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Guide to the Beverly Bozeman Fuller Tamiment Playhouse Photographs PHOTOS.059

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Erika Gottfried, 1993.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 15, 2014
Description is in English.

 Updated by Nicole Greenhouse to include additional administrative information.   , July 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Fuller, Beverly Bozeman
Title: Beverly Bozeman Fuller Tamiment Playhouse Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1954-1957
Abstract: Eighteen black and white photographs, almost entirely production photographs of performances at the Tamiment Playhouse--a prominent incubator of and a major creative outlet for theater, dance, film, and television in the mid-twentieth century. The Playhouse was part of Camp Tamiment, a summer resort for socialists and their families that opened in 1921.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet in one manuscript box.
General Physical Description note: 18 items. (4x6, 5x7, 8x10. b&w)
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.059

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Tamiment Playhouse, located in Bushkill, Pennsylvania, was a prominent incubator of and a major creative outlet for theater, dance, film, and television in the mid-twentieth century, particularly for comedy. It nurtured many performers who later became famous, such as Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett, and Woody Allen. Much of the copious original material performed at Tamiment found its way to the professional stage, Broadway, and television. The Playhouse was part of Camp Tamiment, a summer resort for socialists and their families that opened in 1921. It began offering professional theatrical productions by the early 1930s, and closed after the season of 1960.

Beverly Bozeman Fuller (professional name, Beverly Bozeman), is a dancer and an actress who appeared in a number of different Tamiment Playhouse productions. Dean Fuller, composer, conductor and arranger, worked as staff composer for the Tamiment Playhouse. He married Beverly Bozeman in 1955. He collaborated with Marshall Barer on a number of Playhouse productions and songs, including The Emperor's New Clothes. As with many Tamiment Playhouse alumni, he and Barer also created or worked on Broadway productions, the best-known of which is  Once Upon A Mattress, which they also collaborated on.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection contains 18 black and white photographs. All but one are production photographs of performances at the Tamiment Playhouse shot by Camp Tamiment photographer "Snappy" Lewis Goren; the single non-production image is a portrait of Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer shot by Marshall Blechman. The largest number of images are from Fuller/Barer’s The Emperor’s New Clothes; there are also photographs of specific song and or song and dance numbers from other productions, including Fuller’s "Scratch My Back," Fuller/Barer’s "Man in My Pocket," "Honorable Mambo," and something that is either a production or a song called, "The Flip Show." Performers pictured include: Saint Amant, Bea Arthur, Mace Barrett, Alvin Beam, Beverly Bozeman (married Dean Fuller), Gordon Connell, Jane Connell, Lenny Dale, Beverlee Dennis, Mary Jane Doer, Kathy Farrell (married to producer Anthony Farrell), Ralph Harmer, Susan Kayne, Larry Kert, Patsi King, Lou Kristopher, Hugh Lambert, Janet Le Mon, Lori McCormack Yvonne Othon, Eugenia Puddu, Marsha Reynolds, Laura Sands, Dick Shawn, Wayne Sherwood, Faye Stern, Michael Tolkin, Frank Wagner, and Sid Weedman.

Arrangement

The files are grouped into 1 series:

  1. Container list

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Arthur, Beatrice
  • Barer, Marshall -- |v Portraits
  • Barrett, Mace--Portraits.
  • Beam, Alvin--Portraits.
  • Blechman, Marshall
  • Connell, Gordon--Portraits.
  • Connell, Jane--Portraits.
  • Dale, Lenny--Portraits.
  • Dennis, Beverlee--Portraits.
  • Doer, Mary Jane--Portraits.
  • Farrell, Kathy--Portraits.
  • Fuller, Beverly Bozeman -- |v Portraits
  • Fuller, Dean--Portraits.
  • Goren, Lewis M.
  • Harmer, Ralph--Portraits.
  • Kayne, Susan--Portraits.
  • Kert, Larry--Portraits.
  • King, Patsi--Portraits.
  • Kristopher, Lou--Portraits.
  • Lambert, Hugh--Portraits.
  • Le Mon, Janet--Portraits.
  • McCormack, Lori--Portraits.
  • Othon, Yvonne--Portraits.
  • Puddu, Eugenia--Portraits.
  • Reynolds, Marsha--Portraits.
  • Sands, Laura--Portraits.
  • Shawn, Dick. -- |v Portraits
  • Sherwood, Wayne--Portraits.
  • Stern, Faye--Portraits.
  • Tolkin, Michael--Portraits.
  • Wagner, Frank--Portraits.
  • Weedman, Sid--Portraits.

Document Type

  • Black-and-white photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Tamiment Playhouse. -- |v Pictorial works

Subject Topics

  • Summer theater -- Pennsylvania -v Pictorial works.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Beverly Bozeman Fuller are held by Beverly Bozeman Fuller. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which s/he holds copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting Beverly Bozeman Fuller.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Beverly Bozeman Fuller donated a gift of 18 photographs in 1992. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1983.001 and NPA.1993.006.

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Container List

Container list

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 1 17 production photographs of Tamiment Playhouse productions; 1 portrait of Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer.
1954-1957 , undated

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