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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sonnenfeldt, Michael W.
Title: Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt collection of photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1900-2002
Abstract: Black and white entertainment-themed publicity and on-set photography, portraiture, and photojournalism spanning the twentieth century; subjects depicted include New York-based theatrical productions, Hollywood stars, newscasters, politicians, and other pop culture figures. Also depicted are New York sports, political activism, and other events in the 1960s-90s.
Quantity: 25 Linear feet in 42 boxes
Call Phrase: PR 305

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Biographical / Historical

Jill Freedman

Jill Freedman (1939) is a New York-based documentary photographer best known for her images of New York City street life. Two major projects (which were later published as books) involved documenting New York City firefighters and police officers. Freedman embedded herself in fire stations, and then in precinct houses, to capture these civil servants in their work with the public and behind the scenes. Freedman's work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, and the Smithsonian, among others.

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 stage sets and productions and producing theatrical portraits. Abeles did the portraits at the studio, and Friedman worked in the theaters (usually at dress rehearsals or out-of-town openings), capturing the stage show from the point of view of the audience. Together, they created a photographic record of Broadway shows and the New York theatre world. Their partnership ended acrimoniously around 1970.

Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was born in Riga, Latvia and began his photographic career in Paris. In 1940, fleeing the Nazis, Halsman arrived in the United States. Halsman's career over the next 30 years centered on reportage and cover shoots for many major American magazines, including 101 covers for LIFE magazine. These assignments put him in contact with many of the century's leading statesmen, scientists, artists and entertainers. Halsman maintained a thirty-seven year collaboration with Salvador Dali, which resulted in a stream of unusual "photographs of ideas," including "Dali Atomicus" and the "Dali's Mustache" series. In the early 1950s, Halsman began to ask his subjects to jump for his camera at the conclusion of each sitting. These energetic images are an important part of his photographic legacy.

Fred McDarrah

Fred William McDarrah (1926-2007) was an American photographer best known for his work for The Village Voice. He made his name documenting the cultural phenomenon known as the Beat Generation from its inception in the 1950s. McDarrah also documented the New York art world during the late 1950s. Many of his subjects, often little known when McDarrah shot them, became cultural icons, including Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Allen Ginsberg.

Born in Brooklyn, McDarrah bought his first camera at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. After leaving Boys High School, he served as a U.S. Army paratrooper during World War II. He earned a Journalism degree from New York University on the G.I. Bill. He began to photograph the artists, writers, musicians, and actors who frequented the bars and coffee houses, art galleries and cafes in Greenwich Village because he wanted to document what he called, "The most colorful community of interesting people, fascinating places, and dynamic ideas." When an acquaintance told McDarrah he was starting a newspaper, to be called The Village Voice, McDarrah signed on. He was for decades the paper's only staff photographer and its first picture editor. In addition to covering Greenwich Village arts and culture scene, McDarrah also documented off-Broadway theater, demonstrations including the Women's Rights, Gay Rights, Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War marches, the first Earth Day, and experimental theater. He was associated with The Village Voice for 50 years.

Ken Regan and Camera 5

Photojournalist Ken Regan (d. 2012) worked for over five decades prolifically documenting pop culture, sports, foreign conflicts, and other current events. Credited with over 200 magazine covers, Regan was most well-known for a discretion and professionalism which earned him intimate shooting access to famous politicians, musicians, and other celebrities.

Born in the Bronx, Regan received a camera for his 12th birthday and began shooting sports and musical events as the Mount Saint Michael Academy school photographer. He studied journalism at Columbia and attended New York University Film School. His first paid assignment, from the New York Times Sunday Magazine, was to cover the famous Thanksgiving rock concert at the Fillmore East featuring Jefferson Airplane and Johnny Winter; his work ultimately resulted in a three-page spread. Regan sent self-made prints of his work along with a thank you note to the concert promoter Bill Graham. This unusual practice, which he continued throughout his career, inaugurated a symbiotic relationship with Graham, who later established Regan as house photographer to The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Regan also covered major sports events for magazines such as Time,  Sports Illustrated,  Life, and  Newsweek. In the 1970s he founded Camera 5, an agency of 15 photographers who covered wars, riots and demonstrations, and other national and international hard news and human interest stories.

In addition, Regan served as the self-proclaimed "unofficial Kennedy family photographer" for thirty years, amassing one of the largest bodies of photographs of the political dynasty in both public and private settings.

Regan's work continually appeared in a wide range of major publications including Vanity Fair,  Rolling Stone, and  People, who often called upon Regan to capture unguarded moments from camera weary celebrities. Regan additionally published  Knockout: The Art of Boxing in 2007.

Of his photography goals, Regan said "I think that if you're able to capture an image that nobody else has then that's what makes the image important; that's what people are interested in." Regan developed continuing working relationships with directors Jonathan Demme and Clint Eastwood, among others, for whom he shot on-set production photography. Regan died on November 25, 2012.

Martha Swope and Swope Associates

Martha Swope (1928-2017), founder of Swope Associates, was a former dancer who began her photographic career in the 1950s as a freelance photographer specializing in dance and theater. Swope took thousands of photos of the original casts of shows, shooting theatrical productions and the rehearsal process for publicity and documentary purposes.

Born February 22, 1928 in Texas, Swope studied dance at City Ballet's training affiliate, the School of American Ballet, while pursuing photography on the side. She met Jerome Robbins while he was taking class to prepare for West Side Story. Robbins invited Swope to photograph rehearsals for West Side Story, and when one of her images was published in LIFE magazine, Swope began her career in photography.

She was the official photographer for the New York City Ballet and other dance troupes. She chronicled the working lives of George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, and other icons of 20th-century dance. She was also a photographer for the theater industry, documenting more than 800 stage productions. Swope won a Tony Honor for Excellence in 2004, and a lifetime achievement award from the League of Professional Theatre Women in 2007.

Vandamm Studio

Florence Vandamm (1883-1966) was one of the most prolific and widely published female commercial photographers of the early 20th century. Founder of Vandamm Studio (in operation in New York from 1924 to 1964), Vandamm has been credited as the inventor of the modern-day head shot and noted for her use of lighting, costume and movement. The studio was run by Florence Vandamm and her husband George R. Thomas, and their photographs capture the New York theater world from 1923-1950.

Florence Vandamm was born in England in 1883 and studied to be a painter of portraits and miniatures. She learned photography only as a complement to her other art, but it soon became her focus. In 1908, at the age of 25, she opened her first portrait photography studio in London. In 1917, she married an American man, George R. Thomas, and they opened a studio specializing in fashion photography. In 1923, they moved to New York City and opened Vandamm Studio on West 57th Street in Manhattan. Florence focused on taking the portraits and publicity shots in the couple's studio on West 57th Street, while Thomas took full-stage production shots. When her husband died in 1944, Vandamm took over production shots as well as portraits. She retired in 1950, leaving the studio to her associates, having created an important visual record of American theater.

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Scope and Contents

This collection of entertainment-themed photography and photojournalism includes publicity and on-set production coverage; portraits of theatre performers, movie stars, atheletes, politicans, and other 20th-century pop culture figures; and sports and cultural and political event photojournalism. The materials are arranged into six series.

Series I-III contain photographs donated by Katja B. Gaoldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2013, and are arranged by subject.

Series I: New York Theatre, comprises a diverse range of early 20th-century publicity, production, and portrait photography. The materials span a dynamic period in New York's theater history: from the early development of the Broadway theatre district in Times Square, through the peak periods of creativity and output between the wars, to post-Depression maturity and evolution in dramatic and musical form. Images document the genres musical comedy, operetta, melodrama, farce, and the revue shows pioneered by Florence Ziegfeld. Many of Broadway history's notable performers, theaters, producers, and works appear alongside less documented and non-canonical productions and figures.

