Items tagged "theater": 12

Almanac Picture Book (front)

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The front cover of a "picture book," with release timed to Harry Belafonte's performance in Almanac. The look of the photograph is evocative of Belafonte's Calypso persona.

Almanac still

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A studio portrait taken to document Harry Belafonte's performance in Almanac, for which he won a Tony. Belafonte hoped to have a career in theater and film.

Hughes note

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Congratulatory note from Langston Hughes to Harry Belafonte, following his Tony award–winning performance in Almanac. Belafonte grew up observing the curious accessibility of celebrities like Hughes in the Harlem community.

"Ode of Homage"

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ODE OF HOMAGE.
(Composed by Bert Stamps, anuary 14, 1913.)

An ode to Aida Overton Walker,
Our pre-eminent comedienne,
Masterpiece of the Divine Creator's
Artistic femininity.
Paramountess of classis vaudeville,
Cantatrice and dancer unique,
Who merits this appropriate title,
A terrestrial "Fairy" on feet.

May her life be…

Aida Overton Walker in male costume

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THE STAGE
Doings of the Profession on and off the Boards.
By James Austin, The Observer.

AIDA OVERTON WALKER IN MALE ATTIRE AT HAMMERSTEN'S THEATRE
One of the big hits of the bill at Hammersten's Victoria Theatre, New York, last week, was Aida Overton Walker and her dancing girls. Will H Vodery is musical director.
Miss Walker opens in front…

"Lovie Dear"

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Advertisement for His Honor the Barber

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STARTING SUNDAY MATIN[EE]The SMART S[ET]Presenting the Incomparable ComedianS. H. DUDLE[Y]Supported by the Peerless ComedienneAIDA OVERTON WALKER and 50 Associate Playe[rs]In the Latest Comedy CreationHIS HONOR THE BARBERAt the Globe Theatre