Guide to the Heilig Theatre Photographs Collection
1888-1929

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Overview of the Collection

Collector: Heilig Theatre (Portland, Or.)
Title: Heilig Theatre photographs collection
Dates: 1888-1929 ( inclusive )
1901-1929 ( bulk )
Quantity: 3.35 cubic feet (2,005 photographic prints and circa 50 photomechanical prints in 11 oversize boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: Org. Lot 76
Summary: Publicity photos supplied to the Heilig Theatre in Portland, Oregon, to advertise performances of traveling road shows, music, dance, and motion pictures appearing from 1904 to 1929. Many are actors' portraits and most show costumed performers on stage or in scenes from movies.
Repository: Oregon Historical Society
Research Library

1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
E-mail: libreference@ohs.org

Languages: Captions on materials in the collection are inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by the Performing Arts Fund of the Oregon Historical Society, and through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

David Belasco, a vaudeville actor and circuit booker, commissioned the first Heilig Theatre in Portland, Or. Built by John E. Blazer and Richard Martin, Jr., in the area of Fourteenth Avenue and Washington and Burnside streets in Portland, the 1,800-seat Columbia was completed July 18, 1904. In the spring of 1906, after the closing of the Marquam Grand Theatre in Portland, Calvin Heilig leased the Columbia, booking both Broadway and local shows. Not long after, the Columbia was renamed the Heilig Theatre.

When Mayor Lane had the building condemned in 1909, Calvin Heilig began construction at a new site on the corner of Taylor and Broadway in downtown Portland. The new Heilig Theatre opened October 10, 1910, featuring live theatre and vaudeville. Designed in Romanesque style by E.W. Houghton, the new Heilig accommodated nearly 1,500 patrons. In 1929, the Heilig's management made the switch from live theatre to cinema and changed its name to the Hippodrome. In the 1930s, the movie house underwent several name changes, becoming the Rialto, the Music Box, and finally the Mayfair.

The Mayfair showcased both movies and live theatre until its purchase in 1953 by Evergreen Theatres. This company did extensive renovations, reopening the theatre as the Fox in August 1954. Another movie house, coincidentally called the Music Box, was added to the existing Fox building in January 1960. The last movie was shown at the Fox in 1990, although it continued to book cable sports events, live concerts and film festivals until its final closure in 1997. At that time, the building that had been home to the historic theatres was demolished to make way for the new Fox Tower, which opened in 2000 with a Regal Cinemas multiplex.

Calvin Heilig (1862-1941) was born in Pennsylvania. He worked his way west as a carbuilder and clerk for a railroad company. In 1889, Heilig settled at Tacoma, Washington, where he bought his first theatre in 1893. A year later, he purchased another theatre in Seattle, Washington, and by 1895 he was manager of the Marquam Theatre in Portland, Oregon. By the end of his career, Heilig had owned more than two hundred theatres in seven states.

Content Description

The largest part of the collection consists of publicity photographs of actors, actresses and productions supplied to the Heilig Theatre for advertising purposes, dating from 1888-1929. Many were published in Portland newspapers. A number of actors and actresses featured in these photographs formed their own companies, booking them with various national circuits, and among such companies represented in this collection are those formed by Ethel Barrymore, David Belasco, and Olga Nethersole. Also appearing at the theatre and represented in the collection are Anna Pavlova and the Ballet Russe, as well as other ballet companies and dancers, operatic singers and instrumental musicians, and nationally prominent minstrel and comedy companies. Some of these photographs are autographed. The collection includes a smaller group of movie stills, including scenes from silent films, bible films, and from "Scott's Antarctic Expedition," a 1913 movie about Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic expedition. Some of the movie images are photomechanical prints; most of these are color.

Among the many photographers represented in this collection are Apeda Studio and White Studio of New York, N.Y.; Corry A. Bushnell of Portland, Or.; Fred Hartsook and A. Louis Mojinier of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Moffett Studio of Chicago, Ill.

