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Lane Sisters Collection

[Note: folders marked Felton gift of Mark Felton to Simpson College Archives — 1981]

Felton: Miscellaneous

  • Mark Felton biography
  • Letter to Mark Felton from Jim Christopher August 17, 1981
  • Letter to Jim Christopher from Mark Felton August 11, 1981
  • Lane / Mullican Chronology (copies)
  • “Postmaster Mullican dies of Heart Attack,” Indianola Tribune, January 12, 1938 (copy)
  • “Career Summary of the Lane Sisters in Hollywood” Mark Felton 1981 (original & copy)

Felton: Articles

Lane Sisters:

  • “Iowa Girls Reach Broadway And Can’t Believe It’s True,” New York Telegraph, date unknown (copy)
  • “Five Hollywood Daughters,” Liberty, May 13, 1936 (copy)
  • Newspaper photo: Rosemary, Leota, Lola, Priscilla Lane, Des Moines Tribune, July 26, 1963
  • “Whatever Became of the Lane Sisters?” Indianola Record-Herald, undated (copy)
  • “Down Memory ‘Lane’: Indianola Starlets Remembered” Indianola Record-Herald, June 29, 1981

Leota Lane:

  • Biography (original and copy)
  • Methodist church program with upcoming Leota Lane Benefit Concert 1939
  • Articles (6) from Iowa newspapers Leota Lane Benefit Concert December 5, 1939
  • “Leota Goes On,” Indianola Record-Herald, June 29, 1981 (copy)
  • “Prof. Doty is Honored Guest …,” (mentions Leota Lane performance), Simpson College Bulletin, date unknown
  • “Death Takes Leota Lane of Singing Sisters Fame,” Des Moines Register, July 26, 1963

Lola Lane:

  • “An autograph fan waylays Lola Lane …” (photo), Motion Picture, February 1931
  • Lola Lane article, magazine and date unknown (after 1952), p.182-184 Advertisement Maybelline Eye Beauty Aid ad, Motion Picture, August 1939

Priscilla Lane:

  • “Priscilla Lane Turns Chorus Girl,” Hollywood, August 1941, p.53+ (*cover on web)
  • Cover Photo on Photo Play combined with Movie Mirror, September 1940
  • Modeling photos (6 pages), magazines and dates unknown
  • “Priscilla Lane Learns How to Be a Salesgirl,” Life, June 16, 1941
  • “Bombardier’s Bride” by Rilla Page Palmborg, Photo Play combined with Movie Mirror, September 1942
  • “Iowan gave ‘Arsenic’ movie a sweet taste,” Des Moines Register, October 30, 1986
  • “Iowa born actress Priscilla Lane dies,” Des Moines Register, April 6, 1995
  • “Hollywood family lives on only on screen,” Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune, April 12, 1995

Rosemary Lane:

  • Modeling photos (5 pages), some from Hollywood, 1940-1941
  • “Through with Sister Acts: Rosemary Lane,” unknown newspaper photo, November 26 news release, year unknown
  • “Rosemary Lane Weds,” unknown newspaper photo, year unknown
  • “Waring Sends Song,” (copy of brief newspaper article)

Felton: Publicity photos 27 publicity shots for Lane Sisters movies

  • (L – Lola, R – Rosemary, P – Priscilla)
  • Cowboy from Brooklyn (1) P Hollywood Hotel (8) L, R ****
  • Daughters Courageous (2) L, P, R * Marked Women (1) L *
  • Dust Be My Destiny (2) Meanest Man in the World (2) P *
  • Four Daughters (3) L, P, R *** Roaring Twenties (1)P*
  • Four Wives (2) L, P, R ** Sabateur (1) P *
  • Fun on a Weekend (1) P * Torchy Blade in Panama (1) L
  • Girl from Havanna (1) L Varsity Show (1) P *

Felton: Other photos

  • Leota & Lola Lane (copy)
  • Lola Lane, Leota Lane (Mullican) (copy) *
  • Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane *
  • Rosemary Lane, Priscilla Lane *
  • Lola Lane (in wedding dress numbered 660-72)
  • Leota Lane & ‘Pudgy’ *
  • Leota Lane
  • Priscilla, Lola & Rosemary Lane *
  • Autographed matted publicity still of Lola Lane *
  • Autographed publicity still of Leota Lane (12×15)
  • “To Martha May, and ‘Missy’ with all my love, Aunty Leota”

Felton: Lobby cards: 28 11×14 color (Map Drawer 4-5)

  • Brother Rat (3) Hollywood Hotel (4) *
  • Cowboy from Brooklyn (2) Lost Canyon (1)
  • Daughters Courageous (4) * Men Are Such Fools (2)
  • Dust Be My Destiny (2) Return of Dr. X (1)
  • Four Daughters (5) * When Were You Born? (1)
  • Four Wives (3) *

