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Lewis (Albert) memorabilia collection
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This collection consists of memorabilia from the personal library of film and theatre producer Albert Lewis.
Albert Lewis (1884-1978) was a theatre, film, and television producer with an expansive catalog of projects. Lewis began as a partner to producer Max Gordon (1892-1978), creating single act plays for vaudeville. In 1925, Lewis produced and directed the original Broadway production of The Jazz Singer which was later adapted into the film The Jazz Singer (1927). In 1942, Albert Lewis and George Balanchine co-produced and co-directed Cabin in the Sky a Broadway musical with an all-Black cast, which Lewis later produced the film version in 1943. He also co-wrote films with his son, Arthur Lewis, including Oh You Beautiful Doll (1949) and Golden Girl (1951). Together they also produced the Broadway musical Three Wishes for Jamie (1952). Arthur Lewis produced theater works including Guys and Dolls (1953), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1963), and Funny Girl (1966). He produced Baxter (1972) and The Killer Elite (1975) for the screen, and Brenner (1959), The Asphalt Jungle (1961), and The Nurses (1962) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1980) for television. Arthur Lewis is a University of Southern California alumnus.
19.125 Linear Feet 17 boxes
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