Jo Mielziner papers 1903-1976


Jo Mielziner papers 1903-1976

Jo Mielziner, set and lighting designer, theater architect and consultant. The collection consists of personal papers, personal and professional correspondence, production materials, office and financial files, writings, professional appearance and exhibition files, photographs, scrapbooks and subject files documenting the life and career of Jo Mielziner.


SNAC Resource ID: 6317732

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The United Scenic Artists originated as the United Scenic Artists Association and received its charter from the AFL in 1918 as Local 829, an autonomous local of the Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades (formerly known as the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America [BPDPA]). The union's main purpose was to safeguard and maintain the high standards of the member crafts and to fight unfair conditions. New scenic artists received their union cards only after...

Harold Clurman (person)

Freddie Brisson (person)

Phoenix Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Aldredge, Theoni V. (person)

Ruth Gordon (person)

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961 (person)

George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. His most successful solo script was The Butter and Egg Man, 1925. As a collaborator, Kaufman was prolific: with Marc Connelly he wrote Merton of the Movies, Dulcy, and Beggar on Horseback; with Ring Lardner he wrote June Moon; with Edna Ferber he wrote The Royal Family, ...

Edwards, Sherman. (person)

Sheen, Fulton J. (Fulton John), 1895-1979 (person)

Miner, Worthington, 1900-1982 (person)

Worthington Miner, actor, stage and film director and noted television producer and pioneer, was born in Buffalo, New York in 1900. He made his Broadway debut as a spear carrier in the 1925 production of CYRANO DE BERGERAC, but soon turned to directing with the aid of Katharine Cornell. In 1942, after over ten years of directing stage and film productions, he became manager of Columbia Broadcasting System's entire television department. At CBS, Worthington Mi...

Selznick, Irene Mayer, 1907-1990 (person)

American theatrical producer, photographer, and writer; daughter of Louis B. Mayer; married David O. Selznick. From the description of Irene Mayer Selznick collection, 1930-1990. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968716 ...

Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. (corporateBody)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. (corporateBody)

Art museum; Richmond, Va. From the description of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts records, 1919-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132799 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the nation's first state-supported art museum, opened to the public in 1936, "to promote education in the realm of art throughout the commonwealth," (Section 9-78, Code of Virginia). Partnership between private donors and state legislators, however established a pattern begun in 1919 when Joh...

Harvey, John (person)

Epithet: of Sandwich British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000218.0x0001be Epithet: of Ickworth British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000218.0x0001bc Epithet: MD; brother of Gabriel Harvey British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...

Schrank, Joseph (person)

Feuer, Cy, 1911- (person)

Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967 (person)

British stage, screen, and radio actor; b. in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the description of Basil Rathbone collection, 1924-1950. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925636 Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Basil Rathbone : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512788 Huxley was an English novelist and Rathbone an English actor. Rathbone played a character in The giaconda smil...

Moss Hart (person)

Shaffer, Peter, 1926-.... (person)

Robert Ardrey (person)

Cyril Ritchard (person)

Emlyn Williams (person)

Anita Loos (person)

Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967 (person)

Dramatist Elmer Rice was born and raised in Manhattan. Working as a file clerk, he earned a high-school equivalency diploma and entered New York Law School, passing the bar exam. He quit his job with a law firm to write plays, and within eight months his play On Trial was a critical and popular success. In a career marked by success and innovation, the prolific Rice produced socially-conscious drama as well as accessible entertainment; he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for Street Scene. He directe...

Whistler, Rex, 1905-1944 (person)

Created as an illustration for one of eleven articles called the "The English Year" by Hector Bolitho and published in the December 1935 issue of Nash's Magazine. From the description of [Bringing the Yule log across the drawbridge] [graphic] [1935] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 642891997 ...

Blane, Ralph, 1914- (person)

ANTA (corporateBody)

Joseph, Anthony (person)

Tyrone Power (person)

Donald Oenslager (person)

Ayers, Lemuel, 1915-1955. (person)

Award winning designer of sets and costumes and a theatrical producer, Lemuel Ayers 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 one in drama from the University of Iowa. He died in 1955 at the age of forty. From the guide to the Lemuel Ayers theatrical designs, 1944-1951, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Divisi...

Warner, Leor C. (person)

ANTA Washington Square Theater (corporateBody)

Landon, Margaret, 1903-1993 (person)

Author. From the description of Anna and the king of Siam : literary manuscripts, circa 1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131952 ...

Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900-1971 (person)

Kanin, Michael, 1910- (person)

University of Michigan. (corporateBody)

Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Eugene O'Neill (person)

Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (person)

Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Gore Vidal (person)

Walter Slezak (person)

Williams, Emlyn, 1905- (person)

Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989 (person)

English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : London and Naples, to Denys Blakelock, 1947-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872061 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "South Indian Ocean" [on the way to Australia], to Denys Blakelock, 1947 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872063 From the description of Typed letter signed (8) : London, to Denys Blakelock, 1948-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874989 ...

Herman Shumlin (person)

O'Neill, Carlotta Monterey (person)

Coopersmith, Jerome (person)

Howard Lindsay (person)

James, Henry, 1843-1916 (person)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Jule Styne (person)

Hobson, Laura Z. (Laura Zametkin), 1900-1986 (person)

Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson, author and publicist, was an advertising copywriter, 1922-1930; a reporter for several New York papers, 1926-1927. She was married to Thayer Hobson, publisher and author, from 1930 to 1935; in 1932 she began to publish short stories and novelettes; between 1932 and 1935 she did advertising for the B. Altman store; Director of Promotion at Time, Inc., 1935-1940. In 1940 she began to write novels, with "The Trespassers" (1943). Her second novel...

Theatre Hall of Fame (corporateBody)

Furse, Roger (person)

Harris, Cyril M., 1917-2011 (person)

Acoustical engineer. From the description of Reminiscences of Cyril M. Harris : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736957 ...

Dubey, Matt, 1928- (person)

Kermit Bloomgarden (person)

Alexander Woollcott (person)

Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994 (person)

Lillian Gish (person)

Music Center of Los Angeles County (corporateBody)

Leland Hayward (person)

Sturges, John, 1911- (person)

Mordecai Gorelik (person)

Mary Martin (person)

Paddy Chayevsky (person)

Marian Seldes (person)

Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952 (person)

Ferenc Molnár was born Ferenc Neumann in 1878 to an upper middle class Hungarian-Jewish family in Budapest. During his schooling he changed his German indoctrinated family name to the Hungarian Molnár. He studied law in Geneva for a brief time and then returned to Budapest in 1896 to devote himself to journalism, writing feuilletons-a mixture of cultural op-ed pieces, literary essay and reportage- for various European newspapers. As a result of these he gained renown in Budapest and began travel...

The Coffee House Club (corporateBody)

Russell, Rosalind (person)

Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x00025f Rosalind Russell was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1912; attended Marymount College, NY, and American Academy of Dramatic Artists, NY; she made her film debut in Evelyn Prentice (1934); she played many dramatic roles until she found her place in comedies; her star status was confirmed with her role in The women (1939); the winner ...

Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 (person)

Author, screenwriter. From the description of Reminiscences of Samuel Loebel Spewack : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131679 Authors, screenwriters; interviewees are married. From the description of Reminiscences of Samuel Loebel and Bella Cohen Spewack : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122308382 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Samuel Spewack, 1899-1971 (Co...

Ford, Joan, 1921- (person)

ANTA-Washington Square Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980 (person)

Harold Clurman, director, author, teacher, critic, and occasional actor, was born Harold Edgar Clurman on September 18, 1901, in New York City, son of Samuel M. and Bertha (Saphir) Clurman. Mr. Clurman was co-founder of the Group Theatre (1931) and was made executive consultant of the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. He became theater critic for "The Nation" in 1953 and also wrote for the "London Observer", "New Republic" and "Tomorrow Magazine". He married Stella Adler in 1943, he later mar...

Elia Kazan (person)

Fain, Sammy (person)

Sammy Fain and Victor Young, composers. Book by Sig Herzig and lyrics by Harold Adamson. From the description of Around the world in 80 days: typescript, 1962 November, 26. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466847 ...

Lewis, Robert (person)

Styne, Jule, 1905-1994 (person)

Previews began Oct. 20, 1980, at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y. After 8 performances it closed without ever opening officially. Charles Kimbrough and Jack Weston were in the cast album released by Original Cast Records. From the description of One night stand / music and scoring by Jule Styne ; book and lyrics by Herb Gardner, 1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 764469120 Composer of "Gypsy" and other music. From the description of Autograph ...

