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Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk photographs of theatrical performers collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 267

Scope and Contents

Promotional photographs of theater performers collected by sisters Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk, 1927-1930. The Schlenk sisters were cast members of the musical, Gay Paree, directed by Jacob J. Shubert. Many of the photographs are portraits of their fellow cast members.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1930
  • Majority of material found within 1927 - 1930

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk Photographs of Theatrical Performers Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ian Brabner, Bookseller, on the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial Fund, 2006.

Arrangement

Photographs arranged alphabetically by the surname of the performer, followed by individuals with unidentified surnames, group portraits. The collection includes a program for Gay Paree at the Shubert Theatre February 6, 1928.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.schlenk

Overview

Promotional photographs of theater performers collected by sisters Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk, 1927-1930. The Schlenk sisters were cast members of the musical, Gay Paree, directed by Jacob J. Shubert. Many of the photographs are portraits of their fellow cast members, as well as other theatrical performers. Portraits of individuals include the Schlenk sisters, as well as James Allatin, Alice Boulden, Irene Cornell, Patsy Costello, Dulcy Dowd, Bobby Pinkus, James Rennie, Charles "Chic" Sale, Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton, Eric Titus, Lillian Ward, and Lorraine Weimar. Interior group portraits show the cast of Gay Paree at Bob Berger's, a restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts, 1928. The collection includes a program for Gay Paree at the Shubert Theatre February 6, 1928.
Title
Guide to the Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk Photographs of Theatrical Performers Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
November 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.