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Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

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Description: Pierre Sidell poses holding a small jug on her shoulder. She is wearing a face veil and headdress.

Historical Essay

Caine Mutiny Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Naval uniform costume worn by actor Fred MacMurray in the 1954 motion picture "The Caine Mutiny." (Museum object #2009.19.1)

Date: 1905 

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee office of the Local Executive Committee for Head Camp Entertainment for a convention on June 20th to 24th, 1905, of the Modern...

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Description: Pierre Sidell wears a white fur hat and tunic with a fur collar. She is holding a cigarette as she poses with one foot up on a bench.

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Description: A glamorous portrait of (left to right) sisters Billie (Violet) and Pierre Sidell.

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Description: A fashionably-attired Billie (Violet) Sidell poses seated on the front fender of an automobile, which appears to be parked on a bridge.

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Description: From left to right are Louis Lotito, representing the League of New York Theatres, Warren Munsell, director of Convention Theatre Ticket Service, Irene Sel...

Photograph

Hilo Hattie

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Description: Candid portrait of Hilo Hattie (born Clarissa "Clara" Haili), who was a Hawaiian musician, dancer, actress and comedian. There is a guitar on the ground ne...

Photograph

The Sidell Sisters

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Sidell sisters strike a dramatic pose as Billie (Violet) stands with Pierre draped upside-down across her shoulders. The sisters performed at this time...

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Description: Billie Sidell strikes an elegant pose, dressed in a beaded costume and feathered headdress.

Date: 1948-09-26 

Description: Original caption reads: "Back in Madison after 27 years is Richard Neumann, one-time organist at the Orpheum and Parkway theaters. Neumann was the organist...

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Description: Crowd watching a strongman lift a wagon wheel.

Date: 1898-05-24 before

Description: Front and back covers, printed in color, of the bill of fare served at the Grand Hotel on the birthday of Queen Victoria, with a tinted three-quarter view...

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: Publicity photograph of the four band members of Marques Bovre & the Evil Twins, a Madison, Wisconsin band. From left to right are Eric Dummer, Marques Bov...

Date: 1972-08-19 

Description: Musician Ben Sidran sitting in front of a console in a music studio. He is wearing earphones and smoking a cigarette. Ben has a moustache and beard.

Photograph

Appliances-SFB

Date: 1984 

Description: The rock band Appliances-SFB playing live at an unknown venue. Singer Tom Laskin is jumping in the air while holding a microphone. Band members William Sie...

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Description: Street performer balancing a man in a chair on his chin.

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Description: Letterhead of Ben Bergor, with illustrations of theatrical masks, Bergor's head, his "Remember this bird!" symbol, and a cartoon of Bergor at the bottom of...

Photograph

Pachinko

Date: 2000-05-04 

Description: Publicity photograph of the four band members from Pachinko, a Madison, Wisconsin rock band. From left to right are Mike Henry, Brian Bresch, Greg Norman a...

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