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45 records – page 1 of 1.
Passenger Names
Waxman,
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Waxman,
Page Number
381
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 358
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
358
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 226
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
226
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence between Katz and Rabbi Nissan Waxman of Lakewood, N.J.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 115
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
115
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Al Kaplan.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1985-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-12-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
45 cm of textual and graphic material
Date
1939-1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records of the Northwood Country Club, copies of newsletters edited by Al Cooper, and copies of comic book pages drawn by Cooper.
Administrative History
Al Cooper was a well-known Canadian comic book artist in the 1940s. He died on 7 Jan. 1986 at the age of 60. Mr. Cooper worked for Active Comics and was responsible for three of the original Canadian comic books: Commandos, Captain Red Thornton, and Scotty McDonald. He later became a partner and director of Maple Leaf Press, and in 1963 started his own printing company, Cooper Graphics and Associates. He served as president of the Downsview Lodge of B'nai Brith. He was also involved with the Northwood Country Club in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-7-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-7-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 X 18 cm
Date
1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of Canadian army personnel at a Passover seder in Prince George, British Columbia on April 3, 1944. Identified are Al Spiegel, Herb Hurwitz, and Hy Melnick.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-17 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-17 [Processed]
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
119 photographs : b&w and col. (43 tifs, 32 negatives, 1 slide) ; 41 x 51 cm or smaller and 300 dpi
Date
1960-2007
Scope and Content
This accession includes 43 black and white and colour portrait prints along with the accompanying digital images and some negatives. The sitters include nationally and internationally renowned entertainers, athletes, politicians, entrepreneurs, artists and jurists. Individuals include: David Ben-Gurion, Dr. Charles Best, Conrad Black, A.J. Casson, John Diefenbaker, Gordie Howe, Yousuf Karsh, Betty Kennedy, Larry King, George Knudson, Jean Beliveau, Yehuda Menuhin, Lester Pearson, John Robarts, Sidney Robins, Peter Appleyard, Leona Boyd, George Cohon, David Crombie, Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. Bernie Goldman, Martin Luther King III, Murray Koffler, Moe Koffman, Eugene Levy, Edwin Mirvish, Raymond Moriyama, Frank Sinatra, Carl Schaeffer, Mandel Sprachman, Dr. Tile, Wayne and Shuster, Dr. Key, Joseph Biden, Matthew Teitlebaum, Guido Basso, Oscar Peterson, the director of the Department of Transportation in Maui, a man playing chess and a diver in an aquarium.
Administrative History
Nathan Gittelmacher immigrated to Toronto from Kiev, Ukraine after the First World War. He first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios, and then in 1922, opened up his own studio, Elite Studios, at 615 Queen Street West. Many of Nathan’s portraits were produced with a large format view camera and from glass negatives.
During the 1940s, the family changed its name to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. Nathan’s son, Albert, who was born 18 November 1922, started working in the family business in 1941, when he was 19 years old. He eventually assumed control of it after his father retired. He moved the studio to Eglington Avenue and then later to Davenport Road, its current location, in order to accommodate its growing clientele.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city, gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
n addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has also produced many artistic portraits of local, national and international celebrities, artists and leaders such as: Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers as well as Prince Charles, all of the Israeli prime ministers, which were made into stamps by the Israeli government, and finally, the last Pope. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada and recently nominated for the Order of Ontario. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
File list is available here: S:\Appraisal\00 Monetary appraisals\CPERB\2007-12-17, Gilbert\2007-12-17 CPERB list.xls
Processed as Fonds 37, series 4.
USE CONDITION NOTE: Permission for use must be granted by Mr. Al Gilbert or his children. Attribution beneath Mr. Gilbert’s work to read: Al Gilbert C.M. or Portrait by Al Gilbert C.M. Reproduction Prints can only be made by Gilbert Studios under Mr. Gilbert’s direction. Mr. Gilbert’s work cannot be reproduced by any third party off these web sites or exhibits without permission. No cropping or alterations to the original image is allowed.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-2
Material Format
philatelic record
graphic material
Physical Description
33 postage stamps (12 electronic)
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
1970-1998
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a sheet of 15 postage stamps of former Prime Minister of Israel Levi Eshkol, printed in 1970 and featuring a portrait taken by Gilbert in 1968; a sheet of 6 postage stamps of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog printed in 1998 and featuring a portrait taken by Gilbert in 1989, as well as a CD featuring several Israeli stamps from the donor's personal collection. There is also a photograph of Conrad Black and American President Richard Nixon.
