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Entertainment collection. – [1855]-2003. – 8 cm of textual records and graphic material. – 60 oversize items. – 8 fabric items. Second Accrual.

Box 1
F.13     Thelma Squire, promotional leaflet

F.14     Hart House, 1925-1928; dance programmes have been filled out with partners’ names
F.15     Royal Alexandra Theatre, 4 programmes, 1929-1935
F.16     Toronto Conservatory of Music, piano recital by the pupils of Naomi Carmichael, 19 April 1940
F.17-8  Toronto Symphony Orchestra: at Massey Hall, 1941-53; scattered issues
F.19     University College, Toronto: Annual Oratory Contest, 10 Feb. 1911

F.20     Artwork for cartoon for The Star: “Son, you must have been to see Olsen & Johnson in ‘Hellzapoppin’ at the Uptown!” [1941]
F.21     Al Capp, “Li’l Abner goes to the Movies to see ‘That Certain Feeling”, with Bob Hop and Eve Marie Saint, Paramount1956

F.22     Ticket to the Victory Parade of Canada’s Spotlight Band, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
F.23     Amos ‘n Andy radio episode, 25 Dec. 1935, script for Episode No. 2225; with mailing envelope
F.24     Elvis Presley colouring contest, Paramount Pictures, 1962
F.25     S.S. Mark Twain, Disney’s Frontierland, pilot’s certificate, 1959
F.26     Perth County Conspiracy, small posters, one dated 1974. See also Concerts
F.27     Screen Guide, January 1946 issue with Van Johnson on the cover.

Box 2
American sheet music
F.1       “Alice in Wonderland”, by Charlie Tobias, Jack Scholl, Murray Mencher, Leo. Feist Inc., New York, 1933
F.2       “All American Girl”, by Al Lewis, Leo. Feist Inc., New York, 1932
F.3       “All American Girl (All Canadian Girl)”, by Al Lewis, Leo. Feist Inc., New York, 1932
F4        “Alabama Ball”, words by Wm Hallen Falls, music by Al W. Beatty, R.C. Young Music Co., Columbus, Ohio, 1918
F.5       “The Bullfrog and the Coon”, music by Jos. S. Nathan, words by Felix Feist, Leo. Feist, New York, 1906
F.6       “Chippewa: An Indian Serenade and Two-step”, by H. L. Berger, Graul Publishing, Detroit, 1906
F.7       “Chong, He Come from Hong Kong”, by Harold Weeks, Leo. Feist Inc., New York, [1929]  (Date appears as 2029).
F.8       “Covered Wagon Days”, by Will Morrissey and Joe Burrowes, Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, 1923
F.9       “Dirty Hands Dirty Face”, lyrics by Jolson Clarke & Leslie, music by James V. Monaco, Clarke & Leslie Songs Music Publishers, New York, 1923
F.10     “The End of a Perfect Day (Special Peace Edition)”, by Carrie Jacobs Bond and J.P. McEvoy, Carrie Jacobs-Bond & Son, Chicago, music 1910, words, 1918
F.11     “Felix the Cat”, by Pete Wendling and Max Kortlander, Sam Fox Pub. Co., Cleveland, 1928
F.12     “Flight of the Witches”, by Ludwig Kellerman, McKinley Music Co., Chicago, 1910
F.13     “Frolic of the Demons”, by John Martin, Brehm Bros.,
Pennsylvania, 1906
F.14     “How’ya Gonna Keep’em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree?)”, music by Walter Donaldson, words by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis, Walterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, 1919
F.15     “I’m Wild About Wildwood”, by Harry Keating, David Morrison, Ed. Ward, M.D., Swisher, Philadelphia, 1922
F.16     “Light Cavalry”, Beaux Arts Edition, overture by Von Suppe, Eclipse Publishing Co., 1924
F.17     “Lovely to Look At”, words by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, music by Jerome Kern, T.B. Harms Co., New York, 1935
F.18     “Motor King”, by Henry Frantzen, F.B. Haviland Pub. Co. Inc., New York, 1910
F.19     “Oh, Henry! You’re Sweet Mama Misses You”, by Bonnie Benedict and F. Henri Klickmann, McKinley Music Co., Chicago, 1922
F.20     “Red Wing”, by Kerry Mills, F.A. Mills, New York, 1907
F.21     “Sambo and Liza”, by Thos. B. Weaver, The Willis N. Bugbee Co., New York, 1931
F.22     “The Simple Things in Life”, lyric by Ted Koehler, music by Ray Henderson, Sam Fox Pub. Co., 1935
F.23     “Since Arrah Wanna Married Barney Carney”, words by Jack Drislaneby Theodore Morse, F.B. Haviland, New York, 1907
F.24     “Southern Airs”, by W.H. Hodgins, 1906
F.25     “They Always Pick on Me”, words by Stanley Murphy, music by Harry Von Tilzer, Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., New York, 1910
F.26     “Things are Coming My Way”, words by Zurah McCamly, music by Bauer Bros., Zurah McCamly,
Pennsylvania, 1925
F.27     “Toy Piano”, by H. Jean Diestelhorst, Shattinger Piano & Music Co., Missouri, 1960
F.28     “The Waltz in Swing Time”, music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Chappell & Co. Inc., New York, 1936
F.29     “The Wedding Party of Mickey Mouse”, by Robert Bagar, Bibo-Lang. Inc., New York, 1931
F.30     “Witches’ Dance”, by J. DeLancey, McKinley Music Co., Chicago, 1909
F.31     “Whoop’er Up!” by Will Wood, Will Wood, New York, 1911
F.32     “You Belong to My Heart”, by Ray Gilbert, La Salle Music Publishers, Inc., New York, 1943

