38 Items in This Collection
1) The Mime
The Mime;Black and white documentary film on mime Tony Montanaro. The film begins in Tony's apartment and shows him teaching a class in his studio. He then drives to Vermont with fell...   more
2) Illusions
Illusions;Mime Tony Montanaro performs various sketches in silhouette. Pieces include Wheels, Rope Climb, Tug of War, Walking, Chicken, Monkey, Lion tamer, & Eagle Produced by Cen...   more
3) Sketches
Sketches;Mime Tony Montanaro performs various sketches. Pieces include Athlete, Games, Sculptor, & NIghtmare Produced by Center for Mass Communications Columbia University Press S...   more
4) [Unidentified Tony Montanaro Film]
Mime;Faded color footage of Tony Montanaro performing his sketch Nightmare followed by a narrated look at his studio in South Paris Maine. This is probably an excerpt from a larger pro...   more
5) [Unidentified Tony Montanaro Film]
Work Print Tony;Black and white footage of Tony Montanaro and fellow mime Jewel performing together followed by faded color footage of Tony performing in a sketch where two images of hi...   more
6) Camera Three - Sculptor and Mime: A Duet
Tony Montanaro Camera Three;Black and White Kinoscope of an episode of the CBS show Camera Three starring Tony Montanaro, Guiseppe Baggi, and Pearl Chertok. Baggi is a miniatures sculp...   more
7) [Tony Montanaro--home movies] Reel 1
Reel consists of 7 previously assembled reels. Donor Notes from those reels 1: Birmingham Zoo with Pam, Chris, Kavi - monkeys, bears, goats, peacock, elephant 2: Pond Digging South Par...   more
8) [Tony Montanaro--home movies] Reel 2
Reel consists of 7 previously assembled reels. Donor Notes from those reels 8: July 23, 1974 9: July 1974 10: Aug 14 1974 11: July 8, 1974 12: July 31, 1974 Music Hammpe Dulcimor 13: O...   more
9) [Colgate Commercial]
"R. Searls, Tony Montanaro Project" (Tony's Colgate Commercial)   more
10) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 1
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 1 Tony teaching i Chinatown, on camera mic - distant sound   more
11) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 2
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 2   more
12) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 3
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 3   more
13) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 4
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 4   more
14) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 5
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 5   more
15) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 6
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 6   more
16) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 7
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 7   more
17) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 8
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 8   more
18) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 9
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 9   more
19) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 10
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 10   more
20) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 11
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 11   more
21) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 12
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 12   more
22) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 13
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 13   more
23) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 14
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 14   more
24) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 15
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 17   more
25) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 16
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape 18   more
26) [Tony Montanaro New York Workshop] Tape 17
Mike Seliger - Workshop in New York, Tape Fri/Sat   more
27) [Tony Montanaro--home movies] Tape 18
Mom, Uncle Ben, Johnny, Pam;Home movies followed by a mime performance, which had been recorded over.   more
28) [Tony Montanaro Tapes] Tape 19
Repo + Pinky (Tape needs to be re-packed, unplayable)   more
29) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Jack in the Box] Tape 20
Case: "'Jack in the Box' in our studio, rehearsal" Tape: "Jack in the Box Good copy, 2nd version is the pro";Tony camera test. Two people rehearsing the sketch "Jack in the Box" follow...   more
30) [Tony Montanaro Tapes] Tape 21
"Manne clown makeup Sweden, 10/27/1980"   more
31) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Celebration Theater] Tape 22
Excerpts from Celebration Theater Ensemble's Repertoire, October 1984   more
32) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - The Buddha] Tape 23
"The Buddha (13 min)"    more
34) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Celebration Theater] Tape 25
Celebration Theater Ensemble Chess + Insects   more
35) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Student Works & Marshall Dodge] Tape 26
Student Works and Marshall Dodge show (12:40)    more
36) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Compilation] Tape 27
Tony Edit ;Compilation tape of different television appearances and sketches with Tony Montanaro   more
37) [Tony Montanaro Tapes - Celebration Theater Ensemble] Tape 28
"Ensemble Lec/Dem, March 1970 Richmond Virginia    more
Montanaro, Tony Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video ( mins.) ; 3/4 in.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (3,400 ft.) ; 16mm
Collection Date Range
1960 – 1992
Summary
The Tony Montanaro Collection consists of 1 VHS, 28 3/4" Umatic tapes, and 6 reels of 16mm films that contain footage with mime performances, workshops, and sketches performed by Tony Montanaro; 2 35mm reels of professionally shot commercial footage; and 2 reels of amateur Super 8 home movies. The films document the work of Tony Montanaro along with his students and other performers, including his partner Jewel Walker.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Tony Montanaro was born in New Jersey in 1927 and earned a theater degree at Columbia University. He travelled to Europe to study with famous Mime Marcel Marceau and began his career performing and teaching around the world. In 1972 he moved to South Paris, Maine where he founded Celebration Barn, a school of mime and other performing skills. He remained in Maine until his death in 2002. Wikipedia
Subject(s)
Performance
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