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  • Description: Comedy
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    • Arts Club Louisville.

    • Bookplates; Armorial bookplates; Labels
    • Decorative shield featuring a pegasus, a palette with paint brushes, the drama masks for comedy (Thalia) and tragedy (Melpomene), and a pan flute or panpipe. Black ink with orange highlights. A scroll near the top of the shield has the text "The...
    • Alice N. Pickett.

    • Bookplates; Labels
    • Decorative panel featuring a young man in profile wearing a helmet with wings, a horn, the drama masks for comedy (Thalia) and tragedy (Melpomene), two snakes wrapped around a staff with wings (caduceus), and a scroll with Greek text. At the base...
    • Garrison Sherwood.

    • Bookplates; Labels
    • Figure in a robe with a harlequin design playing a stringed instrument similar to a lute [possibly a troubadour]. In the background is a castle. Above the castle is the phrase "Ex Libris." The musician and castle are framed by a peaked window....
    • B. F. Keith Theater, interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Organs; Balconies; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)
    • Original address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Demolished, 1952). Built as a vaudeville theater by the National Theater Company in 1913, the design came from the architectural workshop of Albert Kahn. The National Theater was sold within the year to the...
    • Loew's Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, 1931.

    • City & town life; Motion picture theaters; Cultural facilities; Stores & shops; Automobiles; People; Buildings
    • Address: 625 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. This street scene shows crowds of people lining the sidewalks to get into Loew's and United Artists Theatre. The features are Ronald Coleman in Unholy Garden and a Charlie Chase comedy. Other...
    • Gilbert, Donnelly, & Girard Comedians.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Group portrait of three men from the Gilbert, Donnelly, & Girard comedy troupe (presumably John Gilbert, Henry V. Donnelly, and Edward Girard, although not necessarily in that order from left to right), which performed at Macauley's Theatre in...
    • McIntyre and Heath 1874.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of comedy duo McIntyre & Heath as young men. They are wearing three-piece suits and bow ties. McIntyre stands, leaning his right arm on the seated Heath's shoulder. McIntyre & Heath starred in five productions at Macauley's Theatre between...
    • N. C. Goodwin Jr. in "Hobbies".

    • Portraits; Actors; Men; Posing
    • Rectangular lithograph of performer and producer Nathaniel Carll (N. C.) Goodwin, in three-piece suit, eyeglasses, and mustache, posed underneath a larger portrait of him (clean-shaven). This appears to be an advertisement for his performance of...
    • Stuart Robson.

    • Portraits; Actors; Men
    • Photogravure portrait of actor and writer Stuart Robson wearing a jacket and tie. Robson, who married actress May Waldron, was born March 4, 1836 in Annapolis, Maryland, and died April 29, 1903 in New York City. He first performed at Macauley's...
    • Mrs. Fiske. Mary of Magdala.

    • Portraits; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Color lithograph of American actress and director Minnie Maddern Fiske in the role of Mary of Magdala. She wears regal robes of gold with a crown, and sits on a throne holding a scepter. The background of the drawing is of blue tile with various...
    • Minnie Maddern Fiske.

    • Portraits; Actresses; Women; Posing
    • Photogravure of three-quarter length portrait of American actress and director Minnie Maddern Fiske seated in a chair, next to an end table and a bookcase, with her head resting on her right hand. She is wearing a long white dress, and her hair is...
    • "Uncle Jerry" in "Checkers".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes
    • Character portrait of an unnamed actor portraying the role of Uncle Jerry in the comedy "Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom, Jr. He is wearing a felt hat, jacket, vest, and bow tie, and has an unusual beard (growing under, rather than on, his chin)....
    • Nat C. Goodwin as Modus in "The Hunchback".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Well-known and widely reproduced photogravure of Nat C. Goodwin in costume for the role of "Modus" in "The Hunchback." He stands before a backdrop of a painting, wearing long curly hair, a long jacket with ruffled collar, knee-length pants, and...
    • Nat C. Goodwin as Sir Lucius O'Trigger.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Photogravure of full-length character portrait of performer and producer Nathaniel Carll (N. C.) Goodwin costumed for the role of Sir Lucius O'Trigger in "The Rivals." He wears a black hat; long jacket; shirt with ruffled collar; short pants; and...

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