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Sophie Tucker Collection


Singer, comedian, and actress, Sophie Tucker was one of the most well-known entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. Making her professional stage debut in 1907, Tucker’s big voice and even bigger stage presence were a hit on the vaudeville and burlesque touring circuits. Later in her career she hosted her own radio program and appeared in movies and on television, ultimately earning her the nickname “the last of the Red Hot Mamas.” Photographs of Sophie Tucker and her friends are made available thanks to support from the Atran Foundation.
[Sophie Tucker with two couples in Atlantic City.]

[Sophie Tucker with two couples in Atlantic City.]

The [...] and the Bermans.

[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]

[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]


[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]

[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]


[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]

[Al Lackey and Sophie Tucker in Atlantic City.]


[Sophie Tucker demonstrating a new hat.]

[Sophie Tucker demonstrating a new hat.]


[Milwaukee party.]

[Milwaukee party.]


[Walter Winchell, Sophie Tucker and Ralph Whitehead at an American Federation of Actors meeting.]

[Walter Winchell, Sophie Tucker and Ralph Whitehead at an American Federation of Actors meeting.]


[Two unidentified women in London.]

[Two unidentified women in London.]

Photograph is part of the Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Sophie Tucker in "Rufus LeMaire's Affairs".]

[Sophie Tucker in "Rufus LeMaire's Affairs".]


[Sophie Tucker, Harry Hershfield and Walter Kingsley.]

[Sophie Tucker, Harry Hershfield and Walter Kingsley.]

May 23, 1926

[Morty, Anna, Ted Shapiro, unidentified woman and Sophie Tucker.]

[Morty, Anna, Ted Shapiro, unidentified woman and Sophie Tucker.]


[Sophie Tucker being welcomed at Whitechapel, London.]

[Sophie Tucker being welcomed at Whitechapel, London.]

May, 1925

[Jennie (Yacha) Abuza, Moe, Sophie Tucker and unidentified woman.]

[Jennie (Yacha) Abuza, Moe, Sophie Tucker and unidentified woman.]

August, 1925. In pencil, on verso: The last / picture / of mother / before / I sailed.

[Sophie Tucker in "Earl Carroll's Vanities".]

[Sophie Tucker in "Earl Carroll's Vanities".]


It's All Your Fault

It's All Your Fault

Maryland Music Publishing Co. 1 score, 6 p.

[Abe Pearlstein and family.]

[Abe Pearlstein and family.]

February 9, 1929. Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

ZIT's London Office, Representative - Sim Rose

ZIT's London Office, Representative - Sim Rose

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman with two children.]

[Unidentified woman with two children.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Willie and Eugene Howard.]

[Willie and Eugene Howard.]

In ink, on recto: To Sophie, / With Best Wishes. From Willie and Eugene Howard / 1921. In pencil, on...

[Sophie Tucker, Al K. Hall and children in an afterpiece at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles.]

[Sophie Tucker, Al K. Hall and children in an afterpiece at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles.]


[Violet, Jimmie and Maurine D'Espey.]

[Violet, Jimmie and Maurine D'Espey.]


[George LeMaire and Joe Phillips in "Pepper Box Revue".]

[George LeMaire and Joe Phillips in "Pepper Box Revue".]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Edna and son.]

[Edna and son.]

In ink, on recto: To / Sophie / with love / and / sincere / good wishes / [...] [...]inney Jr / and his...

[Banquet.]

[Banquet.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

Collins Fireplace Screen Co

Collins Fireplace Screen Co

Presented to William Morris, August, 1920. Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Jennie (Yacha) Abuza, Annie Abuza Aronson and Sophie Tucker.]

[Jennie (Yacha) Abuza, Annie Abuza Aronson and Sophie Tucker.]


[Annie Abuza Aronson and Jules Aronson.]

[Annie Abuza Aronson and Jules Aronson.]

In ink, on recto: For Sis / With our best / love and everlasting / gratitude / Jules and / Annie.

[Barbara Friedman.]

[Barbara Friedman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Florence Brady.]

[Florence Brady.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: To Al - / Best wishes & good luck /...

[Dee.]

[Dee.]

In ink, on recto: To "Sophie" / Just a great pal / to all best wishes / & good luck to you / always /...

[Sophie Tucker dancing with an unidentified man on the street.]

[Sophie Tucker dancing with an unidentified man on the street.]


[Hilda Glyder at Edgewater Beach Hotel.]

[Hilda Glyder at Edgewater Beach Hotel.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Lilyan Tashman.]

[Lilyan Tashman.]

In ink, on recto: For Sophie / In friendship / and admiration / Fondly - / Lilyan.

[Muriel Friedman.]

[Muriel Friedman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified performer.]

[Unidentified performer.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Edith Clifford.]

[Edith Clifford.]

In ink, on recto: To you Sophie / what can I wish / you? You have it all / Love / Edith.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

In ink, on recto: Para Sophie / Tucker la m‡s grande / de las [...] / con toda mi adoraci—n / [...] /...

[Cicely Courtneidge.]

[Cicely Courtneidge.]

In ink, on recto: Sophie dear just to wish for a [...] / success [...] & send my love / Cis / Courtneidge....

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Love & Good wishes / [Sam?] 1925.

[Sophie Tucker in Los Angeles, November 22, 1937.]

[Sophie Tucker in Los Angeles, November 22, 1937.]


[Unidentified woman with dog.]

[Unidentified woman with dog.]

In ink, on recto: To My Darling Sophie - / may you walk thru life / with a song in your heart - / and...

[Annie Abuza Aronson.]

[Annie Abuza Aronson.]


[Suzanne Chevalier.]

[Suzanne Chevalier.]

In ink, on recto: O la grande / artiste Sophie Tucker / [...] sympathie / Suzanne Chevalier [Lombart?]....

[June.]

[June.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: From Your "Buddy" / With All My Love...

[Cissie.]

[Cissie.]

In ink, on recto: Love to dear / Sophie / from / Cissie.

[Del Gibson.]

[Del Gibson.]

In ink, on recto: To / Miss Tucker / Sincerely / Del Gibson / Xmas 1922.

[Dudley Liddell.]

[Dudley Liddell.]

In ink, on recto: To / Miss Tucker / "Seasons Greetings" / Dudley Liddell / 1922.

[Mollie (or Molly) Elkins.]

[Mollie (or Molly) Elkins.]

Elkins was a performer and also Sophie Tucker's first maid.

[Lew Pollack.]

[Lew Pollack.]

In ink, on recto: To Sophie / Once a / pal always / a pal / Lew Pollack / 9/19/29.

[Sophie Tucker in England.]

[Sophie Tucker in England.]


[Pat III.]

[Pat III.]

In ink, on recto: To Aunt Sophie / with much love / Sincerely / Pat III.

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