Other Descriptive Information

Titles not in italics are represented in the portrait section only.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation :  

Heilig Theatre Photographs Collection, Org. Lot 76, Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Portland

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  • Series A: Female performers, 1901-1926 and undated
  • Series B: Male performers, 1888, 1901-1923 and undated
  • Series C: Autographed portraits to Marc Bowman, 1928
  • Series D: Theatrical productions, circa 1901-1929 and undated
  • Series E: Motion pictures, 1912-circa 1922
  • Series F: Heilig Theatre building, 1910 and undated
  • Series G: Unidentified and other groups and productions, 1919 and undated

Acquisition Information :  

Photograph accession no. 000U039

Separated Materials :  

The following material was separated from this collection and is available elsewhere in the Oregon Historical Society:

Performing Arts Collection, Mss 1523

Bowen, circa 1920, Art on Paper Collection, Mss 5359

Post Card Collection (Photograph Collection)

Bibliography :   Related Materials :  

The following material is related to this collection and is stored in other repositories:

J. Willis Sayre Photographs, University of Washington, Seattle

Film Stills Collection, TC021, and Theatre Photographs Collection, TC090, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey

White Studio Theatrical Photographs, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, T-VIM 1956-002, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series A:  Female performers, 1901-1926, undated
671 items.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1/1 Bessie Abbot, undated
1/1 Dorinda Adams, 1919
1/1 Laura Adams, 1912
1/1 Betty Alden, 1918
1/1 Marjorie Allen, 1914
1/1 Peggy Allenby, 1920
1/1 Lottie Alter, undated
1/1 Audrey Anderson, 1910
1/1 Paula Ayer, undated
1/2 Fay Bainter, undated
1/2 Beatrice Banyard, undated
1/2 Zoe Barnett, undated
1/2 Minnette Barrett, 1908
1/2 Ethel Barrymore, 1909
1/2 Blanche Bates, 1919; , 1923; , undated
1/2 Nora Bayes, 1918
1/2 Beverly Bayne, 1920
1/2 Beatrice, circa 1913; , undated
1/2 Lottie Bell, undated
1/2 Tiney Belmont, undated
1/2 Flo Bert, 1922
1/2 Mabel Bert, circa 1916
1/2 Mme. Bertosei, undated
1/2 Irma Bertrand, 1922
1/2 Julia Blanc, 1909
1/2 Dorothy Blackburn, circa 1919
1/3 Adele Blood, undated
1/3 Mary Boland, undated
1/3 Florence Born, 1914
1/3 Margaret Bourne, undated
1/3 Elgie Bowen, 1917
1/3 Ethel Brandon, 1911
1/3 Sophie Braslau, undated
1/3 May Brennan, undated
1/3 Virginia Bronson, undated
1/3 Kate Bruce, circa 1901
1/3 Billie Burke, undated
1/3 Blanche Burke, undated
1/3 Spring Byington, 1912
1/4 Gladys Caldwell, undated
1/4 Mildred Calhoun, 1918
1/4 Lilla Campbell, 1926
1/4 Mrs. Patrick Campbell, undated
1/4 Alexandria Carlisle, circa 1915; , 1917
1/4 Catherine Carter, 1920
1/4 Maris Chaney, 1922
1/4 Ruth Chatterton, 1923
1/5 Ina Clair, 1922
1/5 May Cloy, undated
1/5 Doris Cochran, 1919
1/5 Constance Collier, undated
1/5 Phyliss Connard, undated
1/5 Belle Court, 1909
1/5 Laura Coure, undated
1/5 Laura Hope Crews, 1923
1/5 Cecelia Cullen, circa 1907
1/6 Margaret Dale, 1926
1/6 Leonie Dana, 1913
1/6 Rita Dane, 1919
1/6 Muggins Davier, undated
1/6 Edyna Davis, circa 1917
1/6 Polly Day, 1921
1/6 Julia Dean, circa 1909
1/6 Helen Deas, circa 1923
1/6 Josephine Deffry, 1919
1/6 Patsy deForrest, 1917
1/6 Grace DeMare, undated
1/6 Ernestine deMilo, undated
