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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory
Date: June 1, 1907
This theatrical directory published by the Santa Fe Railroad Company provides a list of theaters and opera houses with their locations along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company system. At the back of the book, a map illustrates the locations of the theatrical facilities along the Santa Fe lines. The directory was a useful guide in determining routes and bookings for the season's theatrical tour.


First & Broadway, Wichita, Kansas

First & Broadway, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1950
This photograph shows an unidentified liquor store along the northwest corner of First & Broadway Street in Wichita, Kansas. At the top of the building signs for the American Red Cross and the Crawford Theatre are visible.


Hiawatha. A drama in five acts

Hiawatha. A drama in five acts
Date: Between June 14, 1915 and June 15, 1915
Program "Hiawatha" : A Drama in Five Acts presented by students of Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas.


Ritz Theater weekly movie schedule, Council Grove, Kansas

Ritz Theater weekly movie schedule, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: June 2, 1940
This poster displays the June 2, 1940 Ritz Theater weekly movie schedule in Council Grove, Kansas.


Ritz Theater weekly movie schedule, Council Grove, Kansas

Ritz Theater weekly movie schedule, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: March 24, 1940
This poster displays the weekly movie schedule for the Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Splendor in the Grass lobby card

Splendor in the Grass lobby card
Creator: Warner Brothers Pictures
Date: 1961
This polychrome-lithographed lobby card advertises the film "Splendor in the Grass." The screenplay for the 1961 film was written by William Inge and based on his personal experience growing up in Independence, Kansas. Inge won an Academy Award for this film.


Theater scrapbook and date book, Topeka, Kansas

Theater scrapbook and date book, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wood, J. W.
Date: 1880-1889
This scrapbook, compiled by J. W. Wood, contains programs, clippings, illustrations, and other memorabilia of the theaters and performers in Topeka, Kansas, in the 1880s. There are two photographs of the Grand Opera House, which was located at 615 SW Jackson Street in Topeka, and most of the programs are from their productions. A theatrical date book for the Grand Opera House covers the 1884 and 1885 season. These items belonged to Jay House.


The devil's cook kitchen

The devil's cook kitchen
Date: October 05, 1906
This newspaper advertisement from the Topeka Plaindealer, is promoting Reverend H. Charles Pope's moving and stereopticon pictures titled "The Devil's Cook Kitchen or Death in the Pot." The exhibition also goes on to show the twenty-six different ways dancing is harmful.


Wall clock

Wall clock
Creator: General Electric
Date: between 1970 and 1977
General Electric wall clock made of turquoise-colored plastic. "MTM" is handwritten on the back, referencing the CBS television series known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The show was a situation comedy featuring a female news producer portrayed by actress Mary Tyler Moore. It aired from 1970 to 1977. Much of the show was filmed in a fictional newsroom where Moore interacted with Lou Grant, a character portrayed by Kansas City actor Ed Asner. This clock was used as a prop on the show and later donated by Asner.


Whizzo the Clown birthday club card

Whizzo the Clown birthday club card
Date: between 1970 and 1986
Paper membership card for the Birthday Club sponsored by Whizzo the Clown. Whizzo was a character created by Frank Wiziarde, a children's entertainer in Kansas City, Kansas. He was best known for his children's television show that aired on local stations in Kansas City and Topeka from 1954 to 1987. Wiziarde was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1916 and soon joined his family's traveling circus act. In the late 1940s Wiziarde transitioned to broadcasting, but merged the two professions to entertain children.


Whizzo the Clown goose

Whizzo the Clown goose
Creator: Wiziarde, Frank
Date: between 1960 and 1980
Whizzo the Clown used this stuffed toy goose as a television prop. Whizzo was a character created by Frank Wiziarde, a children's entertainer in Kansas City, Missouri. He was best known for his children's television show that aired on local stations in Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas, from 1954 to 1987. Wiziarde was born in Westmoreland, Kansas, in 1916 and soon joined his family's traveling circus act. In the late 1940s Wiziarde transitioned to broadcasting, but merged the two professions to entertain children. Known for his use of props, Wiziarde most likely fashioned this prop goose himself and named it Hissy. Hissy was typically suspended from the neck and lowered onto the television set where she unknowingly collided with Whizzo.


Whizzo the Clown suitcase

Whizzo the Clown suitcase
Creator: Wiziarde, Frank
Date: between 1960 and 1980
Yellow and red television prop suitcase used by Whizzo the Clown. Whizzo was a character created by Frank Wiziarde, a children's entertainer in Kansas City, Kansas. He was best known for his children's television show that aired on local stations in Kansas City and Topeka from 1954 to 1987. Wiziarde was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1916 and soon joined his family's traveling circus act. In the late 1940s Wiziarde transitioned to broadcasting, but merged the two professions to entertain children. Known for his use of props, Wiziarde most likely fashioned this suitcase himself and used it on the show to house various tricks.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1961
Yellow, red and white paper half-sheet poster for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The poster is from a re-release of the film in 1961. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who is made marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" in 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Metropol-Verlages
Date: 1956
Bi-fold paper brochure for the 1955 movie, Wichita. Printed in German. Black-and-white photographs from movie throughout, including a bust-length photo of actress Vera Miles on the back. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who becomes a marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" of 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1955
Lobby card for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The image on the card depicts a picnic scene featuring the male and female leads. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who becomes a marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" in 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1955
Lobby card for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The image on the card depicts a crowd scene. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who becomes a marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" of 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


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