The varied aspects of the theatre, from burlesque to vaudeville - from drama to musical comedy, are played out in photographs, posters, and playbills covering all major productions and landmarks of the 19th and 20th Century. Of special interest are the Cal Yeomans Collection, the Belknap Playbill and Program Collection and the Lillian Schneider Bartell Playbill Collection.

howard hippodrome palace
Boston's "Old Howard"
The "Mother Church of Vaudeville"
The New York Hippodrome - state of the art theatre (1905-1939) The Palace
(New York City) Home of vaudeville "Two-a-day"
hanna ziegfield theatre mansfield
A colorful early 20th century playbill - Hanna Theatre, Chicago Flo Ziegfield - "Glorifying the American Girl" Richard Mansfield - the original Cyrano de Bergerac
mostel hair dolly
Musical comedy of the 1960s
salesman Two landmarks of American drama desire

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For more information on the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts contact:
Jim Liversidge
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
PO Box 117007
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007
(352) 273-2759

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