Via Biff Buttler, THS founding member in New York City. Her “The City and the Theater”, “Broadway Ballyhoo”, and “The New Amsterdam” are excellent resources found in the THS Archive library.
Mary C. Henderson, Author and Scholar of Theater History, Dies at 83
Ms. Henderson, who taught theater history at New York University and other schools, wrote several books, often lavishly illustrated, reflecting her familiarity with and love of theater imagery and theater artifacts. They included “The City and the Theater” (1973, revised in 2004), a history of the city’s playhouses dating to the 18th century . . .
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