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  • Coverage is exactly "Mid-Twentieth Century (1925-1975)"

Buffalo actress Katharine Cornell was regarded as the "First Lady of the Theatre." Her performance in Saint Joan was heralded as "magnificent" and "matchless" by local critics.

Actress Katharine Cornell was regarded as the "First Lady of the Theatre." Her hometown of Buffalo was the first stop on Cornell’s 1933-34 national tour, and also marked the American stage debut of 18 year-old Orson Welles. This was the first time…

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, married Broadway stars, acted in more than 20 productions together. "Reunion in Vienna" at the Erlanger Theatre was one of many times they appeared in Buffalo.

The Buffalo Civic Orchestra was organized in 1932 by a group of local musicians who named John Ingram their conductor. They performed a series of "Pop" concerts of audience favorites throughout the 1930s.

Famed Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Rachmaninoff performed in Buffalo many times. Zorah Berry was a successful impresario who brought renowned musicians and singers to Buffalo during her 40 year career.

A guest book owned by the Darwin Martin family, containing many signatures, dated 1907-1930. Includes signatures of Carl Sandburg, p. [19] (page 27 of digital), and Frank Lloyd Wright, p.[24] (page 32 of digital).
The Nelson Fischer Scrapbook was compiled by Thelma Fischer from 1940-1944 and donated to the Grosvenor Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Nelson Fischer served in United States Army during World War II, and his wife, Thelma composed…

Headshot labeled "Mrs Louie Armstrong and Her Kings of Rhythm." Signed "To George Mel-o-dy. Best wishes Lillian Armstrong April 8, 1935" [to the bartender?].

The Statler Hotel Ballroom hosted many musical performers, including French composer and conductor Maurice Ravel. Buffalo Morning Express drama critic and playwright Marian de Forest managed the Buffalo Musical Foundation and presented this concert.

Group performance picture. Marriage scene? Thirteen dancers (four men, nine women).
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