Chester Times, 1926-28.
Elmira Advertiser, 1917-18.
Germantown Telegraph, 1918-32.
Kensington Record, 1918-26.
New York Dramatic Mirror, 1917-19.
Philadelphia Inquirer, 1918-32.
Philadelphia North American, 1918-32.
Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1918-32.
Schenectady Gazette, 1917-19.
Scranton Republican, 1918.
Fielder Mari Kathleen. "Wooing a Local Audience: The Irish-American Appeal of Philadelphia's Mae Desmond Players." Theatre History Studies I ( 1981): 50-63.
Notable Women in the American Theatre. S.v. "Desmond, Mae," by Mari Kathleen Fielder .
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-----. "Mae Desmond and Her Players: A Study of the Public Presentation of a Stock Company Actress, 1917-1929." Master's thesis, Ohio State University, 1976.
Los Angeles, California. Private collection of Mari Kathleen Fielder: selected scrapbooks, photographs, posters, correspondence, promptbooks, scripts, publicity releases, props, and costumes of the Mae Desmond Players; taped interviews with Mae Desmond, Frank Fielder, and George Callahan.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Patrick J. Stanton file.
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Mari Kathleen Fielder
DETROIT CIVIC THEATRE COMPANY. The Detroit Civic Theatre Company ( Detroit, Michigan), formerly the Bonstelle Playhouse Company ( 1925-28), was organized in the summer of 1928 by actress-manager Jessie Bonstelle. Her first effort as founder and managing director of the Detroit Civic Theatre, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (in cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra), played three performances at an open-air theatre, the Belle Isle Shell ( Detroit), July 23-25, 1928. Bonstelle returned with her company to the Detroit Civic Theatre (the Bonstelle Playhouse, 1925-28), a proscenium-equipped theatre at Woodward and Eliot completed in 1925 through renovation of Detroit's Temple Beth-El, and opened the 1928-29 season on September 5, 1928, with The Queen's Husband, a comedy by Robert E. Sherwood .