Fredric March (person)

Barnard College Theatre (corporateBody)

Hanoteau, Guillaume (person)

Archibald, William, 1917-1970 (person)

William Archibald (7 March 1917 – 27 December 1970) was a Trinidadian-born playwright, dancer, choreographer and director, whose stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw was made into the 1961 British horror film The Innocents. Born John William Wharton Archibald in Trinidad of European descent, Archibald was educated at St Mary's College in Port-of-Spain.Leaving Trinidad in 1937, Archibald enrolled at the Academy of Allied Arts in New York to study dance, making his Broadway ...

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (corporateBody)

Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985 (person)

Morrie Ryskind, playwright, poet, and columnist, was born on October 20, 1895 in Brooklyn. After high school he attended The Columbia University School of Journalism where he served as editor of Columbia's humor magazine The Jester . In 1917, six weeks from graduation, Ryskind was expelled for writing an editorial which called Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, "Czar Nicholas". Ryskind was later awarded his degree in 1942. Ryskind's professional career as a write...

Claire Bloom (person)

Hume Cronyn (person)

Laurents, Arthur. (person)

Biographical Note 1917, July 14 Born, Brooklyn, New York 1937 B.A., English, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 1941 Drafted into the U.S. Army Remained stateside and wrote training films and radio plays for the Army...

Merrill, Bob (person)

Burton Lane (person)

Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 (person)

American novelist, short story writer and playwright. From the description of Letters, 1912-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415400 American fiction writer and playwright. From the description of Typed letter signed : Stepney Depot, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1944 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868073 Author. From the description of Edna Ferber letter, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450230 Author of popu...

Shevelove, Burt (person)

Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997 (person)

Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Brendan Gill : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742429 Brendan Gill (1914-1997), author and columnist. William Shawn (1907-1992), editor. From the description of Brendan Gill letters to William Shawn, 1960-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193978 ...

Malden, Karl (person)

Dee, Sylvia, 1914-1967 (person)

Cheryl Crawford (person)

Hugh Beaumont (person)

Martin, Townsend, d. 1951 (person)

Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967 (person)

Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Lee Simonson and his wife, Carolyn Simonson. From the description of Letters, 1928-1962, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155876028 Simonson (1888-1967) was an American scenographer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1909. From the guide to the Papers, 1919-1938., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library) Simonson (1888-1967) was an Amer...

Albert Hackett (person)

United Scenic Artists (corporateBody)

United Scenic Artists is a labor union representing designers and artists in the theater, opera, ballet, motion picture, television, and industrial exhibition industries. It originated as the United Scenic Artists Association and received its charter from the American Federation of Labor in 1918 as Local 829, an autonomous local of the Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. The union’s main purposes were to safeguard and maintain the high standards of the member crafts and to fi...

Eddie Dowling (person)

Russell, Robert, 1912- (person)

Cahn, Sammy (person)

Composer of "Love and marriage" and other songs. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Beverly Hills, Calif., to Lucretia [Shaler?], 1976 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906654 ...

Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961 (person)

Grandma Moses (born Anna Mary Robertson Moses, September 7, 1860, Greenwich, NY–d. December 13, 1961, Hoosick Falls, NY) left home at age 12 to find work with wealthy families nearby. She married Thomas Salmon Moses, another helper on a farm, and they moved to Staunton, Virginia and then to a farm in Eagle Bridge, NY. While in Eagle Bridge, she was called Grandma Moses. Beginning in 1932, Grandma Moses made embroidered pictures of yarn and quilted objects; she started painting at age 76 when dev...

Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943 (person)

Kazan, Elia (person)

American film director. From the description of Carbon copy of a typed letter : place not specified, to Darryl [Zanuck], undated [1952 Jan. or Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778505876 American film producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to [John Steinbeck], undated [1948]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777247890 From the description of Preservation photocopy of a typed letter : place not specified, to John Stein...

Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 (person)

American playwright. From the description of Letter, Surrey, England, to Malcolm Wells, New York City [manuscript], 1948 August 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817235 Sherwood was a noted American dramatist. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., graduated from Harvard in 1918, and served in World War I. He wrote for Vanity Fair and Life magazines, serving as editor of the latter from 1924 to 1928. His first play, written in 1927, was an immediate success. H...

