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Tobin (Vivian) papers
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Description
This collection contains photographs, correspondence, and ephemera related to Vivian Tobin's performance as Alice in the first American theatrical production of "Alice in Wonderland" in 1915.
Background
Vivian Tobin (1902-2002) was an American actress who starred as the first Alice in an American theatrical production of Alice in Wonderland in 1915. Tobin continued to perform in theater, vaudeville, and films through the 1930s. In 1935, Tobin married Karl von Hagen, later chair of the University of Southern California Department of Neurology, and they had one daughter, Vivian Thompson (USC Class of 1962), and a son.In 1915, "Alice in Wonderland" by Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972) was published as the first American dramatization of Lewis Carroll's novels "Alice in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871). Gerstenberg's play premiered on February 10, 1915, at the Fine Arts Theatre in Chicago, IL, before traveling to Broadway, to the Booth Theatre, on March 23, 1915. Vivian Tobin (1902-2002) became the first actress to perform the role of Alice in the United States.
Extent
2.29 Linear Feet 2 boxes
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