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Finding Aid for the Baruch Lumet Papers, 1955-1983
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Description
Baruch Lumet (1898- ) was a actor in theater and movies, and a author. He wrote and acted on New York City radio programs (1932-42), made his Broadway debut in The Chinese nightingale (1934), toured North America in his one-man show, Monotheatre varieties (1939-46), wrote Three steps down (1946) and Once upon a tailor (1953), and appeared in films and television programs. From 1953 to 1960, Lumet served as director of the Dallas Institute of Performing Arts and the Knox Street Theater, Dallas, Texas (1953-60). The collection consists of Lumet's personal papers relating to his career in the theater. Includes photographs, manuscripts, clippings, scripts, and videotapes, including his KCET television special, Portrait of my people.
Background
Lumet was born on September 16, 1898 in Warsaw, Poland; graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Dramatic and Musical Arts, 1918; made his debut as an actor there in the same year, and appeared in London (1920-21), and in various productions of Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theater in New York City (1926-31); wrote and acted on New York City radio programs (1932-42); made his Broadway debut in The Chinese nightingale (1934), and toured North America in his one-man show, Monotheatre varieties (1939-46); wrote Three steps down (1946) and Once upon a tailor (1953); appeared in the films One third of a nation (1939), The interns (1962), and Adventures of a young man (1962); appeared on television programs, including Studio one, Kraft television theater, Playhouse 90, The untouchables, and Alfred Hitchcock presents; served as director of the Dallas Institute of Performing Arts and the Knox Street Theater, Dallas, Texas (1953-60).
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.