Hellman, Lillian, 1906- (person)

Swan, Jon (person)

Claude Rains (person)

Hurlbut, Gladys, 1898-1988 (person)

Peter Brook (person)

Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983 (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Samson Raphaelson, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher, wrote scenarios for many of the films directed by Ernst Lubitsch from 1931 until 1947, Raphaelson taught screenwriting at Columbia from 1976 until 1982, and also taught at the University of Illinois in 1920/21 and in 1948. From the guide to the Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Author, playwright; interviewee d.1983. From the des...

Agnes DeMille (person)

Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center (corporateBody)

Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 (person)

Actor, scene designer, and lighting designer and innovator; d. 1976. From the description of Jo Mielziner collection, [193-]-[197-]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70923011 Donald Mitchell Oenslager, an American stage designer and professor, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 7 March 1902. Oenslager began his career in the theater as an actor, working at the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Playhouse during the early 1920s. He became interested i...

Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975 (person)

Donald Mitchell Oenslager was born on March 7, 1902, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Harvard University in 1923, he was an instructor in scenic design at Middlebury College, Vermont. In 1925, his former Harvard instructor, George Pierce Baker, appointed him to the faculty of the Department of Drama of the Yale School of Fine Arts. Oenslager taught design at Yale until his retirement in 1970. While at Yale, he designed sets for over 250 plays, operas, ballets, and musicals ...

George Oppenheimer (person)

American theatre wing (corporateBody)

Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969 (person)

< Born Vladimir Alexandrovitch Dukelsky, Parafianove, Minsk 1916 1919 Studied composition with Reinhold Glière and Marian Dombrovsky at the Kiev Conservatory 1920 Fled the Revolution with his family, settling first in Constantinople ...

ANTA (Organization) (corporateBody)

Braatoy, Ria (person)

Century Club (corporateBody)

Trzcinski, Edmund, 1921-1996 (person)

Jerome Robbins (person)

Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Schuyler Chapin (person)

Osborn, Paul, 1901-1988 (person)

U.S. State Department Office of Cultural Presentation. (corporateBody)

Ballet Theatre Foundation (corporateBody)

Alan Schneider (person)

Peter Glenville (person)

Shirley Booth (person)

Baker, Melville (person)

Word Baker (person)

Worthington Miner (person)

Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002 (person)

George Roy Hill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922 to George R. and Helen Frances Hill. After receiving his B.A. degree in music from Yale University in 1943, he served two years in the Marine Corps as a transport plane pilot. In 1949, Hill received a B.Litt. in literature and music from Trinity College, Dublin, and made his acting debut with Cyril Cusack at the Abbey Theatre in London. Hill's first teleplay, My Brother's Keeper, was presented in 1953 on the Kraft Television Theater. In...

Roddy MacDowell (person)

Rose, Billy, 1899-1966 (person)

American lyricist. From the description of Autograph block of four postage stamps, each signed : [n.p.], [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270924811 ...

Bloomgarden, Kermit (person)

Eldridge, Florence (person)

Tanya Moiseiwitsch (person)

Sidney, Howard (person)

Eager, Edward (person)

Gertrude Lawrence (person)

Wells, Emma (person)

Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (person)

Antony Tudor, British dancer, choreographer, and teacher, was born William Cook in London, April 4, 1909. His training began in 1928 with Marie Rambert and continued with Pearl Argyle, Harold Turner, and Margaret Craske. His career included: dancer and choreographer for Ballet Club (later Ballet Rambert) from 1930-1937; founder and choreographer of London Ballet, 1937-1940; resident choreographer of Ballet Theatre (later American Ballet Theatre), New York, 1939-1950; artistic director, Royal Swe...

Robinson, Earl, 1910-1991 (person)

Hugh Hardy (person)

Osborne, Paul (person)

Joshua Logan (person)

Peter Stone (person)

Whitehead, Robert, 1916- (person)

Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Eli Wallach : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362003 ...

Russel Crouse (person)

Comden and Green (corporateBody)

Nanette Fabray (person)

Cecil Beaton (person)

Aldredge, Theoni V. (person)

Millia Davenport (person)

Taylor, Dwight (person)

Deborah Kerr (person)

United States institute for theatre technology (corporateBody)

Florence Eldridge (person)

Edna Ferber (person)

Fordham University (corporateBody)

Fordham University was founded in 1841. From the description of Faculty records, 1841-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155482332 From the description of Administrative records, 1846-1985, 1936-1985 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155482320 ...

