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Finding Aid for the Harry Pilcer papers, 1911-1940s
1941  
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Photographs.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the photographs are images of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer, alone and together. Although the photographs are not dated, many appear to embody their professional partnership as dancers in the early 1900s. Additionally there are a small number of photographs with Pilcer and other unidentified individuals. There is no specific arrangement to the series.
Box 2, Folder 6

Photographs (16 items). no date.

Additional Note

Mostly of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs (24 items). no date.

Additional Note

Some of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer.
Box 2, Folder 1

Photographs of Gaby Deslys (47 items). no date.

Additional Note

Some with Harry Pilcer.
Box 3, Folder 1

Photographs of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer (11 items). no date.

Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer (15 items). no date.

Box 2, Folder 10

Photographs of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer (16 items). no date.

Box 2, Folder 9

Photographs of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer (17 items). no date.

Box 2, Folder 5

Photographs of Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer (18 items). no date.

Box 2, Folder 8

Photographs of Harry Pilcer and others (16 items). no date.

Box 2, Folder 2

Photographs of Harry Pilcer and others (35 items). 1947, no date.

Box 2, Folder 4

Photographs of Harry Pilcer and others (39 items). 1918, 1947, no date.

Box 2, Folder 3

Photographs of Harry Pilcer and others (92 items). no date.

Box 3, Folder 2

Photographs of others (8 items). no date.

Additional Note

Including autographed photographs from Olympe Bradna and [Glam] Pop Lee.
Box 1, Folder 13

Unidentified Photograph. no date.

 

Contracts.

Box 1, Folder 7

Deslys and Pilcer Agreements (2 items). 1915, 1919.

 

Correspondence.

Scope and Content

The correspondence is primarily telegrams, letters and notes to Pilcer. The bulk of the telegrams and notes are from Gaby Deslys. Some of the material is written in French. There is no specific arrangement to the series.
Box 1, Folder 6

Cards to Pilcer. 1948, no date.

Box 1, Folder 14

Letters to Harry Pilcer. 1916-1920, 1929, 1943-1949.

Additional Note

Many in French.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letters to Harry Pilcer. no date.

Additional Note

Many in French.
Box 1, Folder 4

Notes to Harry Pilcer. 1919, 1920, 1946, no date.

Additional Note

Some in French.
Box 1, Folder 5

Telegrams. 19-teens, 1948.

Additional Note

Many from Gaby Deslys. Some in French.
 

Writings.

Scope and Content

The writings include typescript and holograph versions of a story that appears to be about Pilcer and to some degree his association with Deslys. Additionally there is a multipage outline titled, Gaby and Harry. There is no specific arrangement to the series.
Box 1, Folder 1

Gaby and Harry Outline - typed manuscript. no date.

Additional Note

Appears to be biographical information.
Box 1, Folder 3

Holograph manuscript (no title). no date.

Additional Note

Appears to be biographical story about Pilcer. Possibly related to Typescript manuscript in box 1 folder 2.
Box 1, Folder 2

Typescript manuscript (no title). no date.

Additional Note

Appears to be biographical story about Pilcer. Possibly related to Holograph Manuscript in box 1 folder 3.
 

Ephemera.

Scope and Content

The Ephemera series contains clippings and sheet music representing select projects in which Pilcer was involved, a small amount of invoices billed to Pilcer, business cards, programs, and original and printed sketches. There is no specific arrangement to the series.
Box 1, Folder 12

Business Cards. no date.

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings about Pilcer. 1945-1947, no date.

Additional Note

Some in French.
Box 1, Folder 16

Invoices billed to Harry Pilcer. 1940s, no date.

Additional Note

Appears related to living expenses; two billed to Fannie Brice.
Box 1, Folder 9

Programs. 1916, 1949, no date.

Box 1, Folder 11

Screen Actors Guild Membership and Receipts. 1943-1945.

Box 1, Folder 17

Sheet Music and lyrics. c. 1911, c.1920, c. 1947, no date.

Additional Note

The Gaby Glide, Mam'selle, J'aime Ta Pomme from The Razor's Edge, and Mon Homme.
Box 1, Folder 10

Sketches, drawings and printed art work. no date.