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The Courier Interview | History Film Forum

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-03-17T17:44:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
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Passing: A Film Discussion with Director Rebecca Hall and Actresses Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-01-14T00:00:05.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
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Photographs and a catalog of Lenard Kester, [ca. 1958]

Creator:
Turney, Catherine  Search this
Subject:
Kester, Lenard  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Brown, Gilmor  Search this
Langton, Paul  Search this
Citation:
Photographs and a catalog of Lenard Kester, [ca. 1958]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215961
AAA_collcode_turncath
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215961

Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3

Interviewee:
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag  Search this
Subject:
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12806
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213487
AAA_collcode_gilien65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213487

Photographs and a catalog of Lenard Kester

Creator:
Turney, Catherine  Search this
Names:
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Brown, Gilmor, 1886 or 7-1960  Search this
Kester, Lenard, 1917-  Search this
Langton, Paul, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1958]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two black and white photographs of artist, Lenard Kester, actor and director Gilmor Brown (founder of the Pasadena Playhouse), and gallery owner, Joan Ankrum, taken during a party at the home of actor Paul Langton in the late 1950s. Also included is a 1958 catalog of Kester's show at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena).
Biographical / Historical:
Author and screenwriter, Catherine Turney (1906-1998), whose credits include co-authorship of the screenplay for James Cains's novel, Mildred Pierce and author of Byron's Daughter: A Biography of Elizabeth Medora Leigh, was for many years a companion of painter Lenard Kester. Turney was among the first women screenwriters to break into the Hollywood studio system. She was also associated with the California scene painters who had gravitated to the Chouinard Art Insititue in the late 1920s and 1930s. An active researcher, writer, and reader at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. Turney died September 9, 1998 in Sierra Madre, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Catherine Turney.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.turncath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a6e8e262-cb7a-487c-8647-8ea29e4105b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-turncath

Charlie Chaplin

Artist:
Sven Brasch, 1886 - 1970  Search this
Printer:
Ihrich  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977  Search this
Medium:
Color linocut poster
Dimensions:
Image: 79.3 x 57.6cm (31 1/4 x 22 11/16")
Sheet: 87 x 63.2cm (34 1/4 x 24 7/8")
Mount: 89.7 x 65.6cm (35 5/16 x 25 13/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1918
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Male  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.119
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40a33dc60-ef19-4caf-8139-2a38a729ae1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.119

Designing Media: Mark Gerzon

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-11-16T17:18:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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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, 1888-1964  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, undated
Summary:
Papers, films, and collected materials of 20th century comedian Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx.
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 but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. 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:
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep845dd2cd0-46ee-4664-8bb1-93308c140f43
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0269
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Sheffield -- Good Dogs Farm

Garden designer:
Nation, Maria  Search this
Former owner:
Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989  Search this
Provenance:
Lenox Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Good Dogs Farm (Sheffield, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire -- Sheffield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
Good Dogs Farm was intended to be a weekend retreat for the current owner, a former resident of and screenwriter from California, when she moved there in 1996 but became a year-round residence. It is comprised of an eight acre farm and an 1811 farmhouse set in the sandy loam of the Housatonic River bottom. The garden has evolved from a display of bright flowers to feature the varied textures and colors of the foliage of trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials with more subtle blooms. Low maintenance plants are preferred, particularly mulched beds of shrubs that do not need staking or weeding. Grassy paths wind between garden beds and circular seating areas. Rusticated features include wood fences, a tree house folly, outdoor furniture and an old shed that was moved to the property. Low stone walls and boxwood hedges serve as borders for garden beds and along the driveway and a stepping stone path leads to the house. A summer sleeping house was built using salvaged windows and doors from a garage sale, and a greenhouse extends the short Massachusetts growing season.
Other garden areas include a vegetable and herb kitchen garden sited near the old barn at the entrance to the farm and an circular orchard of fruit trees planted as a memorial to the owner's mother. An outdoor bake house, outdoor shower and the summer sleeping house facilitate the owner's preference for outdoor living in season.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Vladimir Horowitz (former owner, 1990s); Ned Doyle (plantsman, 1990s); Aiden Cassidy (garden designer, 1990s); Maria Nation (garden designer, 1996-).
Related Materials:
Good Dogs Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Sheffield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA409
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b1386ad-a6c9-497e-8644-5c450ace74ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17658