Felton: Poster:

  • Large lobby poster of Four Daughters (on top of map drawers)

Articles:

  • “The Lane Sisters” by Emerson Winters, History of Warren County Iowa, 1953
  • The Lane Sisters (4 original and 1 copy), December 1974
  • “Lane Sisters,” excerpt from Outstanding Iowa Women 1980, p.53-56
  • “Four Lanes to Stardom,” The Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune, June 30, 1993
  • Leota Lane with Prof. Hiram S. Doty and Robert Mitchell (photo), Simpson College Bulletin, May 1949
  • “Leota Lane Dies after Surgery,” The Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune, July 29, 1963
  • “Rosemary Lane Dies; one of 3 sisters in Films of ‘30s – ‘40s” newspaper article from California, December 10, 1974
  • Alumni Office information card (1 original and 1 copy)
  • "Star Struck," Simpson Magazine, Winter 1998/99, p.6-11 (12 originals)
  • "Like her Sisters, Rosemary Lane Sang her way to stardom," by Tom Longden, Des Moines Register July 17, 2005 (1 original and 2 copies)
  • "Sounds from the Field: Hearing Hollywood in Iowa's Special Collections: Casting and Composing for the Four Daughters films" by Nathan Platte

Correspondence:

List of Lane sisters’ addresses

  • From LuJean Cole/ To Ms. Rosemary Lane, February 28, 1974
  • Hand written note from LuJean Cole about conversation with Rosemary Lane
  • List of Contributors to Leota Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Kathy Pierson March 7, 1974 (copy)
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Miss Rosemary Lane, March 25, 1974 (copy)
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Mrs. Robert Hanlon, March 26, 1974 (copy)
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Mrs. Joseph Howard, March 26, 1974 (copy)
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Miss Rosemary Lane, April 11, 1974 (copy)
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Mr. Raymond H. Robinson, August 19, 1974 (copy)
  • From Raymond H. Robinson/ To Mr. Hare, August 29, 1974
  • From LuJean Cole/ To Mrs. Priscilla Howard, November 27, 1974 (copy)
  • From Richard B. Lancaster/ To Mary M. Lane, March 13, 1978
  • From Margie Schultz/ To Librarian, March 7, 1990
  • From Lynn Ochiltree/ To Margie Schultz, April 9, 1990
  • From Margie Schultz/ To Lynn Ochiltree, April 14, 1990
  • From Lynn Ochiltree/ To Margie Schultz, April 26, 1990
  • From Margie Schultz/ To Librarian, May 4, 1990 (copy)
  • From Margie Schultz/ To Lynn Ochiltree, May 22, 1990

Leota Lane Concert 1939:

  • Program: Indianola Methodist Church, November 9, 1939
  • “Leota Lane returns to her Alma Mater for Concert,” The Simpsonian, November 20, 1939 (copy)
  • Newspaper articles about Leota Lane Concert (2)
  • Program: Indianola Methodist Church, November 26, 1939
  • Program: First Presbyterian Church, December 3, 1939
  • “Leota Lane is here,” Des Moines Tribune, December 4, 1939 (copy)
  • Simpson College Program, December 5, 1939
  • Leota Lane Soprano (2)
  • “Leota Lane Recital Thrills Audience,” The Simpsonian, December 11, 1939

Photos:

  • “Dorothy Mullican playing opposite Geo. Jessel, stage star, in ‘The War Song’ on Broadway, New York City”
  • “Miss Leota Mullican, Prima Donna with Shubert Company, N.Y.C.”

Simpsonian:

  • “Comic Opera at Gym” [featuring Leota Mullican], December 3, 1923
  • “Comic Opera goes big at Gym,” December 10, 1923
  • “Leota Mullican in Recital this Eve,” May 12, 1924
  • “Talent is displayed during the Recital,” May 19, 1924
  • “Romeo and Juliet cast Announced” [Leota as Juliet], December 15, 1924
  • “Romeo and Juliet to be given January 16,” January 12, 1925
  • “Shakespeare Play makes Big Hit,” January 26, 1925
  • “Leota Mullican in Voice Recital,” April 27, 1925
  • “Dorothy Mullican stars in Picture at Orpheum soon,” April 22, 1929
  • “Audience praises Lola Lane’s voice over Vitaphone,” April 29, 1929
  • “Leota Lane has lead in Musical Show Production,” September 22, 1930
  • “Lola Lane appears in ‘The Big Fight’ at local Theatre,” October 6, 1930
  • “Lola Lane comes in ‘Costello Case’,” December 8, 1930

Zenith:

  • Leota Mullican (freshman), 1923
  • Leota Mullican (sophomore) and Martha Jane Mullican, 1924
  • Leota Mullican (Junior) and Dorothy Mullican (freshman), 1925
  • Leota Mullican (Senior), 1926

* on college archives web site