Eleanor Williams, Actress, Scrapbook, 1913-1932, undated A&M.4053

Eleanor Williams, Actress, Scrapbook, 1913-1932, undated A&M.4053


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.4053
Title
Eleanor Williams, Actress, Scrapbook1913-1932, undated
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/2417
Quantity
0.4 Linear Feet Summary: 4 1/2 in. (flat storage box, 3 1/2 in.); (flat storage box, 1 in.)
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Scrapbook of Eleanor Winslow Williams, of Clarksburg, West Virginia (born October 16, ca. 1890). Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, theatrical programs, and photographs regarding Williams and her career as an actress in theaters on and off Broadway. Most of the newspaper clippings are reviews, with some interviews of Williams. Highlights include a letter from Claudette Colbert, with whom she performed in the play The Barker, and a well-wishing note from fellow actress Fanny Brice. Williams was born and raised in Clarksburg and attended King's School of Oratory in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1914. She was recruited into the major league of theater by an agent of New York impresario David Belasco to work with David Warfield. Her career extended into the 1950s, but this scrapbook chiefly covers her work into the early 1930s.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 4053, Eleanor Williams, Actress, Scrapbook, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Theater.
  • Williams, Eleanor Winslow.