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    • Lulu Belle

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    • In this melodrama, Lulu Belle (played in blackface by Lenore Ulric) is a flamboyant prostitute who pounds the pavements both of San Juan Hill and Harlem ; she succeeds in luring a white barber, George Randall (Henry Hull), away from his wife and...
    • Lulu Belle

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    • In this melodrama, Lulu Belle (played in blackface by Lenore Ulric) is a flamboyant prostitute who pounds the pavements both of San Juan Hill and Harlem ; she succeeds in luring a white barber, George Randall (Henry Hull), away from his wife and...
    • Blue Jeans

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    • Poster depicting the famed saw mill scene. Blue Jeans is a melodrama that opened in New York City in 1890 to great popularity. The sensation of the play is a scene where the unconscious hero is placed on a board approaching a huge buzz saw in a...
    • Blue Jeans

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    • Blue Jeans is a melodrama that opened in New York City in 1890 to great popularity. The sensation of the play is a scene where the unconscious hero is placed on a board approaching a huge buzz saw in a sawmill, which became one of the most dramatic...
    • Octoroon, The

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    • Melodrama and realism were common allies as realism sought to escape the problems inherent in it and melodrama sought a new authentication as in the 1861 production of The Octoroon
    • Octoroon, The

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    • Melodrama and realism were common allies as realism sought to escape the problems inherent in it and melodrama sought a new authentication as in the 1861 production of The Octoroon
    • Girl of the Golden West

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    • Blanche Bates and Robert Hilliard in The Girl of the Golden West, a theatrical play written, produced and directed by David Belasco and later made into an opera, La fanciulla del West, by Puccini. The four-act melodrama set in the California Gold...
    • Girl of the Golden West

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    • Act 1, in the Polka Saloon, near Cloudy Mountain, California, 1849 ; the sheriff is disturbed by the attention paid by the proprietress, Minnie, to the new arrival, Dick Johnson, really the bandit Rammerrez. The Girl of the Golden West, a...
    • Girl of the Golden West

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    • Act 4, the boundless prairies of the west ; the former saloonkeeper and the former outlaw look to the dawn of a new day and a new life. Blanche Bates and Robert Hilliard in The Girl of the Golden West, a theatrical play written, produced and...
    • Letter from Frank Berigan

    • BERIGAN FRANK A. SR. 1899-1973 OMAHA NEB. BERIGAN BROS. LIVE STOCK COMMISSION CO. OMAHA NEB. RECORDS CORRESPONDENCE ANIMAL INDUSTRY NEBRASKA OMAHA GROSS BRICK W. A. CATTLE PRICES MELODRAMA NEBRASKA OMAHA ROME HOTEL OMAHA NEB.
    • Letter from Frank Berigan to W. A. Gross of Pine Bluff, Wyoming. May 3, 1940. Description: This letter mentions cattle prices, a wrestling match, Golden Spike days, and having a charge account at the drug store. Omaha, Nebraska.
    • Count of Monte Christo

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    • James O'Neill as Edmund Dantes and Clara Morris, one of the leading exponent of overblown, emotional acting ; O'Neill's interpretation of the part caused a sensation with the theater-going public ; the San Francisco News Latter was less...
    • Set designs

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    • Charles Lehr was one of America's most highly respected scene painters during the 19th century ; his training as a dioramist in the 1830s is evident in this sketch from Harper's Weekly of a scene he created for a production of The Jewess, a...
    • Led Astray

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    • Poster for Led Astray, a five act comedy, a typical French love triangle which Boucicault adapted to Irish circumstances
    • East Lynne

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    • Poster for East Lynne ; Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working but neglectful lawyer-husband and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her, and she bears their...
    • Lost in London

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    • Poster for Lost in London ; in Lost in London the Lancashire miner Job Armroyd, who is looking for his seduced and abducted wife, moans about his wanderings in the gloomy metropolis: 'It be a dreadful and a dreary place, this Lunnon, for them as...
    • Two Orphans, The

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    • Posters for The Two Orphans ; The Two Orphans was one of the greatest theatrical successes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States. Les deux orphelines was written by the French dramatists Adolphe d'Ennery and...

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