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Guide to the Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt Collection of Photographs
1900-2002
 PR 305

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Brynn White, June, 2014. Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh, 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 11, 2019 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VI: 2018 Accruals, 1916-1998

Scope and Contents

This series consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2018. It includes photographs by Friedman-Abeles, Fred McDarrah, Ken Regan and Camera 5, Martha Swope, and Vandamm Studio. It also includes a group of portraits of actors taken by various photographers. Some of these photographers are identified on the verso, while some are unidentified.

Subseries VI.1: Friedman-Abeles, 1957-1979

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains photographs of theatrical productions and theatrical portraits taken by the Friedman-Abeles Studio. Photographers Joseph Abeles (1908-1991) and Leo Friedman (1919-2011) began their partnership in 1954, with a studio located at 351 West 54th Street in Manhattan. They specialized in documenting Broadway and the theatrical world in the 1950s and 1960s.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject, and alphabetically by name thereunder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Theatrical Productions A-D

Scope and Contents

Any Wednesday; Beekman Place; Beyond the Fringe; Brigadoon; Cabaret; Cold Wind and Warm; Compulsion; Conversation Piece; Conversations in the Dark; Cut of the Axe; The Deputy; Dinner at Eight; Drink to Me Only;

1958-1966
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Theatrical Productions E-H

Scope and Contents

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Ergo; Fair Game; First Impressions; Four Winds; George M!; Godspell; The Great God Brown; The Greatest Man Alive; Hamlet; The Hemingway Hero; Henry V; Here's Where I Belong; High Fidelity; The Hidden River; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

1959-1976
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Theatrical Productions I-L

Scope and Contents

The King and I; King Richard II; Knockout; Lady Audley's Secret; The Last Analysis; Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Leaves of Grass; Leda Had a Little Swan; Little Mary Sunshine; Little Moon of Alban; Live Like Pigs; Lorenzo; Love and Kisses; Love in E Flat; Love is a Time of Day; Love's Labor Lost; Luv.

1968-1972
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Theatrical Productions M-P

Scope and Contents

The Madwoman of Chaillot; Man of La Mancha; A Matter of Gravity; Memo; The Memorandum; Merry Wives of Windsor; Midnight Sun; Midsummer Night's Dream; The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore; Moon on a Rainbow Shawl; Mother Lover; My Daughter, Your Son; Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory; Never Too Late; Night Life; Possiblities; Purlie.

1958-1976
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Theatrical Productions Q-T

Scope and Contents

Rich Little Rich Girl; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Seidman and Son; She Shall Have Music; A Shot in the Dark; The Sin of Pat Muldoon; South Pacific; The Star-Spangled Girl; Stop the World I Want To Get Off; Subject to Fits; Sweet Love Remembered; That Championship Season; Three Bags Full

1957-1972
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Theatrical Production U-Z, unidentified

Scope and Contents

A Very Rich Woman; Walking Happy; Wanted; The Winter's Tale; The Women; The Woods; The Worlds of Shakespeare; The Wrong Way Light Bulb; You Can't Take it with You; Zorba; Unidentified productions.

1958-1979
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Theatrical Portraits A-G

Scope and Contents

Maureen Anderman; Maureen Arthur; Tallulah Bankhead; Keith Baxter; Orson Bean; Barbara Bel Geddes; Ralph Bellamy; Mimi Benzell; Marc Blitzstein; Larry Blydon; Victor Borge; Hanne Bork; Barbara Britton; Susan Browning; David Burns; Jack Canidy; Len Cariou; Helene Carpenter; Gene Castle; Walter Chiari; Peter Coffield; John Colenbach; Wyatt Cooper; Wendy Craig; John Cullum; Irene Dailey; Anita Darian; Danielle Darrieux; Bette Davis; Bruce Dern; Roy Dotrice; Ethelyne Dunfee; James Dybas; Ed Evanko; Monica Evans; Tim Everett; Robert Flemyng; Ruth Ford; Don Francks; Martin Gabel; June Gable; Robert Goulet; Karen Grassle; Kathryn Grayson; Tyrone Guthrie.

1955-1975
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Theatrical Portraits H-O

Scope and Contents

Robert Hardy; Donald Harron; Katharine Hepburn; Eileen Herlie; Ron Hussman; Anne Jackson; Henrietta Jacobson; Neil Jones; Judy Kahan; Maria Karnilova; Kurt Kasznar; Patsy Kelly; John Kerr; Daniel Keyes; Nicholas Kepros; Sam Kirkham; Yaphet Kotto; Nicos Kourkoulos; Jerry Lanning; Christine Lahti; Paula Laurence; Alison Leggatt; Sam Levene; Dorothy Loudon; Jonathan Lucas; Fredric March; Hal March; Linda Marsh; Andrea Marcovicci; Nan Martin; Elaine May; Jacqueline McKeever; Siobhan McKenna; John McMartin; Kay Medford; Melina Mercouri; Zia Mohyeddin; Jane Morgan; Robert Morse; Rosemary Murphy; Peg Murray; Julie Newmar; Jill O'Hare;

