Arthur B. Church giving speech during KMBC building dedication
Arthur B. Church giving speech during KMBC building dedication. Entire stage visible with large group of men and women seated on folding chairs in semi-circle. Lee Stewart [Keith Painton] seated next to Millie and Sue on right side of stage. Large bouquet in front of podium. Lights and "KMBC" labeled microphones on sides of podium. Heads of several audience members visible in foreground., May 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on back: "Arthur Church / Dedication KMBC Building." Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies"
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies." Group portrait of 33 individuals on stage with barn scene backdrop. Kit and Kay center front row in large white hats. Colorado Pete standing behind Kit and Kay. Eddie Edwards as "George Washington White" left of front row center. Kenny Carlson with ventriloquist dummy, Scrappy O'Brien, front row fifth from right. Several audience members' heads visible on foreground., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies"
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies." Group portrait of 24 individuals on stage with barn scene backdrop. Seven holding instruments including double bass, accordion, and guitars. Kit and Kay, front row fifth and seventh from left. Kenny Carlson with ventriloquist dummy, Scrappy O'Brien, far right, front row. Colorado Pete kneeling right of front row center., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
KMBC stage from balcony
KMBC stage from balcony. Men and women in formal dress seated in folding chairs in semi-circle on stage. Six men standing near podium at front and center of stage. KMBC musicians in background on piano, guitar, and accordion including P. Hans Flath on organ to left. Millie and Sue Bybee seated on right. Equipment visible on floor in front of stage. Seating and audience members visible in middle ground. Camera visible in foreground., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Occupied KMBC-TV Playhouse seating
Back of auditorium with upper and lower level seating visible including upper balcony entrance stairs and railings. Seating fully occupied by men, women, and children except for small section in center., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Unoccupied KMBC-TV Playhouse stage and seating from balcony
KMBC auditorium from balcony. Stage with curtain on right. Upper and lower seats in center and left. Ornamented ceiling at top. Orchestra pit in bottom right., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies. Copy 2 gifted by Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.