British sheet music
F.33 “Lawrence Wright’s 2nd Selection of Talkie Hits”, Lawrence Wright Music Co., London, 1930
F.34 “My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!”, Stephen C. Foster, Chas Sheard & Co., London, [1855]

Concerts (Posters and Display Cards; cards are noted)
-“After Thought, Vancouver B.C. Fri. Feb. 10: Martha Mushroom’s Fantastic Sensations and United Empire Loyalist; Sat. Feb. 11, Painted Ship M.M.’s Fantastic Sensations. Next Week! Country Joe and the Fish”. Text only; predominant colours of green and pink, [1966]
-Arlo, Charles Bernard, copyright 1970 Dream Merchants NYC; illustrated with a piano player with guitars on either side on top of a man’s head; colours of pink blue, yellow, orange, green
-Bo Diddley: “Bill Graham presents in San Francisco, Bo Diddley, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Quicksilver Messenger plus Big Joe Williams ….July 4-July 9 at the Fillmore, San Francisco, 1967.” Illustrated by B. MacLean with two red and green turtlemen
- B.B. King: “In person Lieberman Management Presents Blues Recording Artist B.B. King … Canadian Tour 2003.” Illustrated with a printed photograph of King, autographed; colours of black on blue. (card)
- Burton Cummings: “Rothmans Caravan [and] CFTR 690 presents Burton Cummings Summer Bash!!! … Saturday, August 7th 1982, Courtcliffe Park, Carlisle, Ontario. Illustrated with a printed photograph of Cummings
- Canada Jam: “California Jam Inc. in Association with Canada Jam Promotions Inc. Presents Canada Jam, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Commodores, Doobie Brothers, Kansas, Dave Mason, Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Prism, Triumph, Village People, Wha-Koo, Saturday August 26th [1978], 10a.m. to 10 p.m. Mosport Park, Ontario Canada … produced by Sandy Feldman and Lenny Stogel”. Illustrated with a stylized guitar in the shape of a maple leaf; colours of red and blue
- Dave Matthews Band: “Vancouver, B.C. General Motors Place 8/5 Dave Matthews Band”. 1994 or later; 1994 was the first year that the band, formed in 1991, toured. Illustrated by a drawing of a red sailboat with blue water and sky
- Dire Straits: “Philips Compact Disc presents Dire Straits Copps Coliseum Tuesday March 17 … Hamilton, CPI [Concert Productions International] production”, 1980s or early 1990s. B&w, illustrated with image of one band member playing the guitar
- Downchild Blues Band: 2 posters (1) “Downchild Blues Band Lucky 13 a Blue Wave Original”; illustrated with a drawing of a woman by Eliott Mattice and a b&w photograph of the band, autographed. Lucky 13 was released in 1997. The poster contains a handwritten date of the concert “Sat. May 26” and the band’s website address. (2) “Sunny Days IV Summer Festival, Downchild Blues Band, Great Pine Ridge [Ontario] … July 25, 1982.” Other acts are also listed on the poster.

