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121. Negroes--Achievement Negroes--Achievement May 4, 1905 File containing a booklet entitled The ABC Picture Book of Eminent Negroes Past and Present, written (and autographed) by Thomas M. Southern, and published in 1951 by the ABC Publishing Company.

122. New Look, New Life for Bellerive Hotel New Look, New Life for Bellerive Hotel September-October//1982 Photo and article about the renovated of the Bellerive Hotel, "once the 'jewel in the crown of fashionable high-rise apartments and hotels located on Armour Boulevard," built in 1922 and being redeveloped...

123. Nicky Arnstein Nicky Arnstein circa 1930s Portrait of Julius"Nicky" Arnstein at an unidentified location. Arnstein was a professional gambler and former husband of singer/actress, Fanny Brice.

124. Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman N.d. Head and shoulders portrait of band leader, Paul Whiteman.

125. Paula Madeline Paula Madeline April 21, 1931 Autographed, portrait view of a young girl. Autograph reads: "To my Godmother from Paula Madeline." Note on the back of the photograph indicates that her age was two years, one month. Godmother is presumed...

126. Public Event for Tammy Faye Planned Public Event for Tammy Faye Planned July 23, 2007 Tammy Faye Baker Messner died July 20, 2007, at home near Kansas City. According to her son, Jay Bakker, a public ceremony to remember former PTL televangelist Tammy Faye is in the works.

127. Quiet De Mille Wedding Quiet De Mille Wedding January 22, 1938 Article describes wedding of Cecilia De Mille, daughter of the great director, to Joseph W. Harper, a Hollywood publisher. The wedding took place in the penthouse suite at the Hotel Muehlebach.

128. Ralph Edwards Ralph Edwards N.d. Head and shoulders portrait of Ralph Edwards; photo autographed.

129. Renowned Dancer Dies At Age 88 Renowned Dancer Dies At Age 88 November 9, 2008 World famous ballet dancer Rosella Hightower died November 3, 2008, age 88, at her home in Cannes, France. "She grew up in Kansas City and went on to start one of the premier dance schools in Europe."...

130. Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1945-1960 Richard Corliss was born in Springfield, Massachussetts, in 1915 and moved to Kansas City in 1944. He worked as a freelance photographer, capturing scenes for sale to local news agencies. His collection...

131. Rosella Hightower Rosella Hightower N.d. Portrait of ballerina Rosella Hightower in costume.

132. Rosella Hightower Rosella Hightower N.d. Portrait of ballerina Rosella Hightower in costume.

133. Rosella Hightower Rosella Hightower N.d. Seated portrait of Rosella Hightower in dance costume; photo autographed.

134. Rudy Vallee Rudy Vallee Circa 1930 Autographed, publicity portrait of singer Rudy Vallee. Autograph reads: "To Joe Sanders, Co-partner of America's finest all around dance band. Most Sincerely, Rudy Vallee."

135. Ruth Warrick at Luncheon In Her Honor Ruth Warrick at Luncheon In Her Honor February 8, 1949 Group portrait of attendees at SCBA luncheon in honor of actress Ruth Warrick (standing at podium). N. Emerson Paton is visible by first table in photograph.

136. Sally Joyce Sally Joyce 1935 Partial frontal portrait of Sally Joyce; photo autographed. Identified on the back of the photo as a Blues singer.

137. SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection 1944-1999 and n.d. The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...

138. Shooting Star: Vaudeville and Hollywood Celebrities Beat a Path to the Door of KC Photographer Orval Shooting Star: Vaudeville and Hollywood Celebrities Beat a Path to the Door of KC Photographer Orval Hixon January 28, 2007 Kansas City photographer Orval Hixon had his studio just off the lobby of the Baltimore Hotel at 11th and Baltimore streets. "He photographed hundreds of performers from 1915 to 1930." The article includes...

139. Six Degrees of Kansas Six Degrees of Kansas Summer 2006 Article describes visits and connections to Kansas by various famous people, including actors, politicians, sports figures, and writers. Celebrities whose Kansas connections are examined include Truman...

140. Sophie Tucker Sophie Tucker 1936 Portrait of performer Sophie Tucker autographed to Joe Sanders.