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Finding Aid for the Evelyn Venable Scrapbook Collection
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Series 1. Scrapbooks 1933 - 1938

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains ten scrapbooks that hold newspaper clippings highlighting the film and stage career of Venable. The clippings also discuss such areas as Venable's personal life as a wife and mother in Hollywood.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1

Scrapbook Number 1 1933 July - December

Physical Description: 67 p.
Box 2

Scrapbook Number 2 1934 January - February

Physical Description: 190 p.
Box 2

Scrapbook Number 3 1934 June - July

Physical Description: 123 p.
Box 1

Scrapbook Number 4 1934 September - October

Physical Description: 102 p.
Box 1

Scrapbook Number 5 1934 November - 1935 January

Physical Description: 96 p.
Box 3

Scrapbook Number 6 1935 February - July

Physical Description: 101 p.
Box 3

Scrapbook Number 7 1935 August - 1936 September

Physical Description: 112 p.
Box 3

Scrapbook Number 8 1936 October - 1937 December

Physical Description: 119 p.
Box 2

Scrapbook Number 9 1938 January - October

Physical Description: 74 p.
Box 1

Scrapbook Number 10 1938 November -

Physical Description: 34 p.
 

Series 2. Stage Performances

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials related to Venable's stage performances. Highlights inlcude photographs, clippings from Venable's high school weekly newsletter, a cast list, and a poem written about Venable's role as "Juliet".

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by play title.
Box 4, Item 1

As You Like It 1929

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains an issue of The Chatterbox which discusses Venable's role as Rosalind in the play.
Box 4, Item 2

Cyrano de Bergerac 1932

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two newspaper clippings, one photograph of Venable as the "Flower Girl", and one cast list.
Box 4, Item 3

Hamlet 1933

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains one photograph of Venable as "Ophelia" and a clipping from The Chatterbox discussing Venable's role in the play.
Box 4, Item 4

Romeo and Juliet 1928

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains twenty newspaper clippings, three clippings from The Chatterbox, the Walnut Hills High Weekly, three clippings from "The Gleam", and one poem entitled "On Seeing Evelyn Venable As Juliet" by Jennie Moore Bryan.
 

Series 3. Loose Newspaper Clippings

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains loose newspaper clippings as well as photographs, poems, letters, and miscellaneous items.

Arrangement

The series is divided into five subseries. The subseries are arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Subseries 1. The Chatterbox 1933

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains clippings from The Chatterbox, Venable's high school weekly newsletter.
Box 4, Item 5

The Chatterbox

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two clippings from The Chatterbox, the Walnut Hills High Weekly. They are related to Venable's return to Cincinnati, Ohio as a member of Walter Hampden's Company. Venable appeared in a performance that week at Shubert Theater.
 

Subseries 2. Emerson Venable

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials related to the activities of Venable's father, Professor Emerson Venable.
Box 4, Item 6

Emerson Venable

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains three newspaper clippings related to the activities of Venable's father, Professor Emerson Venable.
 

Subseries 3. UCLA

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials related to Venable's years of teaching at UCLA.
Box 4, Item 7

UCLA

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two newspaper clippings discussing Venable's teaching career at UCLA. Also included is a program for "The Rope" which was performed by the Latin Class in 1975. There is also a flyer for a Latin film "Urbs Mea".
 

Subseries 4. Walter Hampden

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials highlighting the stage career of Shakespearean actor Walter Hampden.
Box 4, Item 8

Walter Hampden

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a program for "Hamlet" and "Cyrano de Bergerac", a photograph of Hampden as Hamlet which was sent to Venable's father as well as another photograph of Hampden as Hamlet along with a negative. Also inlcuded is a reproduction on newspaper quality paper of articles commending Hampden's performaces as Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew" and as Shylock in "The Merchent of Venice". There is also a typed letter from 1929 addressed to "Mr. Hampden" from an unknown sender.
 

Subseries 5. Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 9 folders

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by date and then alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains loose newspaper clippings discussing Venable's stage and film career. Also included is an eight page typed poem, dated 1904, by Venable's grandfather, William Henry Venable, and a lanscape watercolor attributed to "E.V" which may be Venable or her father Emerson Venable.
Box 4, Item 9

1933 1933

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains seven clippings that discuss Venable's first Hollywood film appearances.
Box 4, Item 10

1934 1934

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains eighty four newspaper clippings. They discuss Venable's film roles in "Mississippi" and "Double Door" as well as her upcoming Florence Nightingale film. Other clippings mention little facts about how Venable is a vegetarian, enjoys fencing and horseback riding and her choice in fashion and beauty products. There are also several clippings that announce when Venable was interviewd on local radio stations.
Box 4, Item 11

1935 1935

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains nineteen newspaper clippings. The majority discuss Venable's return to the stage at Juliet as the Vine St. Theatre in Los Angeles.
Box 4, Item 12

1938 1938

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two articles, one in which Venable advocates for safe driving and the other commenting upon how Venable's role as a mother did not hinder her popularity in Hollywood.
Box 4, Item 13

1939 1939

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains thirty two newspaper clippings. The majority discuss Venable's bout with appendicitis, her Western drama "Heritage of the Desert", and parties attended by herself and her husband.
Box 4, Item 14

1940 1940

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains six newspaer clippings, two of which show Venable supporting "Presto" cake mix and a dairy product by Borden's.
Box 4, Item 15

1942 1942

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two newspaper clippings on Venable's service as a Red Cross aide.
Box 4, Item 16

Miscellaneous Items

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a typed, eight page poem dated 1904 by Venable's grandfather, William Henry Venable, a lanscape watercolor attributed to "E.V" which may be Venable or her father Emerson Venable, a business card, and a newspaper clipping.
Box 4, Item 17

No Date

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains six newspaper clippings. They discuss Venable's film roles as well as Venable in an advertisement for a dinner gown.