b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.17

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Harry Warnecke, 1900 - 1984  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Color carbro print
Dimensions:
Image: 42 x 31.9 cm (16 9/16 x 12 9/16")
Sheet: 42.6 x 36.1 cm (16 3/4 x 14 3/16")
Mount: 51.1 x 40.5 cm (20 1/8 x 15 15/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke
Object number:
NPG.94.44
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c44599eb-8b0b-4f54-86fb-b0538843c06e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.44

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.9 × 27.4 cm (13 3/4 × 10 13/16")
Sheet: 35.6 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1950
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Fedora  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart
Object number:
S/NPG.77.215
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c5e61394-6e97-4367-9980-d32ab50b36a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.215

Jimmy Durante

Artist:
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 19 Nov 1895 - 11 Dec 1989  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 19cm x 19.1cm (7 1/2" x 7 1/2"), Accurate
sheet: 35.3cm x 28cm (13 7/8" x 11"), Accurate
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1945
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Takouhy Wise and Etheleen Staley
Object number:
NPG.93.32
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42d6cbe99-850a-49bd-aacf-ef36f81ba6fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.32

Jimmy Durante, Ethel Merman and Bob Hope -- "Red, Hot and Blue"

Artist:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Jimmy Durante, 10 Feb 1893 - 29 Jan 1980  Search this
Bob Hope, 29 May 1903 - 27 Jul 2003  Search this
Ethel Merman, 16 Jan 1909 - 15 Feb 1984  Search this
Medium:
Ink and opaque white on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 29cm x 31.4cm (11 7/16" x 12 3/8"), Accurate
Sheet: 38.1cm x 39.8cm (15" x 15 11/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1936
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Male  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Jimmy Durante: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Ethel Merman: Female  Search this
Ethel Merman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ethel Merman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Ethel Merman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Bob Hope: Male  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Bob Hope: Oscar  Search this
Bob Hope: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Bob Hope: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the children of Al Frueh - Barbara Frueh Bornemann, Robert Frueh and Alfred Frueh, Jr.
Object number:
NPG.93.180
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Condé Nast
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f6f28509-90bc-40b5-9e8a-426b4722d1c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.180

Inka Dinka Doo/Umbriago [sound recording]

Artist:
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0846
Decca 23351
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_321064

Vintage show biz greats [sound recording] : Sophie Tucker and Ted Lewis / annotated by David A. Jasen

Performer:
Tucker, Sophie 1884-1966  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah  Search this
Lewis, Ted 1892-1971  Search this
Producer:
Jasen, David A  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1982
Topic:
Vaudeville  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Local number:
FWRF603
FLP 36416
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231484
Online Media:

A tribute to George M. Cohan [sound recording] / annotated by David A. Jasen

Performer:
Cohan, George M. (George Michael) 1878-1942  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Colbert, Claudette  Search this
Producer:
Jasen, David A  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1983
Topic:
Vaudeville  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways RFS604
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231485

Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook

Creator:
Jackson, H. Edwin, 1907-1989  Search this
Donor:
Smith, Annette  Search this
Smith, Annette  Search this
Names:
Mills Brothers.  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Astaire, Fred  Search this
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974  Search this
Bergen, Edgar  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Burns, George, 1896-  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Durbin, Deanna  Search this
Eddy, Nelson, 1901-1967  Search this
Froman, Jane, 1907-1980  Search this
Jolson, Al, d. 1950  Search this
Lillie, Beatrice  Search this
Livingston, Mary  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie  Search this
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943  Search this
Wynn, Ed, 1886-1966  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box )
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks
Signatures (names)
Date:
1933-1941.
Summary:
H. Edwin Jackson created this scrapbook of radio stars while living in Chicago, Illinois during the Great Depression.
Scope and Contents:
One homemade scrapbook created and compiled by H. Edwin Jackson. The book contains photographs, some autographed, news clippings, and commercially printed reproductions of photographs of numerous radio and entertainment personalities from 1933 forward. The arrangement of the book and its artwork was the creation of Jackson. Many pages have photographs and/or news items of additional personalities associated with the featured personality.

