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Ethel Waters in "The Member of the Wedding"

 Item
Identifier: B367.03.0002.0022.00009

Abstract

Ethel Waters (10-31-1896 to 10-1-1977) Started as blues singer (with Count Basie); first black person to star in all white Broadway show; Drama Critics Circle Award for performance in The Member of the Wedding.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1911-1949

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of Ethlen Waters on set in "The Member of the Wedding" wearing a flowered dress and an eyepatch and threading a needle. The inscription is written in the top left-hand corner of the photograph but is almost completely faded.

Rights and Usage Statement

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Extent

From the File: 1 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 8 x 10 in.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of Ethlen Waters on set in "The Member of the Wedding" wearing a flowered dress and an eyepatch and threading a needle. The inscription is written in the top left-hand corner of the photograph but is almost completely faded.

Inscriptions and Marks

Sincerely to Mr. Oberfelder Ethel Waters [on reverse: Ethel Waters as Berenice Sadie Brown in Carson McCullers' prize winning play, "The Member of the Wedding" Denver Auditorium 2 nights- Fri Nov 30, Sat. Dec. 1 with a matinee on Saturday]

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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