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Fanchon and Marco Collection of Photographs and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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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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