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Finding Aid for the Laurell Gaines papers, ca. 1923-1976
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U.S. Engagements. 1923-1946, 1974-1976.

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Letters received re: U.S. booking engagements. 1933-1976.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter referring to or addressed to Ted Mendenhall aka Ted Vaun. 1976 letter concerns a photograph LG donated to Oakland Paramount Theatre.
Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings re: U.S. engagements. 1923-1974.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings regarding LG's performances throughout the U.S. including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Shreveport. Includes 1974 "Variety" obituary for Ted Mendenhall aka Ted Vaun.
Box 1, Folder 3

Scrapbook pages re: U.S. engagements. 1932-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly clippings. Includes programs for Beverly Hills Hotel and Catalina Casino.
Box 1, Folder 4

Publicity photographs. ca. 1930s-1940s.

Scope and Content Note

Publicity photographs and professional portraits of LG, Ted Vaun, Florence Chappel. Includes work by Bruno of Hollywood (aka Anthony Bruno), Romaine Photography Studio, San Francisco; A. Kohler; and Archer's Studio, Hollywood (Fred Archer).

Asia and Australia Tour. 1939-1941.

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters received re: Asian booking engagements. 1940-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of recommendation letters from Cowan and Bailey, letters re: bookings in China and Malaysia and from Washington D.C. Office of Strategic Services re: photographic materials LG provided on Malaya, Colombo, Bali, Java, and the Philippines.
Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings re: Asian and Australian engagements. 1939-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from newspapers including Malaya Tribune, South China Morning Post, the Singapore Free Press. Also, a few programs and business cards.
Box 1, Folder 7

Scrapbook pages re: Asian and Australian engagements. 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and programs mostly concerning LG's engagements in Asia and some of Australian tour. Includes a publicity spread with LG and Florence Chappel in Australia. Mention also made of her teaching in Singapore.