1/6 Jennie DeMonico, undated
1/6 Carol Dempster, undated
1/6 Marian Denter, 1915
1/6 Gaby Deslys, 1911
1/6 Marie Doro, undated
1/6 Louise Dresser, undated
1/6 Marie Dressler, circa 1911
1/6 Margaret Drew, circa 1909
1/6 Marie Drofnah, circa 1910
1/6 Rosetta Duncan and Vivian Duncan, undated
1/6 Allene Durano, 1914
1/7 Alice Edsen, undated
1/7 Margaret Edwards, undated
1/7 Mildred Elaine, circa 1918
1/7 Fernanda Elisen, circa 1909
1/7 Gertrude Elliot, 1909
1/7 Dorothy Elton, Gallo English Opera Company, circa 1920
1/7 Pollie Emery, 1914
1/7 Marceita Esmonde, undated
1/7 Lizzie Evans, 1920
1/7 Mildred Evans, circa 1918
2/1 Marie Fenton, undated
2/1 Elsie Ferguson, 1923
2/1 Mattie Ferguson, circa 1910
2/1 Minnie Maddern Fiske, circa 1909, circa 1911, and undated
2/1 Ruth Florence, circa 1908
2/1 Mae Follis, circa 1907
2/1 Fooshee Sisters, undated
2/1 Emma Francis, circa 1913
2/1 Dolores Frau, circa 1910
2/1 Helen Freeman, circa 1909
2/1 Maude Fulton, 1909
2/2 Mme. Johanna Gadske, undated
2/2 Dixie Gerard, circa 1911
2/2 Gerrel, undated
2/2 Lulu Glaser, undated
2/2 Mlle. Thelma Glyneska of LeRoy, Talma, Bosco, undated
2/2 Elinor Glynn, circa 1924
2/2 Goodall, undated
2/2 Kitty Gordon, circa 1911
2/2 Ruby Gordon, undated
2/2 Zinita Graf, undated
2/2 Helen Grenelle, circa 1919
2/2 Madeline Grey, undated
2/2 Marion Grey, circa 1918
2/2 Gwendolyn, circa 1913
2/3 Mizzi Hajos, undated
2/3 Genevieve Hamper, undated
2/3 Grace Hansen, circa 1912
2/3 Viola Harper, circa 1916
2/3 Georgia Harvey, circa 1911
2/3 Anna Held, Anna Held's All Star Variete Jubliee Company, circa 1908
2/3 Violet Heming, circa 1918
2/3 Katherine Herbert, circa 1914
2/3 Elsie Hitz, circa 1922
2/3 Cecelia Hoffman, circa 1913
2/3 Beryl Hope, circa 1924
2/3 Hedda Hopper (Mrs. DeWolf Hopper), columnist, circa 1920
2/3 Marie Hurst, undated
2/3 Marion Hutchins, circa 1912
2/4 Margaret Illington, circa 1912 and circa 1918
2/4 Ethel Intropodi, circa 1915
2/4 May Irwin, circa 1919
2/5 Emma Jackson, undated
2/5 Aphie James, circa 1908
2/6 Editha Kelly, circa 1911
2/6 Renee Kelly, undated
2/6 Eleanor Kent, circa 1912
2/6 Kimball Sisters of The Lady Kiltie's Band, undated
2/6 Fay King, autographed, 1911
2/6 Olga Krolow, circa 1919
2/7 Ernita Lascelles, circa 1926
2/7 Winefride Latimer, circa 1914
2/7 Ada Lewis, circa 1913
2/7 Ruth Lloyd, circa 1910
2/7 Carolyn Lilja, autographed, undated
2/7 Juliette Lippe, circa 1915
2/7 Mildred Livingston, undated
2/7 Alice Lloyd, circa 1913; , undated
The undated photograph is autographed.
2/7 Bessie Love, circa 1923
2/7 Wanda Lyon, circa 1916 and undated
2/8 Florence Macbeth, opera singer, undated
2/8 Mary Mannering, circa 1910; , undated
2/8 Moya Mannering, undated
2/8 Ethel Mantell, undated
2/8 Lillian Marion, undated
2/8 Julia Marlowe, undated
2/8 Julia Marlowe and E. H. Sothern, undated
2/8 Amisia Matini, undated
2/8 Christine Mayo, 1917
2/8 Bernice McCabe, circa 1911
2/8 Vera Fuller Melish, circa 1914
2/8 Harriet Mendel, circa 1911
2/8 Laura Millard, circa 1906
2/8 Doris Mitchell, undated
2/8 Rhea Mitchell, undated
2/8 Mitzi, circa 1918
2/8 Anna Mooney, undated
2/8 Mary Mooney, circa 1916
2/8 Maude Mordaunt, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
2/8 Margaret Moreland, circa 1912
2/8 Mme. Maurioia Morichini, undated
2/8 Angie Morten, undated
2/9 Muriel Nelson, circa 1918
2/9 Olga Nethersole, circa 1907
2/9 Rhoda Nickells, circa 1917
2/9 Miss Norton (of Norton and Nicholson), undated
2/10 Patricia O'Connor, circa 1919
