The collection documents the life and
career of comic dancer Trudi Schoop and contains photographs, programs, correspondence,
newspaper clippings, and other ephemera. The majority of materials represent the activities
of the Trudi Schoop Comic Ballet from 1931 to 1939. The collection also contains
correspondence and photographs of Schoop's manager, Alfred Fischer, and other artists he
managed. There is no information within the collection regarding Schoop's later career as a
Trudi Schoop (1903-1999) was a Swiss-born dancer and dance troupe leader who specialized in
comic stage productions and was often likened to Charlie Chaplin. Later in life, Schoop was
a pioneer in using dance therapy to treat mental illness.
1.7 Linear Feet
(3 boxes and 3 oversized folders)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Intellectual property rights are
retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to
publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.