Subjects include: The Mills Brothers, Ruth Etting, Fred Allen with Portland Hoffa and Jack Smart, Lanny Ross, Phil Baker, Ireene [?] Wicker, The Pickens Sisters, Raymond, Knight, Clara (Louise Starkey), Lu (Isobel Carothers) n' Em (Helen King), Phil Harris and Leah Ray, Vera Van, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Gladys Swarthout, Jeanie Lang, Myrt and Marge, Helen Jepson, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Deanna Durbin, Helen Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Alexander Woolcott, The Boswell Sisters, Edwin C. Hill, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Paul Whiteman, Jessica Dragonette, Dave Rubinoff, Little Jackie Heller, Joe Penner, Mildred Bailey, Olga Albani, Vivienne Segal, Ed Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Burgess Meredith, Dorothy Page, Bing Crosby, Rosa Ponselle, Stoopnagle and Budd, Grace Moore, Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson, Frances Langford, Conrad Thibault, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard, Bobby Breen, Jack Pearl, The Big Show, Olsen (Ole Olsen) and Johnson (Chick Johnson), Ramona, Rudy Vallee, The Easy Aces, Annette Hanshaw, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye, Charles Winninger, Ray Perkins, Eddie Cantor, Irene Rich, The Weiner Minstrels, Frank Parker, Jane Froman, Walter O'Keefe, James Melton, Al Jolson, Donald Novis, Morton Downey, The First Nighter (Charles P. Hughes), Lawrence Tibbett, Fred Astaire, Abe Lyman, Ethel Shutta, Fanny Brice, Joe Cook, Ken Murray, Jack Oakie, Tony Wans, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, Bob Burns, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy, Ted Bergman, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
H. Edwin Jackson (1907-1989) was born in Union City, Indiana, the youngest of three children. Jackson's interest in entertainment personalities began early. His father was engaged in real estate and through a land swap acquired The Star Theater in Union City, one of the town's three theaters. The Star was a mid-size theater with a screen and stage. The Jacksons ran The Star as a family business. Jackson was the assistant projectionist to his older sister Mary Elizabeth and he and his father were the janitors. The Star showed silent movies starring such personalities as William S. Hart, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, and Wallace Reid. During the influenza epidemic of the teens the theater closed. The family eventually sold The Star, and Jackson went to work as an assistant projectionist at The Grand, Union City's largest and most modern movie house.

When Jackson graduated from high school, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois. The Jackson family's first radio was "The Freshman" and the family eventually owned an Atwater Kent. Jackson became an avid radio fan listening to local Chicago stations WKYW, WENR, and WBBM as well as the national radio networks. Some of Jackson's favorite shows were The Shadow, Amos n' Andy and the Lux Radio Theater. Jackson was laid off from his job in 1933 and spent a great deal of his time listening to radio. His mother gave him money to purchase materials to make a scrapbook of radio and entertainment personalities. He began his book in January 1933, entitling it "Ed Jackson's Book of Radio Personalities." Jackson wrote to many of the personalities he featured in his scrapbook asking for autographed photographs which he put into the book along with clipped photographs and other items of interest from magazines and newspapers, radio show ticket stubs, and programs. Jackson included comics, singers, commentators (both news and social), and stars of popular radio programs. He revised/repaired the book in January, 1982 but Jackson did not detail his revisions.

Jackson was employed by the Lindberg Steel Treating Co. in Melrose Park, Illinois, for thirty years. He married Louise LaJeunesse in 1935 and had two children. Louise died in 1947, and Jackson married Eugenia McDougald in 1951. At the time of his death in December 1989 he was living in Walden, New York.

Sources

Oral History by H. Edwin Jackson, Archives Center Control File

Memorial Obituary for Edwin Jackson, The Newburgh News, December 14, 1989.

Bello, Paul. "Local scrapbook to be displayed at the Smithsonian". Times Community Papers, May 17, 2006.