2/10 Eva Olivotti, undated
2/10 Isabelle O'Madigan, circa 1909
2/10 Nance O'Neil, circa 1909
2/10 Lotta Ockley O'Thiert, undated
3/1 Jean Paige, circa 1921
3/1 Ethelyn Palmer, undated
3/1 Margaret Pangle (or Margaret Pringle), autographed, undated
3/1 Bettie Parnell, circa 1914
3/1 Ruth Parry, circa 1910
3/1 Idelle Patterson, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
3/1 Anna Pavlova Ballet Russe, circa 1910
3/1 Sara Perry, circa 1908
3/1 Mlle. Pertina, circa 1909
3/1 Grace Peterson, undated
3/1 May Peterson, soprano, undated
3/1 Rosa Ponselle, soprano, Metropolitan Opera Company, 1922 and undated
undated
3/1 Jane Poul, undated
Autographed to Leone Cass Baer
3/1 Maud Powell, violinist, undated
3/2 Rosie Quinn, undated
3/2 Dorothy Quinnette, circa 1913
3/3 Rosa Raisa, soprano, 1923; , undated
3/3 Baby Reed, circa 1916
3/3 Mrs. Wallace Reid, circa 1923
3/3 Carolyn Reese, undated
3/3 Katherine Revner, circa 1920
3/3 Blanche Ring, circa 1910; , undated
3/3 Julie Ring, circa 1919
3/3 Florence Roberts, undated
3/3 Marie Robson, circa 1913; , undated
3/3 May Robson, circa 1908; , circa 1920; , circa 1931; , undated
3/4 Ella Rock, circa 1913
Oversize B-1 Rock and Fulton, undated
3/4 Florence Rockwell, circa 1912
3/4 Mildred Rogers, Gallo English Opera Company, circa 1920
3/4 Jeanne Russell, circa 1907
3/4 Gertrude Rutland, undated
3/4 Florence Ryerson, circa 1919
3/5 Ruth St. Dennis, undated
3/5 Saskatchewan girl, circa 1912
3/5 Josephine Saxe, circa 1914
3/5 Margaret Scott, circa 1923
3/5 Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields, undated
3/5 Jean Shelby, circa 1915
3/5 Sydney Shields, circa 1920 and circa 1923
3/5 Edna Blanch Showalter, with Albert Chevalier's company, undated
3/5 Dorothy Fox Slayter, circa 1919
3/5 Mamie Smith, circa 1923
3/5 Carolyn Snowden, circa 1923
3/5 Bess Stafford, circa 1914
3/5 Rose Stahl, circa 1914
3/5 Frances Starr, circa 1913
3/5 Olga Steeb, pianist, undated
3/5 Mary Storr, autographed, 1913
3/5 Mlle. Strauss, soprano, International Grand Opera Company, circa 1909
3/5 Virginia Stuart, undated
3/6 Mlle. Mercedes Talma, undated
3/6 Ethel Tamminga, Gallo English Opera Company, circa 1920
3/6 Beth Tate, circa 1909
3/6 Marie Tempest, circa 1905; , undated
3/6 Paula Temple, circa 1917
3/6 Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, circa 1914; , undated
3/6 Carolyn Thomson, circa 1917
3/6 Maratha Throop or Martha Throop, circa 1922
3/6 Charolette Tittell, undated
3/6 Emma Trentini, circa 1912
3/6 Edythe Tressider, circa 1913
3/6 The Twelve Winter Garden Mannequins, undated
3/6 Freda Tymers, undated
3/7 Lenora Ulrich, circa 1912; , undated
3/7 Isabelle Underwood, circa 1906
3/8 Elizabeth Valentine, undated
3/8 Grace Valentine, circa 1917
3/8 Teresa Valerio, circa 1920; , undated
3/8 Yvonne Valloe and Roland Zermain, undated
3/8 Mlle. Violette, circa 1921
3/9 Elsie Wachta, 1922
3/9 Florence Wack, circa 1908
3/9 Henrietta Wakefield, circa 1904
3/9 Blanche Walsh, circa 1910
3/9 Carrie Webber, undated
3/9 Eva Webber, circa 1907
3/9 Lucile Webster, circa 1918
3/9 Marie Wells, circa 1907
3/9 Ruth While, circa 1904
3/9, Oversize B-1 Frances White, circa 1909
3/9 Mabel Wilbur, circa 1907; , undated
3/9 Ena Lewis Willey, circa 1918
3/9 Marie Wills, undated
3/9 Lois Wilson, 1923
3/9 Dale Winter, undated
3/9 Marguerite Wolf, circa 1913
3/9 Bertha Wood, circa 1919
3/9 Irene Wright, undated
3/10 Alma Youlin, circa 1911
3/10 Marguerite Zender, circa 1921
4/1-4/2 Unidentified, undated

