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Guide to the Editta Sherman Photographs
1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
 PR 322

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Anne Boissonnault

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Container List

Series II. The Melisande Sherman Collection, 1940-1956 (bulk, undated). 4.83 Linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The photographs in this series were a gift of Melisande Sherman, Editta Sherman's daughter. (Credit line: Gift of Melisande Sherman.)

8 x 10 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 Barclay Acheson (4 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Robert Alda
Undated
Box: 2 Jean Pierre Aumont
Undated
Box: 2 Salvatore Baccaloni (2 photos/one pose).
Undated
Box: 2 Kaye Ballard
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Barr (5 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Mary Boland (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Shirley Booth (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 David Brackman
Undated
Box: 2 Guido Cantelli (4 photos/2 poses)
1952, Undated
Box: 2 Jack Carter
Undated
Box: 2 Ilka Chase
Undated
Box: 2 Ruth Chatterton (2 photo/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Aaron Copland (color)
Undated
Box: 2 Katherine Cornell
Undated
Box: 2 Katherine Cornell [and Guthrie McClintic] (3 photos/one pose)

Scope and Contents Note

One signed and inscribed by Sherman to Christopher Plummer.

Undated
Box: 2 Hume Cronyn (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 John Daly (6 photos/6 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Howard Dietz (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Antal Dorati
Undated
Box: 2 Max Eastman (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Eastham (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Judith Evelyn (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Abel Ferrar (signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Paul Garrett
Undated
Box: 2 Barry Gray (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Cedric Hardwicke (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Maurice Hindus (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 John Hodiak (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Judy Holliday (3 photos/2 poses)
1956, Undated
Box: 2 John H. Holmes
Undated
Box: 2 Kim Hunter (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Richard Kiley (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Charles LeMarie (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Beatrice Lillie (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Hal March (4 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Candice March
Undated
Box: 2 Catherine Marshall (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Raymond Massey (3 photos/3 poses, one signed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes signed photo of Massey as Abraham Lincoln

Undated
Box: 2 W.S. Maugham (2 photos/one pose, one signed)
1955, Undated
Box: 2 Guthrie McClintic (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 2 Ashley Montagu (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Anthony Norvell
Undated
Box: 2 Eugene Ormandy
Undated
Box: 2 Waldo Pierce (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Tyrone Power and Others (10 photos/9 poses, some signed)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photos of Power, Susan Kohner, Taryn Power, and another woman.

1953, Undated
Box: 2 Thomas Schermer (signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Smallens, Alexander
Undated
Box: 2 Betty Smith (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 H. Allen Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Jessica Tandy (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Bernard Waganaar (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 2 Abraham Walkowitz (4 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 2 Oskar Werner (7 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated

11 x 14 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 Barclay Acheson (Mrs.) (signed)
1945
Box: 5 Eddy Albert (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Robert Alda
Undated
Box: 5 Jean Pierre Aumont
Undated
Box: 5 Salvatore Baccaloni (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 David Brackman
Undated
Box: 5 Shirley Booth (5 photos/5 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Jack Carter (3 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Ilka Chase (5 photos/5 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Ruth Chatterton (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Aaron Copland
Undated
Box: 5 Hume Cronyn
Undated
Box: 5 Walter Damrosch
Undated
Box: 5 Mario Del Monaco (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Howard Dietz (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Antal Dorati / [Walter Damrosch] (signed)

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 photos in the sleeve. One is of Dorati. The other is of an elderly man, which appears to be Walter Damrosch, and is signed and dated.

1940, Undated
Box: 5 Eddie Dowling (signed)
1950
Box: 5 Max Eastman (3 photos/3 poses, one signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Jinx Falkenberg (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 John Forsyth (4 photos/4 poses)
1954, Undated
Box: 5 Joseph Fuchs (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Paul Garrett
Undated
Box: 5 Barry Gray (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
1952, Undated
Box: 5 Cedric Hardwicke
Undated
Box: 5 John Hodiak (4 photos/4 poses, one signed)
1952, Undated
Box: 5 John H. Holmes (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Hugo (Carnegie Hall painter) (signed)
Undated
Box: 5 Richard Kiley (4 photos/4 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Francis Lederer
Undated
Box: 5 Beatrice Lillie (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Catherine Marshall (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Herbert Marshall (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 5 Raymond Massey (2 photos/2 poses)
1942, Undated
Box: 5 W. S. Maugham (4 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Elsa Maxwell (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Ashley Montagu (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Waldo Pierce
Undated
Box: 5 Tyrone Power & Wife[?] (2 photos/2 poses, one signed)
1958, Undated
Box: 5 Tyrone Power (5 photos/5 poses, one signed)
1955, Undated
Box: 5 Basil Rathbone
Undated
Box: 5 Thoughtful Ring Watch (2 photos/2 poses)

Scope and Contents Note

Individual in portrait is unidentified. "Thoughtful ring watch" is the description given on the original label.

Undated
Box: 5 Franco Rubatelli (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Betty Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 H. Allen Smith (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Susan Strasberg (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn (3 photos/3 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Abraham Walkowitz
Undated
Box: 5 Sam Wannamaker (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 5 Efrem Zimbalist (3 photos/3 poses, 3 signed)
1942, 1946, Undated

16 x 20 Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 Jean Pierre Aumont (signed)
Undated
Box: 7 Dorothy Gish
Undated
Box: 7 Barry Gray
Undated
Box: 7 John H. Holmes (2 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Francis Lederer
Undated
Box: 7 Hal March [and wife?] (2 photos/one pose)
Undated
Box: 7 Elsa Maxwell
Undated
Box: 7 Tyrone Power (3 photos/2 poses)
Undated
Box: 7 Basil Rathbone
Undated
Box: 7 Alexander Smallens
Undated
Box: 7 Betty Smith (color)
Undated
Box: 7 [Betty Smith] (color)
Undated
Box: 7 Donald Wood
Undated

Matted & Other Oversize

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: FF2 Eddy Albert
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Aaron Copland (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Jeanne Dixon (color)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Walter Damrosch (signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Fahs [woman with brooch]
Undated
Drawer: FF2 W. S. Maugham
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Elsa Maxwell
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Julie Newmar
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Julie Newmar
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Eugene Ormandy
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Susan Strasberg (color, signed)
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Susan Strasberg
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Efrem Zimbalist
Undated
Drawer: FF2 Unidentified [man with a moustache]
Undated

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