Posts in “theatre” (10)

October 24 marks the birthday of the Roaring Twenties icon Gilda Gray. Born on October 24, 1901 as Marianna Michalska in Krakow, Poland, Gray didn’t get off to the easiest start in life. She… continue reading

By Grace D.   October 24, 2017   

Welcoming Week is almost upon us—an annual national series supported by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs that aims to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 12, 2017   

Dig out your deerstalker cap, magnifying glass, and slip on your quietest shoes: Something mysterious is happening at the Free Library of Philadelphia and you must help unravel it. As part of the… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 3, 2017   

Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 24, 2017    5

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway… continue reading

By Leanne F.   March 7, 2016   

Tonight's opening of Paint The American Eagle marks the Free Library's first foray into hosting and co-producing a production for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  The… continue reading

By Karin S.   September 10, 2012   

In a previous post, I wrote about researching the personal and professional life of Philadelphia writer, actor, and comedian, Ed Wynn (1886-1966). A versatile and adaptable performer with… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 23, 2012   

This past year, I had the privilege of processing and creating a finding aid for the papers of Ed Wynn (1886-1966), an actor, writer, and comedian from Philadelphia, as part of an internship… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 22, 2012    2

With all the glitz and glamour that Hollywood is known for, it is easy to imagine that the Oscars have always looked like they do now with red carpets and galas and tear-soaked speeches. … continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 24, 2012   

We found our Dickens!  Lisa Litman of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. won today's ‘Dickens Idol Contest," our quest to find someone to bring Dickens to life for the Free… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   November 14, 2011