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An Interview with Jody Maxwell
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Jody Maxwell, an actress in pornographic movies and raised in Kansas City, "[s]aid to be 'Porno's [sic] hottest product since Linda Lovelace.'"
Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...
Ed Asner: Kansas City's Favorite Son
File containing photos and biographical article about Ed Asner, a famous actor graduating from Wyandotte High School (in Kansas City, Kansas) in 1947 and called "Kansas City's favorite son." Description...
Faces of the Past: The Beautiful People
Photo and biographical sketch of Molly McGreevy, a New York City Catholic priest and former Kansas City actress and socialite from 1960 to about 1976.
Gloria Swanson Seeks "Lost Audience" at Ad Club
Photos and biographical article about Gloria Swanson, a movie actress appearing in Kansas City as "a guest of honor at a special Adverette luncheon at the Ad Club" to promote her new movie "The Heiress."...
Interview: Queen of the Night
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Roberta Solomon, a 27-year-old actress from Saint Louis playing vampiress "Crematia Mortem, weekly hostess of Saturday night's Creature Feature on KSHB-TV,...
Kansas City Crossroads: Theater Legend Touched Thousands
Photo and biographical article about Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), founder and former director of the Missouri Repertory Theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City starting in 1964. Noted as a...
Brief profile of silent film actress and historian, Louise Brooks. Brooks was born in Cherryvale, Kansas, and lived in Wichita before departing for New York to be a dancer at age 15 in 1921.
May We Present Margaret Hillias
Photo and biographical article about Margaret Hillias, an actress at the Little Theater and other local theater groups ("Blackfriars, the Provincials, the Resident, as well as some lesser organizations"),...
May We Present Mrs. Marvin Gates
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Marvin Gates, or Medill Gates, a Kansas City actress starting in the early 20th century as one of the original members of the Comedy Club (called the Kansas City...
Miss Pansy Dowdall
Photo and bio of Pansy Dowdall, a Kansas City actress appearing in Saint Louis and New York plays, including Broadway.
Movin' on Up: Who Left KC and Made It?
Photos and biographical description of Elaine Kagan, an actress and novelist growing up in Kansas City until moving to Los Angeles in 1966. Description of her books with settings in Kansas City and her...
Ruth Grey Edgerton
Photo and bio of Ruth Edgerton, "a native of Kansas City whose talents as an actress are excelled only by her personal lovelines."
Photo and biographical description of Blanche Massey, a stage actress in New York City and presumably from the Kansas City or surrounding area.
The Whirlwind Life of Molly McGreevy
Photos and biographical article about Molly McGreevy, a dinner theater actress in Kansas City living in the Walnuts Apartments, born in the mid-1930s and coming to Kansas City in the 1960s from New York...
Theater: Road to Success Long for Hometown Actress
Biographical article about Carol Mabbott, "a 26-year-old native Kansas Citian" actress, singer and dancer "return[ing] here this summer from Minneapolis to work in the MRT [Missouri Repertory Theater]...
What Makes Janie Run?
Photos and interview with commentary of Janie Fopeano, spokeswoman on commercials for the Milgrams grocery store chain and performer at the Plaza Inn International, describing her image and career, growing...
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