Robert "Mack" McCormick Collection

Collector:
McCormick, Mack  Search this
Musician:
Badeaux, Ed, 1926-2015  Search this
Chenier, Clifton, 1925-1987  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Estes, Sleepy John, 1899-1977  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin', 1912-1982  Search this
House, Son  Search this
Howling Wolf  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Jefferson, Blind Lemon, 1897-1929  Search this
Johnson, Robert, 1911-1938  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Lipscomb, Mance, 1895-1976  Search this
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Shaw, Robert, 1908 August 9-1985  Search this
Thomas, Henry, 1874-1952  Search this
Wallace, Sippie  Search this
Historian:
Oliver, Paul, 1927-2017  Search this
Singer:
Spivey, Victoria  Search this
Producer:
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Extent:
60 Cubic feet (171 boxes, 9 map folders)
Culture:
African Americans -- Mississippi  Search this
Arkansas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business cards
Compact discs
Contracts
Correspondence
Folklore
Newspaper clippings
Posters
Road maps
Television scripts
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Contact sheets
Color slides
Business records
Family papers
Resumes
Diaries
Journals (periodicals)
Financial records
Audio cassettes
Manuscripts
Playbills
Field recordings
Writings
Transcripts
Manuscripts for publication
Color negatives
Negatives
Articles
Place:
United States -- Race relations
Delta (Miss.)
Sugarland Prison (Tex.)
Greenwood (Miss.)
Robinsonville (Miss.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Tunica (La.)
Texarkana (Tex.)
Galveston (Texas)
Date:
1858-2015, undated
Summary:
Field notes, manuscripts, photographs, booking contracts, correspondence, personal papers, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, interviews, and other research materials primarily relating to the history of American blues music. Collection documents the lives of significant blues musicians Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Mance Lipscomb; insight into the life, writings, and research practices of Robert "Mack" McCormick; and the business side of recording and selling the blues.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life, writings, research practices, and business activities of blues scholar Robert "Mack" Burton McCormick who came to serve as a leading authority on the genre. Personal papers include diaries, curriculum vitae, biographical sketches, school papers, employment documents, correspondence, financial records, and an interview transcript. McCormick's writings consist of published magazine and journal articles, plays, essays, television scripts, short stories, and album liner notes. There are complete unpublished manuscripts, drafts with notes and research materials, and ideas for future work. McCormick's research practices and subjects of interest are documented in correspondence, field notes, annotated maps, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, city directories, interviews, photographic prints, negatives, slides, and contact sheets. American blues, Texas blues, and the music of significant blues artists, who McCormick served as an agent and manager for, dominated his extensive research efforts. In addition, the collection documents the recording, distribution and sale, and identification of consumer markets for American music in correspondence, contracts, agreements, music journals, publicity and promotional materials, music manuscripts, and interviews.

Throughout the collection preservation measures were performed to ensure long term use of the materials. Newspaper clippings were photocopied, and the originals were discarded. Audio cassette tapes have been reformatted and the digital copies will soon be available for research use.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into fifteen series.

Series 1: Photographic Negatives, Photographs and Slides, 1959-1998, undated

Subseries 1.1: Photographic Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1967-1977, undated

Subseries 1.2: Photographs, 1959-1998, undated

Subseries 1.3: Photographs, Texas Blues (TB), 1961-1964, undated

Subseries 1.4: Photographic Slides, 1964-1977, undated

Subseries 1.5: Negative and Photograph Indices and Assorted Material, 1963-1975

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1937-2015, undated

Subseries 2.1: Biographical Information, 1945-2003, undated

Subseries 2.2: Correspondence, Greeting Cards, and Postcards, 1937-2010, undated

Subseries 2.3: Education, 1938-1946

Subseries 2.4: Employment Records, 1948-1961, undated

Subseries 2.5: Family Papers, 1945-1988, undated

Subseries 2.6: Press, 1960-2015, undated

Subseries 2.7: Archive, 1972-2015, undated

Subseries 2.8: Campaign, 1959-2015, undated

Subseries 2.9: Financial Papers, 1952-2015

Subseries 2.10: Legal Papers, 1950-2015, undated

Subseries 2.11: Business Records, 1941-2006, undated

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-2003, undated

Subseries 3.1: Library of Congress, 1960-1964

Subseries 3.2: Newport Folk Festival, 1965-1969

Subseries 3.3: Hemisfair, 1968

Subseries 3.4: Smithsonian Institution, Festival of American Folklife 1966-1980, undated

