Allan Does New York…

New York City Highlights



 Times Square


by Allan R. Ellenberger


Recently I returned from a trip to New York City where I did research for my Miriam Hopkins biography. I also spent time with some good friends who showed me the greatest hospitality. Thanks again to Adam, Steve, Joe and Arlene.


During my stay, I accessed information from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Museum of the City of New York and had a charming visit with media legend, Joe Franklin.


The Billy Rose Collection at the NYPL is a great resource especially for the theatre. Miriam Hopkins was exclusive to Broadway from 1921 to 1931 and returned on occasion for the next thirty years. In future postings I will document her stage appearances. At the library, I also perused the papers of Chamberlain and Lyman Brown who served as theatrical agents for Hopkins for more than twenty years. The Cheryl Crawford papers gave me information on the making of the Broadway play, The Perfect Marriage, that starred Hopkins and Victor Jory and was produced by Crawford.


The Museum of the City of New York has archives that cover the entire history of Broadway. I was able to go through files for every play that Hopkins appeared in.


In future posts I will concentrate on a few New York film related landmarks. For now, here are photos from my visit of some popular New York sites. Please “click” on image to enlarge.









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One Response to “Allan Does New York…”

  1. Stephane says:

    Hello Guy,

    I am french from Paris. And I love the films of Miriam Hopkins too 🙂 I saw her in Virginia City with Errol Flynn. She was very sexy when she was dancing in the Saloon.

    I have seen your blog very beautiful, with a search about Miriam on google. So I leave you this comment and a link to my blog.

    Sorry my blog is in french because it’s easier to me to write in french.

    Good luck for your book and for your site.

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