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Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
How It All Began
Comprehensive history of Kansas City's arts and entertainment, contrasting its "broader and higher form[s]," with photos and descriptions of various entertainers and entertainment venues. Description of...
In the Old Days When the Joys of Life Were Simple and Sufficient
Clipping on the microfilm roll with illustration and description of early entertainers of Kansas City since the early 1870s. Description of the following related people and places: (1) a tightrope walker...
Joe Sanders and Others
View of a group of people standing by an airplane. Included is Joe Sanders on the far left of the photo. The caption reads: "Texas City Benefit cast. We did two shows, one at Pt. Arthur & one at Austin."...
Kansas City Club
Interior view during banquet showing entertainers.
Article spotlights the entertainment career of Lonnie McFadden, a dancer, singer, and trumpet player. McFadden toured with R&B bands as a teenager before forming Lonnie and the Band with his brother Ronald,...
File contains newspaper clippings about Marion Talley (1906-1983), opera singer and actress.
Marking Missouri History
Biography of Sally Rand, the stage name of Helen Beck, a Hickory County, Missouri, native famous for her sometimes indecent fan dancing starting in the 1920s. She appeared in movies and the 1933 World's...
Memories of the Pla-Mor
History of the "recreation center" and dance hall at Main Street and 31st Terrace, razed in 1972 but host to such muscial entertainers as Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Frank Sinatra.
File contains a biographical caption with photo about Michelle Clark, an African American girl (presumably from Pittsburg, Kansas) who was signed to perform at the Cotton Club in Miami, Florida. She had...
Montgomery Foto Service
Poster in window of Montgomery Foto Service showing composite view of various entertainers.
Muehlebach Hotel, Terrace Grill
Postcard of the Terrace Grill at the Muehlebach Hotel
N. Emerson Paton, Bill Hayes, and Others
Identified on back of photograph as Mr. [Larry] Magill greeting stars of Starlight, luncheon, 6/23/59. Includes N. Emerson Paton, entertainers Bill Hayes, and Gogi Grant.
Ode to the Performing Arts
This issue highlights specific people and groups in the arts community including the following. Sports (A League of Their Own) featuring the Roller Warriors, a women's roller derby; Opera (The Diva Next...
Performer in Costume
Unidentified woman dressed in costume and wearing a fake fur headdress. She appears to be squatting on a stage.
Playing With Fire
June 11, 2006
Feature story on the McFadden Brothers, Ronald and Lonnie, sons of James "Pops" McFadden and brothers of Sandra McFadden-Weaver, minister and Kansas City Councilwoman. Lonnie plays trumpet, Ronald the...
Group of three unidentified male entertainers before a microphone of WGN Radio in Chicago.
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
Robert Gunn: Featured Artist at Waldo Astoria
Biographical article about Robert Gunn, "[t]he talented young artist who did the paintings lining the lobbies of the Waldo Astoria" in Kansas City, born in Washington, D. C., and coming to Kansas City...
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."
Rudy Vallee, Unidentified Woman, and Dog
Rudy Vallee posing with seated woman holding small poodle.
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