|Title||Choreographer Sammy Lee, September 17, 1921 |
|Photographer||Apeda Studio, New York |
|Notes||Autograph on photo.|
PH Coll 569.126
|Contextual Notes||Sammy Lee (1890-1968) started in vaudeville as a child, and then paired up with Ruby Norton for a double act. He turned to choreography in the 1920s, becoming dance director of the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies. In 1929, he contracted with MGM as a choreographer for musicals, but by the end of his career, he had worked on the films of many other studios.|
Charles "Tiny" Burnett was known for his popular orchestra leadership in the Orpheum Circuit vaudeville theaters here from 1915-1933. Over the years, Burnett amassed a large collection of souvenir photographs from the performers with whom he worked. Many of the photographs are studio portraits signed with fond notes by the performers, who range from novelty acts and circus attractions to opera singers and silent film actors.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Choreographers--United States |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Lee, Sammy, 1890-1968; Theater--United States--History--19th century |
|Location Depicted||United States |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division |
|Repository Collection||Charles "Tiny" Burnett photograph collection. PH Coll 569 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner 1000x at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2010 |