Subseries 3.5: Other Blues Project, 2001-2003, undated

Series 4: Manuscripts and Writings, 1952-2015, undated

Subseries 4.1: Almost A Savage Joy, 1959-1980

Subseries 4.2: Another Fine Mess, 1981-1987, undated

Subseries 4.3: Blues: A New Look, 1965-1984, undated

Subseries 4.4: Blues Odyssey, 1971, undated

Subseries 4.5: Death and Tragedy, 1975-1980, undated

Subseries 4.6: Down in Texas Blues, undated

Subseries 4.7: Folk Songs of Men, 1952-1977, undated

Subseries 4.8: Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, 1958-1976, undated

Subseries 4.9: Henry Thomas, 1975-2002, undated

Subseries 4.10: Ira, George, Edward, and Lee, 1994, undated

Subseries 4.11: The Magic Room, 1961-1962, undated

Subseries 4.12: Origin of Blues, 1991-2004, undated

Subseries 4.13: Snake in the Belly, 1956-1957, undated

Subseries 4.14: Wiley, 1957-1984, undated

Subseries 4.15: Articles, Ideas and Drafts, 1961-2004, undated

Series 5: Artist Files, 1880-2010, undated

Series 6: Texas Blues Research, 1858-2011, undated

Subseries 6.1: Texas Blues Research, 1910-2010, undated

Subseries 6.2: Lead Files, 1962-1980, undated

Subseries 6.3: Trip Notes, 1960-1989, undated

Subseries 6.4: Song Histories, 1920-1982, undated

Subseries 6.5: Music, 1928-2011, undated

Subseries 6.6: Record Catalogs, 1963-2006, undated

Subseries 6.7: Maps, 1958-1989, undated

Series 7: Robert Johnson, 1910-2015, undated

Subseries 7.1: Research Materials, 1910-2015, undated

Subseries 7.2: Who Killed Robert Johnson Manuscript, 1955-2015, undated

Series 8: Office Files, 1938-2000, undated

Series 9: Correspondence, 1959-2015, undated

Series 10: Organizations, Groups and Buffs, 1961-2003, undated

Series 11: Festivals and Living Museums, 1960-2003, undated

Series 12: Music Journals, 1971-2006, undated

Series 13: Subject Files, 1896-2015, undated

Series 14: People Files, 1928-2014, undated

Series 15: Audio Cassette Tapes and Digital Files, 1941-2007, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Burton "Mack" McCormick (August 3, 1930-November 18, 2015) was a self-taught folklorist who spent a lifetime researching, collecting, and writing about vernacular music in the United States. Most of his work focused on the blues and other musical traditions of Black, brown, and white communities living throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. After experiencing a difficult, transient childhood and eventually dropping out of high school, McCormick settled in Houston, Texas and began to work a series of odd jobs while relentlessly pursuing his goal of becoming a successful writer. Although researching and writing about music came to occupy most of his time, he also pursued passions as a screenwriter and novelist. The volume of historical research and personal interviews he conducted from the 1950s through the early 1970s is remarkable, and his published writings during this period about music and the musicians he doggedly studied were lauded by his peers as among the best in the field. Along the way he worked for a time as a manager for the careers of the Texas songsters Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb, and briefly ran his own record label. He made hundreds of hours of field recordings with musicians living throughout the South. He collaborated with colleagues such as Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, and Paul Oliver, with whom McCormick spent over a decade researching and writing a manuscript on the history of Texas Blues. Beginning in the late 1960s, he was contracted by the Smithsonian Institution as a field worker for its annual Festival of American Folklife, and around the same time began researching the life of blues legend Robert Johnson for a manuscript that McCormick wrote and re-wrote but failed to publish in his lifetime.