Series II: Hollywood Film, represents the American film industry's publicity output between 1920 and 1960, from the late silent period into what is generally regarded as the "Golden Era." In this period, the studios meticulously and rigorously controlled the image of their contracted stars, generating and distributing photographs to fans and publications. The work of the pioneer film portraitists depicted in the collection, including esteemed artist Clarence S. Bull of MGM, helped define careers and created a resonating iconography of Hollywood. Legendary and established stars appear in the collection alongside character actors, ingenues, and animal performers in a variety of studio shots and off-set candids.

Series III: Ken Regan and Camera 5 includes work from the five decade career of photojournalist Regan, who chiefly covered sports, pop culture, and current events for a variety of major publications. Regan's renowned discretion earned him intimate shooting access to many public figures, including the Kennedys and Rolling Stones, portraiture of whom appear in the collection alongside other performers, newscasters, athletes, politicians, and various celebrities. Other Regan work includes coverage of film and television production sets, sporting events, and political activist rallies, most of which are based in New York City. An unrelated subseries of photographs taken of memorials and exhibitions at Dachau, the former German concentration camp, appears at the end of the series.

Series IV through Series VI are comprised of subsequent donations by Michael Sonnenfeldt and Katja B. Goldman. They contain the work of photojournalists Philippe Halsman, Jill Freedman, Fred McDarrah and Ken Regan who each documented various aspects of American life and culture in the second half of the 20th century. Also within these series is the work of photographers and photo studios who specialized in theatrical portraits and publicity shots for Broadway productions, including the Friedman-Abeles Studio, Martha Swope and Swope Associates, and the Vandamm Studio. Series IV-VI are arranged chronologically by donation date, and the material within each series is arranged by creator:

Series IV: 2015 Accruals consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2015. It includes photographs by Jill Freedman, Fred McDarrah, and Ken Regan and Camera 5.

Series V: 2016 Accruals consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2016. It includes photographs by Friedman-Abeles, Philippe Halsman, Martha Swope, and Vandamm Studio.

Series VI: 2018 Accruals 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.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series. The first three series comprise the material donated by Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2013. These three series are arranged according to theme:

I. New York Theatre

II. Hollywood Film

III. Ken Regan and Camera 5

Select materials in the first three series were laminated for retail through Jay Parrino's The Mint and are housed separately, as depicted in the container list.

Series IV through Series VI are comprised of subsequent donations by Michael Sonnenfeldt and Katja B. Goldman. These series are arranged chronologically:

Series IV: 2015 Accruals

Series V: 2016 Accruals

Series VI: 2018 Accruals

The material within these series is arranged by creator.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Abeles, Joseph
  • Freedman, Jill
  • Friedman, Leo, 1919-2011
  • Goldman, Katja
  • Halsman, Philippe
  • McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007
  • Regan, Ken
  • Swope, Martha
  • Vandamm, Florence

Document Type

  • Theatrical productions -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-2000

Subject Topics

  • Actors -- Portraits
  • Actresses -- Portraits
  • Celebrities -- Portraits
  • Celebrities -- United States -- Portraits
  • Comedians -- Portraits
  • Comedians -- United States -- Portraits
  • Costume -- United States
  • Dancers -- Portraits
  • Demonstrations -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1960-1970.
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- Portraits
  • Musicians -- Portraits
  • Politicians -- New York (State) -- Portraits
  • Presidents -- United States -- Portraits
  • Singers -- Portraits
  • Singers -- United States -- Portraits
  • Sports -- United States
  • Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs
  • Vaudeville -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works.

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Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to:

Department of Rights and Reproductions
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194
rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org
212-485-9282

Permission to reproduce or quote text from this collection in a publication must be requested from and granted in writing by the Library Director, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194.

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Access Restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt Collection of Photographs, PR 305, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Credit line should read: Gift of Michael Sonnenfeldt and Katja B. Goldman.

Related Materials at Other Institutions

Ken Regan Photographs, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Separated Materials

This collection formerly contained material from collectors/donors other than Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnefeldt. This material was removed in 2019, and was organized into separate collections. These collections are:

PR 383 David Backman Collection of Photographs

PR 378 Edward Farbenblum and Orly Lieberman Collection of Photographs

PR 380 James and Georganne Garfinkel Collection of Photographs

PR 379 Mordechai Littman Collection of Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2018.

The Series I-III materials were originally assembled by Culver Pictures, founded in 1926. D. Jay Culver supplemented income from his day job on the drama desk of the Philadelphia Evening Ledger with weekly research trips to New York City as a "free-lance picture detective" for magazines including the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. Culver ultimately abandoned journalism to amass, create, copy, repurpose, and loan publicity photographs in his early iteration of a stock photography service, based in New York. He acquired a wide range of materials, from the Civil War work of Matthew Brady to turn-of-the-century police gazettes to the morgues of defunct magazines. His personal passion was movie stills, of which he became one of the first known collectors, allegedly amassing over three million. Culver's daughter Harriet continues to operate the family business as a digital archive of 19th- and early-20th-century printed imagery out of Long Island City, NY.

Processing Information

Series I-III processed by archivist Brynn White, June 2014.

Series IV-VI processed by archivist Marybeth Kavanagh, June 2019.

Sources

Blum, Daniel C. A pictorial history of the American theatre, 100 years--1860-1960. New York: Bonanza Books, 1960.

Atkinson, Brooks. Broadway. New York: Macmillan.

Bull, Clarence S. and Lee, Raymond. The faces of Hollywood. South Brunswick, NJ: A.S. Barnes, 1968.

Dance, Robert and Taylor, John. Glamour of the gods. London: Steidl, 2008.

Pepper. Terence and Kobal, John. The man who shot Garbo: The Hollywood photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Ken Regan, Photojournalist Trusted by Celebrities, Dies. New York Times, 30 November 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/arts/ken-regan-photojournalist-celebrities-trusted-is-dead.html?smid=pl-share [accessed May 2014]

Camera 5. Ken Regan - Biography. http://www.kenregan.com/#/biography [Accessed May 2014]

Culture Brats. Interview with Ken Regan, October 2011. http://www.culturebrats.com/2011/10/all-access-our-interview-with-ken-regan.html [Accessed May 2014]

Shields, David S. The Visual Culture of American Theatre 1865-1965. http://broadway.cas.sc.edu/ [Accessed May 2014]

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Container List

Series I: New York Theatre, 1900-1937

Historical note

The New York Theatre Series documents a vibrant period in the development of New York theater. The earliest materials date to 1900, four years before Longacre Square was officially renamed Times Square and a new subway station facilitated the development of the neighborhood into the world famous "Great White Way" -- a heavily trafficked, electric light and advertisement strewn plaza stretching from 42nd to 47th Street. Over the first fifteen years of the century, new venues were constructed uptown to meet the high demand and output of the growing theatre industry. Productions from many of these theaters, such as the Empire, Princess, Criterion, George M. Cohan, Astor, Ritz, Fulton, Longacre, Belasco, and The Playhouse, appear in this series.

While New York's theater district was being physically transformed, American theatrical production was also evolving. At the beginning of the 20th century, American theatrical output was comprised of light entertainment and genre fare, with familiar forms, escapism, and taboo content more guaranteed to fill the seats. A few early works such as Vaughn Moody's The Great Divide (1906) and Langdon Mitchell's  The New York Idea (1915) -- both depicted in this series -- attempted to break from the perfunctory and trivial, inspiring innovators Florence Ziegfeld, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, P.G. Wodehouse, and other notable performers to both refine existing traditions and create new ones.