E-mail message from Annette Smith to Cathy Keen, June 2, 2009.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

George H. Clark Collection Radioana Collection, 1880-1950 (NMAH.AC.0055)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Radio, Motion Pictures, 1896-1963 (NMAH.AC.0060)

National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection, 1917-1933 (NMAH.AC.0217)

Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook, 1930-1932 (NMAH.AC.0674)
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of American History, Archives Center by Annette L. Smith (H. Edwin Jackson's daughter) in June, 2004.
Donated to the Archives Center by Edwin Jackson's daughter, Ms. Annette Smith.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Radio comedies  Search this
Celebrities -- 1930-1940  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1950
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook , 1933-1941, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Annette Smith.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0861
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Mildred Moore Collection

Topic:
Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies. 1940. (Book)
Author:
McPherson, Aimee Semple  Search this
Mack, Connie  Search this
Long, Huey  Search this
Lauder, Harry, Sir  Search this
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976  Search this
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956  Search this
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Post, Emily  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Adams, Maude (actress)  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Addams, Jane  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M.  Search this
Baer, Max (boxer)  Search this
Brendel, El (actor)  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Chaplin, Charles (actor)  Search this
Coolidge, Grace  Search this
Cobb, Irvin S.  Search this
Curie, Marie  Search this
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)  Search this
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Durant, William James  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fetchit, Stepin  Search this
Fields, W. C.  Search this
Garner, John N.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Grey, Zane  Search this
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Hoover, John Edgar  Search this
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Lardner, Ring  Search this
Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Creator:
White, Mary Lou  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Books
Correspondence
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Indiana -- 20th century
Date:
1925-1975
Summary:
Collection includes over 200 replies (160 of which comprise the book) to Mrs. Moore's letter requesting a quotation or a bit of poetry important to the recipient; a copy of her book, "Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies," and materials relating to the speeches both Mrs. Moore and her daughter gave about this collection of letters, such as notes, clippings, etc.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents a book written by Mildred Moore entitled Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies, published in 1940 by the Bookwalter Ball Greathouse Printing Co., Indianapolis. The collection encompasses over 200 replies (160 of which are included in the book) to Mrs. Moore's letter requesting a quotation or a bit of poetry important to them. Also included are a copy of her book, Famous personalities and Their Philosophies, and materials relating to the speeches both Mrs. Moore and her daughter gave about this collection of letters.

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Series 1 of the collection, the letters received in response to Mrs. Moore's inquiry, has been classified by occupation of the respondent and then arranged alphabetically by name within that classification. Apparently selected at random, the people she contacted were drawn from a wide variety of occupations and interests and include actors, athletes, community leaders, physicians, politicians, royalty, and many others. They are as diverse in background as Babe Ruth and the Prince of Wales, Huey Long and Winston Churchill. Most of the responses are signed by the individuals to whom Mrs. Moore's letter was addressed. Some of these have value as autographs, for example, Helen Keller, Marie of Roumania, and Adolph Hitler.

Series 2 is the book itself, arranged alphabetically with a page devoted to each personality. On each page are brief comments by Mrs. Moore about the person, and his or her favorite quotation and its source. When a second page has been devoted to an individual it is a reproduction of the handwritten response to Mrs. Moore's request (16 out of 160 entries). Sources of the quotations range through the centuries from Confucius to several people alive at the time of the book's publication (1940), but most frequently quoted are the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.

The material in series 3 is devoted largely to notes of Mary Lou White (Mrs. Moore's daughter) relating to the many speeches she made to women's clubs, fraternal organizations, and similar groups concerning her mother's collection, her publicity and that of her mother. There are also a few references to Elizabeth Wenger, who, according to Mary Lou White's notes, was repeating Mildred Moore's endeavor with respect to a later generation.

Series 4 contains replies to a letter requesting a favorite quotation sent to residents of Fort Wayne by Mrs. Moore. Most of these are dated 1932 1933. They have been arranged alphabetically by respondent.
The correspondents include Babe Ruth, the Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Huey Long, Helen Keller, Marie of Romania, and Adolf Hitler, and others, such as those listed below.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Responses to Mildred Moore's letter to famous personalities

Series 2: Publication developed from responses to letter to famous people (book)

Series 3: Development of speeches by Mary Lou White (notes)

Series 4: Responses to letters to prominent Fort Wayne area residents
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Moore, the pen name for Mildred Galloway, later Mrs. Forest L. Moore, was born on a farm outside Cromwell, Indiana. She read constantly as a child and often wrote verse to express her feelings. Prior to November 13, 1930, when she began writing a column called "This, That And The Other" for the Cromwell Advance, a Fort Wayne newspaper, and one in Waterloo, Indiana, she had worked for several years as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Fort Wayne YMCA.

