Nightclubs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Bessie Barnes Papers
Abstract Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920s and 1930s.
Mister Kelly's collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mister Kellys
Abstract Archival material collected to document the history of Chicago nightclubs Mister Kelly's and London House, and the comedy club The Happy Medium, from the 1940s through the 1970s. Includes photographs, memorabilia, books, periodicals, posters, artifacts, and some promotional and administrative records. The clubs were all owned and run by Chicagoans George and Oscar Marienthal. The collection also includes more current material and audio and video interviews about the history of the clubs, some...
Rudy Horn Papers
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago entertainer known as the "Comedy King of Vaudeville." His father was Henry Horn, who operated and booked nightclubs in the early 1900s and was the onetime owner of Chicago's Green Mill Tavern. Born in 1909, Horn performed as a dancer, comedian, and emcee throughout the US and Europe.