1956-1979
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Theatrical Portraits P-Z, unidentified

Scope and Contents

Peter Palmer; Walter Pidgeon; Alice Playten; Josephine Premice; Lex Richards; Viola Roache; Judith Robinson; William Roerick; Carol Rossen; Polly Rowles; Edmond Ryan; Byron Sanders; Dirk Sanders; Gary Springer; David Steinberg; Robert Stephens; Craig Stevens; Michael Strong; Jeremiah Sullivan; Margaret Sullivan; Anthony "Scooter" Teague; L. Thompson; Diane Todd; Harry Towb; Connie Towers; Gene Troobnick; Maria Tucci; Leslie Uggams; Paul Valentine; Joan Van Ark; Diana Van Der Vlis; Eric Van Nuys; Rees Vaughn; Sam Vine; Art Wallace; Billie Lou Watt; Ann Wedgeworth; Ruth White; Ralph Williams; Walter Willison; Bruce Yarnell; unidentified.

1956-1977

Subseries VI.2: Fred McDarrah, 1961-1992

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the work of Village Voice photojournalist Fred McDarrah. During his 50-year career at the Voice, McDarrah documented the galleries, lofts, cafes, bars and streets of Greenwich Village and Soho, and the artists, musicians, Beat poets, and writers who populated them.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject, and alphabetically by name thereunder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Art and Artists

Scope and Contents

Artists include Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Philip Guston, Jack Levine, Faith Ringgold, Larry Rivers, Mark Rothko, Julian Schnabel, and Nancy Spero. Also contains images of Soho art galleries, artworks, and art installations.

1961-1992
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Film and Music

Scope and Contents

Fanny Ardant and Francois Truffaut, Clive Davis, Nora Ephron and Olvier Stone, Melanie Mayron, Neal and Arthur Rubenstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Beverly Sills, Frank Sinatra, Tanya Tucker.

1992, undated
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Politics

Scope and Contents

Bella Abzug; Albert Shanker leading teacher's union strike march; Dr. Benjamin Spock at Vietnam War protest.

1967-1968, undated
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Writers

Scope and Contents

includes novelists, playwrights, journalists, art and theater critics. Calvin Tomkins, John Simon, Liz Smith, Jack Newfield, Tom Wolfe, Paddy Chayefsky, William Styron, Budd Schulberg, Nat Hentoff, Irving Howe, Hilton Kramer, Paul Krassner, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Stoppard, Norman Mailer, James Ivory, Mordechai Richler, Maurice Sendak, George Segal, Patsy Southgate, Gloria Steinem, Studs Terkel

1975-1978, undated

Subseries VI.3: Ken Regan and Camera 5, 1965-1990

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the work of photojournalist Ken Regan and Camera 5, the photo agency he founded to cover wars, riots and demonstrations, and other national and international hard news and human interest stories. Regan worked for over five decades documenting pop culture, celebrities, sports, foreign conflicts, and other current events.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject, and alphabetically by name thereunder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Events

Scope and Contents

Sally Rand fan dance performance at the Museum of the City of New York; Home With Honor Parade for Vietnam Veterans.

1969-1973
Box: 41 Folder : 2-3 Film, Music, and Theater

Scope and Contents

Mikhail Baryshnikov; Candice Bergen; Marlon Brando; Yul Brynner; Truman Capote; Gene Hackman; Gabe Kaplan; Norman Mailer; Al Pacino; Jan Peerce; Tony Perkins; Roberta Peters; Tony Randall; Christopher Reeve; Rolling Stones; Frank Sinatra; Sylvester Stallone;

1965-1990
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Political Figures

Scope and Contents

Bella Abzug; Meade Esposito; Ted Kennedy with Ed Koch and Hugh Carey; John Lindsay; Richard Nixon; Nelson Rockefeller; Gloria Steinem.

1966-1979
Box: 41 Folder : 5-6 Sports

Scope and Contents

Baseball: Mets and Yankees on the field and in the clubhouse. Includes Casey Stengel, Reggie Jackson, and the Mets' 1969 World Series victory celebrations;

Basketball: photos of Wilt Chamberlain, Walt Frazier, a Harlem Globetrotter, and USA vs. Russia 1973.

Boxing: shots of spectators at the 1974 Ali-Frazier fight at Madison Square Garden, including John F. Kennedy Jr.

Chess: Boris Spassky

1969-1986
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Other Images

Scope and Contents

Ken Pardo; Alexandra Penny; unidentified.

