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Actors, actresses, Hollywood, Broadway, and more...<br /> The listings below are just a sampling of newspaper reporting regarding film and theater. If you don't find your favorite person or event, use our search engine to search for them by name.<br /> Note: Some newspapers shown are of significant events upon which future movies and/or plays were based.
October 08, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1864 The entire front page is a nice print captioned: "Major-General Philip H. Sheridan". Inside has a full page and very dramatic print: "The Cavalry Charge at Winchester, Virginia". Other prints within include: "Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia" "Whitehall Street (Looking Eastward) Atlanta, Georgia"; a full... See More
August 13, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 13, 1864 The front page has: "General Hooker Riding Along His Lines on the Morning of July 21, 1861" and "The Late Major-General James McPherson" & "Major-General Oliver C. Howard".
Other prints within include: "Army of the Potomac--Inspection of the Second Pennsylvania, Colonel Gibson" "...General Stannard... See More
January 16, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 16, 1864 The full front page is a print captioned: "Averill's Raid". Inside has prints of: "Major-General Andrew A. Humphreys" "General William W. Averill" "The 'Suck' In The Tennessee River" "The Wreck of the 'Aquila' at San Francisco" "The Iron-Clad Screw Frigate 'Re D'... See More
December 12, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall" "The Army of the Potomac--The Great Depot of Supplies on the Railroad" and "...The Bridge Over Bull Run--Present Appearance&quo... See More
October 03, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1863 The full front page has 2 scenes of: "The Siege of Charleston--Attack on Battery Gregg" and "...The Boats for the Attack of Gregg on Their Way." Inside has two other full pages with 4 prints on Charleston: "...Soldiers Exploding Torpedoes by Throwing Pieces of Shell on Them from the Saps" and "...Explosion of t... See More
August 15, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1863 Half of the front page is a nice print captioned: "Morgan's Raid--Entry of Morgan's Freebooters into Washington, Ohio.", the balance of the ftpg. taken up with an article on it.
Inside has a full page: "Bird's-Eye View of Charleston, South Carolina and its Environs, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's Operation... See More
June 27, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1863 The entire front page is a print: "In The Trenches Before Vicksburg--Lieutenant-Colonel Strong Takes a Shot". The prints inside include a full page: "The Approaches to Vicksburg--The Centre Under M'Pherson"; a smaller print: "Cotton Bridge Over the Black river"; half page: "The Arrival of Two Thousand Vicksbu... See More
June 13, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1863 Perhaps the most notable print is the full page by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Home From the War" showing soldiers embracing their wives & children.
The front page has prints of: "Major-General John A. Logan" and "General Logan Crossing the Bayou Pierre in Pursuit of the Rebels". Other prints include a f... See More
May 30, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1863 The front page has a print of: "The Tug 'Rumsey' Accoutred For Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg" with a related article. Prints inside include a small: "Map of the Vicinity of Vicksburg & Jackson, Mississippi, Showing the Theatre of General Grant's Operations"; two prints of: "Banks's Campa... See More
May 23, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1863 Nice full front page print of: "Major-General George Stoneman" on horseback. Prints within include a full page: "Capture of the Heights of Fredericksburg by the Sixth Maine Regiment, of Sedgwick's Corps" which is very displayable; a full page: "The Battle at Chancellorsville--Cough's Corps Forming Line of Battle to ... See More
May 09, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1863 The entire front page is taken up with a print: "On Picket Duty in the Swamps of Louisiana". Inside two half pages show: "Brashear City, Berwick's Bay, La., Base of General Banks's Operations" and "Iron-clad 'Barrataria' Snagged in Amite River, La. and Attacked by Rebel Guerrillas". There is a great full... See More
November 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1862 The full front page shows: "Hon. Horatio Seymour, Governor-Elect of the State of New York". Prints inside include: "General McClellan Surrendering the Command of the Army of the Potomac to General Burnside" "View from Maryland Heights at Sunrise" "The Army of the Potomac--General Pleasanton's Cavalry Depl... See More
October 25, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 25, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Garibaldi, Wounded and A Prisoner". The prints within this issue include 3 scenes: "The Campaign in Maryland--Flag of Truce from the Rebels" "Battle of South Mountain--Franklin's Corps Storming Crampton's Pass" showing 4 views, including Boonesborough, Maryland, and Middl... See More
September 20, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1862 Dramatic full front page illustration: "A Gallant Color-Bearer" is by Thomas Nast. Prints inside include: "General Buell's Campaign" showing many views; "Preparations for Defense at Cincinnati--Citizens in the Trenches" showing "Troops Crossing to Covington" and 2 other images.