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Name Access
Gilbert, Al
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs: b & w ; 9 x 14 cm
Date
1922
Scope and Content
The donation includes two photographs that were taken at Gittelmacher's Studio in 1922. The first is a portrait of Leona, Ida and Albert Lenchner from Pittsburgh. The second is a portrait of Albert and Leona Lenchner with their cousin Bernard Segal, who was also from Pittsburgh.
Subjects
Portraits
Places
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-10
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
68 photographs : b&w and col. (34 jpgs and tifs) ; 41 x 51 cm and 300 dpi
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 34 portrait prints produced by photographer Al Gilbert. It also includes the corresponding digital images. The individuals documented are prominant Toronto Jews and include: Ronald Appleby, Michael Benjamin, Avi Bennett, Edward Bronfman, Judy Feld Carr, Lou Copeland, Dan Leslie, John Daniels, A. E. Diamond, Dr. Martin Dobkin, Anne Golden, Ed Goodman, Al Green, Alex Grossman, Carl Keifitz, Marvelle Koffler, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic, Murray Menkes, Miles Nadal, Sam Pencer, Nathan Phillips, Lou Posluns, Wilfred Posluns, Alex Schanider, Seymour Schulich, Izzy Sharpe, Sam Shopsowitz, Edward Sokolowski, Ed Sonshine, Fran Sonshine, Joseph Tanenbaum, Larry Tanenbaum, Max Tanenbaum, and Ray Wolfe.
Administrative History
Nachman (Nathan) Gittelmacher was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898, the son of Shloima and Mattie Gittelmacher. Suffering terribly during the pogroms of 1918 and 1920, he fled from place to place and then emigrated to Canada in 1921. Trained as a photographer in Europe, he opened his own photography studio in Toronto in 1922, called Elite Studios. First located at 513 Queen Street West, he soon moved to 615 Queen Street West. Nathan serviced a largely Jewish clientele, photographing weddings, bar mitzvahs, as well as Jewish community events.
Nathan was married to Nina Sokoloff and they had three sons and a daughter: Louis (Lou), Albert (Al), Jack, and Ruth.
During the early 1940s, the family legally changed their name from Gittelmacher to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. When Nathan moved to the United States, Al, who had been working there since a young age, took over the business and under his management it thrived. In order to accommodate his growing clientele, he moved the studio to Eglinton Avenue and later to 170 Davenport Road, where it is situated today.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city, gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
In addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has also produced many artistic portraits of local, national and international celebrities, artists and leaders such as: Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers as well as Prince Charles, all of the Israeli prime ministers, which were made into stamps by the Israeli government, and finally, the last Pope. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w and col. (21 jpgs) ; 41 x 51 cm and 300dpi
Date
1965-2009
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 21 portrait prints and corresponding digital images. These items document national and international figures and include: Bill Barber, Tony and Elizabeth Comper, Barney Danson, Tony Esposito, Victor Feldbrill, Monty Hall, Beverley Harvard, Pope John Paul II, Robert Kaplan, Sophie Milman, Henry Moore, Benjamin Netanyahu, Brad Park, Shimon Peres, Gilbert Perreault, Marjorie Pigott, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Vladislav Alexander Tretiak, Pamela Wallen, Sara and Al Waxman, and Micahel Wilson.
Administrative History
Nachman (Nathan) Gittelmacher was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898, the son of Shloima and Mattie Gittelmacher. Suffering terribly during the pogroms of 1918 and 1920, he fled from place to place and then emigrated to Canada in 1921. Trained as a photographer in Europe, he opened his own photography studio in Toronto in 1922, called Elite Studios. First located at 513 Queen Street West, he soon moved to 615 Queen Street West. Nathan serviced a largely Jewish clientele, photographing weddings, bar mitzvahs, as well as Jewish community events.
Nathan was married to Nina Sokoloff and they had three sons and a daughter: Louis (Lou), Albert (Al), Jack, and Ruth.