1981-1982

Subseries VI.4: Martha Swope, 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of photos taken by Martha Swope (1928-2017), founder of Swope Associates. Swope was a former dancer who began her photographic career in the 1950s as a freelance photographer specializing in dance and theater. Included here are photos of the original casts of Broadway shows, both in theatrical productions and in the rehearsal process, shot by Swope for publicity and documentary purposes.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject, and alphabetically by name thereunder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Theatrical Productions A-B

Scope and Contents

Amadeus; Annie; Arms and the Man; Barnum; Before the Dawn; Beauty Marks; Biography: A Game; The Birthday Party; Black Broadway; Black and Blue; The Boys in Autumn; The Browning Version; Burn This; But for Whom Charlie;

1964-1989
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Theatrical Productions C-H

Scope and Contents

Colette; The Cover of Life; The Devil's Disciple; Don Juan; Don Juan in Hell; Endgame; The Entertainer; For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide; Francis; the Glass Menagerie; Happy Birthday Mr. Abbott; How He Lied To Her Husband; The Human Comedy.

1977-1987
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Theatrical Productions I-L

Scope and Contents

I Ought to be in Pictures; Ice Cream with Hot Fudge; The Iceman Cometh; I'm Not Rappaport; Inheritors; Into the Woods; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; K2; King Henry IV; La Cage Aux Folles; Landscape; Landscape of the Body; Last of the Knucklemen; Lenny and the Heartbreakers; The Loves of Anatol; Lullabye and Goodnight.

1970-1987
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Theatrical Productions M-O

Scope and Contents

Maggie and Pierre; Marie and Bruce; Mass Appeal; Mastergate; The Master Builder; Master Harold and the Boys; Measure for Measure; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Miracle Worker; Miss Julie; Morning's At Seven; My Fair Lady; Non Pasquale

1971-1987
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Theatrical Productions P-T

Scope and Contents

Perfectly Frank; Playing With Fire; The Quilling of Prue; Rain; Rats; Romeo and Juliet; Roza; Sparks in the Park; Some Men Need Help; Streamers; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Three Musketeers; Titus Andronicus; The Trouble With Europe; Tru; True West.

1976-1987
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Theatrical Productions U-Z, unidentified

Scope and Contents

The Vampires; Wally's Cafe; The Winter Dancers; You Never Can Tell; Zastrozzi; Zoot Suit; unidentified.

1978-1986
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Theatrical Portraits A-G

Scope and Contents

Vernel Bagneris; Mikhail Baryshnikov; Carol Brice; Ruth Brown; David Brummel; Ralph Bruneau; Peter Burnell; Alan Castner; Judi Claire; Hume Cronyn; Diana Davila; Sandy Duncan; Ruth Ford; Vincent Gardenia; Kelly Garrett; Robert Guillaume; Whoopi Goldberg; Gawn Granger; Harry Groener; Bob Gunton.

1970-1987
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Theatrical Portraits H-Z

Scope and Contents

Uta Hagen; Marian Hailey; Julie Harris; Julie Haydon; Anthony Heald; Tresa Hughes; Leilani Jones; William Katt; Ben Kingsley; Sally Kirkland; Shirley Knight; Cleo Laine; Dick Latessa; Kaiulani Lee; Deborah Malone; E.G. Marshall; Andrea McArdle; Alex Paez; John Peck; Michael Praed; Lee Roy Reams; Jane Russell; Michael Sacks; Robin Strasser; Elaine Stritch; Russ Thacker; Douglas Travis; Tara Tyson.

1970-1987

Subseries VI.5: Vandamm Studio, 1935-1963

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the work of Vandamm Studio, founded by Florence Vandamm (1883-1966). Vandamm Studio, in operation in New York from 1924 to 1964, was run by Florence Vandamm and her husband George R. Thomas, and the photographs capture the New York theater world. This subseries includes images of theatrical productions and portraits of stage actors.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Theatrical Portraits

Scope and Contents

Shirley Booth and Sidney Blackmer; George M. Cohan; Maurice Evans; Lynn Fontanne; Helen Hayes; Eugenie Leontovich; Helen Menken.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by name.

1935-1963

Subseries VI.6: Other Studios, 1916-1998

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of portraits of stage and film actors from photographers other than those featured in the rest of the collection. Some of the photographers are identified on the verso of the images, and some are unidentified.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by actor name.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Theatrical Portraits

Scope and Contents

Joan Achelis; Bessie Barriscale; Orson Bean; Janet Beecher; Noah Beery; William Bendix; Yul Brynner; Nancy Carroll; Marilyn Cotlow and Frank Rogier; Jane Cowl; Bette Davis; Morton Downey; Mel Ferrer; Judy Garland; Lillian Gish; Robert Goulet; Rose Gregorio; Julie Harris; Josephine Houston; Will Hutchins; Kim Hunter; Kathleen Lockhart; Liza Minelli; Molly Ringwald; Neil Simon; Alexis Smith; Sharon Stone; Joan Tetzel; Grace Valentine; Ruth Weston; Roland Young;

1916-1998

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