The Charley Henchis Papers (approximately 1945-1987) document the career of international cabaret show producer Charley Henchis and the shows he produced in Las Vegas, Nevada and Beirut, Lebanon. Materials include Henchis' business files which includes correspondence, files on specialty acts, photographs, and press about Henchis. Shows represented in this collection includes
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The Charley Henchis Papers (approximately 1945-1987) document the career of international cabaret show producer Charley Henchis and the shows he produced in Las Vegas, Nevada and Beirut, Lebanon. The French spelling of Beirut (Beyrouth) is used throughout the materials. Materials include Henchis' business files which include correspondence, files on specialty acts, photographs, and press about Henchis. Shows represented in this collection includes
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Biographical / Historical Note
Charley Henchis was a cabaret producer who was born on August 15, 1909 in Hlinaia, Moldova and grew up in the south of France. He founded the dance troupe, the Charley Ballet, who performed in his productions. In 1960, Henchis was contracted by the Dunes Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to produce
Henchis died on July 12, 1994 in Paris, France.
Duke, Forrest, "Monday Mumblings,"
Philippe Dumont, email message to curator Su Kim Chung, November 3, 2023.
Charley Henchis Papers, approximately 1945-1987. MS-01145. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f10j44
Materials were donated by Philippe Dumont in memory of Jacques and Sylvia Dumont in 2023; accession number 2023-019.
In 2023, Tammi Kim processed the collection and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace. Materials were rehoused, arranged, and described at the box level.
Acquired by Su Kim Chung, curator, as part of UNLV Special Collections and Archives holdings in entertainment history. The original acquisition included 2.17 linear feet of duplicate photographs that were de-duplicated and securely disposed during processing. One 35mm film that was topically out-of-scope with the collection materials and exhibiting conservation concerns including vinegar syndrome was reviewed and securely disposed during processing.