The interval between the wars, heavily represented in the series, is regarded as one of the most dynamic and creatively rich periods in American theatre history, as works took more vital, political, and realistic themes while musical productions evolved past the revue format definitively abandoned by the milestone Kern and Oscar Hammerstein production Show Boat (1927). That season, Broadway reached an all-time peak of 246 productions.

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of a diverse range of early 20th-century publicity, production, and portrait photography. Images document Broadway stage works, set design, costumes, and stars canonical and obscure. Early genres such as musical comedy, revivals, operetta, melodrama, farce, and the much imitated revue shows and spectaculars pioneered by Florence Ziegfeld are depicted, as well as their more mature evolutions following World War I. A majority of the series photographs are attributed to White Studios, Broadway's foremost photography agency in the early twentieth century. Other credited artists include Jean de Mirjian, notorious for risque and visually striking imagery, and Vandamm Studios, the most notable successor to White Studios.

The images in this series have been organized into three subseries: 1) Theatrical Productions (alphabetical by production) 2) Theatrical Portraits (alphabetical by sitter) 3) Theatrical Stage Sets (alphabetical by production) and 4) Musical Revues and Vaudeville.

Subseries I.1, Theatrical productions, includes publicity and other photographs from comedies, dramas and musicals. Prominent producers featured in the subseries include George M. Cohan, with Nearly Married (1913),  It Pays to Advertise (1914),  The Miracle Man (1914),  The Intruder (1916),  Going Up (1917),  The Acquittal (1920); and the Shubert brothers, with  The Inner Man (1917),  The Masquerader (1917),  Little Simplicity (1918),  The Dancer (1919). Also included are works by members of the prestigious Playwrights Company: Sidney Howard's  Dodsworth (1934), Elmer Rice's  Counsellor-at-Law (1932) and  The Left Bank (1932), and Maxwell Anderson's  High Tor (1937). Additional highlights include first theatrical Pulitzer Prize recipient  Why Marry? (1918), Broadway's "longest-running flop"  The Ladder (1927), Yiddish productions, and several stagings of Gilbert & Sullivan's  Mikado.

Female stars often proved the most lucrative box office attractions during this era, and are well-represented in the subseries. Notable examples include: Ina Claire, witty star of fast-paced high comedies, includingPolly With a Past (1917),  The Gold Diggers (1919),  Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1921),  The Awful Truth (1922), and  Ground for Divorce (1924); Helen Hayes, the "First Lady of the American Theatre," in  Bab (1920),  We Moderns (1924), and  Coquette (1927); Billie Burke, in  The Amazons (1913),  The Happy Husband (1928), and  The Rescuing Angel (1917); Katharine Cornell, in  The Age of Innocence (1928),  Barretts of Wimpole Street (1931),  Casanova (1923), and  The Outsider (1924); and Eva LeGallienne, in  Lilliom (1921) and  La Locannderia. Later Hollywood stars John Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni, and Fredric March also appear.

Subseries I.2, Theatrical Stage Sets, encompasses tableau photography of production sets including Naughty Cinderella (1925), featuring the costume and scenic design of preeminent fashion designer Paul Poiret.

Subseries I.3, Theatrical Portraits, consists of individual studio portraits and production photographs labelled by performer. Worldwide star Maude Adams joins recurrently depicted performers Dorothy Gish, Minna Gombell, Edna Hibbard, Mary Howard, Francine Larrimore, Margaret Lawrence, Margaret Lee, Bruce McRae, and others.

While narrative musical productions are included in the first subseries, images of vaudeville, comedy, and music performers, acts, ensembles, and dance numbers have been separately filed in Subseries I.4, Musical Revues, Dance and Vaudeville. Subjects include landmark productions Floradora and  Roberta; revue shows presented by leading impresarios George M. Cohan, George White, Billy Rose, Earl Carroll, and Irving Berlin; Florence Ziegfeld's Follies and other productions at the Winter Garden and New Amsterdam Theatre;  Happy Days,  The Wars of the World, and other large-scale productions at the New York Hippodrome; and an unidentified 1911 image labelled "First Tango on American Stage." Individual portraits feature sitters billed as vaudevillians, dancers, singers, and other novely acts including many Ziegfeld and Earl Carroll "Follies Girls" such as Lulu McConnell, film and gossip column star Geneva Mitchell, and Princess White Deer.

Images throughout this series are often stamped with photographer's credit and variously include subject name, date, and other information. Some photographs also feature publicity captions on the verso. A small selection of photographs have been laminated, and are housed separately, as depicted in the container list.

Arrangement

Within each series, images are arranged alphabetically by the name of the production or performer depicted. Productions or people represented by a single image have been grouped together and filed alphabetically in "Miscellaneous" files; productions or people depicted in multiple images have been foldered separately and specifically identified in the container list.

Additional Theatrical Production shots and Theatrical Portraits are included in Series IV and Series VI.

Subseries I.1: Theatrical Productions, 1900-1937

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-6 "A" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 7 The Acquittal
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 8 The Awful Truth
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 9-12 "B" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 13-17 "C" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Casanova
1923
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Cloudy With Showers
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Coquette
1927
Box: 2 Folder : 1-2 Counsellor at Law
1931
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Countess Martiza
1928
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Cousin Billy
1905
Box: 2 Folder : 4-5 "D" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 7 The Dancer
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Dancing Partners
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 6 The Dove
1925
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Dodsworth
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 9 "E" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 9-10 "F" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 11-22 "G" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Gamblers All
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 1 The Girl from Montmarte
1912
Box: 3 Folder : 2 The Girl Who Smiles
1915
Box: 3 Folder : 2 The Gold Diggers
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Good Boy
1928
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Good Bad Woman
1925
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Go To It
1916
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Going Up
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 5 The Great Divide
1906
Box: 3 Folder : 5 The Great Power
1928
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Grounds for Divorce
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 7 The Guilty Man
1916
Box: 3 Folder : 7 The Guilty One
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Gypsy
1929
Box: 3 Folder : 9-17 "H" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Half an Hour
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 1-4 Happy Husbands
1928
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Harvest Moon
1909
Box: 4 Folder : 5-6 Heavy Traffic
1928
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Held by the Enemy
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Hello Alexander
1919
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Her Master's Voice
1933
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Here Comes the Bride
1917
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Here Today
1932
Box: 4 Folder : 10 High Cost of Living
1916
Box: 4 Folder : 11 The High Road
1928
Box: 4 Folder : 11 High Tor
1937
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Hobson's Choice
1915
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Honey Girl
1920
Box: 4 Folder : 13-17 "I" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 4 Folder : 18 In His Arms
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Inside the Lines
1915
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Indian Summer
1913
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Innocent
1914
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Interference
1927
Box: 5 Folder : 2 The Intruder
1916
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Iole
1913
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Isobel
1925
Box: 5 Folder : 4-6 "J" - Miscellaenous
1900-1937
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Janice Meredith
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Josephine
1918
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Johnny Get Your Gun
1917
Box: 5 Folder : 9 June Moon
1929
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Just A Woman
1916
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Just A Minute
1928
Box: 5 Folder : 11-12 "K" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 5 Folder : 13 The Kiss Burglar
1918
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Kissing Time
1918
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Kitty Mackay
1914
Box: 6 Folder : 1-7 "L" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 8 The Left Bank
1931
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Little Accident
1928
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Little Simplicity
1918
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Little Lady Blue
1916
Box: 6 Folder : 11 The Little Teacher
1918
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Little Women
1931
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Loose Ends
1926
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Loyalties
1922
Box: 6 Folder : 14 The Lure
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 1-10 "M" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Main Street
1921
Box: 7 Folder : 12 The Marriage of Columbine
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Mary
1920
Box: 7 Folder : 14 The Masquerader
1917
Box: 7 Folder : 14 The Master
1916
Box: 7 Folder : 15 The Melody of Youth
1916
Box: 7 Folder : 16-18 A Message from Mars
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Mile-A-Minute Kendall
1916
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Minick
1924
Box: 7 Folder : 20 The Miracle Man
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Misalliance
1917
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Misleading Lady
1913
Box: 8 Folder : 2 The Moon-Flower
1924
Box: 8 Folder : 3-7 "N" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Nearly Married
1913
Box: 8 Folder : 8 The New York Idea
1915
Box: 8 Folder : 9 The Ninety and Nine
1902
Box: 8 Folder : 9 No. 13 Washington Square
1915
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Nothing But the Truth
1916
Box: 8 Folder : 11 "O" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 12-13 "P" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Polly With A Past
1917
Box: 8 Folder : 15-16 "R" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 17-20 "S" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 1-2 The Saving Grace
1918
Box: 9 Folder : 3-4 Spring Song
1934
Box: 9 Folder : 5-6 "T" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 7 "U" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 7 "V" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 8-11 "W" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Why Marry
1917
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Whispering Wires
1923
Box: 9 Folder : 13 "Y" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 14-15 Unidentified
1900-1935
Box: 30 Folder : 1 "A-H" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
1900-1937
Box: 30 Folder : 2 "J-M" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
Box: 30 Folder : 3 "M-W" - Miscellaneous - Laminated