- Elton John: “Elton Johns [sic] in concert appearing at the CNE Grandstand August 26, Molson Canadian Tour [19]86”; illustrated with photographs of John with photographs of him in his jacket pocket
- Genesis: “An Evening with Genesis, First Concert Tour in Five Years, Saturday, June 6 [1992 or 1998] SkyDome, Toronto … a CPI Production”. SkyDome opened 1989.
- Gordon Lightfoot: “Gordon Lightfoot in Concert, May 24, 25, 26 2001 Massey Hall.” Illustrated with a printed photograph of Lightfoot
- Hot from Harlem Revue: “Gregory Theatre, Oakville, Ont. … Rock n’Roll Show! Hot from Harlem Revue, Kings and Queens of Jazz, Be-Bop, Rhythm and Blues.” Illustrated with a printed photograph of Kiki and a photograph of dancers. (card)
- Heat Wave: “Heat Wave, the 1980’s Big Beat Rock and Roll Party [featuring] the B-52s, The Clash, Elvis Costello + the Attractions, The Kings, The Pretenders, Rockpile with Nick Lowe + Dave Edmunds, Talking Heads … Saturday, August 23, Mosport Park”. Illustrated with a pair of sunglasses and a tie with musical notes. Colours of purple, yellow, pink and red.
- Hootenanny: “World’s Biggest Hootenany! The Tarriers, Halifz III, Judy Henske, Elan Stuart, the Chantelciars, the Waygarers, the Towne Criers, Simone Diana, the Pioneers, Dave Wiffen, Greg Winkfield, Maple Leaf Gardens – October  18, Hoot!”, Toronto, [1960s]
- Janis Joplin: A tribute poster after her death in 1970 featuring a printed photograph and some words of remembrance. On the verso is column from the Guardian 2 October 1970 about the editors of Oz being committed for trial at the Old Bailey in London, plus other text and illustrations
Jericho see Sweet Blindness
- Led Zepplin: “Led Zepplin 943”. Funky Enterprises, 1981. Illustrated with a dirigible. Black Light.
- Lowest of the Low: “The Molson Amphitheatre Thursday August 2 Lowest of the Low with special guests Billy Bragg and the Weaker Links; Sunday Aug 5 Matchbox Twenty with special guests Train and the Old 97’s”, Toronto, [early 1990s]; text only
- National Rock Opera Company: “Live in Concert Varsity Stadium Saturday, June 26 … The National Rock Opera Company performing music from Jesus Christ Superstar and other selected works”, [ca. 1971], image of cast members in white silhouette against a mauve background
- McKenna Mendelson Mainline: 6 items. The band known as McKenna Mendelson Mainline (for Mike McKenna and Joe Mendelson); name shortened to Mainline.  (1)“’Stink’ at the Rock File, August 21, 22, 23 &34, McKenna Mendelson Mainline with ‘Whiskey Howl” [1969; ‘Stink” was the name of their album. (2-4) “Benevolence … Mainline Plays for Money”, drawn by Andoff, 1970; one original, two photocopies with autographs. (5) “Mainline Comes West”, drawn by Andoff, 1972, card (6) “Biscuit Meats [sic] Mainline” drawn by Andoff, 1973, card.

