The Fanchon and Marco collection contains approximately 1400 photographs depicting hundreds of Fanchon and Marco Inc.
sets and performers for the company's live variety shows performed before feature films in California and across the country
in the 1920s and
1930s. These shows, known as "Ideas," were produced by the Los Angeles-based theatrical production team of sister and brother
Fanchon Wolff Simon (1892–1965)
and Marco Wolff (1894–1977). The collection also includes a box containing newspaper clippings, musical scores, miscellaneous
photographs, and the
supplemental press books that were included with the Fanchon & Marco promotional magazine, Now (and later The Idea), dating
from 1930 and 1931.
The sister-and-brother duo of Fanchon Wolff Simon (1892–1965) and Marco Wolff (1894–1977) founded the theatrical-production
company of Fanchon & Marco Inc. in 1923. The company, located at 5600 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, provided
live stage shows to movie houses in California and across the country.
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