Subseries I.2: Theatrical Stage Sets, 1900-1937

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 16-17 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 18 The Girl from Montmarte
1912
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Indian Summer
1913
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Naughty Cinderella
1925

Subseries I.3: Theatrical Portraits (Individual), 1904-1938, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 "A" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Maude Adams
1904-1911
Box: 10 Folder : 2 "B-F " - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Billie Burke
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Ina Claire
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
1935-1938
Box: 10 Folder : 2-3 "G" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 3-4 "H" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 4 "I-J" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 4-5 "K" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 5-7 "L" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 7-9 "M" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 9 "N-R" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 10 "S-V" - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder : 10-11 "W" - Miscellaneous
Box: 31 Folder : 1 "B-F" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
Box: 30 Folder : 2 "G-L" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
Box: 31 Folder : 3 "L-M" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
Box: 31 Folder : 4 "M-W" - Miscellaneous - Laminated

Subseries I.4: Musical Revues, Dance and Vaudeville, 1900-1937

Arrangement

This subseries is further arranged into two subseries: A) Group Portraits and Production Stills (alphabetical by production or theatre) and B) Individual Portraits (alphabetical by sitter).

Subseries I.4. A: Group Portraits and Production Stills

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 14-16 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Unknown
1900-1937; Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 17 New York Hippodrome
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Winter Garden
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Ziegfeld Follies
1900-1937

Subseries I.4. B: Individual Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 19 "A-C" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 20 "D-G" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 21 "H-L" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 21-23 "M" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 23 "N-P" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937
Box: 10 Folder : 24 "R-Z" - Miscellaneous
1900-1937

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Series II: Hollywood Film, 1928-1944

Scope and Contents

The Hollywood Film series represents the American film industry's publicity output from the late silent period into what is generally regarded as the "Golden Era" (between 1920 and 1960). In this period, the studios meticulously and rigorously controlled the image of their contracted stars, generating and distributing photographs to fans and publications.

Special photography units were established at each studio to create publicity images of performers away from production sets and costumes. A majority of materials in this series represent this output; many are studio portraits but also present are candid and staged shots depicting subjects at home, with their families and friends, engaging in physical and outdoor activities, and performing beauty regimens. Photographs are variously labelled or stamped with sitter, production, original collection, date, studio, credit lines, and photographer; in some cases, original annotations and publicity captions are present.

The work of the pioneer film portraitists depicted in the collection helped define careers and created a resonating iconography of Hollywood. Legendary and established stars appear in the collection alongside character actors, ingenues, and animal performers.

Output from Clarence S. Bull and other in-house photographers of preeminent studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer comprises the first subseries. Recurring performers depicted in this subseries (1929-1943) are Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Walter Huston, Adolpe Menjou, Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mickey Rooney, Walter Pigeon, Rosalind Russell, Jimmy Stewart, and Robert Young. Select writers, directors (Rouben Mamoulian), and other crew are also present, as are the homes of Huston and Myrna Loy.

The second subseries features work outside of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and therefore comprises a wider range of image subjects, sitters, photographers, dates, and sources. All the major studios -- Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, RKO, Fox Corporation, and Columbia Pictures -- as well as independents Republic Pictures and Selznick International are represented. Earlier subjects include silent stars Betty Compson, Hoot Gibson, Lew Cody, Wallace Reid, and Florence Vidor. Later iconic stars of the talkies Henry Fonda and Ginger Rogers appear recurrently in the collection, as do Jean Hersholt, Henry Hull, and the producer Joan Harrison. The work of Polish photographer Roman Freulich (1898-1974), of Universal and later Republic, is well represented. Other photographers featured include John Miehle (RKO, Selznick International), George Hurrell, George Hommel, and Gene Robert Richee.

Arrangement

The Hollywood photographs are arranged by studio into two subseries. Each subseries is further arranged into: A) Individual Portraits (alphabetical by sitter) and B) Group Portraits and Production Stills (alphabetical by production). Group portraits in which a main star is emphasized are filed under Individual Portraits. Select subjects appear in both series.

Within each subseries, images have been housed according to size (small format or large format); a few of the images have been laminated and separately housed. Accordingly, researchers looking for a particular performer or production may need to consult multiple folders within each subseries.

Materials are often stamped with photographer's credit and variously include subject name, date, and other information. Some photographs also feature publicity captions on the verso.

Additional Hollywood portraits are in Series IV and V.

Subseries II.1: MGM & Clarence S. Bull, 1929-1943

Biographical / Historical

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), advertised as the stable of "more stars than there are in Heaven," dominated the American movie industry in the 1930s. Its profits equalled three-quarters the total of the remaining Big Eight studios combined. Under the leadership of Louis B. Meyer and head of production Irving Thalberg, MGM enraptured Depression-era audiences with its dependable product of escapist glamour and sophistication.

A central figure in the development of the MGM brand was Clarence Sinclair Bull (1886-1979), head of the stills department for over three decades, whose work comprises the majority of this subseries. As described by Hedda Hopper, actress and later gossip columnist who appears in the collection, Bull was "as much of a Metro institution as Leo the Lion."

The son of a Montana cattle rancher, Bull initially sold his images as postcards out of the film printing and development studio he operated from his family's general store. Impressed customer Mrs. Frank Lloyd, wife of the famous film director, arranged for Bull's hiring as an assistant cameraman in Hollywood in 1917.

Following work for several studios and a shift in concentration to still photography, Bull settled at Goldwyn Studios, which was amalgamated into MGM in 1924. Bull estimated that he photographed over 10,000 separate subjects in his career, and over 4,000 individual studies of Greta Garbo, in the collaboration for which he is most well-regarded. Garbo, notoriously shy and publicity-adverse, elected Bull as her sole personal photographer from 1929 onwards. Bull was also responsible for enhancing the image of all of MGM's stars, including favorite subjects Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Gloria Swanson, Lon Chaney, the Barrymores, and later Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, and Elizabeth Taylor.