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Series B:  Male performers, 1888, 1901-1923, undated
599 items.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
4/3 Lionel Adams, circa 1910
4/3 Guiseppe Agostini, autographed, 1912
4/3 Alexander, undated
4/3 Frank Allworth, circa 1915
4/3 Auguste Aramini, circa 1914
4/3 George Arliss, circa 1914
4/4 William Bari, tenor, undated
4/4 Johnny Barker, 1922
4/4 Lawrence Barrell, autographed, 1888
4/4 John V. Barrett, undated
4/4 Richard Barthelmess, circa 1901
4/4 Sam E. Barton, undated
4/4 Harold Bauer, undated
4/4 Warner Baxter, 1917
4/4 David Belasco, undated
4/4 Lord Beaverly, undated
4/4 Philip Bishop, circa 1916
4/4 Edwin Booth, autographed, 1888
4/4 James Bradbury Jr., 1918
4/4 Brown Brothers, undated
4/4 Elmer Brown, 1923
4/4 Tom Brown, undated
4/4 Francis X. Bushman, 1920
4/4 Arthur Byron, circa 1913
4/5 Frank Campeau, circa 1905
4/5 Eduardo Cansino and Elisa Cansino, undated
4/5 Richard Carle, circa 1917
4/5 Georges Carpentier, circa 1920
4/5 Leo Carillo, 1917
4/5 Albert Chevalier, undated
4/5 H. Cooper Cliffe, undated
4/5 George M. Cohan, undated
4/5 Billy Collins, 1917
4/5 Conroy and Le Maire, 1913
4/5 George Copeland, undated
4/5 Herbert Corthell, circa 1914
4/5 Acpeoto Coster (or Acpeolo Coster), autographed, undated
4/6 Jerome Daley, undated
4/6 Requued de Honor or Requred de Honor, composer of Robin Hood,
undated
4/6 Thad de Monico, undated
4/6 William Desmond, circa 1912; , 1920
4/6 Clifford Devereux, undated
4/6 Leo Ditrichstein, circa 1920; , undated
4/6 Henry E. Dixey, circa 1910
4/6 Lew Dockstander, 1923; , undated
4/6 Lawrance D'Orsay, autographed, 1905
4/6 John Drew, 19101915
4/7 William Elliot, undated
4/7 Julian Eltinge, 1913; , circa 1924; , undated
4/7 Leon Errol, circa 1915
4/7 Paul Everton, circa 1909
4/8 Dustin Farnum, undated
4/8 William Faversham, circa 1919; , undated
4/8 Howard Fay, circa 1910
4/8 Oscar Figman, circa 1914
4/8 Harry First, circa 1913
4/8 Frank Fogarty, undated
4/8 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, circa 1913
4/8 Harry Fox, undated
4/8 Eddie Foy, circa 1912; , undated
5/1 Gilmore, undated
5/1 James Gleason, circa 1918
5/1 Nat C. Goodwin, undated
5/1 Arthur Gordoni, undated
5/1 Bob Graham, undated
5/2 Norman Hackett, circa 1918
5/2 Burford Hampden, circa 1911
5/2 Charles B. Hanford, autographed, circa 1913; , undated
5/2 Henry B. Harris, undated
5/2 W.S. Hart, circa 1905
5/2 Thomas Heath, circa 1907
5/2 Rutherford Herman, circa 1914
5/2 Raymond Hitchcock, 1919
