Adler, Celia, 1889-1979
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, including theatrical materials such as scripts, programs and sheet music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted publications, and photographs of many of the members of the Adler family and their friends from the Yiddish theater. These materials reflect the wide scope of the Adler acting family and their immense influence on Yiddish theater, Broadway and motion pictures.
Sigmund Feinman's widow, Dinah Feinman, and two daughters, Lili Feinman (Satz) and Tsili Feinman (Celia Adler), at the grave of Sigmund Feinman (died 1909) in Łódź, some time after the erection of a monument there, which took place in summer 1911. Two group portraits and one photo of the gravesite alone. Also pictured: Yitskhok Zandberg and Iser Bezman. Photos by Victoria, Łódź. Stored in Oversize Box 98.
The collection consists mainly of minutes, surveys, reports, photographs, and correspondence of both JWB personnel and U.S. military chaplains, directed toward or concerned with the Jewish men in the Armed Forces.
The material in this collection covers such topics as: holiday arrangements (primarily the High Holy Days and Passover), food needs, religious services, furloughs, prayerbooks; budgeting and staffing; registration and marking of Jewish graves; anti-Semitism in the military; the general problems of Kashruth; communication between the men and their families; and general recreation and entertainment.
This collection contains 331 Yiddish theater and film posters, mainly from the first half of the twentieth century, from North and South America.
Localities: New York, Warsaw
Programs for "Di eybike kale" by Harry Kalmanovitch, adapted by Yakov Shternberg; and "Gasn froyen (Ibergus)" by L. Malach. Also includes two clippings, 1932, 1937, stored in Oversize Box 92. 4 items.
This subseries comprises approximately 1,000 oversize posters stored in map drawers. In Jonas Turkow's arrangement and cataloging of the items in the collection, oversize posters were fully integrated with the playbills found in Subseries 3; the item numbers they received fall within the same sequence as those of the playbills. Both types of items were categorized under the Yiddish heading "afishn" (posters, playbills; related to the French: affiche). The arrangement of the posters, therefore, mirrors that of the playbills in Subseries 3, with correponding folder titles and numbers (the folders containing posters are distinguished with the addition of a suffix "P" to the folder number).
Localities: Fall River (Mass.), New York, Rio de Janeiro
Includes playbill for David Pinsky's "Shir a tragedye," and fliers for appearances of Adler and Jacob Cone in Rio de Janeiro, for the benefit of the Idisher Hilfs-Fareyn (Jewish Relief Society). One flier advertises Adler in comedy skits, along with a showing of her film Vu iz mayn kind? (Where Is My Child?). 4 items.