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Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
Word of Mouth: Repasts Past
Article about restaurants of the past in Westport and Downtown, visited by various celebrities such as Harry Truman, Joe DiMaggio, Liberace, Carole Lombard, Lyndon Johnson, Mickey Mantle, Nelson Eddy,...
Where Have All the Lively Ones Gone?
List, including brief descriptions, of 21 colorful Kansas Citians, no longer highly visible in the community, who "made us chuckle," and "who gave Kansas City a personality."
Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid
The photographs in the Ward Hunt Collection feature a number of images of famous personalities such as Sophie Tucker, Hedy Lamarr, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as local celebrities such as broadcaster Randall...
War Bond Drive Parade
May 16, 1949
Street view of parade and crowd along the north side of the Independence Square. Comedian Red Skelton and actress Lizabeth Scott are seated in the back seat of the first automobile. The parade took place...
Head and shoulders portrait of Viola Dana identified on back of photograph as metro star; photo autographed.
Village of Loch Lloyd's New Resident
July 19, 2007
Tammy Faye Messner, formerly wife of preacher Jim Bakker, has moved from Charlotte, N.C., to the Village of Loch Lloyd, just south of Kansas City.
Head and shoulders portrait of singer Victoria Sherry, featured with Sigmund Romberg and his concert orchestra; photo autographed.
Van Dorn Sisters
Group portrait of the Van Dorn Sisters.
Unlikely Rider is Getting His Dues
September 22, 2008
The Tom Bass Arena, "a $1.3 million equine warm-up facility at the [American Royal] complex in Kansas City's West Bottoms," is nearly complete. It is named after African American horseman Tom Bass who...
Unity Temple on the Plaza Celebrates 50 Years
Short article about the history of the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Unity Society first purchased the land in 1929 and the building was completed in 1950....
Unidentified Man Holding Golf Ball
Unidentified male celebrity holding golf ball.
Portrait of the Three Stooges in Napoleonic costumes.
The Witty, Wacky World of Al Hirschfeld
Photos, illustrations (caricatures by the artist), and biographical article about Al Hirschfeld, a "74-year-old world-renowned caricaturist" specializing in drawings of movie personalities and other celebrities....
The Stars Endorse This Place
December 11, 2008
A laundry business in Westport called Westport Cleaners located at 20 Westport Road is owned by Mike and Joe Sansone and opened in 1967. The place is known as "Cleaner to the Stars." The shop has done...
The Host City: A Touch of Class in the Heartland
Photos and article about the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City and the many events and personalities involved. Description of prominent national and local politicians, journalists and...
Thank You, Thank You
Discusses various historic entertainment and other notables with ties to Kansas City.
Tex Lee and Cowgirl
Tex Lee of "Tex Lee and His Cowgirls" and unidentified woman, presumably a Cowgirl, standing before the company car.
Autographed, publicity portrait of Ted Fiorito, also written as Ted Fio Rito. Autograph reads: "To Joe--Master of the proffession and a real boy--Fraternally Ted Fiorito." Fiorito had has own orchestra...
Super Bowl Sunday: How Come the Purple Pooped Out?
Story of the Chiefs' Super Bowl and its associated festivities and celebrities in attendance.
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