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Oral history interview with John Stephan, 1986 May 20-1987 May 7

Interviewee:
Stephan, John Walter, 1906-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Wilhelm, Jerry  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Sebartes, Jaime  Search this
Breinin, Raymond  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph  Search this
Jones, Jack  Search this
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph)  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Denby, Bill  Search this
Ott, Peterpaul  Search this
Echaurren, Roberto Matta  Search this
Knopf, Alfred  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph  Search this
Stephan, Dart  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Watson, Dudley Crafts  Search this
Miller, Edgar  Search this
Shapiro, Myra  Search this
Watson-SchÞutze, Eva  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe  Search this
Fabian, John  Search this
Cunningham, Inez  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Praz, Mario  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold  Search this
Moran, Connie  Search this
Harrison, Caleb  Search this
de Diego, Juan  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Torres, Jesús  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
MacLeish, Norman  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
Coryllis, Peter  Search this
Gendel, Milton  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Walgreen, Ruth  Search this
Robinson, Increase  Search this
Nathanson, Winn  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Bennett, Rainey  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Fairleigh Dickinson University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Painters  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Pop art  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13067
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211902
AAA_collcode_stepha86
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211902
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Sumatran Tiger Cub Enrichment at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-03-07T21:45:54Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6Qm7JCRA66Y

Sumatran Tiger Cub Update: Supplemental Feeding

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-28T18:30:16Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_8Z2Lo8ziOcY

Portugal. The Man: "Sumatran Tiger" Live / Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-19T15:34:40Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_AkOy0B1fxK4

#NatZooZen: Prairie Dogs Are Ecosystem Engineers!

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-19T20:48:59Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_CZgQ9iI0Qwc

Tiger Cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-20T21:05:31Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_EFrE7gy_Pec

New Amur tiger debuts at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-01-04T21:30:53Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_FVFAdH67zYM

National Zoo Lioness Naba Welcomes Lion Cubs

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T15:12:00Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_GPVxwaGtN1Q

Tiger Cub Swim Test

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-06T19:43:51Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_GnnJri8arNs

Sumatran tiger Cub Born July 11, 2017

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-07-12T17:30:05Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_ScUsMzvFysU

African Lioness Naba and Her Two Cubs

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T15:13:31Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UqURGa1qwIA

Lion Cubs Born August 31, 2010

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-31T15:19:34Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_ikD-_hGN3WM

B-Roll: Sumatran Tiger Cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-07-27T16:34:24Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_pbLr0bhefAM

#NatZooZen: Have You Ever Heard a Cheetah Purr?

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-06-22T21:47:17Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wkRcwGdaeSE

Welcoming new U.S. citizens with musician José Feliciano and "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-05T15:48:24Z
Topic:
American History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianAmHistory
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_5Ng_dXS2doo

orchids: A MOMENT (Cymbidium Chen’s Ruby ‘Gold Tiger’)

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-02-08T21:22:36Z
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Youtube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
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SmithsonianGardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_LStXIUE-eAM

Lili St. Cyr Papers

Creator:
St. Cyr, Lili,, 1917-1999  Search this
Source:
Tombers, Mathew  Search this
Former owner:
Tombers, Mathew  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Business records
Clippings
Color photographs
Correspondence
Financial records
Greeting cards
Legal records
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts
Date:
1917-1999
Summary:
The collection measures about 3 cubic feet, dates from 1917 to 1999, and documents the life and career of the prominent burlesque stripteaser Lili St. Cyr. Found within the papers are personal financial documents; photographs of her family; her personal passport holder; publicity shots of Dardy Orlando and herself; correspondence with family and friends; business contracts; newspaper clippings and magazine articles, featuring and advertising her work; and biographical materials, including notes, drafts, contracts, photographs, a couple audio reels, a recorded interview with St. Cyr on 18 audio cassette tapes, and two biographies. The papers reflect Lili St. Cyr's personality as a performer and as a person.
Content Description:
The papers document the personal and professional life of the burlesque dancer Lili St. Cyr. They include collection includes photographs, publicity materials, correspondence, greeting cards, manuscript versions of a biography of St. Cyr co-authored by St. Cyr and Mathew Tombers, open reel audiotapes, audiocassettes of oral history interviews with St. Cyr, clippings, magazines, two biographies, financial records, legal records, business records, and her personal passport holder.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged in chronological order. Artifacts are housed in boxes 6 and 7. Audio cassette tapes are housed in box 9.

The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Publicity, 1941-1999

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1917-1980

Subseries 2.1: Financial RecordsPapers, 1954-1979

Subseries 2.2: Correspondence, 1956-1978

Subseries 2.3: Photographs of Family, 1917-1967

Subseries 2.4: Miscellaneous Materials, 1980

Series 3: Professional, 1963-1970

Series 4: Biographical Materials, 1968-2015
Biographical / Historical:
Lili St. Cyr was a prominent burlesque stripteaser of the 1940s and 1950s, deemed the most famous woman in Montreal during that period and billed as the "Anatomic Bomb" while performing at Ciro's Nightclub in Hollywood, in 1947. Accused of indecent, immoral, and offensive performances, St. Cyr was arrested several times throughout her career, most famously in 1951, during her act at Ciro's. The arrest made front pages of newspapers, and her case went to trial. She performed her act in the courtroom for the jury, and the charges were dropped, marking "a real victory for the profession."

