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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"Doc" Brown Cake Walker
Manuscript about the famous Kansas City cake walker, Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
13th and Baltimore
September 5, 2014
Brief history of the southwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and Ned Eddy's family's businesses in Kansas City. The corner was the location of the upscale supper club Eddy's Restaurant from...
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...
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...
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater
This book contains information concerning African Americans and their participation in early Kansas City theater and entertainment. Information includes performers names and where they played. See the...
Ailey Troupe's New Chief Stops By
April 14, 2011
Judith Jamison, longtime artisitic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is passing the baton to Robert Battle. Jamison began her career with the Ailey Dance Theater in 1965 as a dancer and...
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...
Arthur Brainerd Dies: Show Business Career Was Nearly 64 Years
Photo and obituary for Arthur Taunton Brainerd, or Arthur Brainerd, a show business man in Kansas City for 64 years, dying at the age of 81. Description of his career, moving from Illinois to Kansas City...
Arthur Wayland Ellison
This thesis covers the life of local actor Arthur Ellison during his life in Kansas City from 1914-1994. Ellison was an actor, director, and make-up artist who was born in Pottsdam, New York, and died...
Female vocalist Barbara Parks, probably performing with the Joe Sanders band. Location not given but may be Blackhawk in Chicago.
Bill Hayes and Gogi Grant
Snapshot view of entertainers Bill Hayes and Gogi Grant with SCBA president Larry Magill, probably at luncheon event. Both performers appeared the the organizations annual Starlight Party held June 16,...
Bill Hayes, Gogi Grant and Larry Magill
Interior view of entertainers Bill Hayes and Gogi Grant with SCBA president Larry Magill, probably at luncheon meeting held on June 16, 1959, in recognition of Starlight Theater where they were performing...
Portrait of Billy Gilbert autographed to Joe Sanders. Autograph reads "To Joe, In memory of one of the most pleasant weeks in show business. Please may I repeat soon. Sincerely, Billy Gilbert".
Biography of Barney L. Allis (1896-1962), Hotelier
Biography of Frank Wiziarde (1916-1987), Whizzo the Clown, Television Personality
Biography of Goodman (1899 -1982) Ace and Jane Ace (1905-1974), Radio Personalities
Biography of Joan Crawford (1908-1977), Actress
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