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Kansas City Centennial
A New Engineer at Union Station
December 19, 2008
The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...
Another Starlight Season: Enter Foot, Horse, and Ostrich
Stories about past shows and strange occurrences at Starlight Theatre, including an ostrich laying an egg "in the middle of a play."
Biography of Barbara Pendleton (1924-2004), Banker
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
Citizen Angels in Show Business
Illustrations and article about the "new million-and-a-half dollar outdoor 'Starlight Theatre' in its 1727-acre Swope Park" in Kansas City, with description of its organizers and architect, Edward Delk....
Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....
Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business
Article depicting in photos and describing the new Starlight Theatre in Swope Park, designed by Edward Buehler Delk.
Feet First into Mark Twain: Kansas City Comes Up with a Lively Musical Comedy of 'Tom Sawyer'
Article with large photos of the play "Tom Sawyer" at Starlight Theatre.
Jewel Ball Returns to the Nelson
April 20, 2008
June 21, 2008, the Jewel Ball returns to its home at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Since 2001 the ball has been held at Starlight Theatre due to the museum's major renovations. The article details the...
Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880 - present
This collection consists of various types of local fine arts programs and is designed to be an on-going collection. The programs are arranged alphabetically by either the theater name or place of performance,...
Photo and bio of Ralph Gray, "former president and chairman of the board for Armco Steel," in 1966 "serving his second term as president of the Starlight Theatre," born in 1894 and coming "to Kansas City...
Music Hall Shake-Up In Works
June 10, 2006
The league paragraph of the story states: "Theater League, a nonprofit organization that has presented Broadway musicals and plays for 30 years, could be ousted from the Music Hall and replaced by a company...
P.S. Starlight Gets a Gift
August 16, 2005
Richard L. Berger, son of Starlight Theatre's first director Richard Hill Berger, left a $250,000 gift to Starlight in memory of his father. ''The bequest will go toward Starlight's $15.25 million fund-raising...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p756
Portions of Kansas City showing Rival Manufacturing Company, Starlight Theatre, and Allstate Insurance Company, listing streets and railroads. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Starlight Theatre opened on June 25, 1951, with Sigmund Romberg's musical, "Desert Song." The area was used in 1950 for the Kansas City Centennial production, "Thrills of a Century." The theater was designed...
View of stage from seating area .
This folder contains some issues of the theater's newsletter, brochures concerning the theater including an identified lay-out of the facilities, a playbill for the Kansas City Centennial production "Thrills...
Swing Presents John A. Moore: The Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about John Moore, "president of Kansas City's Park Board," "president of John A. Moore & Company" realtors, and "the first president of Kansas City's Starlight Theatre,"...
The Life of the Party: Shirley Helzberg Has Chaired Some of Kansas City's Most Visible--and Profitable--Charity Events
Photos and biographical article about Shirley Helzberg, a prominent charity event organizer in Kansas City and wife of Barnett Helzberg, owner of Helzberg Diamonds jewelry store chain. Description of her...
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