St. Cyr was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1917. Her birth certificate read "Marie Klarquist." Lili was named after the woman she believed to be her mother (although actually her grandmother), Mariah Marie Curry Klarquist (aka "Maud"). Lili's biological parents were Maud's daughter Idella and a Dutchman who left shortly after Marie's birth, Edward Van Schaack. Upon realization of her true family tree, Marie Klarquist changed her last name to Van Schaack (occasionally respelt as "Van Schaak," "Van Chaack," or "Van Schaacht"), and she periodically added the first name "Willis," Lili St. Cyr also started referring to her biological grandmother as "Alice" and her biological mother as "Adelaide" or "Mom."

By the time Lili St. Cyr learned the truth about her family, her mother Idella had already remarried twice. In 1919, Idella married Louis Sherman Cornett, Jr., and together they had Betta Lee (or Bettie Lue, aka "Betty") and Louis "Jack" Cornett. In 1923, Idella married John Alfred "Ian" Blackadder, and they raised Idella Ruth Blackadder and Rosemary Blackadder. Both Blackadder daughters had successful careers in burlesque, going by the stage names Barbara Moffett (Idella) and Dardy Orlando (Rosemary). Barbara married the American toy maker and businessman Louis Marx in 1982, changing her name back to Idella, and they had five children--the eldest named Spencer. Dardy married the adopted son of the eldest Minsky's Burlesque brother Harold Minsky, and together they raised Danny and Ava.

St. Cyr never had children, but she did marry six times, and had numerous affairs throughout (particularly with a man named Jimmy Orlando in Montreal). She first married the racer Cordy Milne in 1937. Her second marriage was to Richard Hubert in 1941. She then married the actor Paul Valentine (aka "Val Valentinoff") in 1946, followed by her marriage to restauranteur Armando Orsini in 1950. She then married actor Ted Jordan in 1955 and special effects man Joseph Albert Zomar in 1959. Every marriage ended in divorce, the last having ended in 1964. It was around this time she met Donald Andrew Markick, a man seventeen years her junior who had served as a paratrooper toward the end of the Korean War. He dreamed of becoming a magician, so she took him under her wing, renaming him "Lorenzo Holmes." His family refused to call him by that name, and they disapproved of his relationship with Lili St. Cyr. Thus, he was kicked out of his house, and he moved in with Lili. He was with her for nearly thirty years. They never married, but she often introduced him as her husband, calling herself "Mrs. (Lili or Marie) Holmes."

By the 1970s, St. Cyr had retired, and she had opened her own lingerie line "The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr," selling garments similar to what she wore onstage. In her later years she was determined to keep herself hidden away with Lorenzo and her cats--Tiny, Bootsie, Tiger, Baby Bear, Little Two Shoes, Max, Big Boss, and Lee-Enze. In 1978, Lili, going by the name Marie Garrelick (the last name of her one-time neighbor, with whom she was staying), applied to rent an apartment from Mathew Tombers. After getting to know her, Tombers began helping Lili write her autobiography.

Lili St. Cyr died at the age of 80, on January 29, 1999, in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Collection donated in 2017 by Mathew Tombers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
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:
Burlesque (Theater)  Search this
Striptease  Search this
Stripteasers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Black-and-white photographs
Business records
Clippings
Color photographs
Correspondence
Financial records
Greeting cards
Legal records
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts
Citation:
Lili St. Cyr Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1451
See more items in:
Lili St. Cyr Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1451
Online Media:

The dead man-eater, Behar jungle. [Active no. 10536 : photonegative,]

Topic:
INDIA TOUR/BENGAL TIGER HUNT
Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
McKern  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (pieces, 3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Behar Jungle (India)
Bengal (India)
India -- 1900-1910
Date:
1905
Local Numbers:
RSN 14842
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 24153; views stored separately.
Currently stored in box 3.1.38 [55], moved from [127].
Cancelled by scratching.
Water marks, yellowing and gouges along lower border both images.
Company acc. no. 40536.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection 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:
Elephants -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Tigers -- India  Search this
Jungles -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 14819-14915
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref11442

A man with a tiger mask. One of the interesting features in the festivities of South Indian aristocrats. [on envelope] : [stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India -- 1890-1920
Local Numbers:
RSN 2239
General:
Filed after RSN 19218.
Currently stored in box 3.1.74 [135], moved from [180].
Orig. no. 36X58R.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection 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:
Celebrations  Search this
Masks  Search this
Tigers -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 2083-3069
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15633

[Man in home living room.] 137 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Narrative cycles
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 9155

Video number 08437
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.1.2 [70].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
65806
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection 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:
Dwellings  Search this
Fur garments  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Love  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narrative cycles
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9110-9160, Cards AS 1-AS 97
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18365

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