McCormick's research, along with his personal archive, became the stuff of legend among fellow blues researchers and enthusiasts, particularly after his publishing output dwindled in the 1970s. He lived with a bipolar disorder that drew him into bouts of depression and paranoia. He came to distrust many of those colleagues working most closely with him, and sometimes shared untrue information to throw them off the trail of his research discoveries. He also "borrowed" heirloom photographs from the family members and descendants of blues artists and, in several cases documented in this collection, he refused to return them. Overcome with challenges that lay both within and without his control, he came to describe the massive archive in his Houston, Texas home as "the monster," and spent his final decades attempting with little success to publish his writings.
Related Materials:
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

W. C. Handy Collection, NMAH.AC.0132

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3, African American Music, NMAH.AC.0300

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music, NMAH.AC.0300

Duke Ellington Collection, NMAH.AC.0301

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints, NMAH.AC.0389

Program in African American Culture Collection, NMAH.AC.0408

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0415

Alan Strauber Photoprints, 1990-1994, 1999, NMAH.AC.0517

Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection, NMAH.AC.0551

Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, NMAH.AC.0635

Bluestime Power Hour Videotapes, NMAH.AC.0657

Edward and Gaye Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0704

Bill Holman Collection, NMAH.AC.0733

Andrew Homzy Collection of Duke Ellington Stock Arrangements, NMAH.AC.0740

Harry Warren Papers, NMAH.AC.0750

Benny Carter Collection, NMAH.AC.0757

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews, NMAH.AC.0766

Fletcher and Horace Henderson Collection, NMAH.AC.0797

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, NMAH.AC.0808

William Russo Music and Personal Papers, NMAH.AC.0845

Milt Gabler Papers, NMAH.AC.0849

Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, NMAH.AC.0900

Bobby Tucker Papers, NMAH.AC.1141

Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, NMAH.AC1222

Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, NMAH.AC1323

Maceo Jefferson Papers, NMAH.AC1370

Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, NMAH.AC.1388

Nick Reynolds Kingston Trio Papers, NMAH.AC.1472

McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection, NMAH.AC.1511

Native Peoples Musicians and Music Collection, NMAH.AC.1512

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Arhoolie Business Records and Audio Recordings, 1960-2016, CFCH.ARHO

Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1926-1986, CFCH.ASCH

CFCH Audiovisual Projects, 2011-2018, CFCH.AVPR

Diana Davies Photographs, 1963-1969, CFCH.DAVIE

Frederic Ramsey Audio Recordings, 1945-1959, CFCH.RAMS

Ralph Rinzler Papers and Audio Recordings, 1950-1994, CFCH.RINZ

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1968

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1969

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1970

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1972

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1973

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1974

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1975 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1975

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1976

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1983 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1983

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1985

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1987

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1988

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1989

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1991 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1991

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1996

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1997 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1997

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 2011 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.2011

Smithsonian Institution

Division of Performing Arts Records, 1966-1979, Accession T90055

Office of Public Affairs, Biographical Files, 1963-1988, Record Unit 420, SIA.FARU0420

National Museum of American History, Department of Public Programs, 1968-1992, Record Unit 584, SIA.FARU0584

Smithsonian Productions, 1967-2000, undated, SIA.FA09-055
Separated Materials:
National Museum of American History's Division of Culture and the Arts

Artifacts acquired as part of the collection include:

Washburn style G guitar, serial number 46472, Accession number 2019.0234.01.

Set of quills (or panpipes) made and played by blues artist Joe Patterson. Accession number 2019.0234.02.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Audio recordings acquired as part of the collection are listed in The Guide to the Mack McCormick Audio Tapes Collection prepared by Jeff Place, 2020-2022.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Susannah Nix to the Archives Center in 2019.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original materials in boxes 76-80 is prohibited. Researchers must use digital copies.

