The collection (ca. 1920s-1980s) consists of exterior and interior views of Harlem nightclubs and theaters (1920s-1960s); portraits and candid shots of entertainers, individual musicians, orchestras and chorus girls appearing at or affiliated with specific clubs and theaters (1920s-1960s); and views of nightclub patrons (ca. 1940s) -- Also depicted are views of clubs located in other parts of New York City; views of crowds gathered outside theaters; reproductions of broadsides and a club menu; studio portraits of club owners; a group portrait of beauty contestants; and maps showing the locations of certain clubs
Photographs depict nightclubs and the activities of young adults attending nightclubs in Canberra including: social behaviour, dancing, clothing fashions, body piercing, cigarette smoking habits, use of mobile phones, special lighting effects, disc jockeys and Master of Ceremonies. Nightclubs featured include Minque, Kartel, Academy and FM's Nightclub
Includes scenes of the exterior of the Meadows Nightclub and Casino, a January 1930 snowstorm which covered Fremont Street, and Fremont Street neon signs and night shots, 1930-31 (Oasis Cafe, Big 4 Club, Silver Club, Boulder Club, Mission Bar, the El Portal Theatre, and various businesses)
Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a Russian-born popular American entertainer. She gained fame as a performer in vaudeville and burlesque in the World War I era, and continued her career for many years in nightclubs, films, radio and television. The collection consists of Sophie Tucker's manuscript and typewritten drafts and notes, used as the basis for her published autobiography "Some of these Days" (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1945). The text of the book differs considerably from the drafts.