In 1931, having become interested in what motivated people and in their philosophies, Mildred Moore began to write to famous people seemingly selected at random requesting a quotation or a bit of verse that had been important to them and the development of their philosophy. The resultant book, Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies, includes 160 responses to over 200 letters to people with some claim to fame during the 1930s. Interestingly, the rate of response and acquiescence was very high with few refusals. A few indicated no favorite verse or quotation.

Mildred Moore made speeches about her collection of letters to several hundred groups in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. Her daughter, Mary Lou White (Mrs. Charles F. White), also spoke to numerous groups about the letters after her mother's death.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles F. White, 1991, April 26.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probable copyright restrictions on some material in this collection.
Topic:
Celebrities -- 1930-1940  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Books -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Citation:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0409
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Mildred Moore Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Responses to Mildred Moore's Letter to Famous Personalities

Collection Author:
McPherson, Aimee Semple  Search this
Mack, Connie  Search this
Long, Huey  Search this
Lauder, Harry, Sir  Search this
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976  Search this
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956  Search this
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Post, Emily  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Adams, Maude (actress)  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Addams, Jane  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M.  Search this
Baer, Max (boxer)  Search this
Brendel, El (actor)  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Chaplin, Charles (actor)  Search this
Coolidge, Grace  Search this
Cobb, Irvin S.  Search this
Curie, Marie  Search this
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)  Search this
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Durant, William James  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fetchit, Stepin  Search this
Fields, W. C.  Search this
Garner, John N.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Grey, Zane  Search this
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Hoover, John Edgar  Search this
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Lardner, Ring  Search this
Collection Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, Mary Lou  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Probable copyright restrictions on some material in this collection.
Collection Citation:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0409, Series 1
See more items in:
Mildred Moore Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0409-ref18

Publication Developed From Responses to Letter to Famous People

Collection Author:
McPherson, Aimee Semple  Search this
Mack, Connie  Search this
Long, Huey  Search this
Lauder, Harry, Sir  Search this
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976  Search this
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956  Search this
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Post, Emily  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Adams, Maude (actress)  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Addams, Jane  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M.  Search this
Baer, Max (boxer)  Search this
Brendel, El (actor)  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Chaplin, Charles (actor)  Search this
Coolidge, Grace  Search this
Cobb, Irvin S.  Search this
Curie, Marie  Search this
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)  Search this
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Durant, William James  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fetchit, Stepin  Search this
Fields, W. C.  Search this
Garner, John N.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Grey, Zane  Search this
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Hoover, John Edgar  Search this
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Lardner, Ring  Search this
Collection Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, Mary Lou  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Probable copyright restrictions on some material in this collection.
Collection Citation:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0409, Series 2
See more items in:
Mildred Moore Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0409-ref19

Actors

Collection Author:
McPherson, Aimee Semple  Search this
Mack, Connie  Search this
Long, Huey  Search this
Lauder, Harry, Sir  Search this
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976  Search this
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956  Search this
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Post, Emily  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Adams, Maude (actress)  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Addams, Jane  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M.  Search this
Baer, Max (boxer)  Search this
Brendel, El (actor)  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Chaplin, Charles (actor)  Search this
Coolidge, Grace  Search this
Cobb, Irvin S.  Search this
Curie, Marie  Search this
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)  Search this
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Durant, William James  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fetchit, Stepin  Search this
Fields, W. C.  Search this
Garner, John N.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Grey, Zane  Search this
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Hoover, John Edgar  Search this
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Lardner, Ring  Search this
Collection Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, Mary Lou  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Probable copyright restrictions on some material in this collection.
Collection Citation:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Mildred Moore Collection
Mildred Moore Collection / Series 1: Responses to Mildred Moore's Letter to Famous Personalities
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0409-ref20

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