During the early 1940s, the family legally changed their name from Gittelmacher to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. When Nathan moved to the United States, Al, who had been working there since a young age, took over the business and under his management it thrived. In order to accommodate his growing clientele, he moved the studio to Eglinton Avenue and later to 170 Davenport Road, where it is situated today.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city, gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
In addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has also produced many artistic portraits of local, national and international celebrities, artists and leaders such as: Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers as well as Prince Charles, all of the Israeli prime ministers, which were made into stamps by the Israeli government, and finally, the last Pope. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Popes
Presidents--Israel
Prime ministers--Israel
Queens--Great Britain
Name Access
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
Netanyahu, Binyamin, 1949-
Peres, Shimon, 1923-2016
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-13
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
44 photographs : b&w and col. (22 jpgs) ; 41 x 51 cm and 300 dpi
Date
1970-2010
Scope and Content
The records in this accession include 22 portrait prints and the corresponding digital images taken by photographer, Al Gilbert. These photographs document prominent Toronto figures including: Jalyn Bennett, Rudy Bratty, Michael Lee Chin, Archbishop Thomas Collins, Dr. James E. Cruise, Dominic D'Allesandro, Eric Exton, Julian Fantino, Saul Feldberg, Lloyd Fogler, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Harry Gorman, Ben and Hilda Katz, Medhat Mahdy, Rabbi David Monson, Dr. Nancy Olivieri, Rabbi Gunther Plaut, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Judy Sgro, John Tory, Bill Wen, and Joyce Weiland.
Administrative History
Nachman (Nathan) Gittelmacher was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898, the son of Shloima and Mattie Gittelmacher. Suffering terribly during the pogroms of 1918 and 1920, he fled from place to place and then emigrated to Canada in 1921. Trained as a photographer in Europe, he opened his own photography studio in Toronto in 1922, called Elite Studios. First located at 513 Queen Street West, he soon moved to 615 Queen Street West. Nathan serviced a largely Jewish clientele, photographing weddings, bar mitzvahs, as well as Jewish community events.
Nathan was married to Nina Sokoloff and they had three sons and a daughter: Louis (Lou), Albert (Al), Jack, and Ruth.
During the early 1940s, the family legally changed their name from Gittelmacher to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. When Nathan moved to the United States, Al, who had been working there since a young age, took over the business and under his management it thrived. In order to accommodate his growing clientele, he moved the studio to Eglinton Avenue and later to 170 Davenport Road, where it is situated today.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city, gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
In addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has also produced many artistic portraits of local, national and international celebrities, artists and leaders such as: Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers as well as Prince Charles, all of the Israeli prime ministers, which were made into stamps by the Israeli government, and finally, the last Pope. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning Canadian Young Judaea, a letter to the editor of the Star Phoenix newspaper, trips to Israel, and celebrations of Israel's independence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Sharp, Al.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sharp, Al.
Page Number
339
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 8; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
8
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 photograph on plaque : sepia ; 21 x 25 cm on 23 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a plaque mounted photo of Rabbi Nissin Waxman and the Rosh Yeshiva Herzog in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 467
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
467
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Charles Benjamin Players, Seated, left to right: Mina Livingston; Helen Weinberg; Mildred Ludwig; Earl Fauman; Sylvia Page (Lennier). Standing, left to right: [unknown]; Mark Lutsky; __ Messenger; Ida Strauss; Elliot Markus; Charles Benjamin.
Name Access
Benjamin, Charles
Charles Benjamin Players
Fauman, Earl
Lennier, Sylvia
Livingston, Mina
Ludgwig, Mildred
Lutsky, Mark
Markus, Elliott
Messenger
Page, Sylvia
Strauss, Ida
Weinberg, Helen
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 468
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
468
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of National Council of Jewish Juniors performing "Having a Wonderful Time" at Hart House Theatre, Toronto. From left to right: Sylvia Page (Lennick), ? Shapiro, Ida Strauss, and Mina Livingston.
Notes
A 4 x 5 negative is available.
Name Access
Hart House Theatre
Livingston, Mina
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Page, Sylvia
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-7-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-13
Material Format
moving images
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 7 cm of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col.
