Spotlight: The Betty M. Mitchell Collection of Fred Stone Theatrical Materials at Rollins College

05 Oct 2022 8:41 AM | Anonymous member

Rollins College Archives recently acquired The Betty M. Mitchell Collection of Fred Stone Theatrical Materials, which includes four boxes of theatrical files, plus a few bound volumes of sheet music used in various musicals and plays. The gift also contains a small assortment of items from Rex Beach, but the core of the collection consists of some critical early Broadway ephemera. Fred Andrew Stone ’29H (August 19, 1873 – March 6, 1959) was an American entertainer, Broadway actor, and Hollywood movie star in the early twentieth century. His career spanned over 60 years, during which he performed as an acrobat, dancer, singer, actor, and comedian. After his death in 1959, The New York Times noted that he was “almost alone among the popular comedians of his day as the ‘wholesome’ type” and unique in his appeal to both children and adults. For additional information, please see:

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