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Anderson Photo Company
Something for the Stage
The Charlotte Street Foundation, that reguarly give awards for the visual arts, has decided to include performing arts awards. The year 2008 "will mark the first-ever presentation of the Charlotte Street...
A Very Tough Act to Follow
April 30, 2011
Tribute to Elizabeth Kostelac of Kansas City who died March 29, 2011. Kostelac taught ice and roller skating at the Pla-Mor Ballroom at Linwood and Main. She also performed at the Pla-Mor's water shows...
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...
Elvis & KC (The Real Story)
Article indicates that Elvis Presley performed in Kansas City five times. His last concert was just two months before he died. Includes photographs of Presley and crowds lined up.
Woodward Stock Co.
Advertising card for Woodward Stock Co. with formal photographic portrait of a man in white collar and bow tie. Image is set on a wide green mat. Front of card says: "Compliments of Woodward Stock Co....
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
Portrait of Eddie Osborne, radio, television and recording artist. He played the organ at the May 8, 1956 luncheon meeting.
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."
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...
Autographed portrait of musician, band leader, and radio personality Fred Waring. Autograph reads: "To Joe with love, Fred Waring."
Eddie Cantor and George Ace
Entertainers George Ace (left) and Eddie Cantor at unidentified location.
Unidentified dancer on stage posing in front of an oriental backdrop.
Performer in Costume
Unidentified woman dressed in costume and wearing a fake fur headdress. She appears to be squatting on a stage.
Four Girls Performing on Stage
Four young girls in costume performing on stage in front of an oriental backdrop.
A Downtown Landmark Shuts Doors
December 30, 2003
After almost 80 years serving downtown Kansas City, the Italian Gardens restaurant closed its doors. A family-owned restaurant for five generations, Italian Gardens served many of the city's prominent...
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...
Top 10 Women Who Changed Missouri
Short biographical vignettes of ten women who influenced not only Missouri but the country, some the world. Women included are: Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957), one of first Black female millionaires;...
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,...
Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career
July 30, 2006
Feature story highlighting the career of Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. He is a children's entertainer who dresses in a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants/shorts, sandals, and a baseball hat. Cosgrove...
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...
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