Ayers, Lemuel

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Award winning designer of sets and costumes and a theatrical producer, Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955) had a brief but brilliant career with extensive Broadway credits including High button shoes and Oklahoma! He was born in New York City and received a degree in architecture from Princeton University and a degree in drama from the University of Iowa.

From the guide to the Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Award winning designer of sets and costumes and a theatrical producer, Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955) had a brief but brilliant career with extensive Broadway credits including High button shoes and Oklahoma!

He was born in New York City and received a degree in architecture from Princeton University and a degree in drama from the University of Iowa.

From the description of Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 701053030

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creatorOf Ayers, Lemuel. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Ayers, Lemuel. Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arno, Peter. United Scenic Artists exam designs, ca. 1938-ca.1942. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ayers, Lemuel,. William Faulkner and Ruth Ford Collection [manuscript], 1948-1990. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1963. Papers and screenplays of William Faulkner, 1824-1964 (bulk 1834-1870). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Art Reference Library. Fashion and costume sketch collection. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Lemuel Ayers set designs, elevations and blueprints, 1941-1954 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Crain, W. H. W.H. Crain Costume and Scenic Design Collection ca. 1650-1993 (bulk 1900-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Crain, W. H. person
associatedWith Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989 person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1963. person
associatedWith Ffolkes, David person
associatedWith Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. person
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Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
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Artists
Set designers
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Birth 1915-01-22

Death 1955-08-14

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