• Collection ID 2005.0009.1
  • Creator Names Fishman, David H., 1914-1977, photographer. pht
  • Title David Fishman photographs of theater performances [graphic].
  • Dates [1970-1979]
  • Physical description
    • 291 photographic prints : b&w ; 20 x 16 in. and smaller.
    • 38 photographic prints : col. ; 5 x 7 in. and smaller.
    • 185 transparencies : col., slide ; 35 mm.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage and negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.
  • Collection summary Photographs by David Fishman of theatrical performances and portraits of actors in costume at the Drury Lane Theater, the Yiddish Theater Association, the Lyric Opera, and the Goodman Theatre. Many photographs are unidentified, but the collection does include a series of photographs related to the following performances: Academy, the Witch (by the Yiddish Theater Association); Sunday in New York (Drury Lane); in 1976 at Drury Lane: Under Papa's Picture; I Do I Do; The Philanthropist; Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Doll's House; To Be Young; Bus Stop; The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include Photographs by David Fishman (1996.0347) and the David Fishman photograph collection (1979.0047).
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available online (2005-09).
  • Biographical or Historical Note David H. Fishman (1914-1977) was born in Chicago and attended Tuley High School and the Art Institute of Chicago (graduated 1938). In addition to being a stage designer, production designer, and technical director of a semi-professional theater company in Chicago, Fishman became the theatrical photographer for noted Chicago theater companies including the Lyric Opera, the Goodman Theatre, the Drury Lane Theater (in Lincolnshire, IL), the Happy Medium, and the Academy Playhouse.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Jerome Berger (2005.0009.1)
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Names
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago.
    • Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Drury Lane Theater (Lincolnshire, Ill.)
    • Yiddish Theater Association (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Operas Performances Illinois Chicago 1970-1979. lctgm
    • Theatrical productions Illinois Chicago 1970-1979. lctgm
    • Theater, Yiddish Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) 1970-1979.
  • Genre
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Slides Color. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/2005/009.htm