C.V. Starr East Asian Library

The Makino Mamoru Collection on the History of East Asian Film, 1863-2015, bulk 1920s-1990s

Series XIII: Handbills/Chirashi for Vaudeville Shows and Revues, 1912-1976

This series is arranged by subject or theater location and name for items that came from files entitled, "Kōgyō Bōdobiru kageki shō"/興行ボードビル歌劇ショー. Just as for Series XII, the majority of fliers are from theaters in Tokyo. For these theaters, they are further organized alphabetically by location within the city of Tokyo: area of Tokyo, Tokyo, theater name, title, and then number and date. Some programs in this subseries are numbered and dated, while others are not numbered nor dated. In some cases, the scope content/notes column includes the name of the production company that managed the theater. In addition to the theater name, we have included the title of the publication, which means in some cases there are multiple folders per theater name.

In Subseries XIII.1, there are files for theaters that contain revue show handbills that May have the same name as theaters in Series XIII. Makino separated these handbills that are revue shows from the film or movie theater shows and we have maintained that division. For theater pamphlets relating to left-leaning theater troupes (Zenshinza, Tsukiji Shōgekijō/築地小劇場 and others), see Subseries VI.16: Subject Files: Proletarian Film (Prokino). For theater related programs, magazines, see Subseries VI.19 Theater (Pre-War).

A detailed listing of the items in Series XIII can be consulted in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Subseries XIII.1: Subject, circa, 1918-1947

Subseries XIII.2: Theater Location and Name, 1912-1976