Louisville Music and Theatre Collection, (1932-1939)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louisville Music and Theatre Collection, (1932-1939)
Creator
Louisville, Kentucky Music and Theatre Community
Extent
.15 linear feet
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This small collection (0.15 cu feet) contains original programs of various musical and theatrical performances in Louisville, chiefly at the Louisville Memorial Auditorium and Drury Lane Theatre. One program each comes from the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati and the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville. The earliest program dates from 1932 with the latest newspaper clippings and programs from 1939. The year 1936 is void with programs picking up again in 1937. There is no indication who collected or donated these materials to the U of L Archives.
Series Descriptions
The bulk of this collection is in Series I - Programs. A single folder of newspaper clippings and review constitute Series II - Newspaper Clippings and Reviews.

Contents of the Collection

I. Programs and reviews

1. [April 18, 1932] - Ethel Barrymore in The School for Scandal Boyd Martin review

1. Miscellaneous (1932-1933)

November 21, 1932 - Formal Opening U of L School of Music

January 27, 1933 - Of Thee I Sing, at Memorial Auditorium, Louisville

2. Louisville Memorial Auditorium Performances (1933-1934)

November 13-19, 1933 - The Green Pastures

November 28, 1933 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

{November 28, 1933] - The Elshuco Trio

February 28, 1934 - Monte Carlo Ballet Russe presented by S. Hurok

January 16, 1934 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

April 9, 1934 - Katharine Cornell and Basil Rathbone in The Barretts of Wimpole Street

April 10, 1934 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

4. Drury Lane Performances (1933-1934)

December 14-16, 1933 - Corinne Griffith in Design for Living

December 21-23, 1933 - Cesar Romero and Bert Lytell in 10 Minute Alibi

December 28-30, 1933 - Margaret Anglin in Her Master's Voice

January 4-6, 1934 - Madge Kennedy and Rollo Peters in Autumn Crocus

January 11-13, 1934 - The Pursuit of Happiness

April 23-30, 1934 - Violet Kemble-Cooper and Rollo Peters in The Shining Hour and Walter Slezak and…

5. Louisville Memorial Auditorium (1935)

February 11, 1935 - George M. Cohan in Ah, Wilderness

February 23-24, 1935 - Fannie Brice and Willie and Eugene Howard in Ziegfeld Follies

March 7, 1935 - Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo presented by S. Hurok

March 27, 1935 - Helen Hayes, Philip Merivale and Pauline Frederick in Mary of Scotland

March 11, 1935 - Ethel Waters and Dorothy Stone in As Thousands Cheer

6. Louisville Memorial Auditorium (1937-1938)

October 6, 1937 - Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano

October 31, 1937 - Pins and Needles

November 1, 1937 - Ruth Gordon, Dennis King, Paul Lukas and Sam Jaffe in A Dolls House with Boyd…

November 13, 1937 - Jooss European Ballet

November 16, 1937 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

November 23, 1937 - Eugenia Leontovich in Tovarich

December 9, 1937 - Gordon String Quartet

December 25, 1937 - The Women

January 17, 1938 - Maurice Evans in King Richard II

February 23, 1938 - Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Contralto

February 23, 1938 - John Charles Thomas, Baritone

March 24, 1938 - Jose Iturbi, Pianist

7. Louisville Memorial Auditorium (1938-1939)

November 16, 1938 - George M. Cohan in I'd Rather Be Right With John Herchenroeder and Boyd Martin…

January 19, 1939 - Frank Craven in Our Town

February 6, 1939 - Ethel Barrymore in Whiteoaks with Boyd Martin Review

February 18, 1939 - Philip Merivale in Angela is Twenty-Two with Sinclair Lewis as commentator With…

March 17-18, 1939 - Jessie Royce Landis Susan and God

March 27, 1939 - Kiss the Boys Goodbye directed by Antoinette Perry

April 3, 1939 - Katharine Cornell and Laurence Olivier in No Time for Comedy

April 19, 1939 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

8. Various Locations (1938-1939)

July 18, 1938 - The Mikado - Iroquois Amphitheater

April 20, 1939 - Walter Huston in Knickerbocker Holiday Taft Theatre, Cincinnati

II. Newspaper Clippings and Reviews

9. Miscellaneous Clippings and Reviews (1937-1939)