2 videocassettes : Betacam
approx. 153 videocassettes : VHS
47 videocassettes : U-matic
Date
1977-1980, 1983-1998, 2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of audiovisual materials and textual records related to the film and television career of Harvey Atkin. The records are primarily VHS and U-matic tapes of his various performances on television series, commercials, and films, as well as interviews. Also included are news clippings featuring reviews of Atkin’s work, interviews, and biographical sketches. As well, there are promotional materials for Meatballs and Pet Peeves, and several photographs of Atkin.
Custodial History
The records were gathered together by Celia Atkin for a retrospective of Harvey's career in 2018 by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Stuart Hands then put Celia in touch with the OJA as a repository for donation.
Administrative History
Elliot Harvey Atkin (1942-2017) was born and lived his entire life in Toronto. He was the son of Ida and Murray Atkin, and his grandparents had immigrated to Canada from Russia in the early twentieth century. After high school he joined his father’s construction business, and in 1963 married Celia Tessler. The couple raised two children, Lisa Atkin and Danny Atkin.
In 1969, he joined friend Larry Goldhar’s talent agency, The Character’s Talent Agency, as a partner and in the 1970s began featuring in Canadian television shows and American movies filmed in Toronto. Following breakout success in the 1979 comedy Meatballs, Atkin had a prolific career in television and voice work. He continued to live in Toronto throughout his career, flying to the US to film series such as Cagney and Lacey in the 1980s and Law & Order: SVU in the 2000s. He was also a voice performer who contributed to a number of animated television series, as well as an estimated 3,000 television and radio commercials. Larry Goldhar remained Atkin’s agent throughout his career.
In addition to his facility with languages and accents, he was known for his mechanical abilities, and hosted a handyman feature, “Help Yourself,” on CTV.
Atkin never fully retired, and passed in 2017 from cancer. In 2018, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival presented an archival screening series in his honour, The Harvey Atkin Tribute to Canadian Media.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: It is believed that copyright for most of the material belongs to the production companies and/or broadcasters of Harvey's work. Researchers will need to determine the copyright owner prior to use.
Subjects
Actors
Name Access
Atkin, Harvey, 1942-2017
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 427
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
427
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein with cane and bowler hat.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 428
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
428
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 429
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
429
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein seated in a chair.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 430
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
430
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 431
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
431
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein with a cigar.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 433
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
433
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein. He is gesturing theatrically.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Libby Morris (born 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian comic actress and clown famous for her facial contortions and fast talking. She appeared in several BBC radio shows of the 1950s and moved into TV and film from the 1960s onwards.
She created her own one-woman show, which has played all over the world including off-Broadway and the West End. She has recorded several albums. In America she has appeared in cabaret in New York and Chicago, and has been a guest on various television shows including: The Johnny Carson Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, Jack Parr, and Art Linkletter.
She moved to London, England in the late 1950s, where she starred in her own show and became a successful actress where she is still working today.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Libby Morris.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1986-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-2-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
1930-1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a two negatives: one of a composite photo of the graduating class from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and one of a composite of the Toronto General Hospital house staff.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-21; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-21
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two letters from El Al Airlines to UJA and to the prize winner, regarding the grand prize of a free ticket to Israel on El Al Airlines.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1941-1978]
Physical Description
56 negatives : b&w, 1 col. ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Al Gilbert was born on November 18, 1922 in Toronto. His father Nathan Gittelmacher [Gilbert] owned a photography studio, called Elite Studios, where Al began to learn the photography trade. Al went to Central Technical High School for commercial art and started working at his father's store after he graduated at the age of 19. Al returned to school as an adult and earned his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsmen degree from the Professional Photographers of America.
Al took over Gilbert Studios and moved to a larger location on Eglinton Street and then later to Davenport Road. Al married, and he and his wife Gail had two children named Nina and Michael.
Al began his career following in the tradition of his father photographing weddings and other significant events in the community. However, he also expanded his repertoire to include series of portraits documenting different cultural and religious groups. While still making a name for himself, Al arranged a deal with a local radio station -- CKEY -- that had a promotional programme called Club 580. The programme was designed to draw music celebrities down to an auditorium where school kids would get the chance to see them. He approached the station, asking if he could photograph these musicians, and in exchange, provide the station with picture postcards depicting the musicians. Some of the entertainers he photographed during this period included: Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. One of his most personally significant series documents all of Israel's Prime Ministers starting in 1959 with David Ben Gurion up until the late 1990s. Most recently, Al finished a series of portraits depicting prominent Italian Canadian men and women.
