Finding Aid for the Paul Hartman Papers, 1935-1965

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Arts and Humanities --Film, Television and Broadcasting Arts and Humanities --Performing Arts --Theater Arts and Humanities --Performing Arts --Dance Geographical (By Place) --United States (excluding California)

Finding Aid for the Paul Hartman Papers, 1935-1965

Collection number: 1456

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1993
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Hartman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1965
Collection number: 1456
Creator: Hartman, Paul, 1904-1973
Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.) 12 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Paul Hartman (1910-1973) was born in San Francisco, California. He was a dancer, actor, magician and singer appearing in vaudeville, the theater, film and television. The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, programs, sheet music, books, pamphlets, and memorabilia of Paul Hartman and family members.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frances Hartman, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Hartman Papers (Collection 1456). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720390 

Biography

Paul Hartman was born in 1910 in San Francisco, California; studied dancing with his aunt, Flora Norris; made stage debut at age of six weeks at the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, and first speaking role in the same theater in Johnny Comes Marching Home (1912); graduated from University of California at Berkeley; became dancer, actor, magician and singer; married dancer, actress, and singer Grace Barrett; they appeared in vaudeville in the act, Hartman and Barrett, and toured the Far East, Europe and the United States; in New York, they played at the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Plaza Hotel, and appeared at the Dorchester in London; Paul Hartman made his Broadway debut in Ballyhoo of 1932, going on to play Alexander Throttlebottom in Of thee I Sing (1952), Cap'n Andy in Show Boat (1956), and Hines in The Pajama Game (1957); appeared in five films, including Inherit the Wind (1960); appeared in television programs, including The Hartmans at Home, The Twilight Zone, Have Gun Will Travel, The Lucy Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and I've Got a Secret; received the Lambs Award for his contribution to the American theater (1958); he died on October 2, 1973.

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, programs, sheet music, books, pamphlets, and memorabilia of dancer, actor, magician and singer Paul Hartman. Materials also relate to his wife, dancer, actress and singer Grace Barrett Hartman; their son Ted Hartman, a sketch writer; and Paul's father, Ferris Hartman, owner and director of Ferris Hartman Comic Opera Company.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Photograph albums (Boxes 1,3,6-7,9).
  2. Dance descriptions notebook (Box 1).
  3. Magic and illusion: the Tarbell system (Box 2).
  4. Scrapbooks (Boxes 3,10-17).
  5. Correspondence (Boxes 4,7).
  6. Diaries (Box 5).
  7. Memorabilia (Boxes 7-8).
  8. Contracts (Box 8).
  9. Sheet music (Boxes 8,19-20).
  10. Phonograph records (Box 9).
  11. Programs and magazines featuring the Hartmans (Box 18).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hartman, Paul, 1904-1973--Archives.
Hartman, Grace Barrett, 1907-1955--Archives.
Hartman family--Archives.
Hartman, Ferris--Archives.
Hartman, Ted--Archives.
Actors--United States--Archival resources.
Diaries.
Scrapbooks.
Photograph albums.


Container List

Box 1

Photograph albums, ca. 1906-1922; scrapbook, 1935-1936; dance descriptions notebook.

Box 2

Tarbell system Magic copyright, 1927.

Box 3

Scrapbook, 1922-1929; diary, n.d.; photograph album, ca. 1952; and correspondence, ca. 1944.

Box 4

Correspondence, personal papers and diaries.

Box 5

Diaries.

Box 6

Photograph albums, ca. 1925-1930.

Box 7

Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia.

Box 8

Contracts, sheet music, memorabilia.

Oversize Box 9

Photograph album, ca.1915-1970; phonograph records.

Oversize Box 10

Scrapbook, 1938-1943, loose photographs ca.1935-1965.

Oversize Box 11

Scrapbook, ca.1951-1956.

Oversize Box 12

Scrapbooks, 1938, 1949-1950.

Oversize Box 13

Scrapbooks, 1939-1941 and 1947-1948.

Oversize Box 14

Scrapbook, 1960 -1971.

Oversize Box 15

Scrapbook, 1927-1935. Stage magazine, 1936-1938.

Oversize Box 16

Scrapbooks, 1930-1938 and 1940-1942.

Oversize Box 17

Scrapbooks, 1939-1950 and 1942-1944.

Oversize Box 18

Programs and magazines featuring the Hartmans.

Oversize Boxes 19-20

Sheet music for the Hartmans' vaudeville and nightclub acts.