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Entertainment collection. – 1878-[1985?]. – 10 cm of textual records and sound recordings; 6 oversize items. First Accrual.

Box 1
Programmes (F.1-7)
F.1       Ballet: (a) National Ballet Company of Canada, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, January 1953; (b) National Ballet of Canada, Rudolf Nureyev Guest Artist, O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, Feb.
F.2       Film Festivals: Oshawa Film Festival, Fourth Annual, Feb.
F.3       Minstrel shows: Blessed Sacrament Young People’s Club, Toronto, 1958 and 1959
F.4       Musical:
State Concert, Massey Music Hall, Toronto, 10 Oct. 1901
Madame Albani, Russell Theatre, [Ottawa?], 11 April 1906
Grand Concert, Military Band, Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School, Berlin, Ont. 9 May 1912
Feodor Chaliapin, Massey Music Hall, Toronto, 18 Oct. 1923
Victoria College Music Club, Museum Theatre, [Toronto], 3-4 Feb. 1949
Toronto Secondary School’s Music Teachers’ Association, 18 Jan. 1954
Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Piano recitals, 1955-56
Moscow State Symphony, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 9 Feb. 1960
F.5       Theatre:
Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ont.: "King Lear", 1964; "The Winter’s Tale"
Royal Alexandra Theatre: “The Apple Cart”, 1956-57 season; “Two for the Seesaw”, 1958-59 season
O’Keefe Centre: “Camelot”; “Dylan”, [1960s]
F.5A Theatre addendum (provenance not known):
Unity Theatre, London, "Babes in the Wood"
Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, The Irish Players from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1915
F.6       Exhibitions:
“Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition … Truro, N.S. … 1878”
“Celebration of Cityhood … 15 July … Made-in-Berlin Exhibition”. Berlin, Ontario, before World War I.
F.7       Other:
Tribute to Ukraine, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 30 June 1945
Fashion Nite, Harbord Collegiate, Toronto, 11 Feb. 1955
Royal Canadian Institute lectures, University of Toronto, 1955-56
“Giant Air Meet”, Lake St. John Airport, Orillia, Ont., 1964

F.8       American sheet music (Canadian sheet music is located in a separate collection)
“Barney Google Fox Trot”, song by Billy rose and Con Conrad, Jerome H. Remick U Co., 1923
“Good Bye Teddy Roosevelt (You Were a Real American)”, words by Alfred Bryan, Music by Fred Fisher, McCarthy I Fisher Inc., 1919
“Santa Claus Dream: Christmas Cantata for the Use of Sunday-Schools”, music by T. Marton Towne, libretto by Belle K. Towne, David C. Cook Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894 (lacks back cover)

F.9       Toronto Musicians’ Association: November Bulletin, 1957; Steward’s reports for Stan Wilson, 1959; blank radio contract forms
F.10     Fred Chrysdale, Director of St. Leo’s Dramatic Club, Mimico, Ont. Includes; minstrel and black face programmes, other concert programmes, scripts, and other materials, 1940s and 1950s

F.11     Photographs (b&w):
The Duncan Sisters, 1921-22
Red Garrett and the Tennessee Pioneers, [1950s]
Dugie MacDuff, patter comedian from Scotland, autographed, pasted on board with sticker “The Camera Workers, Vancouver”, [1890s?]
F.12     Printed materials: The Tommy Hunter show cover

LP albums (vinyl) in box but not placed in a file folder:
Louis Armstrong and the All Stars, “New Orleans Days”, Decca, LP, DL 5279, 1950
Bing Crosby, and Fred Astaire “Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies”, Decca Records LP, A-481, 1946; six discs in the set
Bing Crosby, “Favorite Hawaiian Songs”, Decca Records, 1946; five discs in the set

Concert posters (3, oversize). All posters contain images unless noted to the contrary.
Petula Clarke at the O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, 19-24 May [1960s or 1970s?]; no image
Tom Jones at the O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, 17-22 June [1974 or 1985]
Engelbert Humperdinck at the O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, 5-10 August [1974 or 1985]

Fairs and Exhibitions posters (2, oversize)
“Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa”, featuring” Amusements of America on the Midway, 1950s
“Canadian National Exhibition, 1879-1927”. Drawing of the Princes’ Gates at the CNE by C.O. White, 1949. Pen and ink with water-colour.

LP albums (vinyl) (oversize)
Frankie Fontaine, “Songs I Sing on the Jackie Gleason Show”; ABC-Paramount Records Inc., Sparton of Canada Ltd., record sleeve contains a blurb from Gleason

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