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Goldsmith, Ellen, 1926-2007 : Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera stars and ballet dancers many autographed and hundreds of personal and backstage snapshots. Also, a group of photos of movie stills, popular celebrities and performers, plus a small amount of correspondence, memorabilia and signed theatrical programs, some Goldsmith drawings and writing, two scarves and a pair of ballet slippers.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (7 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Music, Theater
Call Number: Midwest MS Goldsmith
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The Ellen Goldsmith Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).