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Robert W Butler
Felicia Hardison Londr...
'Tis a Nobler Time
Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.
A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat
Photos and article about the "Dixie Queen" steamboat built in and operating out of Kansas City as a showboat or steamboat with an on-deck vaudeville theater. Description of its owners Al Cooper and his...
A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine
References to issues of Theatre Magazine with information about Kansas City actress Jeanne Eagels, including volume 45, June 1927, page 15, with a portrait of her drawn by Janet Dexter.
Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows
Photos and biographical article about Jack Oakie (~1904-1978), a movie comedian born in Sedalia, Missouri, as Lewis Offield. Description of his life and career, selling newspapers during high school in...
Actors and Actresses
File contains articles arranged alphabetically about actors and actresses with ties to Kansas City.
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...
After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer
July 12, 2006
Local actress Elizabeth Robbins died July 11, 2006, at her home at the age of 51. She was married to actor/director Mark Robbins and leaves a 12-year-old son. She had performed professionally in Kansas...
Information about Art Ellison, an actor with Kansas City theater groups and shows since 1924, born around 1899 in New York and arriving in Kansas City in 1914.
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...
As a Child Actor Here, He Got a Start toward Broadway
Photos and biographical article about Ernest Truex (1889-1973), a movie and television actor starting out as a child actor in the play "Quo Vadis" at "the old Auditorium Theater in Kansas City" around...
Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...
Barn Players Theater Group
Clippings about the Barn Players in Johnson County, a 1970 Summer Playbill for "The Barn Players," and article "Born in a Barn," about the Bell Road Barn Players in Parkville, Missouri, that began in 1954....
Biography of William Powell (1892-1984), Actor
Photograph of actor Bob Burns reviewing magazine.
Byron Lewis Shores Obituary
Obituary for Byron Lewis Shores, or Byron Shores, a former Broadway and movie actor of the 1930s-1940s, dying at the age of 50 on November 13, 1957.
City Lights: The Play's the Thing
Photo and biographical article about Dr. Larry Vincent, a 26-year-old radiologic physician and playwright formerly "a medical student at the University of Kansas Medical Center." Author of a 1976 play...
Coach House Theater Group
Community Children's Theater
D. Austin Latchaw
This book contains information on D. Austin Latchaw (1861-1948), a local drama critic for several Kansas City newspapers. Latchaw used the book's title for his 60-chapter Kansas City theater reminiscences...
David Imboden, 87, Dies
Obituary article about David Imboden, Jr., "87, a former silent movie actor, muralist and director of the Kansas City Civic Theatre." Born in Kansas City in 1887 near Linwood and Troost Avenue as the son...
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