Arthur Laurents (person)

Kober, Arthur, 1900-1975 (person)

Raymond Massey (person)

Ely Cathedral (corporateBody)

Alvin Colt (person)

Brooks, Mel, 1926- (person)

Mel Brooks (born Melvin James Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and composer. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is known as a creator of broad farces and parodies widely considered to be among the best film comedies ever made. He began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart. With Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man...

Dietz, Howard (person)

Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, writers and composers. From the description of Revenge with music: typescript, 1934. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532975 Howard Dietz (1896-1983) was an important musical theater lyricist and motion picture publicist, who is well-known for his professional partnership with composer Arthur Schwartz, as well as for his long association with the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio. Born in New York City...

Sager, Carole Bayer (person)

Richard Kiley (person)

Nugent, Elliott, 1896-1980 (person)

Elliott John Nugent, actor, playwright, producer, and director, was born on September 20, 1896, in Dover, Ohio, the son of John Charles Nugent and Grace Mary Fertig. Nugent's most notable work is the Broadway play, THE MALE ANIMAL (1941) co-written with James Thurber. His screenwriting creits include: WHISTLING IN THE DARK, THE MALE ANIMAL and SHE'S WORKING HER WAY THROUGH COLLEGE. His film credits include a lead role in THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE, as well as co-producer of THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. Nug...

Messel, Oliver, 1904-1978 (person)

Oliver Messel was Great Britain's leading theatre designer from the 1930s to the mid 1950s. He transformed British theatre design with his lavish and poetic style, leaving a lasting legacy to his followers. His work spans revues, musicals, theatre, ballet, opera and film. Peter Brook acknowledged him as 'by far the most talented designer of his generation' and the stage designer Desmond Heeley said he was 'one of the greatest set and costume designers England has ever produced'. Pai...

Alfred DeLiagre (person)

Tony Randall (person)

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959 (person)

American playwright. From the description of Maxwell Anderson papers, 1930-1948. WorldCat record id: 26661097 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 25 October 1937, to Peggy Wood, 1937 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873947 American playwright Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Penn., on 15 December 1888. He worked as a journalist early in his writing career and then turned largely to drama. He was the author of over 20 ...

Carnovsky, Morris (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Morris Carnovsky : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608344 American actors and members of the Group Theatre. From the description of An oral history interview with Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand Carnovsky / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by John Mucci, Pine Brook Lodge, Connecticut, 1987 September 14 : recording and transcript. (Paul, ...

Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981 (person)

Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981) was born Sidney Aaron Chayefsky in the Bronx, New York. While recovering from injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII he began to write. He spent the rest of his life writing for the stage as well as the screen. From the guide to the Paddy Chayefsky TV Script, 1954, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.) Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981) was born Sidney Aaron Chayefsky in the Bronx, New York. While...

Fields, William, d. 1962 (person)

Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004 (person)

In 1925 high school teacher John T. Scopes was arrested and tried for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in Dayton, Tennessee. Scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow, while the prosecution was represented by William Jennings Bryan. The historical characters' names were changed for this dramatization, which originally premiered on Broadway in 1955. From the description of Inherit the wind / by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, 1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: ...

David Hays (person)

Hammerstein, Dorothy (person)

Carolyn Leigh (person)

John Houseman (person)

Grosbard, Ulu (person)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts (corporateBody)

Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982 (person)

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982), known more commonly as Henry Fonda, was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Da...

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. (person)

Anton Chekhov, playwright. From the description of Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts : typescript, 1988, 26 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466752 From the description of Ivanov: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486670 Anton Chekhov, playwright. Michael Henry Heim, translator. From the description of Uncle Vanya: typescript, 1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id...

Fields, Herbert, 1897-1958 (person)

Jeweler and goldsmith. From the description of Slides of jewelry designed by Miye Matsukata, [ca. 1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227187166 ...

Cape Cinema (corporateBody)

Logan, Joshua. (person)

Biographical Note 1908, Oct. 5 Born, Texarkana, Tex. 1927 Diploma, Culver Military Academy,Culver, Ind. 1927 1931 Attended Princeton University,Princeton, N.J. ...

American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Michael Kidd (person)

Anthony, Joseph, 1912-1993 (person)

Zipprodt, Patricia, 1925-1999 (person)

Patricia Zipprodt won three Tony Awards (she was nominated for eleven) as a Costume Designer for her work on Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Cabaret (1966), and Sweet Charity (1987). She is remembered for her technique of painting fabrics, her extraordinarily thorough research, her exuberant personality and her most famous productions: Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Cabaret (1966), Zorba (1968), Chicago (1975), Sweet Charity (1987), and the film The Graduate (1967). Zipprodt wa...