Historic & drama... See More
July 12, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1862 The front page has 3 prints: "Major-General Lewis Wallace in Command at Memphis, Tennessee" "Brigadier-General George F. Shepley, Commandant of New Orleans" & "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'Mound City' ".
Page 3 has a small cartoon: "The Rebel Flea." Other print... See More
May 17, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1862 The full front page is an illustration of: "Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitering With Dark Lanterns" which was drawn by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Inside prints include a full page: "The Union Cavalry and Artillery Starting In Pursuit of the Rebels Up the Yorktown Turnpike"; a half page: "Charge of the Fi... See More
March 01, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1862 The full front page is a dramatic print captioned: "The Surrender of Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862" which is very nice for display.
Inside has a full page with 3 scenes of: "Our Navy in the Savannah River--Loss of Steamer Winfield Scott--The Expedition in Warsaw Sound--Gun-Boats Entering Savannah River Above Fort Pulaski"; ... See More
February 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 22, 1862 The front page has: "Gun-deck of One of the Mississippi Gunboats engaged in the Attack on Fort Henry" and a print of: "Commodore Foote, U.S.N." as well as a related article.
Inside page prints including a fullpg. with portraits of: "Lord Lyons, the British Minister to Washington" "M. Mercier, The French Mini... See More
January 25, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1862 This issue features a nice full front page print: 'Little Mac Out Again' which shows McClellan on horseback. Inside includes a full page with two prints: 'Fort Holt, Kentucky, Opposite Cairo' and 'Commodore Foote's Gun-Boat Flotilla on the Mississippi'. A full page: "Bird's-eye View of the Vessels Composing ... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"
Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the... See More
August 24, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1861 Half of front page shows: "Presentation of Prince Napoleon by Secretary Seward to the President", which shows Abraham Lincoln. Other prints within include a full page: "General McClellan & His Staff" & fullpg: "Splendid Charge of U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Dug Spring, Missouri" & "Scenes in the Bro... See More
May 04, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1861 The full front page is taken up with a famous print: "The House-Tops in Charleston During the Bombardment of Sumter" showing men & women viewing the battle in the harbor.
Inside has a full page: "Map of Part of Maryland and Virginia Showing the Probable Theatre of the War", and "The Great Meeting In Union Square, New Yo... See More
March 30, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861 The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More
September 01, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860 Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More
October 22, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1859 The front 1/2 page illustration of "The New York German Stadt Theatre on Sunday Evening." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of a "Flag Officer Tattnall, U.S.N." Doublepage centerfold map of "The City of Rome." A 3/4 page illustration of "Brunel". This also has a continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" ... See More
March 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1859 The front page shows: 'Hon. Daniel E. Sickles in Prison at Washington', who was the first person to plead temporary insanity in a murder case. He would be acquitted. There is a related article on page 2 titled: "The Washington Tragedy".
Also of significance is the 2 1/2 page article with ten illustrations titled "A Visit T... See More
August 21, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1858 The front page features a full illustration of "Cyrus W. Field, Esq." with an article on him inside.
Also inside: "The Telegraph Enterprise - Morse and Hudson" which features a half page illustration" "Laying the Cable in Mid-Ocean" with five related illustrations. Two other nearly half page illustrations on l... See More
August 14, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1858 The front page features an article and half page illustration of "The Atlantic Telegraph" (England, United States). Inside half page map of "The Gulf of Petielle." Also two illustrations of boats including "The Pei-Ho Forts" and "Victoria, Vancouver's Island." The Great Cricket Match at Hoboken" i... See More
July 17, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1858 A front page illustration and article 'Rev. Henry Ward Beecher'. An article "The Boat and The Train" features two half page illustrations: 'Going On Board' and 'Waiting for the Train'. 'The Late Eruption of Vesuvius' features a half page illustration of the same plus a smaller illustration "A Crater i... See More
April 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1858 The front page shows: 'Senator Hale, of New Hampshire' with an accompanying large illustration. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two illustrations. 'The Island Prison of the King of Delhi" also features three illustrations. Terrific and very displayable full page: 'An Army Train Crossing the Plains'. Two hal... See More
November 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1857 Front half page illustration of "The Sovereigns at the Theatre at Stuttgardt" with an accompanying article.