5/2 Arthur "Jock" Holland, 1917
5/2 De Wolf Hopper, undated
5/2 De Wolf Hopper, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
5/2 Edward Everett Horton, undated
5/2 Willie Howard, circa 1920
5/2 Edward Hume, circa 1908
5/3 Louis James, undated
5/3 Al Jolson, circa 1910; , circa 1913
5/3 Francis Justice, circa 1902
5/4 Buster Keaton, undated
5/4 Thomas W. Keene, autographed, undated
5/4 William J. Kelly, circa 1913
5/4 Ezra Kendall, undated
5/4 Kolb and Dill, undated
5/4 Eddie Lew Kramer, undated
5/4 Felix Krembs, circa 1923
5/5 Sir Harry Lauder, undated
5/5 Fritz Leiber, Shakesperean actor, undated
5/5 Servais LeRoy, illusionist, undated
5/5 Misha Levitzki, pianist, undated
5/6 R.D. MacLean, undated
5/6 Louis Mann, circa 1918
5/6 Willard Mack, undated
5/6 Robert B. Mantell, 1913; , undated
5/6 Theo. McDonald, 1923
5/6 William A. McDougal, conductor, The Lady Kilties Band, undated
5/7 James McIntyre, circa 1907; , circa 1922
5/7 McIntyre and Heath, undated
5/7 Bruce McRae, circa 1922
5/7 Henry Miller, circa 1923
5/7 John Miltern, circa 1923
5/7 Taro Miyake, wrestler, 1922-1923
5/7 Frank Monroe, circa 1915
5/7 George W. Monroe, circa 1909
5/7 Victor Moore, undated
5/7 Victor Morley, circa 1911
5/8 Edgar Nelson, circa 1901
5/8 George Neville, circa 1901
5/8 Red Newman, undated
5/8 Fred Niblo, circa 1909
5/8 F.M. Norcross, undated
5/8 William Norris, circa 1917
5/8 Paul Norton, circa 1920
5/9 Chauncey Olcott, 1913; , circa 1914
6/1 Gene Pearson, circa 1917
6/1 Guy Bates Post, circa 1910
6/1 James T. Powers, circa 1909
6/2 George H. Primrose, Primrose Big Minstrels, undated
6/2 Paul J. Rainey, circa 1912
6/2 Al Roberts, circa 1918
6/2 William Rock, circa 1909
6/2 Giacomo Rimini, undated
6/2 Titta Ruffo, barritone, undated
6/3 G. Bernard Shaw, undated
6/3 John L. Shine, undated
6/3 Wolf Shumsky, undated
6/3 Otis Skinner, circa 1913
6/3 E.H. Sothern, undated
6/3 Fred Stone, circa 1920
6/3 Porter Strong, circa 1901
6/3 Willis P. Sweatman, circa 1911
6/4 Edwards Terry, circa 1905 and undated
6/4 John Charles Thomas, undated
6/4 Richard Walton Tully, circa 1912
6/5 Brahm Van den Berg, undated
6/5 Harold Vermilye, circa 1919
6/5 Arnold Von der Aue, undated
6/6 Lincoln Wagenhals, undated
6/6 Frederick Warde, undated
6/6 David Warfield, circa 1913
6/6 Walker Whiteside, circa 1920; , circa 1923
6/6 Cliff Works, undated
6/7 Charles W. York, autographed, undated
6/7 Hal Young, undated
6/7 Tom Young, circa 1917
6/7 Roland Zermain and Yvonne Vallal, undated
6/8 Unidentified, undated

