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Business Papers, 1938-1992 (continued)
Sylvia Fine Files, 1946-1992 (continued)
Musical Comedy Tonight, 1975-1989 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 590/24 Dance Theatre of Harlem, 1985
Includes photograph of Patti LaBelle with Dance Theatre of Harlem.
BOX-FOLDER 590/25-30 Editing, undated
BOX-FOLDER 590/31-34, 591/1 Fundraising, 1983-1985, undated
BOX-FOLDER 591/2-3 Hertfelder, Suzanne Working Binder, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/4 Huntington Hartford Theatre Seating, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 591/5 Insurance, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/6 Invoices, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/7 Materials Loaned Out, undated
BOX-FOLDER 591/8 Materials Received, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 591/9 Miscellaneous, undated
BOX-FOLDER 591/10 Monies to Cancel Show, 1982
BOX-FOLDER 591/11 Music Clearances/Music Cues, 1985-1986
BOX-FOLDER 591/12 Musical Numbers, undated
BOX-FOLDER 591/13 Musicians, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/14 Press, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/15 Publicity, 1985
Correspondents include Ann Landers.
BOX-FOLDER 591/16 Request for Permission to Use Material, 1986, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 591/17 Research, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 591/18 Resumes, 1980s
BOX-FOLDER 591/19 Retake Shoot, 1985, June-July
BOX-FOLDER 591/20-21 Rights, 1980-1986
BOX-FOLDER 591/22-32 Scripts, 1981, 1985, undated
BOX-FOLDER 591/33 Staff List, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/34 Stan Harris Dispute, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 591/35 Texaco, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 591/36 USC Party, 1985, November 14
BOX-FOLDER 591/37 Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, 1980-1984
BOX 428-430, 435-438, 502-532, 538-541, 622, 625, 627-628, 638-640, 766, 768-769, 787 Photographs, 1918-1991
Images (albums, photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, and slides) documenting Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine's careers and personal lives. Material on Kaye comprises the bulk of the series. Additional images are located throughout the collection and indicated in the container list wherever possible.
Organized as two subseries. Loose photographs cover all aspects of Kaye's career and include portraits, publicity shots, and production stills from The Danny Kaye Show and his films. Also included are Kaye, Kaminsky, and Fine family photographs and images relating to Kaye's hobbies. Albums document Kaye's USO tours, stage appearances, especially in England, Scotland, and South Africa, and his interest in Israel. One album is devoted to 1940s-1950s publicity photos of Kaye and Fine.
Loose Images, 1918-1991
Color and black and white prints, negatives, and transparencies.
Organized as four sub-subseries: Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine, and Family and Friends; Appearances; Production Stills; and Kaye Hobbies.
Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine, and Family and Friends, 1918-1988
Images of Kaye and Fine, their daughter, Dena Kaye, and the Kaminsky and Fine families, with the Fine family extensively represented. Many of these are studio portraits of Kaye. There are also numerous images of Kaye with friends and colleagues from all aspects of his career and personal life, as well as photographs inscribed to Kaye and Fine.
Arranged by subject. Undated portraits of Kaye are arranged in three rough groups: early-, mid-, and late-career.
Kaye, Danny
BOX-FOLDER 502/1 Childhood, undated
BOX-FOLDER 502/2-3, 435/1, 638/1 Portraits, Early Career, undated
BOX-FOLDER 502/4-5, 435/2-5, 622/1, 638/2, 768/5 Portraits, Mid-Career, undated
BOX-FOLDER 502/6-7, 503/1, 435/6, 638/3 Portraits, Late Career, undated
BOX-FOLDER 435/7 Portraits, Life Magazine, 1961, April 13
BOX-FOLDER 503/2 Portraits by Philippe Halsman, undated
BOX-FOLDER 435/8 Portraits by Roddy McDowall, undated
BOX-FOLDER 622/2-5, 639/1-5 Portraits by Lotte Meitner-Graf, 1955
List of poses located in Box 622/2.
BOX-FOLDER 503/3 with Durocher, Leo, 1952, 1986, undated
Includes Jack Benny, Laraine Day, and Benay Venuta.
BOX-FOLDER 503/4 with Hitzing, Holly, 1962, undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/5 with King, Alexander B., undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/6 with Lauder, Harry, undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/7 with Libson, Nyman, undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/8-9, 435/9 with Miscellaneous People, 1944, 1960, 1975, undated
Includes Gene Bayliss and Harry Ritz.
BOX-FOLDER 503/10-11, 435/10, 622/8 with Performing Artists, 1940-1980
Includes Bill Allison note to Dena Kaye.
Includes Sid Field, Jerry Lewis, and Laurence Olivier.
BOX-FOLDER 503/12 with Richter, Carroll, undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/13 with Royalty, 1956, 1968, 1975, 1978, undated
Includes the Duchess of Kent, Prince Philip, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline, Prince Rainier, Princess Margaret, and Queen Elizabeth.