- Ocean: “The Forum Los Angeles, Japan Far East, Italy, Hawaii, Germany. We’ve got a dread one more chance ‘Hand in Hand’. Ocean, Massey Hall, October 26.” The date 1973 has been written in pencil on the poster. Illustrated with the peace symbol with images of the band inside. B&w.
- Perth County Conspiracy: Two posters, (1) “Columbia Recording Artists The Perth County Conspiracy and Its Friend THOG Await You, Benefitting Youth Anonymous, Feb. 5, 6, 7, Bathurst St. United Church Toronto”. (2) “An evening of music with our irreverent friends from Ontario, Perth County Conspiracy does not exist, appearing, Don’t Miss It.” This poster is blank with spaces left for dates, times, etc. Illustrated with an image of the band. [early to mid 1970s].
- The Police: “The Police Picnic, Sunday August 23, 1981 at The Grove, Oakville!! Their Only Canadian Appearance … A Bev, Capricorn, Garys production.” Illustrated with a printed b&w photograph of three band members including Sting.
- Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour. American Tour. Features the tongue logo taking the place of the stars on the American flag. List of American cities on the bottom plus Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. 1989. On Board; extreme oversize
- Sonny Emory: “Sabian Cymbals and Long & McQuade Present An Evening with Sonny Emory of Earth Wind & Fire, Sunday November 27, 1988 . The El Mocambo”, Toronto. Hand lettered display card with a b&w photograph of Emory pasted on.
- Sum 41: “Sum 41 Half Hour of Power, Thursday December 28 … The El Mocambo”, Toronto. “Half Hour of Power was released in June 2000. The details on this particular concert are taped to the col. poster featuring the band members
- Summerfest: “Ye Old Brunswick House presents Summerfest Two Reggae … The Gladiators … Carlene Davis”, 22-23 June, Toronto.
- Sweet Blindness: “Nickelodeon, Sweet Blindness Jan 3-16; Jericho, Jan. 17-29, 279 Yonge.” Toronto, drawing of jukebox by Frank Perold. 1974 or later in the 1970s.
- Toronto Folk Festival: “The First Annual Toronto Folk Festival, July 25/26/27th … over 100 performers.”  [1980]. Text only, black on yellow
“Toronto Rock ’n Roll Revival 1969, Varsity Stadium Sept. 13”; many performers are listed; illustrated by photographs. (card)
- Tragically Hip: “The Tragically Hip in concert with special guests Odds and Change of Heart … North Bay … Sudbury … Sault [Ste. Marie]”, MCA Concerts Canada, [1995]; white on black
- The Who: Bill Graham Presents in SanFrancisco The Who, Cow Palace, Nov. 20 … 1973”. Illustration of an owl, cat and castle. (card)

-Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1994. Illustrated with col. drawings. Poster
- Grain Exhibition and Conference, Regina, 1932. Display card, illustrated.
- Saint John Exhibition, 1929, The Maritimes Greatest Exhibition. Illustrated with a clown and drum. Extreme oversize display card
-Western Fair, London, 1896. Illustrated with a map of South Western Ontario. Paper poster glued to fabric

“Lectures Illustrated by Stereopticon to be given under the auspices of the Luther League of the English Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity”. Lectures for the 1908-1909 season are listed. Illustrated with printed photographs of the Church and Rev. J.J. Clemens.

