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Series II. Early Stage Career, 1937-1946

Scope and Content Notes:

Michael Ellis as performer, apprentice, director. Materials include programs, newspaper clippings, etc. beginning with the Atelier Players, program, Paris, 1938, “presented by Mayer Abrahamson.” Includes summer theatres in the U.S., 1939-40; My Sister Eileen tour, 1942; U.S. Army, 1943; and his first Broadway appearance, in The Duchess of Malfi in 1946. See the scrapbook in the oversized materials series for Michael Ellis' first professional stage appearance, 1941, and additional material on My Sister Eileen. See scripts series for the Nothing but the Truth playscript, directed by Ellis in Paris in 1938.

Folder 15 Atelier Players - Paris program, 1937-1938
Folder 16 Cohasset Summer Theatre - Programs, 1939
Folder 17 Wilkes Barre - Summer Programs, 1940
Folder 18 My Sister Eileen - Sob Sister Sentinel and publication of the Eastern Company…on Tour, 1942
Folder 19 Army miscellaneous, 1943
Folder 20 Duchess of Malfi Ellis as Silvio on Broadway, 1946
Folder 21 Soldier Show, 1947
Folder 22 Metropolitan Players programs