Series 2 Carl Van Vechten Photograph Collection

Consists primarily of Carl Van Vechten’s portraits of influential actors, writers, and artists of the New York stage. The collection was assembled by Bruce Kellner and donated to Ganser Library in honor of Carl Van Vechten.

Albee, Edward, 18 April 1961 (2 8×10 photographs; playwright)

Anderson, Judith, 5 January 1937 (1 8×10 photograph; actress; written on back “Judith Anderson as Gertrude in Hamlet which she played with John Gillgud in 1937.”)

Armstrong-Jones, Antony, 23 December 1958 (1 8×10 photograph; photographer)

Atherton, Gertrude, 10 February 1935 (2 8×10 photographs; novelist)

Bankhead, Tallulah, 25 January 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Banks, Danny, 16 July 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

Barcelona, Spain, 12 June 1935 (1 8×10 photograph; photograph taken from The Parque Guell)

Best-Mangood, Adolfo, 4 June 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; painter)

Blesh, Rudi, 8 October 1947 (1 8×10 photograph; musicologist)

Blixen, Karen, 13 April 1959 (2 8×10 photographs; memorist & storyteller)

Boys. Marakesh, Morocco, 20 May 1935 (1 8×10 photograph; photograph taken in the plaza)

Bruskin, Mark (M.D.), 10 March 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; medical doctor)

Buechner, Frederick, n.d. (1 3×5 postcards; novelist)

Byner, Wittes, n.d. (1 3×5 postcards; poet)

Calder, Alexander, 10 July 1947 (1 8×10 photograph; sculptor)

Caldwell, Erskine, [1938] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Capote, Truman, n.d. (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Casa Batlo Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain, 17 June 1935 (4 8×10 photographs)

Cather, Willa, 22 January 1936 (2 8×10 photographs; novelist)

Chan, Haru, [1958] (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Channing, Carol, 5 January 1956 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Claire, Ina, 31 October 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Colum, Pardraic, n.d. (1 3×5 postcard; poet)

Cooper, Gladys, 30 April 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Dahl, Roald, [1953] (1 3×5 postcard; storyteller/author)

D’Alvarez, Marguerite, 23 March 1933 (1 8×10 photograph; contralto; written on back: “Marguerite d’Alvarez, Peruvian contralto.”)

Darvas, Lili, 20 October 1959 (1 8×10 photograph; actress; written on back: “Lili Darvas as the fortune teller in Cheri.”)

Davis, Christopher, 30 January 1962 (2 8×10 photographs; novelist)

Dowell, Coleman, [1956] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Dreiser, Theodore, [1934] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Dullea, Keir, 12 December 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

Epstein, Jacob, 28 May 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; sculptor; taken at Hyde Park, London)

Faulkner, William, [1954] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Feibelman, Peter, [1955] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Ferber, Edna, 14 December 1938 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Field, Betty, 20 December 1947 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Fini, Leonor, 14 December 1936 (1 8×10 photograph; painter)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, [1937] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Fontanne, Lynn, 23 May 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Ford, Ruth, 8 June 1939 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Foss, Lucas, 10 May 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; composer)

Gaiseau, Pierre-Domique, 10 July 1962 (1 8×10 photograph; film director)

Garden, Mary, 12 December 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; soprano; written on back “Mary was 87 I was 52.”)

Gish, Lillian, 12 April 1937 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Green, Julien, [1949] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Gysin, Brian, [1947] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Harrington, Curtis, 26 May 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Hartley, Marsden, [1947] (1 3×5 postcard; painter and memiorist)

Hersey, John, [1951] (1 3×5 postcards; novelist)

Hirschfeld, Nina, 8 October 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; actress (daughter of Al Hirschfeld))

Horne, Marilyn, 22 August 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; mezzo-soprano)

Inge, William, [1954] (1 3×5 postcard; playwright; written on back “William Inge (who wrote Picnic and Come Back Little Sheba.))

Irvin, George, 11 September 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; theologian)

Isherwood, Christopher, 16 August 1950 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Kellner, Bruce, 8 May 1953, 1956, 1958, 1959, n.d. (18 8×10 photographs; biographer [donor of collection])

King, Alexander & Margie, 16 January 1962 (1 8×10 photographs; memorist)

Kirstein, Lincoln, 17 November 1964 (2 8×10 photographs; memiorist/poet)

Kronenberger, Louis, [1955] (1 3×5 postcard; essayist)

Kubly, Herbert, [1955] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Lenya, Lotta, 13 February 1962 (1 8×10 photograph; singer)

Levy, Marvin David, 11 December 1959 (1 8×10 photograph; composer)

Lin, Anor, 8 October 1947 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist; daughter of Lin Yutang)

Lin, Mei-Mei, 8 October 1947 (1 8×10 photograph; author)

Lueders, Edward, 21 November 1951 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist & essayist)

Lumet, Sidney, 18 October 1940 (1 8×10 photograph; actor; as Jeshua in Journey to Jerusalem)

Madden, Donald, 18 April 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; actor; as Hamlet)

Marchant, Peter, [1956] (1 3×5 postcard; biographer)

Marinoff, Fania, 8 July 1936 (1 8×10 photograph; actress; wife of Carl Van Vechten)

Marinoff, Jacob, 14 September 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; journalist & poet)

McCullers, Carson, 31 July 1959 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Men at Place de la Bastille, Paris, France, 19 June 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; written on back: “Two Types”)