Movies (posters, leaflet, pressbook, display cards; see also cartoons above)
-“Coming Nelson’s all Talking Pictures”. Illustrated with a printed photograph of C.A. Nelson. The Ross Print Limited, Halifax, N.S. A square at the bottom is left blank to fill in dates and times. Poster
-Cinematograph Times, 15 August 1931. The front cover is an advertisement for “Divorce”, written and directed by A. Varney Serrao, Friday August 21 at the New Gallery. Produced at the British &Dominions Studios, Boreham Wood, Herts. Illustrated with a printed photograph.
The two inside pages have an advertisement for: “Sterling Film Co. Ltd. present the ‘Viking’, the first all-talking picture made actually on the Arctic Icefields …enacted during the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt. Spoken prologue by Sir Wilfred Grenfell ... the picture that cost the lives of the producer Varlick Frissell, and 25 members of the crew … Prince Edward Theatre … Tuesday Aug. 18.”  Directed by George Melford. Illustrated. The back cover is an advertisement for “Constance Bennett in The Common Law”. A PDC Picture. Contains quotations from reviews and printed photographs of Bennett and the cast.
-“Fox Theatre Glencoe”; poster for movies playing from 18-23 August [1941]: Wallace Beery as “Barnacle Bill” and Gene Autry in “The Singing Hill”, plus Laurel and Hardy in “Busy Bodies” and “Coffin on Wheels” – Crime Series Illustrated with printed photographs of Beery, Marjorie Main and Gene Autry. Poster
- Gayety Theatre, Collingwood: four display cards for movies playing, [1963-1965]
- United Artists Corp.: “Gerry and the Pacemakers … ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’”, 1965; illustrated
- Yellow Submarine: United Artists Pressbook for The Beatles, “Yellow Submarine”, b&w, 8 pages, [1968]
- “Walt Disney Productions Presents The Fox and the Hound”, [1981]. Poster contains and order form for the record, expires 31 Jan. 1982. Illustrated with animated characters from the film. Poster for Long Playing Picture Disc Record.

-Canadian Stage and Radio Enterprises: “Coming! … Jolly Jimmy Perrin, Canada’s Ace Comedian and His Clever Company in a Two-Hour Blitz of Variety Vaudeville, Singers – Dancers – Acrobats – Comedians – Magicians – Musicians … This is a Marks Show … Powassan, Mon. June 26”. Printed by Coldwater News Print, Coldwater, Ontario. Illustrated with a printed photograph of Perrin. Poster
- Factory Theatre Lab. “Hurray for Johnny Canuck”, directed by Ken Gass. November 1974. [Toronto]. Illustrated with drawings.

-Map of Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1962
-“Walt Disney’s Big Trackmeet”, featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Ontex, No. 258, Made in Canada
- “Qui Sera ??? Mr. Ottawa ‘1961’ … Saturday, June 10, 1961 … [with] a variety show. Illustrated with printed photographs of Bob Simpson and Helen Rodier, as well as a previous winner.
-France: “Cortege Historique, Franchimont Theux, 24 juillet 1949, edité par le Commissariat general au tourisme”. Historical procession, 24 July 1949, illustrated by a drawing by Leon Bertrand of a medieval woman on a white horse led by a page. Poster
- Felix the Cat Tic Tac Toe Board Game, 1960

Fabric items:
The following items are meant to be stuffed and used as pillows:
Little Orphan Annie’s dog
Mickey Mouse
Little Orphan Annie
Donald Duck

The following items are meant to be embroidered:
Vogue Needlecraft, no. 97, Mickey Mouse Series, copyright 1931, Walt Disney Productions Ltd.: Mickey and Minnie Mouse with piano
Vogue Needlecraft, no. 98, Mickey Mouse Series, copyright 1931, Walt Disney Productions Ltd.: Mickey and Minnie Mouse with umbrella

Head scarf (or bib):
Monkees: four band members are depicted with printed signatures

Tea-towel, all pure linen, made in Ireland, Ulster copyright:
The Beatles: four band members are depicted with printed signatures; musical instruments form a border, ca. 1965

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Last Reviewed: December 22, 2010