Additional materials have been removed from public access pending investigation under the Smithsonian Institution's Ethical Returns and Shared Stewardship Policy.
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.
Occupation:
African American musicians  Search this
Topic:
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Blues musicians  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
telephone -- Directories  Search this
Plays  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
Sharecropping  Search this
Plantations  Search this
Zydeco music  Search this
Commercial recordings  Search this
Piano music (Barrelhouse)  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
African Americans -- Texas  Search this
Songsters  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Delta (Miss. : Region)  Search this
Rodeos -- United States  Search this
Prisons -- Songs and music  Search this
Festival of American Folklife -- History  Search this
Festival of American Folklife -- Planning  Search this
Street scenes  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Texas.  Search this
African Americans -- Folklore  Search this
American South  Search this
African American -- Social life and customs  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi.  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Alabama.  Search this
Blues (Music) -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Conjunto music  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology -- History  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sound recording and reproduction  Search this
Tejano music  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Folklorists  Search this
Zydeco musicians  Search this
Musicians, Cajun  Search this
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.  Search this
Music -- History and criticism  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
African Americans -- Alabama -- Music  Search this
Guitar -- 20th century  Search this
Guitar music  Search this
Guitarists  Search this
Country musicians  Search this
Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography.  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Southern States.  Search this
Blues musicians -- United States -- Interviews.  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music  Search this
African American farmers  Search this
Sharecroppers  Search this
Labor -- Southern states -- 20th century  Search this
manuscripts -- Editing  Search this
African Americans -- Songs and music  Search this
Sound recordings -- Album covers  Search this
African American prisoners  Search this
Crafts  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Folk music -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Black people -- Race identity  Search this
Race discrimination -- United States  Search this
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business cards
Compact discs
Contracts
Correspondence
Folklore
Newspaper clippings
Posters
Road maps -- United States
Television scripts
Ephemera -- 20th century
Black-and-white negatives
Contact sheets -- 20th cenury
Color slides -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Family papers -- 20th century
Resumes
Diaries -- 20th century
Journals (periodicals) -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Playbills
Field recordings
Writings -- 20th century
Transcripts -- 20th century
Manuscripts for publication
Manuscripts -- 20th century
Color negatives
Negatives -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert "Mack" McCormick Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1485
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87d0d0dd0-eaee-4e5e-9e87-ebca1a5d86d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1485
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Alfred Hitchcock

Artist:
Bob Willoughby, 30 Jun 1927 - 18 Dec 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, 13 Aug 1899 - 29 Apr 1980  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 35.5 × 23.9 cm (14 × 9 7/16")
Sheet: 40.5 × 30.3 cm (15 15/16 × 11 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.7 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Universal City
Date:
1964 (printed 1984)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Home Furnishings\Clock\Grandfather Clock  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Folding chair  Search this
Interior\Studio\Film  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Male  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Producer\Television producer  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Willoughby
Object number:
NPG.97.69
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Bob Willoughby
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d8445698-29ea-4fbc-b0b8-b7d8ae62c3b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.69

Wanted

Artist:
Philip Lief, born 22 May 1947  Search this
Marcel Feigel, born 20 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker, 17 Mar 1917 - 5 Jun 2009  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin, born 1940  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III, born 14 Oct 1938  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman, 20 Mar 1925 - 14 Feb 1999  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales, born 1926  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman, 1926 - 1993  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr., 9 Oct 1918 - 23 Jan 2007  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach, 19 Oct 1921 - 15 Sep 2017  Search this
George Gordon Liddy, 30 Nov 1930 - 30 Mar 2021  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr., 26 Jan 1924 - 15 Jun 2017  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder, 5 Nov 1934 - 11 May 2014  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian, 23 Oct 1923 - 17 Jul 2006  Search this
Eugenio Martinez, 7 Jul 1922 - 30 Jan 2021  Search this
John Newton Mitchell, 15 Sep 1913 - 9 Nov 1988  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti, born 1941  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr., born 1940  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans, 22 Mar 1908 - 14 Apr 1998  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis, 1924 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
Halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 73.7 × 58.3 cm (29 × 22 15/16")
Mount: 78.7 × 63.5 cm (31 × 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1973
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Male  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Male  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\US Attorney General  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Campaign director  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Male  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Male  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Male  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Air Force\Officer  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Intelligence agent\CIA officer  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Male  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Male  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of Commerce  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Accounting\Accountant  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Male  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Military and Intelligence\Intelligence agent  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Male  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales: Male  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales: Crafts and Trades\Metalworker\Locksmith  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Male  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Public relations  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Intelligence agent  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Male  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Male  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Politics and Government\Government official  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Crime\FBI agent  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Male  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Government official  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\Board of Education  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Assistant Attorney General  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Male  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Male  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Male  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Politics and Government\Government official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Male  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Law and Crime\Criminal  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Military and Intelligence\Intelligence agent  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.93.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4122c52c4-5bab-415a-96c5-9f31a9db77cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.93.53