Inside contains two large illustrations of "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon" and "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Preaching to Thirty Thousand People at the Crystal Palace, England." Also inside, two illustration... See More
October 10, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1857 Front page features an article: "A Panic in Wall Street" plus a cartoonish illustration captioned: "The Panic in Wall Street". 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two scenes in Damascus. 'The Woman-Artist' article also features a small illustration of 'Madame Rosa Bonheur' as well as 'A Rough S... See More
July 11, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1857 Front page shows: "Camp of the Pilgrims to the Jordan" and a half page: "Valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea" with a related article: "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Small print of: "John P. Durbin, D.D." Nice two-thirds page print: "The City of San Francisco, California".
Nice article: "Salt La... See More
January 31, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857 Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua". A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More
January 12, 1956
PRATT TRIBUNE, Pratt, KS., Jan. 12, 1956. Has once column article that deals with Shirley Maclaine and her dancing and acting career. Has Picture of her that is captioned "New Dancing Star. Nice Condition, See photo for additional details.
January 01, 1928
PUBLIX OPINION, New York, New York, 1928. An interesting newspaper for the motion picture industry, published by the "Publix Theatres Corporation". Much content regarding the movie world during this fascinating time of the "Roaring Twenties", and which "talkies" were just beginning to be shown. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will ha... See More
January 01, 1956
MOTION PICTURE DAILY, New York, NY, 1956. Interesting little publication for and about the movie industry, giving the latest information on the various background eventsof the motion picture world. Some television news as well. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific content nor be of this specific date-but will have the format as shown. Six pag... See More
May 14, 1961
SUNDAY PICTORIAL Magazine from The Detroit News Newspaper dated may 14, 1961. This 40 page magazine contains a color cover of Debbie Reynolds with caption: "Hollywood's Comeback Queen: Debbie Reynolds" Related items on the inside pages. This issue is in nice condition.
November 14, 1962
THE DETROIT NEWS, Nov. 14, 1962 Ftpg. 3 line, 1 col. head: "Film Ducks Race Issue, Star Says" re. Diahann Carroll talks about a film that cast an Asian actress to star in the movie version of the Broadway musical "No Strings" which had a love affair between a white man & a black woman. Talk about the lack of roles for black actresses too. One col. photo of Carroll above the heads. Binding holes at... See More
December 27, 1936
SCREEN & RADIO WEEKLY, from the DETROIT FREE PRESS, dated Dec. 27, 1936. The photo below shows the cover featuring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor from the movie "Camille" as described in the caption. You get the complete issue! Browned a bit at the top and the spine, otherwise in good condition. Note: Glare and discoloring due to the photography. Image is clean and color is generally sharp.
March 15, 1866
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 15, 1866 On pg. 3 in the Amusements section is a listing for a performance of Richelieu at the Winter Garden theatre starring Edwin Booth in the lead role. Also mention that Booth will perform in a Grand Hamlet Matinee at a future date.
Item #153038THE ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR, London, 1811 Published by Lewis Goldsmith, an Anglo-French publicist of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Previous to publishing this newspaper he spend much time in France acting as a "secret agent" to Napoleon, including efforts to kidnap King Louis XVIII. Goldsmith returned to England in 1809 & was at first he arrested and imprisoned, but soon was... See More
April 18, 1871
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 18, 1871 The frontpage of the issue features a report of "Baseball -- Eckfords vs. Tony Pastors" being a short report and box score. This was not a typical baseball game as Tony Pastors was actually a Traveling Theater, much like vaudeville. This also gives an interesting description of each team's uniforms.
Complete in eight pages and is in very nice conditi... See More
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