Starstruck: Selections from the Gregg D. Wolfe Theatre Collection

A letter addressed to Mr. Wolfe from Charlie Chaplin. With the letter is a copy of the book, "Charlie Chaplin: His Life and Art" by Dodgson Bowman.

Andrews Library Special Collections
October 17- December 9, 2022

This exhibit highlights actors and actresses from the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Gregg D. Wolfe, a native of Columbus, Ohio, was known as “Ohio’s champion first-nighter.” He attended over 7,300 performances, ranging from Shakespeare and opera to vaudeville and burlesque.

Wolfe’s personal collection consists of books, photographs, playbills, and other materials relating to American and British theatre. Programs, reviews, and other memorabilia, dating 1884-1946, constitute the most distinctive part of the collection and provide background for the study of regional theatre.

Featured stars in this exhibit include Maude Adams, John Drew, Mary Martin, Charlie Chaplin, P.T. Barnum, and Helen Hayes.

Special arrangements can be made to view additional materials from our collections. For more information, contact Denise Monbarren (ext. 2527).

Posted in Library Announcement on October 14, 2022.