Garson Kanin (person)

Elliott Nugent (person)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (corporateBody)

Feuer and Martin (corporateBody)

Ferrer, José, 1912- (person)

Paul Osborn (person)

Edward Kook (person)

Webster, Paul Francis (person)

Paul Francis Webster was born in New York in 1907. He attended New York and Cornell Universities, where he majored in journalism and philosophy. After serving some time in the Merchant Marines, he returned to the United States where his first song lyrics were published in 1930. He wrote many award-winning international song hits, both for singers such as Doris Day and Bing Crosby, and for Hollywood productions. He collaborated with such composers as Oscar Straus, Rudolph Friml, Duke Ellington, a...

Chapin, Schuyler (person)

Music administrator. From the description of Reminiscences of Schuyler Garrison Chapin : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731332 Chapin was general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Feb. 7, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861173 ...

Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974 (person)

Dorothy Fields, lyricist and librettist, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, July 15, 1905. She was the daughter of Lew Fields, comedian and producer, and Rose (Harris) Shoenfeld. Her first well known song was "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," which she wrote with James McHugh in 1928. She collaborated extensively with her brother Herbert Fields, who also was a librettist. Their most famous production was "Annie Get Your Gun," produced in 1946. Her other brother Joseph Fields was a dramatic ...

Maloney, Russell, d. 1948 (person)

Stuart Ostrow (person)

De Kruif, Paul, 1890-1971 (person)

De Kruif received a B.S. degree in 1912 from the University of Michigan. As a Rockefeller fellow, he became a researcher in bacteriology at Michigan. Narrowing his specialty to microbiology, he earned a Ph. D. in 1916. In order to supplement his income from research he began writing free-lance. de kruif collaborated with Sinclair Lewis on "Arrowsmith" and was a contributing editor for Reader's Digest for more than twenty years. From the description of Papers, 1885-1971. (Joint Archiv...

Edith Evans (person)

Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003 (person)

Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of the three sons of Isaac Hirschfeld and his Russian-born wife Rebecca. Al Hirschfeld studied art in St. Louis and moved with his family to New York City in 1915. He studied at the National Academy of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, but due to financial difficulties in 1919, he took a job at Selznick Pictures where he was given his first art assignments designing advertisemen...

Colt, Alvin (person)

Alvin Colt (1915-), award-winning costume and scenic designer for theater, film and television. From the description of Thirteen daughters costume design, 1961. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517311 Alvin Colt (1916-2008), Tony Award winning costume designer. From the description of Costume designs, 1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726910318 Alvin Colt (1915-), award-winning costume and scenic designer ...

Julie Harris (person)

Hopkins, Arthur, 1878-1950 (person)

Arthur Hopkins, theatrical producer and director for the New York stage, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 4, 1878, the youngest of ten children. His began his career in newspapers, then press agentry and booking vaudeville acts. His first Broadway production was POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL, 1913. This was the start of a successful career in which he produced over seventy plays and directed scores of well-known theater personalities including Lionel, John and Ethel Barrym...

Heggen, Thomas, 1919-1949 (person)

Thomas Orle Heggen was a former University of Minnesota student, a novelist and dramatist. From the description of Thomas Heggen papers, 1940-1960. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63300702 ...

Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 (person)

Director, theatre owner/operator, writer, producer and performer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [195-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923811 ...

Aherne, Brian (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0001b2 ...

Robert Sherwood (person)

Royal Poinciana Playhouse (Palm Beach, Fla.). (corporateBody)

Kerr, Jean (person)

Oliver Messel (person)

Johnny Mercer (person)

Mannes, Leopold, 1889-1964 (person)

Dallas Theater Center (corporateBody)

Marion, George, 1899-1968 (person)

Geiger, Milton, d. 1971 (person)

John Kerr (person)

Anne Baxter (person)

Gower Champion (person)

Leslie Bricusse (person)

Oliver Smith (person)

Moiseiwitsch, Tanya, 1914- (person)

Tanya Moiseiwitsch (1914- ), costume designer. From the description of Tanya Moiseiwitsch costume designs, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164190 From the guide to the Tanya Moiseiwitsch costume designs, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Epithet: theatrical designer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x000263 Tanya Moiseiwits...