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Series C:  Portraits autographed to Marc Bowman, 1928
6 items.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject.
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
6/9 Leo Carillo, 1928
6/9 Bert Churchhill, 1928
6/9 Ferdinand Munier, 1928
6/9 Neil, 1928
6/9 May Robson, 1928
6/9 Harney Stevenson, 1928

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Series D:  Theatrical productions and revues, circa 1901-1929, undated
447 items.
Arranged alphabetically by title of production or name of playwright.

Photographs promoting productions staged at the Heilig Theatre. Included are individual and group shots of the cast on stage and in costume, as well as portraits of individual actors. Some images have been altered for publication.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
7/1 Aphrodite, 1919
7/1 Arcadians, 1910
7/1 The Awful Truth, 1922
7/2 Baby Mine, 1910
7/2 The Bachelor, 1909
7/2 The Bat, 1920
7/3 Bird of Paradise, 1912
7/4 Black and White Revue, 1923, 1924
Alternate title, The Julian Eltinge and Tom Brown Black and White Review of 1924.
7/4 The Blindness of Virtue, 1914
7/4 Blossom Time, 1921
7/4 The Blue Bird, 1911
7/4 Bought and Paid For, 1911
7/5 The Candy Shop, 1909
7/5 The Changlings, 1923
7/5 Civilization, undated
7/5 The Climax, 1909
7/6 Dawn of Tomorrow, 1909
7/6 Disraeli, circa 1914
7/6 Dream Street, undated
7/7 East Lynne, 1913
Oversize B-1 East Lynne, 1913
Oversize B-1 Everyman, 1904
Oversize B-1 Every Woman, 1915
7/8 The Famous Mrs. Fair, 1919
7/8 The Firefly, 1912
7/8 Flo Flo, 1917
7/8 Friendly Enemies, 1918
7/9 A Gentleman from Mississippi, 1908
Gilbert and Sullivan Productions, circa 1914 and circa 1920
Box/Folder
7/9 H.M.S. Pinafore -- Gallo English Opera Chorus, circa 1920
7/9 The Mikado -- Gallo English Opera Chorus, circa 1920
7/9 The Mikado -- Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
7/9 Pirates of Penzance -- Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
7/9 The Yeoman of the Guard -- Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, circa 1914
7/9 The Girl from Rectors, 1909
7/9 Greenwich Village Follies, 1919
7/9 The Gypsy, 1929
7/10 Ham Tree, 1907
7/10 Head over Heels, 1918
7/10 The Hindu, 1923
7/10 Honeymoon Express, 1913
7/11 It Pays to Advertise, 1914
7/11 Irene, 1919
7/11 Jack Straw, 1909
7/11 John Ferguson, 1919
7/11 The Joy Maker, undated
7/11 Kismet, 1911
7/11 Kitty MacKay, 1914
7/12 Ladies First, 1918
7/12 Little Women, 1912
7/12 Lo, circa 1909
7/12 Lombardi Ltd., 1917
7/12 The Lure, 1913
8/1 Macushla, 1913
8/1 Madame Sherry, 1910
8/2 Marcus Show of 1921, 1921
8/2 The Masquerader, 1910
8/2 The Master of Balantrae, 1920
8/2 The Master Thief, 1920
8/2 Maytime, 1917
8/3 The Merry Month of May, undated
8/3 The Merry Widow, 1907
8/3 The Midnight Sons, 1909
8/3 Milestones, 1914
8/4 Neptune's Daughter, 1906
8/4 Never Say Die, 1912
8/4 Oh! Baby!, undated
8/4 Oh Look, 1918
8/4 Originals of the Old Dumbells, 1917
8/4 Omar the Tentmaker, 1914
8/4 Over the River, 1912
8/5 A Pair of Sixes, 1914
8/5 Panama, undated
8/5 The Passing Show, undated
8/5 The Passing Show of 1912, 1912
8/5 The Passing Show of 1913, 1913
8/5 The Passing Show of 1918, 1918
8/6 Pollyanna, 1916
8/6 The Poor Little Rich Girl, 1913
8/6 Potash and Perlmutter, 1913
8/6 A Prince There Was, 1918
8/6 The Purple Mask, 1920
8/6 Pygmalion, 1915
8/7 The Quaker Girl, 1911
8/7 Rapid Fire, undated
8/7 Red Pepper, 1922
8/7 The Red Widow, 1911
8/7 The Right of Way, 1907
8/7 The Road to Happiness, 1914
8/7 Robin Hood, Operetta, 1912
9/1 September Morn, 1915
9/1 Seven Keys to Baldpate, 1915
9/1 Seventeen, 1919
9/1 Shakespeare productions -- Julius Caesar
9/1 Shakespeare productions -- Much Ado About Nothing
9/1 Shakespeare productions -- Twelfth Night
9/1 Shakespeare productions -- She Walked in Her Sleep, 1920
9/1 Shuffle Along, 1923
9/1 The Siren, 1911
Oversize B-1 The Soul Kiss, 1909
9/1 Spice of 1922, 1922
9/1 A Stubborn Cinderella, 1909
9/2 A Tailor-Made Man, 1919
9/2 The Tenderfoot, 1904
9/2 The Thirteenth Chair, 1916
9/2 Three Faces East, 1918
9/2 Tillie's Nightmare, 1911
9/3 Tip Top, 1920
9/3 Today, 1913
9/3 Toymaker, 1901
9/3 Turn to the Right, 1916
9/3 Twin Beds, 1914
9/3 Up in Mabel's Room, 1919
9/4 Wet and Dry, undated
9/4 What Happened to Mary, 1913
9/4 What Has Become of All the Jockeys, undated
9/4 Wheel of Life, 1923
9/4 The Whip, 1912
9/4 Whirl of the World, 1915
9/5 Widow by Proxy, 1913
9/5 The Witness for the Defense, 1911
9/5 A World of Pleasure, 1916
9/5 The Yankee Girl, 1910
9/5 The Yellow Jacket, undated
Oversize B-1 Ziegfeld Follies, circa 1915