In the mid-1950s, Bull was sent by the studio on his own publicity campaign, making television and radio appearances and speaking before camera clubs. Before his death in 1979, Bull was able to see his work commemorated and exhibited, and was bestowed the degree of Honorary Master by the Professional Photographers of America. "In portraits, " he said, "I have tried to capture a moment or mood unattainable with the motion picture camera."

Subseries II.1 A: Individual Portraits and Publicity

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 "B" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 2 "C-G" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 3 "H-M" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 4 "N-P" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 5 "R-S" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 6 "T-Y" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 1 "A-F" - Miscellaneous - Large Format
1929-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 2 "G-W" - Miscellaneous - Large Format
1929-1943
Box: 13 "A-H" - Miscellaneous - Small Format - Laminated
1929-1943
Box: 14 "I-Z" - Miscellaneous - Small Format - Laminated
1929-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 6 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Large Format - Laminated
1929-1943

Subseries II.1 B: Group Portraits and Publicity

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1929-1943
Box: 15 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Small Format - Laminated
1929-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 3 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Large Format
1929-1943

Subseries II.2: Other Studios, 1928-1944; Undated

Subseries II.2 A: Individual Portraits and Publicity, 1928-1944

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 "A-F" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1928-1944
Box: 16 Folder : 2 "G-P" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1928-1944
Box: 16 Folder : 3 "R-Y" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1928-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 4 "G-M" - Miscellaneous - Large Format
1928-1944
Box: 17 "A-L" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
1928-1944
Box: 18 "M-Z" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
1928-1944

Subseries II.2 B: Group Portraits and Publicity, 1928-1944

Box: 16 Folder : 4 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Small Format
1928-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 5 "A-Z" - Miscellaenous - Large Format
1928-1944
Box: 18 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
1928-1944
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Unidentified - Small Format
1928-1944; Undated

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Series III: Ken Regan and Camera 5, 1965-2002

Biographical / Historical

Photojournalist Ken Regan (d. 2012) worked for over five decades prolifically documenting pop culture, sports, foreign conflicts, and other current events. Credited with over 200 magazine covers, Regan was most well-known for a discretion and professionalism which earned him intimate shooting access to famous politicians, musicians, and other celebrities.

Born in the Bronx, Regan received a camera for his 12th birthday and began shooting sports and musical events as the Mount Saint Michael Academy school photographer. He studied journalism at Columbia and attended New York University Film School. His first paid assignment, from the New York Times Sunday Magazine, was to cover the famous Thanksgiving rock concert at the Fillmore East featuring Jefferson Airplane and Johnny Winter; his work ultimately resulted in a three-page spread. Regan sent self-made prints of his work along with a thank you note to the concert promoter Bill Graham. This unusual practice, which he continued throughout his career, inaugurated a symbiotic relationship with Graham, who later established Regan as house photographer to The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Regan also covered major sports events for magazines Time,  Sports Illustrated,  Life, and  Newsweek. In the 1970s he founded Camera 5, an agency of 15 photographers who covered wars, riots and demonstrations, and other national and international hard news and human interest stories.

In addition, Regan served as the self-proclaimed "unofficial Kennedy family photographer" for thirty years, amassing one of the largest bodies of photographs of the Camelot political dynasty in both public and private settings.

Regan's work continually appeared in a wide range of major publications including Vanity Fair,  Rolling Stone, and  People, who often called upon Regan to capture unguarded moments from camera weary celebrities. "We trust him," musician James Taylor wrote of Regan in his 2011 publication of rock and roll photography  All Access, "We can be ourselves around him. He is one of us." Regan additionally published  Knockout: The Art of Boxing in 2007.

Of his photography goals, Regan said "I think that if you're able to capture an image that nobody else has then that's what makes the image important; that's what people are interested in." Increased publicist control over celebrity access and the advent of digital photography reduced magazine travel assignments, prompting Regan's turn towards corporate film and television work in the 90s. He developed continuing working relationships with directors Jonathan Demme and Clint Eastwood, among others, for whom he shot on-set production photography. Regan died on November 25, 2012.

Arrangement

The Ken Regan photographs are arranged into four main subseries: 1) On-Set Productions, 2) Portraiture, 3) New York Events, and 4) Dachau. Further arrangement is outlined in individual subseries notes.

Materials are stamped as being the work of Ken Regan and property of Camera 5. Subject names, dates, and further descriptions inconsistently appear on the verso, with frequent name misspellings. Some of the photographs have been laminated, and are housed separately, as depicted in the container list.

Subseries III.1: On-Set Productions , 1970-2002

Scope and Contents

This subseries features Regan's on-set photography work, chiefly on film and television productions, but also including the 1977 television broadcast of the National Ballet Theatre production of The Nutcracker, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and a Metropolitian opera production. Some early Regan work -- notably,  John and Mary (1969) and  Little Murders (1971) -- appears, but the series generally comprises Regan's corporate assignments from the 1990s and 2000s. These include recurring collaborations with directors Jonathan Demme and Clint Eastwood and actor Denzel Washington, substantial coverage of Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt in  The Devil's Own (1997), and the chronicling of Christopher Reeve's directorial debut  In the Gloaming (1997), two years after his paralysis.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by production title, with all featured productions identified in the container list.

Select on-set photography, labelled according to subject, also appears in Subseries III.2.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 All My Children [TV]
circa 1985
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Beloved
1998
Box: 19 Folder : 2 The Bridges of Madison County
1995
Box: 24 The Bridges of Madison County - Laminated
1955
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Cry Baby
1990
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Defection of Simas Kurdika
1978
Box: 19 Folder : 3-8 The Devil's Own
1997
Box: 25 The Devil's Own - Laminated
1997
Box: 19 Folder : 9 The Electric Company [TV]
circa 1975
Box: 19 Folder : 10-11 The Exorcist II: The Heretic
1997
Box: 24 The Exorcist II: The Heretic - Laminated
1997
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Freejack
1992
Box: 19 Folder : 13-15 The Hurricane
1999
Box: 19 Folder : 16 In the Gloaming [TV]
1997
Box: 19 Folder : 17 John and Mary
1969
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Little Murders
1970
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Look Back in Anger [TV]
1980
Box: 19 Folder : 20 The Molly Maguires
1970
Box: 19 Folder : 21 Nell
1994
Box: 20 Folder : 1-2 The Pelican Brief
1992
Box: 20 Folder : 3-4 Philadelphia
1993
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Silence of the Lambs
1991
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Space Cowboys
2000
Box: 20 Folder : 6 The Truth About Charlie
2002
Box: 19 Folder : 9 A Very Special Christmas [TV]
1998
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Metropolitian Opera - Dido and Aeneas
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 8 The Nutcracker [TV] - Laminated
1977

Subseries III.2: Portraiture, 1964-1996

Scope and Contents

This subseries represents Regan's photojournalistic reportage and trademark abilities to capture public figures in natural and intimate settings, both within and outside their professional contexts. Images cover a broad spectrum of public figures and events, and have been arranged by subject into three subseries: A) Entertainment, B) Politics and Crime, and C) Sports. All subseries are arranged alphabetically by subject. Individuals with 4-5 or more images have their own folders and entries in the container list; the others have been grouped together and are arranged alphabetically in the "miscellaneous" files. Some of the photographs have been laminated and are housed separately.

Additional Regan portraits, including further entertainment, rock'n'roll, politics, and sports subjects, are in Series VI and VII.