Mola

Collector:
Mr. F. L. Hoover  Search this
Lucille Hoover  Search this
Donor Name:
Mr. F L. Hoover  Search this
Height - Object:
35.9 cm
Width - Object:
44.4 cm
Culture:
Kuna (Guna)  Search this
Object Type:
Mola
Place:
Rio Sidra Island, San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America
Accession Date:
1 Nov 1976
Collection Date:
1966 to 1971
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
326028
USNM Number:
E420672-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e5926456-b3b0-420d-86cc-a3d8e5e80609
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8453285
Online Media:

Mola

Collector:
Mr. F. L. Hoover  Search this
Lucille Hoover  Search this
Donor Name:
Mr. F L. Hoover  Search this
Height - Object:
36.8 cm
Width - Object:
44.8 cm
Culture:
Kuna (Guna)  Search this
Object Type:
Mola
Place:
Rio Sidra Island, San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America
Accession Date:
1 Nov 1976
Collection Date:
1966 to 1971
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
326028
USNM Number:
E420673-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/352be149b-4359-4222-a2ef-fbe684e27ef9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8453286
Online Media:

Woody Allen

Artist:
Richard Sparks, born 1944  Search this
Sitter:
Woody Allen, born 1 Dec 1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
69.5cm x 51.4cm (27 3/8" x 20 1/4"), Image
Type:
Painting
Date:
1979
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Woody Allen: Male  Search this
Woody Allen: Performing Arts  Search this
Woody Allen: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
Woody Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Woody Allen: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Woody Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinetist  Search this
Woody Allen: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.82.TC59
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Richard Sparks
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43c41bcd0-fec1-4ac1-a821-7ff809288bbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC59

Meyer P. and Vivian O. Potamkin papers, [ca. 1950-2002]

Creator:
Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian Orleans, 1915-2002  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Meyer P. and Vivian O. Potamkin papers, [ca. 1950-2002]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13590
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)268736
AAA_collcode_potameye
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_268736

George Lucas

Artist:
Richard Hess, 1934 - 1991  Search this
Sitter:
George Lucas, born 14 May 1944  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
38.1cm x 27.7cm (15" x 10 7/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1983
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
George Lucas: Male  Search this
George Lucas: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
George Lucas: Performing Arts\Producer\Film producer  Search this
George Lucas: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
George Lucas: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.86.TC19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Richard Hess
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47d0a9553-6ee9-4f64-96be-3e98dac4a725
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.TC19

Stephen King

Artist:
Gottfried Helnwein, born 8 Oct 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Stephen King, born 21 Sep 1947  Search this
Medium:
Airbrushed gouache on board
Dimensions:
45.7cm x 32.9cm (18" x 12 15/16"), Image
Type:
Painting
Date:
1986
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Stephen King: Male  Search this
Stephen King: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
Stephen King: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Stephen King: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.88.TC127
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Gottfried Helnwein
See more items in:
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41e843fbd-9d01-4ae3-bb3f-2ff93f495e46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.TC127

Mario Puzo

Artist:
Braldt Bralds, born 1951  Search this
Sitter:
Mario Puzo, 1920 - 1999  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
50.8cm x 40.7cm (20" x 16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1979
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Dollar sign  Search this
Mario Puzo: Male  Search this
Mario Puzo: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Mario Puzo: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Mario Puzo: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.82.TC132
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Braldt Bralds
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm496b7817a-6b25-4a74-887f-ab53059b9bf7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC132

Orson Welles

Alternate Title:
Quarto Potere
Citizen Kane
Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Orson Welles, 6 May 1915 - 10 Oct 1985  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithographic halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 199.5 x 142cm (78 9/16 x 55 7/8")
Mount: 206 x 146cm (81 1/8 x 57 1/2")
Board: 204.5 x 147.3cm (80 1/2 x 58")
A to G Depth: To be determined by depth of strainer
Type:
Print
Date:
1948
Topic:
Equipment\Sign\Placard  Search this
Poster  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
Orson Welles: Male  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Film director  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Producer\Film producer  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Performing arts director\Theater director  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Orson Welles: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Orson Welles: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
Orson Welles: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2004.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41aff7cd8-0830-44a8-bca3-5f537182393c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.20

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