One of Al Gilbert's photographic influences was George Hurrell, whose portraits of Hollywood movie starts were backlit with spotlights creating a glamorous effect. In 1943, Gilbert started to introduce some of Hurrell's lighting techniques into his portraits. He was constantly changing the window displays at his store to draw attention to his latest techniques and attract a new clientele. Twenty years later, still fascinated with lighting, Al started using more window lighting and doing outdoor photography; he also perfected the technique of simulating natural light using artificial sources of light.
Al Gilbert built his reputation as a portrait photographer. Due to his innovative style and the prominence of his subjects, Al's work has received much recognition -- he has been given the Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1968, 1969, and 1973 from the Professional Photographers of Canada. He was awarded the Order of Canada and held the Confederate Medal of Canada. In addition, he was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photographic Industry of America and the International Award from the American Society of Photographers.
Scope and Content
Series consists of portraits taken by Al Gilbert. The portraits depict prominent individuals from the Toronto Jewish community, Jewish clubs, politicians, and several well-known personalities including the comedians Wayne and Shuster.
Notes
All portraits were selected with the exception of duplicates and portraits where the issue of ownership remains unresolved because the photographer is unknown.
Name Access
Wayne & Shuster
Hurvitz, Rabbi
Hennick, Nat
Posluns
Kayfetz, Carl
Sterling, Bob
Van Der Hout, Victor
Goodman, Eddy
Greenberg, David
Kay, Jimmy
Hall, Robert
Shopsowitz, Sam
Lockshin, Lou
Topper, Harry
Drevnick,Bill
Givens, Phil
Silver, Nathan
Tanenbaum, Wayne
Orliffe, Herbert
Leslie, Dr. Harold
Herman, Woody
Waxman, Al
Wayne, Johnny
Shuster, Frank
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3533
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3533
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 7 cm (sight) in matte 19 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Al Bochner became a psychiatrist in the United States. Mosie Bochner married the daughter of Yolles, who owned a furniture store on Yonge Street, south of Bloor Street in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is an original studio portrait of Al and Mosie Bochner of Guelph, Ontario.
Notes
Title taken from identification list provided by the donor.
Photographer was C. Burgess of Guelph, Ont.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Guelph (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Al Cole, possibly taken in Los Angeles circa 1918.
Name Access
Cole, Al
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
There are stains on the photograph.
Places
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 458
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
458
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on board ; 14 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the National Council of Jewish Juniors, members of the cast of three one-act plays performed at Madison theatre, Toronto, 1940.
Notes
A negative is available.
Name Access
Madison Theatre
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Subjects
Actors
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 434
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
434
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is photograph of Harry Goldstein in costume.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Costume
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Paul Robeson and Companions file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Paul Robeson and Companions file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 7 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isabelle Harriet Lucas (b. 3 December 1927) was a Canadian-born actress and singer who gained prominence in Britain after achieving some notoriety in Canada.
Lucas was born in Toronto to a chef from Barbados who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
After performing in amateur productions in Toronto, Isabelle Lucas moved to London in 1954. She made her first West End appearance in the show The Jazz Train in 1955. She also performed in Walk a Crooked Mile and Funny Girl. In addition to the theatre, she appeared in film and television roles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lucas' first major television role was in The Fosters, playing the role of Pearl Foster. Since then she appeared in several minor British dramas and films. In 1985 she appeared in EastEnders. At the end of the 1980s she joined the long-running BBC Schools' show You and Me, and remained with it as a presenter until it finished in 1992. Lucas made several guest appearances in May to December from 1989 to 1992 and 1989 appeared as Gertrude in the CBBC series Bluebirds.
Lucas died in 1997 after a heart attack.
Scope and Content
This is item consists of a portrait of an unidentified woman seated next to Isabelle Lucas.
Notes
This items has no proofs.
Name Access
Lucas, Isabelle, 1927-1997
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 4 for more photographs of Isabelle Lucas by Schwartz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 425
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
425
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein in costume (seated) with an unknown man.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Costume
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 426
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
426
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein in costume.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Costume
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 432
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
432
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldstein in costume.