Mencken, Henry Louis, 19 July 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; journalist)

Merrick, Alan, 15 May 1963 (2 8x 10 photographs; novelist)

Mixon, Alan, 28 May 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

Mohn, Bent, [1959] (1 3×5 postcard; novelist)

Montresor, Beni, 17 March 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; artist)

Moore, Grace, 5 January 1933 (1 8×10 photograph; opera singer)

Morgan, Helen, 23 June 1932 (1 8×10 photograph; actress; as Julie in Showboat, Act I)

Morse, Robert, 25 July 1958 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

Mostel, Zero, 29 October 1958 (1 8×10 photograph;actor; Ulysses in Nighttown)

Mosque, Marakesh, Morocco, 18 May 1934 (1 8×10 photograph)

Muroff, Blanche and Muroff, Ivan, 4 January 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; Blanche with son, Ivan, age 5)

O’Brien, Peter Francis, 5 May 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; theologian)

O’Neill, Eugene, 5 September 1933 (2 8×10 photographs; playwright)

Olaf, Pierre, 7 June 1960 (1 8×10 photograph; actor; in La Plume de Ma Tante)

Ortega, Domingo, 5 June 1935 (1 8×10 photograph; Spanish bull fighter)

Padgette, Paul, 7 May 1963 (2 8×10 photographs; editor)

Paris from the Butte Mont[      ], Paris, France, 20 June 1934 (1 8×10 photograph)

Parque Guell, Barcelona, Spain, 12 June 1935 (6 8×10 photographs; features rooftop, entrance, stone trees, artificial cave and doorway of Antoni Gaudi’s Parque Guell)

Plummer, Christopher, 29 December 1959 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

R.S., Ilona, 28 April 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; artist)

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, [1941] (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

Reclining Christ. Montserat, Spain, 15 June 1935 (1 8×10 photograph)

Rey, Georges, 12 December 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; baritone)

Rorem, Ned, [1956] (1 3×5 postcard; composer)

Roth, Beulah, 10 September 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; author)

Seldes, Marian and Timothy, 18 July 1939 (1 8×10 photograph; children of editor, Gilbert Seldes; go on to be an actress and publisher respectively)

Semmelmeyer, Steven, 2 January 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; playwright)

Shankar, Ravi, 6 January 1933 (1 8×10 photograph; musician; written on back: “The most celebrated sitar player in India (1964).”)

Sheean, Vincent, [29 September 1958] (1 3×5 postcard; writer)

Sorrell, Charles, 16 July 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; golf pro)

Stanley, Kim, 1 August 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; actress)

Stein, Gertrude, 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; writer; with her dog Pepe)

Steloff, Frances, 3 March 1964 (2 8×10 photographs; founder of Gotham Book Mart)

Steps from Montmarte to Paris. France, 20 June 1934 (1 8×10 photograph)

Street sign. Barcelona, Spain, 15 June 1935 (1 8×10 photograph)

Strong man. Place de la Bastille, Paris, France, 19 June 1937 (1 8×10 photograph)

Svendsen, Clara, 13 April 1959 (2 8×10 photographs; editor)

Szabo, Sandor, 19 January 1933 (1 8×10 photograph; wrestler; written on back: “billed as the Hungarian Adonis.”)

Szell, George, 5 January 1954 (1 8×10 photograph; conductor)

Tamayo, Rufino, 27 December 1945 (1 8×10 photograph; Mexican painter)

Templo de la Sagioda familia, 17 June 1935 (3 8×10 photographs)

Thomson, Virgil, [1932] (1 8×10 photograph; composer)

Toklas, Alice B., 7 February 1935 (1 8×10 photograph; memorist; written on back: “Alice B. Toklas in the Garden of the Poe Shrine–Richmond, VA.”)

Townsend, Calvin, 29 September 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; pianist)

Tschelitcheff, Pavel, 14 November 1934 (1 8x 10 photograph; artist)

Tunney, Gene, 25 April 1934 (1 8×10 photograph; prize fighter)

Turnbull, Andrew, 18 April 1962 (2 8x 10 photographs; biographer)

Van Druten, John, [30 November 1932] (1 3×5 postcard; playwright)

Van Vechten, Carl, 1934, 1941, n.d.(4 8x 10 photographs; novelist, critic and photographer; dates on photographs: 13 February 1934, 9 March 1934, 16 April 1934, 8 May 1934; 1 3×5 postcard;5 5×7 photographs)

Vanderbilt, Gloria, [23 May 1958](1 3×5 postcard; artist/writer)

Vanderbilt, Gloria and Cooper, Wyatt, 18 Febriary 1964 (1 8×10 photograph; artist/writer and author/screenwriter respectively; photograph taken the year they were married)

Vidal, Gore, 1 November 1950 (1 3×5 postcard and 1 8×10 photograph; novelist; written on back of postcard: “At Edgewater, his fabulous place on the Hudson.”)

Villon, Andre Francois, 18 July 1961 (1 8×10 photograph; writer)

Wagner, Bruce, 22 January 1963 (1 8×10 photograph; actor)

Wescott, Glenway, 29 October 1936 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist & critic)

Wilder, Thornton, [18 August 1948] (1 3×5 postcard; playwright/novelist; in The Skin of Your Teeth)

Wolfe, Thomas, 14 April 1937 (1 8×10 photograph; novelist)

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