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Lester Wallack papers, 1827-1902.

Author/Creator:
Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888.
Publication:
1827-1902.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
36 items.
Subjects:
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
Theater -- United States -- 19th century.
Actors -- United States -- Correspondence.
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
Portraits
Scripts (documents)
Biography/History:
Actor, playwright and manager of the Wallack Theatre Company. The son of the actor-manager James William Wallack, Lester (born John Johnstone Wallack) made his New York acting debut in 1847. Lester succeeded his father as manager of the Wallack Theatre in 1861. He opened a new Wallack Theatre in 1882, and managed both playhouses until his retirement five years later.
Summary:
A collection of letters primarily addressed to 19th-century stage actor Lester Wallack, including letters Wallack wrote to his parents from boarding school and later on his sons, portraits, financial information; menus from a social club's dinners, and an annotated copy of the published script, The veteran; or, France and Algeria: a drama, in six tableaux, with cast of characters, stage business, costumes, relative positions, & c., & c., as performed at Wallack's Theater.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Elisha Whipple McGuire.
Sold by American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., 1931.
Contains:
Veteran; or, France and Algeria: a drama, in six tableaux, with cast of characters, stage business, costumes, relative positions, & c., & c., as performed at Wallack's Theater.
OCLC:
236170184
Status/Location:
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