Papers, 1912-1938, 1969

Rouleau, Greg, 1914-1973

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 2.5 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize file)
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Summary

  • Papers of an early twentieth century, upper midwestern vaudeville stock performer, magician, public relations executive, and radio manager. The collection focuses exclusively on Rouleau's involvement with stock companies during the early stages of his career and is composed almost entirely of scripts--both complete scripts and individual character's prompt scripts. Many are heavily annotated. A few of the scripts have Frank Winninger's name on them and probably were used by his stock company, the Winninger Players. Of interest are scripts for several cross fires, the short routines or one-liners used as a break between acts in vaudeville, and stories and synopses for short acts featuring either black performers or white performers in blackface. Also included are miscellaneous general flyers and announcements and a poster for the Slout Players, the Norma Ginnivan Dramatic and Vaudeville Company, and productions of "Crazy Politics" and "Front Page Stuff."

Notes

  • Presented by Mrs. Greg Rouleau, Madison, Wis., 1977.