BOX-FOLDER 503/14 with Swaffer, Hannen, undated
BOX-FOLDER 503/15 with the Three Terpsichoreans and Other Teams, undated
BOX-FOLDER 435/11 with U. S. Schoolchildren, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/1, 435/12 with World Leaders, 1956-1975 undated
Includes David Ben-Gurion, Winston Churchill, Moshe Dayan, Thomas Dewey, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald R. Ford, Hubert Humphrey, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy,henry Kissinger, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Pope Paul VI, and Eleanor Roosevelt
BOX-FOLDER 504/2 with Pets, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/3 1103 San Ysidro Drive House, undated
Fine, Sylvia
BOX-FOLDER 504/4, 436/1 Portraits, 1940-1942, 1979, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/5, 436/2 Portraits by John Engstead, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/6 Portraits by Roddy McDowall, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/7 with Others, 1945, 1951, 1974, 1978, 1986, undated
BOX-FOLDER 504/8 At Opening of Danny Kaye Visitor's Center at UNICEF House, 1988, May 5
BOX-FOLDER 504/9 Kaye/Fine Wedding 1940, February 22
BOX-FOLDER 504/10 Kaye, Danny and Fine, Sylvia – Alfredo Valenti Photo Shoot, 1940s
BOX-FOLDER 504/11 Kaye, Danny and Fine, Sylvia – Wonder Man Photo Shoot at Charlie Morris House, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 504/12-13, 505/1, 436/3 Kaye, Danny and Fine, Sylvia 1940-1952, 1960, 1979, undated
Kaye, Dena
BOX-FOLDER 505/2, 436/3 1941, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 505/3 Miscellaneous, undated
BOX-FOLDER 505/4-5 Photo Album Pages, 1949-1953
BOX-FOLDER 622/7, 639/6 Portraits, undated
BOX-FOLDER 505/6 Portraits by Roddy McDowall, undated
Baby pictures.
BOX-FOLDER 505/7, 436/5 Kaye, Dena and Kaye, Danny, 1956, 1970, undated
BOX-FOLDER 505/8, 622/6 Kaye, Dena and Fine, Sylvia, undated
BOX-FOLDER 505/9 Kaye Family – Christmas Card Photo Shoot, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 505/10 Kaye Family – Miscellaneous, 1947-1960, 1979, undated
BOX-FOLDER 505/11, 436/6 Kaye Family – Photo Shoot, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 506/1-4, 436/7 Fine Family, 1918-1960, undated
BOX-FOLDER 506/5 Kaminsky Family, undated
BOX-FOLDER 506/6 Kaminsky, Jacob, undated
BOX-FOLDER 506/7, 436/9, 639/7, 768/7-9, 769/10 Inscribed Photographs 1960-1967, 1976, 1986
Includes Maurice Chevalier, Alan Cranston, Imogene Coca, Claudette Colbert, Johnny Green, Christian Herter, Moss Hart, Lady Bird Johnson, Ernest Jones, Michael Kidd, Dore Schary, Beverly Sills, Elaine Strich, William Westmoreland, the Blue Angels, and various orchestras.
BOX-FOLDER 506/8, 436/8, 622/9 People Miscellaneous, 1955, undated
Includes Bert Allenberg, Herb Bonis, Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, Mr. and Mrs. William Goetz, Samuel Goldwyn and Katherine Hepburn, Mary Lasker and Anna Rosenberg Hoffman, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin and Gail Martin, and Gwen Verdon.
Appearances, 1934-1986
Images of Kaye's stage performances, conducting activities, public appearances on behalf of charitable causes (especially UNICEF and the USO), and various other events.
Arranged by appearance type (Stage, Concert, Public Service, Events). Stage and Concert images are arranged chronologically; Public Service and Events images are arranged alphabetically.
Stage
BOX-FOLDER 507/1 1934 Japan Three Terpsechoreans, 1934
BOX-FOLDER 507/2 1935 Livingston, N.Y./White Roe, Summer 1935
BOX-FOLDER 507/3 1937 Long Island, N.Y./The Keynotes, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 507/4 1941 New York/La Martinique, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 507/5 1941 New York/Madison Square Garden, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 507/6 1944 Floradora Girls Act, 1944
Includes Joan Leslie, Groucho Marx, and Phil Silvers.
BOX-FOLDER 507/7 1944, Unknown Stage 1944
BOX-FOLDER 507/8 1945 New York/Roxy Theatre, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 507/9 1946 Cleveland, Ohio/Unknown, undated
BOX-FOLDER 507/10 1947 Miami Beach/Copacabana, 1947
Includes Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.
BOX-FOLDER 507/11, 436/10 1948 Danny Kaye as Kay Thompson, 1948
Includes Jack Benny, George Burns, Jack Carson, and Van Johnson.
BOX-FOLDER 507/12 1948 London/Palladium/Command Performance, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 507/13 1949 Los Angeles/Command Performance, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 507/14 1950 Atlantic City, NJ/Unknown 1950
BOX-FOLDER 532/5 1950 Toronto/Canadian National Exhibition, 1950, September
BOX-FOLDER 507/15 1951 London/Sid Field Tribute, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 507/16, 436/11 1951 London/Palladium, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 507/17 1953 New York/RKO Palace, 1951
Includes Milton Berle, Yul Brenner, Marlene Dietrich, André Kostelanetz and Lily Pons, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
BOX-FOLDER 507/18 1954 Japan/Nikkatsu, 1954
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