Subseries III.2 A: Entertainment, 1964-1996

Scope and Contents

Subseries subjects range from Classic Hollywood icons Lauren Bacall, Kirk Douglas, and Charlie Chaplin to New Hollywood stars such as Warren Beatty, Ali McGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Travolta, Raquel Welch, Jon Voight, Ryan O'Neal, Jane Fonda, Matt Dillon, and Robert De Niro. The collection is particularly strong in newscasters and journalists: Barbara Walter, Walter Cronkite, Christine Amanpour, Phyllis George, Gay Talese, Harry Reasoner, John McLaughlin, and underwater photojournalist Peter Gimbel. A wide range of prominent directors and writers (Paul Mazursky, John Huston, A.J. Antoon, and John Houseman) theatre performers (Tyne Daly and Wooster Group founder Ron Vawter), musicians (Pearl Bailey and Neil Diamond), comedians (Bob Hope and Buddy Hackett), television stars (Gary Collins of Born Free), and New York personalities (Sylvia Miles, Celeste Holm, and "male mannequin" Kevin Boyce) are also present. Other pop culture figures featured are heiresses Gloria Vanderbilt and Ann and Charlotte Ford, Ronald Raegan's daughter Patti Davis, businessman Charles Evans, and Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Dan Akroyd
1981-1982
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Christine Amanpour
c. 1985-1995
Box: 21 Folder : 3 A.J. Antoon
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Alan Arkin
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Neil Armstrong and Astronaunts
1969
Box: 21 Folder : 6 "B" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Candice Bergen
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Polly Bergen
1980
Box: 24 Polly Bergen - Laminated
1980
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Ellen Burstyn
1964-1980
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Richard Burton
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 9-10 "C" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Dick Cavett and Guests
1977, Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Charlie Chaplin
1972
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Gary Collins
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Walter Cronkite
1981, Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 15-16 "D" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 21 Folder : 17-18 Patti Davis
1983
Box: 24 Matt Dillon - Laminated
1980
Box: 22 Folder : 1 David Dukes
1983
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Robert Duvall
1984-1985
Box: 21 Folder : 16 "E" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Samantha Egger
1985
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Charles Evans
1983
Box: 21 Folder : 16 "F" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Carrie Fisher
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Ann Ford
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 6 "G" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 7-8 Phyllis George
1976
Box: 22 Folder : 9-10 Peter Gimbel
1981
Box: 22 Folder : 10-11 "H" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Gene Hackman
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Bob Hope
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 11 "I" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Jill Ireland
1979
Box: 22 Folder : 11 "J" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Victoria Jackson
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 8-9 "K" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 15 David Keith
1983
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Stacy Keach
1984
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Shirley Knight
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 16 "L" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Ron Liebman
1980
Box: 23 Folder : 1-2 Joan Lunden
1980
Box: 23 Folder : 3-4 "M" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Ali McGraw
1980-1985
Box: 23 Folder : 6 John McLaughlin
1976
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Ann-Margret
Undated
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Paul Mazursky
1976-1982
Box: 23 Folder : 4 "N" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Kathy Nolan
Undated
Box: 23 Folder : 9 "O-T" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Christopher Reeve
1996
Box: 23 Folder : 8 John Travolta
1978
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Stanley Tucci
1993
Box: 23 Folder : 12 "V" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Roger Vawter
1993
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Jesse Ventura
1982
Box: 21 Folder : 12 "W" - Miscellaneous
1964-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Mike Wallace
Undated
Box: 23 Folder : 15-17 Barbara Walters
Undated
Box: 24 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
1964-1996

Subseries III.2. B: Politics and Crime, 1966-1992

Scope and Contents

This subseries contain portraits and candid shots of political figures. The subjects are generally New York themed or based, ranging from Bella Abzug speaking at the 1961 Womens Strike Day to the 1981 funeral of mobster Joe Columbo. The "Miscellaneous" files include activists, writers, and political figures Bill Bradley, William F. Buckley, Normal Mailer, Hugh Carey, the Prince and Princess of Denmark, Katherine Dunham, Geraldine Ferraro, Ralph Ginsburg, Robert Trent Jones, and Dennis Weaver. Subjects with their own individual files include Daniel Ellsburg (appearing on the Dick Cavett Show), Brooklyn democratic leader Meade Esposito, Watergate-implicated party John N. Mitchell, President Richard Nixon (on the campaign trail for re-election), eccentric businessman and philanthropist Stewart R. Mott, former New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, and an undated day-in-the-life photo shoot with inspector Joseph Fink of the New York Police Department, 9th Precinct.

Approximately 85 photographs document politician John Lindsay (1921-2000) during his tenure as New York City Mayor (1969-1973). The materials depict Lindsay press conferences, speeches, and other event appearances, including 1971 visits to a Brooklyn swimming pool and Bronx firehouse dedication. Several files chronicle his unsuccessful 1971-1972 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, including campaigning in Wisconsin and Arizona, and awaiting results at the primary headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Wife Mary Lindsay, civil rights activist Charles Evers, Senator Jacob Joints, President Richard Nixon and other figures, including personal staff and family are variously featured independently and with Lindsay.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1-2 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous
1970-1992, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Bella Abzug
1970, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Joe Columbo and Family
1978-1981, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Daniel Ellsburg
1971
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Meade Esposito
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Joseph Fink
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 1 John Lindsay
1966-1970
Box: 27 Folder : 2-3 John Lindsay
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 4-5 John Lindsay
1972
Box: 27 Folder : 6-7 John Lindsay
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 8 John Lindsay with Charles Evers
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 9 John Lindsay Family and Staff
Box: 26 Folder : 9 John N. Mitchell
1974
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Stewart R. Mott
1979
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Richard Nixon
1972, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Robert F. Wagner
Undated

Subseries III.2 C: Sports, 1966-1983

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of publicity, action shots, and candids of subjects including journalist Howard Cossell, golfer Lee Trevino (appearing on The Dick Cavett Show), boxer Thomas Hearns, tennis players Bruce Jenner, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, baseball umpire Ron Luciano, and others.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 1 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous
1976-1983, Undated
Box: 29 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous - Laminated
Box: 29 Mary Lou Retton
Undated

Subseries III.3: New York Events

Scope and Contents

This subseries features Ken Regan coverage of newsworthy events and further activity in New York City, including political rallies and protests, sporting events, local professional athletic teams, and venue interiors.

This subseries is further divided into three subseries: A) Political Activism, B) Sporting Events and Teams, and C) Street Scenes and Interiors. Subseries III.3A, Political Activism, depicts civil rights, peace, and economic rallies and gatherings in New York City during the late 1960s and 1970s. Specific events include a Black Panthers protest of the arrest of the 'Panther 21' in Long Island City (April 6, 1970); peace demonstration outside the United Nations (April 15, 1967); and Womens Strike Day, protesting the lack of affordable or daycare centers (August 26, 1970).

Subseries III.3B, Sporting Events and Teams, showcases action photography of athletes, behind-the-scenes personnel, and spectators, including celebrities such as John Kennedy, Sr., at New York sporting events during the late 1960s to early 1970s, with baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, tennis, and horse-racing all depicted. Local professional teams the New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Knicks, New York Nets, and New York Rangers are featured, as is the 1973 United States-USSR mens basketball game and Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight of June 28, 1974.

Subseries III.3C, Street Scenes and Interiors, contains miscellaneous New York City street scenes, portraits, and interior shots.

