The Resource Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints

Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints

Label
Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints, circa 1990s
Title
Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints
Inclusive dates
circa 1990s
Creator
Contributor
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes limited edition lithograph prints of Red Skelton (no. 975/2000) and Joyce DeWitt (no. 454/1600). Photographed by Zionsville, Indiana photographer Tom Casalini, the portraits were printed by Indianapolis commercial printer Shepard Poorman Communications (now HardingPoorman) as part of the company's series "The Colorful People of Indiana" circa early 1990s. Each lithograph is an 8" x 8" portrait printed on 18" x 18" paper and includes the entertainer's signature and a cover sheet of vellum paper with information regarding the print and the portrait series. The collection also contains the folders that the lithographs were packaged in and closed with the Shepard Poorman seal
Biographical or historical data
  • Richard "Red" Skelton was born July 18, 1913 in Vincennes, Indiana. His father was a former Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus clown and died a few months before his son was born. The family struggled financially and Red began selling newspapers when just a young boy to help out. He got his first taste of show business when the actor and comedian Ed Wynn noticed him selling papers in front of the Pantheon Theatre in Vincennes and invited Red to his show. By the age of 15, he was on the road performing in medicine shows, vaudeville, burlesque, and circuses. He went on to star in movies, radio, and on his television program, The Red Skelton Show. He was a gifted comedian and some of his best known and beloved characters were "Freddie the Freeloader," "Clem Kadiddlehopper," and "Sheriff Deadeye." He passed away on September 17, 1997 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Source: Red Skelton. "Biography." Accessed June 25, 2018. https://www.redskelton.com/biography.
  • Joyce Anne DeWitt was born April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia, but grew up in Indiana. A 1967 Speedway High School graduate, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA. Best known for her role as Janet Wood on the 1970s sitcom "Three's Company," she continues to be active in theatrical productions and other projects. When not acting, Miss DeWitt dedicates her time to ending hunger and homelessness and supports environmental issues. Sources:Joyce DeWitt. "Joyce DeWitt's Biography." Accessed June 25, 2018. https://joycedewitt.com/joyce-dewitts-biography/.Mullinix, Donna S. "Joyce DeWitt Back Home Again for '500'." Indianapolis Star (IN), May 23, 1981.
Cataloging source
ISL
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Caslalini, Tom
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Shepard Poorman Communications
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  • DeWitt, Joyce
  • Skelton, Red
  • Shepard Poorman Communications
Label
Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1176
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/06/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/26 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
21563996
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sherry Boyle on 2013/09/18.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056176121
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 oversize folder
Label
Red Skelton and Joyce DeWitt lithograph prints
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1176
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/06/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/26 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
21563996
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sherry Boyle on 2013/09/18.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056176121
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 oversize folder

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