Portrait of the Singer Midgets

Portrait of the Singer Midgets
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17531
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of the Singer Midgets.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Before they endeared themselves to film audiences in "The Wizard of Oz", the Singer Midgets were stars on Broadway. Organized and manages by Viennese-born Leo Singer, all were from Austria or Hungary. The troupe averages about 20 members, though many more were added, along with a number of young girls ages 7-9, for the making of the class "Oz" in 1939. The Singer Midgets disbanded in the mid-1940s, though some including Billy Curtis and Jerry Maren enjoyed extended Hollywood careers. In this photograph, several members of the troupe are gathered presumably pre-performance and are ornately dressed with various props and instruments in hand.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes