Antonio Vico Camarero Archive

(Cádiz, 1865 - El Pardo, 1911)

Date added: 1981

Contains: Contains photographs, newspaper clippings, playbills on the actor, as well as extensive handwritten and printed documentation for the theater company that he formed with his wife, actress Carmen Carbonell, covering the 1940s and 1950s, approximately and including lists of performers, correspondence, receipts, contracts, newspapers, sheets of censorship, and so on.

Antonio Vico Camarero

Description of the archive

Identification details

Reference code: ES. 28006.BFJM/

Title/Name: Antonio Vico Camarero Bequest

Dates: 1940-1964

Citation format: Antonio Vico Camarero Bequest (Library of the Fundación Juan March. Madrid)

Description level: Collection


Archival history: Following the actor's death, his papers remained in the possession of his family. In 1981 D. José Antonio Vico Caballero, made the donation.

Institutional history/biographical sketch: Antonio Vico Camarero was born in Santiago de Chile (Chili) on 1903. He was 8 years old when he began as actor into his father's theater company. He was one of the most important actor of the 20th Century.. He collaborated extensively with others such as Ernesto Vilches, Irene López Heredia companies, etc. He married with the actress Carmen Carbonell making their own company. He achieved great success with works such as "Rosas de otoño" (1940), "Dos mujeres a las nueve" (1949), "La Dama del alba" (1961) and "El enfermi imaginario" (1969). She also filmed some forty films, including "Marcelino pan y vino '" (1955), "Mi tío Jacinto" (1956) or "Revoltosa" (1963). In 1960 he won the National Theatre Prize for "Trampa para un hombre solo." He died in Madrid in 1972.

Manner of acquisition: DONATION

Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Most documents constituting this fund are newspaper clippings, playbills, photographs, text typed and edited theatrical and miscellaneous documentation related to the theater company formed by actor and his wife.

Evaluation, selection, removal: Given their historical interest, all the documents are to be preserved permanently, in accordance with Law 16/1985 of 25 June on Spanish Historical Heritage.

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions governing access: The documents are open to all.

Conditions governing reproduction: Reproduction is permitted for research and study purposes, subject to prior authorisation by the heirs.

Language/script(s) of the documents: The predominant language is Spanish.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Most of the documents are in good condition.

Notes and Control

Notes: The collection is digitized

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