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John Angelo collection, 1922-2013

Identifier: Mss 0097

Scope and Contents

The John Angelo collection dates from 1922-2013 and documents the life and career of John Angelo. The collection comprises mainly photographs, news clippings, publicity, and awards.This collection will prove useful for researchers interested in the career of John Angelo, the Italian-American community in Newark, and the history of the entertainment industry.


  • 1922 - 2013
  • Majority of material found within 1949 - 2013

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection includes audio-visual materials. Access copies of audio-visual materials may need to be ordered prior to on-site research. Please contact us to inquire about access to audio-visual materials.

Otherwise, materials are available for research at the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center. Advance appointments are required for the use of archival materials.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Biographical / Historical

John Angelo was born on June 24, 1922 in Newark, New Jersey. He started his entertainment career as a dancer in New York City, performing with ballet companies and in various Broadway shows. His success in New York afforded him the opportunity to dance in motion pictures such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “An American in Paris,” and “Guys and Dolls.” In order to become more involved in the motion picture industry, Angelo moved to West Hollywood in 1952. He went on to work in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including acting, directing, producing, choreographing, teaching, and working as a prop man.

Angelo retired from the industry in 1995, but continued to share his passion by teaching drama. The taped version of his acting classes, released as a public access television show titled “John Angelo’s Theatre Arts Workshop” received several awards. He also found time in his retirement to produce and direct another award-winning public access talk show, the “John Angelo Interviews.” He continues to be an active member of the West Hollywood community, serving on several committees and giving time to community projects.


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The John Angelo collection documents the life and career of John Angelo, a Newark, New Jersey native who has acted and danced in Broadway shows, motion pictures, and television. Throughout his long career in the entertainment industry he also worked as a director, producer, choreographer, drama teacher, and prop man. The John Angelo collection dates from 1922-2013, with the bulk of the records dating from 1949-2013, and comprises mainly photographs, news clippings, publicity, and awards.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by record type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection is the gift of John Angelo to the Archives and Special Collections Center 2014. Accession numbers 2014.0071 and 2015.0016.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Kathleen Dodds and Brianna LoSardo, 2015. Finding aid prepared by Brianna LoSardo and Amanda Mita, 2015.

John Angelo collection, 1922-2013 (Bulk: 1949-2013)
Brianna LoSardo
8 August 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US