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Series E:  Motion pictures, 1912-circa 1922
191 images.
Arranged alphabetically by title of film. Bible films in this series are listed under the heading "Sacred Films, Inc."

This series contains black-and-white photographs and some photomechanical prints, many of which are in color, of film stills from various movies that came to the Heilig Theatre, including silent movies and bible films by Sacred Films, Inc.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
10/1 Behold the Man!, 1921
10/1 Black Beauty, 1921
10/1 Civilization, 1916
10/1 Dream Street, 1921
10/1 Hunting Big Game in Africa, 1912
10/2 The Mark of Zorro, 1920
10/2 Quo Vadis, 1912
10/2 The Riddle Woman, 1920
10/3 Sacred Films, Inc., circa 1922
Company established by archaeologist Edgar James Banks in Burbank, California. Banks also consulted for filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille.
10/4 Scott's Antarctic Exposition, 1913
Documents the Antarctic exploration of Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Some images were provided courtesy of Everybody's Magazine.
10/4 The Spoilers, 1914
10/4 The Stranglers of Paris, 1913
10/5 What Women Will Do, 1921
10/5 The Inside of the White Slave Traffic, 1914
10/5 Who's Your Neighbor, 1917
10/5 The Wonder Man, 1920

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Series F:  Heilig Theatre building
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
11/1 Heilig Theatre building, circa 1910; , undated
4 items
Includes photographs of interior and exteriors, as well as the Grand Theatre, circa 1910.

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Series G:  Unidentified and other groups and productions, 1919 and undated
95 items
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
11/2, Oversize B-1 Dance, 1919 and undated
Includes Isadora Duncan Dancers, 1919
Oversize B-1 Unidentified and musicals
11/3 Rodeos and music, undated
11/4 Unidentified groups, undated
11/5 Unidentified stage settings, undated
11/6 Unidentified motion pictures, undated

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Subjects

The collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings:

  • Personal Names :
  • Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959--Photographs.
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931--Photographs.
  • Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951--Photographs.
  • Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931--Photographs.
  • Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912--Photographs.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ballets russes--Photographs.
  • Heilig Theatre (Portland, Or.)--Photographs.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Antarctica--Discovery and exploration--Photographs.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Ballet companies--Photographs.
  • Bible films--Photographs.
  • Dancers--Photographs.
  • Instrumentalists--Photographs.
  • Minstrel shows--Photographs.
  • Motion picture theaters--Oregon--Portland--Photographs.
  • Motion pictures--Photographs.
  • Opera--Photographs.
  • Performing arts--Oregon--Portland--Photographs.
  • Silent films--Photographs.
  • Singers--Photographs.
  • Theaters--Oregon--Portland--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Film stills.
    • Photographic prints.
    • Photomechanical prints.
    • Other Creators :
    • Bushnell, Corry A., circa 1866-1941  ( photographer)
    • Hartsook, Fred, 1876-1930  ( photographer)
    • Mojinier, A. Louis, 1869-1944  ( photographer)
    • Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  ( photographers)
    • Moffett Studio (Chicago, Ill.)  ( photographers)
    • White Studio (New York, N.Y.)  ( photographers)

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