Penthouse Theatre scrapbook
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials from a scrapbook documenting the activities of the Penthouse Theatre. Included are advertising flyers, correspondence, and copies and originals of newspaper clippings and programs.
- 1946-1951, undated
- Penthouse Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
The Penthouse Theatre, a theatre-in-the-round located on the top floor of the Ansley Hotel, opened its first season in Atlanta, Georgia, in September of 1949. The theatre was founded by Elsbeth Hofman, her husband Don Gibson, and their college classmate Jerry Appy. It was the first theater of its kind to be a commercial success. In October of 1950 its production of the play Tobacco Road caused much controversy and was successful enough to warrant a return engagement in January of 1951. Additional historical information about the Penthouse Theatre has not been determined.
1.46 linear ft. (one oversized box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Penthouse Theatre scrapbook
- Sue VerHoef
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- Finding aid is written in English.