Name Access
Goldstein, Harry
Subjects
Costume
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Robert Todd Duncan (b. February 12, 1903) was an American baritone opera singer and actor.
Todd Duncan was born in Danville, Kentucky in 1903. He obtained his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.A. in music followed by an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.
In 1933, Duncan debuted in Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana at the Mecca Temple in New York with the Aeolian Opera, a black opera company.
Duncan was George Gershwin's personal choice as the first performer of the role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess in 1935 and played the role more than 1,800 times. He led the cast during the Washington run of Porgy and Bess at the National Theatre in 1936, a staging which protested the theatre's policy of segregation. Duncan stated that he, "would never play in a theater which barred him from purchasing tickets to certain seats because of his race." Eventually management would give into the demands and allow for the first integrated performance at National Theatre. Duncan was also the first performer for the role of Stephen Kumalo in Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars.
In 1945, he became the first African American to sing with a major opera company, and the first black person to sing in an opera with an otherwise white cast, when he performed the role of Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci with the New York City Opera. In the same year he sang the role of Escamillo, the bullfighter, in Bizet's Carmen. In 1955, Duncan was the first to record Unchained Melody, a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. The recording was made for the soundtrack of the obscure prison film Unchained. Following Duncan's version, the song went on to become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
Duncan taught voice at Howard University in Washington, D.C. for more than fifty years. While teaching at Howard, he continued touring as a soloist with pianists William Duncan Allen and George Malloy. He had a very successful career as a concert singer with over 2,000 performances in 56 countries. He retired from Howard and opened his own voice studio teaching privately and giving periodic recitals.
He died of a heart ailment at his home in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Todd Duncan.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isabelle Harriet Lucas (b. 3 December 1927) was a Canadian-born actress and singer who gained prominence in Britain after achieving some notoriety in Canada.
Lucas was born in Toronto to a chef from Barbados who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
After performing in amateur productions in Toronto, Isabelle Lucas moved to London in 1954. She made her first West End appearance in the show The Jazz Train in 1955. She also performed in Walk a Crooked Mile and Funny Girl. In addition to the theatre, she appeared in film and television roles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lucas' first major television role was in The Fosters, playing the role of Pearl Foster. Since then she appeared in several minor British dramas and films. In 1985 she appeared in EastEnders. At the end of the 1980s she joined the long-running BBC Schools' show You and Me, and remained with it as a presenter until it finished in 1992. Lucas made several guest appearances in May to December from 1989 to 1992 and 1989 appeared as Gertrude in the CBBC series Bluebirds.
Lucas died in 1997 after a heart attack.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Isabelle Lucas.
Name Access
Lucas, Isabelle, 1927-1997
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-12-3
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w, silver gelatine print ; 36 x 28 cm
2 p. of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 36 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two custom boxes, the first containing 8 photographic prints depicting Oscar Peterson in various years ranging from 1950 to 1997, photographed by Al Gilbert. Each print is signed and numbered. The second box contains an overview of the folio, with an introduction by Kelly Peterson and a listing of the photographic prints.
Administrative History
Oscar Peterson was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
The Oscar Peterson Folio was a limited edition, numbered as 7 of 33 folios from the original negatives and files.
Descriptive Notes
The photographs are contained in archival sleeves in a custom archival portfolio.
Oscar Peterson's signature appears on the outside of one of the boxes.
Name Access
Peterson, Oscar
Gilbert, Al
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 459
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
459
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w , mounted on board ; 14 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original photograph of National Council of Jewish Juniors cast of play, Madison (Midtown) Theatre, Toronto, directed by Ida Strauss. Left to right: Eve Cappe, Jenny Birken, Syd Scheen, and Olga Galitsky.
Name Access
Birken, Jenny
Cape, Eve
Galitsky, Olga
Madison Theatre
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Scheen, Syd
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Actors
Women
Theater
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4282
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4282
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1920 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Notes
Photograph is autographed.
Name Access
Ben-Ami, Yaakov
Subjects
Actors
Theater, Yiddish
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
13 Dec. 1961
Physical Description
7 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital building expansion campaign. Constance Bennett, a notable Hollywood actress, was the invited guest. The images depict Bennett seated at the head table, conversing with invited guests and signing autographs for the residents.