Subseries III.3 A: Political Activism, 1967-1979, Undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Black Panthers
1970
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Rallies and Protests: Peace and Economy
1967, 1969
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Rallies and Protests: Miscellaneous
1960-1975
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Hair: The Musical in Central Park
Undated

Subseries III.3 B: Sporting Events and Teams, 1968-1974

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 "A-Z" - Miscellaneous Events - Laminated
1976; Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Muhammad Ali Vs. Joe Frazier
1974
Box: 29 USA vs. USSR - Mens Basketball - Laminated
1973
Box: 29 New York Giants - Laminated
1965-1971
Box: 29 New York Jets - Laminated
c.1968
Box: 28 Folder : 3 New York Knicks
Undated
Box: 29 New York Knicks - Laminated
c.1973
Box: 29 New York Nets - Laminated
c.1972
Box: 28 Folder : 3 New York Rangers
Undated

Subseries III.3 C: Street Scenes and Interiors, 1970; Undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Ann Cote, New York Hosptial
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Fashionable Women on Fifth Avenune
1970
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Interior: The Sandwich Construction Co., World Trade Center
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Interior: El Morocco
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Interior: Lincoln Center
Undated

Subseries III.4: Dachau

Scope and Contents

This sub-series features undated photographs taken of memorials, exhibitions, and visitors of Dachau, the site of the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany. The pictures are undated but taken some time after 1965, when the former camp was opened to the public as a memorial and museum.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 5-6 Dachau
Undated

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Series IV: 2015 Accruals, 1958-1995

Scope and Contents

This series consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2015. It includes photographs by Jill Freedman, Fred McDarrah, and Ken Regan and Camera 5.

Arrangement

The series is arranged into subseries by photographer, and each subseries is arranged by subject.

Subseries IV.1: Jill Freedman, 1969-1986

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains documentary photographer Jill Freedman's work focusing on New York City police, firefighters, and street scenes.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1-2 Firefighters and Police Officers

Scope and Contents

images of New York City firefighters and police officers on the job, from Freedman's books "Firehouse" (1977) and "Street Cops" (1981).

1977-1981
Box: 32 Folder : 3-5 New York City Scenes

Scope and Contents

includes images of the Brooklyn Bridge; Central Park; Feast of San Gennaro; Greenwich Village; parades; people in costumes; people on the street; Soho; street musicians and performers.

1969-1986

Subseries IV.2: Fred McDarrah, 1958-1995

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. Included are photos of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sly Stone, Patti Smith, Hugh Carey, and John Lindsay, among many others. Also included are images of Act-Up demonstrations, Gay Pride marches, sit-ins, and the Woodstock music festival.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Actors

Scope and Contents

Susan Anspach; Fred Astaire; Warren Beatty; Ellen Burstyn; Dyan Cannon; Marilyn Chambers; Candy Darling; Brad Davis; Robert De Niro; Gene Kelly; Ben Kingsley; Roy Rogers; Jimmy Stewart; Meryl Streep; Donald Sutherland; Elizabeth Taylor; Lily Tomlin; Liv Ulmann; Jennifer Warren; Leslie Ann Warren; Sigourney Weaver

1972, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Artists

Scope and Contents

Tony Smith (sculptor)

Hans Hoffman (painter)

Edward Hopper (painter)

Willem de Kooning (painter)

1959-1979
Box: 33 Folder : 3-4 Events

Scope and Contents

ACT-UP demonstrations; Democratic National Convention NYC; Gay Pride/Stonewall Anniversary demonstrations; NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display; Police negotiating a hostage crisis in a bank; Watkins Glen Music Festival; Welfare Sit-in; Woodstock

1970-1992
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Musicians

Scope and Contents

John Lennon and Yoko Ono with Simon and Garfunkel and Roberta Flack; Diana Ross; Patti Smith; Sly Stone; Barbra Streisand; Sarah Vaughn; Mary Lou Williams (jazz pianist); Stevie Wonder

1974-1975, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 6-7 New York City Scenes

Scope and Contents

Bars and taverns, including the Lion's Head and Costello's; the Dakota; the Garment District; Soho, including the E.V. Haughwourt building, the Little Singer building, and the 1971 opening of an art gallery at 420 Broadway; the subway; Times Square; Washington Square Park; construction site of World Trade Center; abandoned buildings and urban blight; newstands, traffic, street art fairs, street life.

1959-1979
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Politicians

Scope and Contents

Hugh Carey; Hubert Humphrey; Robert F. Kennedy's funeral; Ted Kennedy; John V. Lindsay; George McGovern; Arthur Schlesinger; Robert F. Wagner.

1968-1972, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Writers

Scope and Contents

Allen Ginsberg; Barbara Guest (poet); Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris (film critics); Jack Kerouac; Norman Mailer; Also includes images related to the Beat literary scene: a rack of Beat poetry books, closing night of the Beat hangout the Cedar Street Tavern, and photos of the "Beatnik presidential candidate," and "Miss Beatnik of 1959."

1958-1995, undated

Subseries IV.3: Ken Regan and Camera 5, 1964-1989

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 organized into six further subseries, arranged alphabetically by subject:

Subseries IV.3 A: Events

Subseries IV.3 B: Film, Music and Theater

Subseries IV.3 C: News Broadcasting

Subseries IV.3 D: Political Figures

Subseries IV.3 E: Sports

Subseries IV.3 F: Sports Figures

Subseries IV.3 A: Events, 1969-1973

Scope and Contents

includes photographs of a parade honoring returning Vietnam veterans; Dancer Sally Rand performing at the Museum of the City of New York (Rand donated the fans from her fan dance performance at the 1939 World's Fair to MCNY); a Republican Party dinner at the Waldorf Astoria; and restauranteur Toots Shor's 70th birthday party.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Home With Honor Parade

Scope and Contents

images for a parade held for returning Vietnam War veterans in New York City.

1973
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Sally Rand fan dance performance at the Museum of the City of New York
1969
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Republican party dinner at the Waldorf Astoria
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Toots Shor's 70th Birthday party
1973

Subseries IV.3 B: Film, Music, and Theater, 1967-1983

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes images of film and stage actors, directors, producers, and critics, as well as musicians.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 4 A.J. Antoon
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Joe Papp

Scope and Contents

includes images of Shakespeare in the Park

1971, undated
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Arthur Penn
1968-1969
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Peter, Paul and Mary
1967
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Tony Randall
1970
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Rex Reed
circa 1970
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Susan Sarandon
1981
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Jonathan Schwartz
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Maxim Shostakovich
1969
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Helen Slater
1983
Box: 34 Folder : 11 Anna and Lee Strasberg
1976-1982
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Gay Talese
undated

Subseries IV.3 C: News Broadcasting , 1974-1981

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of images of television news broadcasters, journalists, and reporters on and off set. Includes the sets of ABC News, the Today Show, Good Night America, and CBS Morning News. Features photos of news personalities Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Jane Pauley, Sally Quinn, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Geraldo Rivera, Jessica Savitch, and Liz Smith.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 12 Geraldo Rivera
1974
Box: 34 Folder : 13 Television News

Scope and Contents

Images of television news broadcasters on and off set. Includes the sets of ABC News, CBS Morning News, the Today Show, and Good Night America. Features photos of news personalities Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Jane Pauley, Sally Quinn, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Jessica Savitch, and Liz Smith.

1980-1981, undated

Subseries IV.3 D: Political Figures, 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

This subseries features photographs of the Kennedy family; David and Nelson Rockefeller; activist turned businessman Jerry Rubin; feminist leader Gloria Steinem; and U.S. ambassador Sichan Siv.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 14 Kennedy Family

Scope and Contents

includes images from Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train.

