Niela Goodelle Papers

8 X 10 black and white image, ca. 1930s.

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Niela Goodelle Papers


  • 1911 - 1988 (Creación)


0.5 linear feet; 1 document box

Nombre del productor

(1910-09-08 - 1988-05-26)

Historia biográfica

Niela Goodelle Hartz (September 8, 1910 – May 26, 1988) was born Helen Goodelle in New York. In the 1920s, she worked as an accompanist for Burton Thatcher in exchange for vocal lessons. By the 1930s she was a budding Hollywood starlet, performing in Perfect Thirty Sixes, Rhythm of Paree, and Spring is Here. She was part of the touring production of Ziegfeld Follies of 1934. She is perhaps most famous for turning down a marriage proposal from Rudy Vallee in 1937.
In 1940, Goodelle retired at what was arguably the peak of her career and married Minton Hartz. She moved to Evansville, Indiana where she and Minton raised three children.

Área de contenido y estructura

Alcance y contenido

The collection contains newsclippings, photos, an address book, lacquer discs, one 78rpm recording, contracts and telegrams belonging to 1930's actress and singer Niela Goodelle.

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The collection is in its original order arranged by format.

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Condiciones de acceso

All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library and Archives

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Historial de custodia

Upon Goodelle's death, the collection passed to her daughter and then granddaughter Laurie Anderson prior to donation in the Songbook Foundation Archives.

Origen del ingreso

Received from Laurie Anderson, Niela Goodelle's granddaughter, in Carmel, Indiana on February 14, 2013.

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Niela Goodelle, 1937 July 25 from J. Walter Thompson Company. Legal department microfilmed contracts, 1924-1957:

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  • Mención: Niela Goodelle Papers, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Nota del archivista

Inventory completed by Janice Roger, May 5, 2014.
Archival description created by Lisa Lobdell, November 21, 2017.

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425.7 KiB


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