Ed Metzger Papers, 1982-1995  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Metzger, Ed
Ed Metzger Papers
1982-1995 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS 151
Chiefly news articles and reviews of Ed Metzger's portrayals of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Einstein in the national tours of his one-man plays, Hemingway: On the Edge and Einstein: The Practical Bohemian, including a performance at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho).
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
Telephone: 208-426-3958
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ed Metzger and Laya Gelff are based in southern California and have taken both shows to locales across the United States. Metzger began touring as Einstein in 1978 and as Hemingway ten years later. He studied acting with Lee Strasberg and has also appeared in motion pictures and television shows. Hemingway: On the Edge was performed at Boise State University on September 22, 1995.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists chiefly of reviews and publicity material for Ed Metzger's portrayals of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Einstein in two one-man shows, Hemingway: On the Edge and Einstein: The Practical Bohemian. Both shows were produced by Metzger's wife, Laya Gelff, who also acts as his agent. The newspaper reviews within the collection are in photocopy form.

Forms part of the Idaho Writers Archive.

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Preferred Citation

[item description], Ed Metzger Papers, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ed Metzger and Laya Gelff, 1995.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Ed Metzger: Acting credits
1 2 Ed Metzger: Photos
1 3 Hemingway: Publicity and Reviews 1988-1995
1 4 Hemingway: Interview, Los Aficionados de Los Angeles undated
1 5 Einstein: Publicity and reviews undated
1 6 Einstein: Publicity and reviews 1982-l995

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Subject Terms

  • Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955--Drama
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961--Drama