Henrique Vivian Messetti was a writer, performer, and member of a vaudeville-circus family active during the 1920's-1940's.
The papers, which span the years 1929-1949, contain correspondence, scripts, and other production materials relating to the
activities of a traveling California vaudeville-circus family. They document three successive road show companies: Messett's
Great Road Show, Little Eva's Temptation Company, and F. A. Cunningham's Kick High Musical Review
Henrique Vivian Messetti was born on September 5, 1918 in Spain where his parents were performing. Upon the family's return
to the United States, Los Angeles became their permanent residence. Messetti began appearing on the stage at the age of four.
Most of his work was in vaudeville/circus productions although he also claimed to have performed in a few motion picture serials.
In later years he dropped his first name while continuing as a female impersonator. He was with, among others, the touring
Messett's Great Road Show, Little Eva's Temptation Company, and F.A. Cunningham's Kick High Musical Circus.
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