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Finding Aid for the Rex Evans Papers, ca. 1925-1969
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Letters Received, 1933-1950

Box 1, Folder 1

Telegram from Noël Coward, 1933.

Box 1, Folder 1

Typewritten letter signed from John C. (Jack) Wilson, 1937.

Box 1, Folder 1

Typed note signed from Gertrude Lawrence, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Postcard from Mother Shoppard(?) (Alice Pearce?), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Holiday card from Carol Channing and family (with photograph), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Drawing by Adrian, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Program autographed by Gladys Cooper, 1968.


Career in Cabaret


(see also Oversize Box 1 and Packages 1-2)
Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings, primarily cabaret, but including London theater, late 1920s-30s.

Box 1, Folder 3

Photograph of Sophie Tucker and Rex Evans, 1928.

Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings, Club Bali (8804 Sunset, Los Angeles), late 1930s.

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters sent enclosing copies of lyrics, revue sketches, etc. 1930, 1936-37.

Box 1, Folders 6-8

Copies of lyrics, sketches, holograph music scores, etc.


Career in Movies


(See also Package 2)
Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings, late 1930s-1960s.

Box 1, Folder 10

Clippings, Camille and The Philadelphia Story, late 1930s.


Career in Theater


(See also Oversize Box 1 and Packages 1-4)

Lady Windermere's Fan, 1945-46

Box 1, Folder 11


Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 12

Photographs by Caskey.

Physical Description: 2 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 13



My Romance, 1948-49

Box 1, Folder 14


Box 1, Folder 15

Photographs; most stamped Will Rapport, one stamped Richard Tucker.

Physical Description: 9 pieces.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1950

Box 1, Folder 16


Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs by Fred Fehl.

Physical Description: 7 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 18

Photographs by Eileen Darby.

Physical Description: 2 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 19

Photographs by unidentified photographers.

Physical Description: 28 pieces.
Abstract: Includes backstage snapshots and autographed photograph of Yvonne Adair.
Box 1, Folder 20



Strike a Match, 1952

Box 1, Folder 21

Program signed by Mel Ferrer (director) and members of the cast: Eva Gabor, Richard Egan, Pat O'Brien, etc.

Box 1, Folder 22



Miscellaneous Shapshots and Photographs of Rex Evans

Box 1, Folder 23

2? photographs by James de Vries; other photographers unknown.

Box 1, Folder 23

5 photographs and 1 negative.



Box 1, Folder 24

Rex Evans greeting card from Chez Rex (London) and collected theater programs.

Oversize Box 2

Printed popular music (some in French): Carioca, La Chanson de Broadway, etc. 1935.

Oversize Box 2

Photographs of Lady Windermere's fan, production and cast.

Oversize Box 2

8 photographs stamped [Cecil] Beaton.

Oversize Box 2

1 photograph possibly by Beaton (Beaton, Rex Evans and others on stage).

Oversize Box 2

5 photographs of Rex Evans (copies probably not made by Beaton).

Oversize Box 2

1 mounted, damaged photograph of Isobel Jeans in the London Lady Windermere's fan by Cecil Beaton.

Oversize Box 2

Caricature of Cornelia Otis Skinner and Estelle Winwood by James House, Jr.

Physical Description: Pen and ink on stiff paper. 30.5 × 29 cm. Signed by the actresses.
Oversize Box 2

Portrait of Rex Evans.

Physical Description: Colored pencil on paper. 36 × 25 cm. Signed: Rex with love, Violet, 19.7.37.
Oversize Box 3

Scrapbook of clippings, primarily cabaret, 1927-33.

Oversize Box 3

Scrapbook of clippings, cabaret, theater, and movies, 1930-36.

Oversize Box 4

Scrapbook of clippings, Lady Windermere's fan, 1946-48.

Oversize Box 4

Scrapbook of clippings, Gentlemen prefer blondes, 1950.

Oversize Box 5

Hynes, E. - caricature of Rex Evans and Ethel Baird.

Physical Description: (Pen and ink on paper; matted).