A program for a production of "Angel Street" performed by the Shearer Players consisting of black printed text on white paper. Liz White acted and directed in the production, which was sponsored by New York Esquires, Inc. The show's original name is "Gas Light" but is known in the United States as "Angel Street."
Scrapbook loosely bound and held together by tape with a small color postcard of a young girl wearing a pink ruffled dress and holding two sunflowers with the words "I is just your little blackbird" adhered to the front. The scrapbook created by Louise Jackson Gunn contains newspaper clippings, small black-and-white photographs and other ephemera. The scrapbook primarily documents the career and social life of Gunn, a beauty queen, fashion model, actress and chorus girl. Gunn was active in multiple community organizations, women's clubs, and church groups. Many photographs document her family life, including her son "Billy" (actor and playwright Bill Gunn). Also included are photographs and clippings about fellow vaudeville performers, including Valaida Snow, Texas Guinan, and Wealthy Davis.
A program for the play "Angel Street" starring the Shearer Players and headlined by Liz White consisting of black printed text on white paper. The show's original name is "Gas Light" but is known in the United States as "Angel Street."
A program for the play "Angel Street" as performed by the Shearer Players led by Liz White consisting of black printed text on white paper. The show's original name is "Gas Light" but is known in the United States as "Angel Street."
A newspaper clipping depicting a black-and-white image of five (5) female performers in matching costumes. The women are depicted in two (2) rows. There are two (2) women in the top row are standing and three (3) in the bottom row are sitting. Laura Cathrell is depicted seated on the far left in the bottom row. They are all wearing black bodysuits with straps embellished with light toned feathers, white elbow-length gloves, black-and-white chokers, and large light toned feathers in their hair. Behind the woman is a curtain. Below the image is a caption printed in black ink that reads, [CLUB EBONY GALS-When you’ve got girls like these around there’s bound to be “a hot time in the old / town tonight.” And that’s exactly what happened last Friday night when these show stoppers from the / Club Ebony, latest nightclub to open on Broadway, danced out on the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of / Music. And beauty is as beauty does the lassies proved too by revealing that they could dance as well as / they look. Such whistling and wolf calls you’ve never heard. Show, sponsored by the Amsterdam News was / directed by Tommy Watkins, Brooklyn Editor, with the whole Brooklyn staff assisting him. Citizen’s[sic] Com- / mittee of Brooklyn cooperated with the show.]. On the back is a partially cut off article titled, [Stars Galore Highlighted Benefit!!!] and describes the ninth Annual Brooklyn benefit show sponsored by the Amsterdam News at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The article makes reference to a number of famous celebrities that performed at the show.