1964-1981
Box: 34 Folder : 15 David Rockefeller
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Nelson Rockefeller
1968-1972
Box: 34 Folder : 16 Jerry Rubin
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Sichan Siv
1989
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Gloria Steinem
undated

Subseries IV.3 E: Sports , 1960-1983

Scope and Contents

This subseries features images of athletes and fans at sporting events, icluding baseball, boating and sailing, boxing, football, horse racing, karate and squash. Photographs of the New York Mets and New York Yankees baseball teams make up the bulk of this subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1-5 Baseball - New York Mets

Scope and Contents

images of Mets players on the field, in the dugout and the clubhouse. Team members pictured include manager Casey Stengel, Cleon Jones, Tom Seaver, Ron Swoboda, and Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool, and Marv Thornberry. There are also images from the Mets' 1969 World Series victory, as well as photos of Mets fans in the stands.

1966-1983
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Baseball - New York Yankees
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Boating and Sailing
1966-1970
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Boxing
1960
Box: 35 Folder : 9 Football
1968, undated
Box: 35 Folder : 10 Horse racing
1966-1981
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Karate
1981-1982
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Squash
1970

Subseries IV.3 F: Sports Figures, 1966-1974

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of photographs of sports figures on and off the playing field. Included are basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, bull rider Bobby Del Vecchio, football player Dick Lynch, swimmer Diana Nyad, and chess player Boris Spassky.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Wilt Chamberlain
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Bobby Del Vecchio

Scope and Contents

Bull rider and rodeo star from the Bronx, NY.

1978
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Dick Lynch

Scope and Contents

images of New York Giant football player Dick Lynch on the field and at home with his family.

1966
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Diana Nyad

Scope and Contents

images of the long-distance swimmer running, reading, and playing badminton.

1978
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Boris Spassky
1974

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Series V: 2016 Accruals, 1945-1984

Scope and Contents

This series consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2016. It includes photographs by Friedman-Abeles, Philippe Halsman, Martha Swope, and Vandamm Studio.

Arrangement

This series is organized into four subseries arranged alphabetically by photographer's name.

Subseries V.1: Friedman-Abeles, 1960-1975

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of photographs of theatrical productions and theatrical portraits taken by Friedman-Abeles. 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.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject, and alphabetically thereunder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Theatrical Productions: A-D

Scope and Contents

includes Barbary Shore; Barefoot in the Park; The Divorce of Judy and Jane;Dr. Cook's Garden; Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?; A Doll's House;

1963-1975
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Theatrical Productions: F-L

Scope and Contents

Folies Bergere; Lady Audley's Secret; The Last Days Of British Honduras; Little Moon of Alban; The Lincoln Mask; Love and Libel; Lysistrata;

1960-1974
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Theatrical Production: M-S

Scope and Contents

Mr. President; The Poker Game; A Quarter for the Ladies Room; Rodgers and Hart; Roman Candle; Slag; Squat Betty; A Swim in the Sea.

1960-1975
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Theatrical Productions: T-Z

Scope and Contents

That Championship Season; The Tenth Man; Zelda; Zorba.

1967-1973

Subseries V.2: Philippe Halsman, 1945-1975

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of portraits taken by Philippe Halsman. Halsman worked for many major American magazines, and his assignments led him to photograph many of the century's leading statesmen, scientists, artists and entertainers.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject's name.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Portraits A-F

Scope and Contents

Arthur D'Arazian; Mr.[Gerald] Beiser; Robert Bernstein; Thomas E. Dewey; Clifford Brokaw III; Johnny Brokaw; David K. Bruce; Cantinflas; Bill Douce; John Foster Dulles; Joan Evans.

1946-1971
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Portraits G-M

Scope and Contents

Jack Goldfarb; Clement Greenberg; Robert Hatfield; Hausman Brothers; Morris Kovinski; Goddard Lieberson; Daniel Longwell; Colonel J.F. Muldrow.

1949-1968
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Portraits N-R

Scope and Contents

Dr. Emanuel Neumann; Quesada; Helen Resor; Nelson Rockefeller; James Rorimer; Pete Rose Jr.; Mrs. Bernard [Selma] Rubinstein; Connie Russell; Ed Russell.

1945-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Portraits S-Z

Scope and Contents

William Shulton; Konstantin Simonov; Bennett Somberg; Dr. Benjamin Spock; Dr. William B. Terhune; Raymond C. Tower; Mrs. Ira Walfert [Helen Herschdorfer Wolfert]; Dr. Selman A. Waksman; Jerome Weidman; Richard Zanuck.

1946-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Portraits Unidentified
1974, undated

Subseries V.3: Martha Swope, 1961-1984

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 alphabetically by the name of the theatrical production.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Theatrical Productions: A-F

Scope and Contents

Ballroom; Drinks Before Dinner; Evita (Chicago); The Fantasticks; Filumena; The Firebugs; Forty Carats.

1961-1980
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Theatrical Productions H-L

Scope and Contents

Henry V; Hi Paisano!; How Much, How Much?; Ladies at the Alamo; The Lady from Dubuque; The Last of Mrs. Lincoln; Lorenzaccio.

1961-1984
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Theatrical Productions: M-N

Scope and Contents

Madame Aphrodite; Marco Millions; Measures Taken; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Miser; Moonchildren; Mourning Becomes Electra; Music Is; Music! Music!; My Fair Lady; National Health;

1964-1981
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Theatrical Productions O-R

Scope and Contents

The Play's the Thing; Plaza Suite; Promises, Promises; P.S. 193; The Queen of the Rebels; Real Inspector Hound; The Ride Across Lake Constance; Streamers; A Streetcar Named Desire; Sugar Babies.

1962-1982
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Theatrical Productions: S-Z

Scope and Contents

Vanity of Nothing; Veronica's Room; Walking to Waldheim; Waltz of the Toreadors; What the Butler Saw; Whose Life is it Anyway?; Winning Isn't Everything.

1963-1979
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Theatrical Productions: 1776, miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

1776; unidentified productions; portraits of Julie Haydon and Dixie Carter.

1970-1980

Subseries V.4: Vandamm Studio, 1936-1960

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.

Arrangement

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

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Theatrical Productions: A-L

Scope and Contents

Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Amphitryon; Another Love Story; By the Beautiful Sea; Come Back Little Sheba; The Corn is Green; Dear Ruth; Duet for Two Hands; Hamlet; Idiot's Delight; Henry IV; King Richard II; Little Dark Horse.

1937-1954
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Theatrical Productions: M-P

Scope and Contents

MacBeth; The Madwoman of Chaillot; O Mistress Mine; The Old Maid; One Bright Day; The Pleasure of His Company.

1936-1960
Box: 37 Folder : 13 Theatrical Productions: Q-Z

Scope and Contents

Saint Joan; The Sea Gull; The Taming of the Shrew; There Shall Be No Night; To Be Continued; Tovarich; Twelfth Night.

1937-1952
Box: 37 Folder : 14 Theatrical Portraits: A-Z

Scope and Contents

Marta Abba; Leslie Banks; George Barber; Norman Bel Geddes; Romney Brent; John Cromwell; Florence Eldridge; John Emery; Lynn Fontanne; Lloyd Gough; Roy Hargrave; William Harrigan; Dennis King; Edith King; Pauline Lord; Alfred Lunt; William Prince; Siegfried Rumann; Cornelia Otis Skinner; Frances Starr; Evelyn Varden; Lucille Watson; Alan Webb; Helen Westley

1936-1953

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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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