Name Access
Bennett, Constance, 1904-1965
Subjects
Motion picture actors and actresses
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phyllis Marshall (b. Barrie, ON, 4 Nov 1921) was a Canadian singer and actress. She studied piano as a child and was known as a track athlete, but made her debut at 15 as a singer on radio station CRCT. She then performed with Jack Arthur and on CBC radio with Percy Faith.
Her first nightclub engagement was at Toronto's Silver Slipper, September 1938, with the Canadian Ambassadors. Encouraged by the CBC announcer Byng Whitteker to sing blues and jazz, she performed during the 1940s with various Toronto dance bands, including an 18-month stint at Toronto's Park Plaza Hotel 1944-46, with her own trio, and on tour 1947-8 in the USA with the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
A contemporary of Eleanor Collins among early black performers on the CBC, Marshall appeared 1949-52 on radio's 'Blues for Friday' (later 'Starlight Moods') and starred on TV's 'The Big Revue' 1952-4, 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade' 1956-9, and other shows. She performed with Canadian jazz notables including Oscar Peterson and Bert Niosi, and also starred in the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand show. She performed in England on BBC TV in 1959 (The Phyllis Marshall Special) and again in 1964 in nightclubs. Her LP That Girl (1964, Cap FS-614), recorded in the company of US jazz stars Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate, captures Marshall's light, secure singing style and received a Juno Award as 'good music product LP'. Marshall had earlier recorded for Monogram in 1949.
Her second career, as an actress, began in 1956 at Toronto's Crest Theatre and included dramatic and musical roles in stage, radio, and TV productions such as the revue Cindy-Ella (1964), CBC radio's 'The Amen Corner' (1970), and CBS-CTV's Night Heat in the mid-1980s. She continued to sing on occasion - eg, at the ACTRA Awards in 1977, and for Freedom Fest (Harbourfront) in 1988.
Marshall is remembered as one of Canadian television's earliest stars, and as a pioneer among black Canadian performers.
She died in Toronto in 1996.
Scope and Content
This item is a view of Phyllis Marshall performing on stage.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Actors
Black Canadians
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 4 for a portrait of Phyllis Marshall by Sylvia Schwartz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phyllis Marshall (b. Barrie, ON, 4 Nov 1921) was a Canadian singer and actress. She studied piano as a child and was known as a track athlete, but made her debut at 15 as a singer on radio station CRCT. She then performed with Jack Arthur and on CBC radio with Percy Faith.
Her first nightclub engagement was at Toronto's Silver Slipper, September 1938, with the Canadian Ambassadors. Encouraged by the CBC announcer Byng Whitteker to sing blues and jazz, she performed during the 1940s with various Toronto dance bands, including an 18-month stint at Toronto's Park Plaza Hotel 1944-46, with her own trio, and on tour 1947-8 in the USA with the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
A contemporary of Eleanor Collins among early black performers on the CBC, Marshall appeared 1949-52 on radio's 'Blues for Friday' (later 'Starlight Moods') and starred on TV's 'The Big Revue' 1952-4, 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade' 1956-9, and other shows. She performed with Canadian jazz notables including Oscar Peterson and Bert Niosi, and also starred in the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand show. She performed in England on BBC TV in 1959 (The Phyllis Marshall Special) and again in 1964 in nightclubs. Her LP That Girl (1964, Cap FS-614), recorded in the company of US jazz stars Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate, captures Marshall's light, secure singing style and received a Juno Award as 'good music product LP'. Marshall had earlier recorded for Monogram in 1949.
Her second career, as an actress, began in 1956 at Toronto's Crest Theatre and included dramatic and musical roles in stage, radio, and TV productions such as the revue Cindy-Ella (1964), CBC radio's 'The Amen Corner' (1970), and CBS-CTV's Night Heat in the mid-1980s. She continued to sing on occasion - eg, at the ACTRA Awards in 1977, and for Freedom Fest (Harbourfront) in 1988.
Marshall is remembered as one of Canadian television's earliest stars, and as a pioneer among black Canadian performers.
She died in Toronto in 1996.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Phyllis Marshall.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Black Canadians
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
Images of her performing at the Park Plaza Hotel in 1946 are included in Series 5, Sub-series 4, File 1 of this fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
45 records – page 1 of 1.

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