Rex Harrison (person)

Peter Hunt (person)

Sherwood Anderson (person)

Ketti Frings (person)

Hardy, Hugh, 1932-... (person)

Abel, Walter, 1898-1987 (person)

An actor on stage, film, radio, and television, Abel's career spanned sixty years. He was born on June 6, 1898 in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied for the stage at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1917-1918. He made his first professional appearance in the 1918 film Out of a Clear Sky, and his Broadway debut in Forbidden at the Manhattan Opera House in 1919. His early career was on the New York stage where he appeared in plays by Eugene O'Neill and others. His film ...

Morton DaCosta (person)

Patricia Collinge (person)

Marya Mannes (person)

Drake, Alfred, 1914- (person)

Jose Ferrer (person)

Tyrone Guthrie (person)

Sinatra, Frank (person)

The son of italian immigrants, Frank Sinatra began singing and doing impersonations in school which led to his future career as singer with the Hoboken Four in 1935. The quartet broke up in 1936 and Frank started working his way through the music industry until he finally got his big break in 1940. He would become one of Hollywood's leading men for the next two decades and a constant music hall draw after that until very close to the day he died in 1998. (Adapted from the Official Sinatra Family...

Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987 (person)

Born in England; novelist and playwright. From the description of Hugh Wheeler collection, 1931-1980s. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 71055464 American novelist and playwright; b. (in England) Hugh Callingham Wheeler; d. 1987; also wrote under several pseudonyms. From the description of Hugh Wheeler collection, 1931-1987. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70923042 ...

John Van Druten (person)

James Michener (person)

Davis, Donald, 1904-1992 (person)

Holm, John Cecil, 1904-1981 (person)

Gorelik, Mordecai, 1899-1990 (person)

Gorelik was a research professor in theater at Southern Illinois University from 1960 to 1972. A 1920 graduate of the Pratt Institute, Gorelik was primarily a scene designer, but during his six-decade career he also designed costumes, directed lighting and taught theater. Gorelik was born August 25, 1899, in Shchedrin, Minsk, Russia (now U.S.S.R). In 1972 he married Loraine Kabler in 1972 and had two children, one son and one daughter. He was a noted critic and scholar of the theater. Gorelik pu...

Lennart, Isobel (person)

Lennart (1915-1971) started working as a screenwriter in the early 1940s and is best known for writing the book and motion picture biography of Fanny Brice, "Funny Girl" which later appeared on Broadway. From the description of Papers, 1942-1969. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30847104 ...

S. N. Behrman (person)

Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966 (person)

American playwright, journalist, and producer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], to Perry, [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923790 ...

Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986 (person)

Producer/director Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) was a founding member of the Group Theatre in 1931, and of the Actors Studio in 1947. Born in Akron, Ohio, Crawford became involved with the Theatre Guild in the 1920s, first as secretary, later as actress and stage manager, and ultimately as casting director. With Lee Strasberg she co-directed the Group Theatre's first production, THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, in 1931, and went on to direct and/or produce many plays in the decades ...

Katharine Cornell (person)

Betty Field (person)

American theatre association (corporateBody)

The American Theatre Association was formed in 1936 as the American Educational Theatre Association by a group of privately owned theatres. Recruiting its members from the ranks of teachers, actors, students, and directors, among others, the Association acted as a theatre advocacy group, promoting theatre and theatre education in several ways. It published and disseminated materials for use in children's secondary schools, colleges and universities, and community theatres, pushed for federal fun...

Fagyas, M. (person)

Jessica Tandy (person)

Kazan, Molly (person)

American playwright and wife of Elia Kazan. From the description of Typed letter signed : Beverly Hills, Calif., to John [Steinbeck], [1951] Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778376113 ...

Jose Quintero (person)

George Abbott (person)

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 (person)

American playwright and novelist. From the description of Collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363746 From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122412075 From the description of Arthur Miller collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895316 Arthur Miller, playwright. From the description of The crucible : screen...

Ralph Richardson (person)

Alfred Lunt (person)

Howard Teichman (person)

Tennessee Williams (person)

Selznick, David O., 1902-1965 (person)

Selznick was an American film producer. Chapman was an American playwright, theatrical consultant, professor of English literature, and Director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University. From the description of Letters to Robert Harris Chapman, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79662527 From the guide to the Letters to Robert Harris Chapman, 1956., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) The power companie...

New York Public Library (corporateBody)

The New York Pubic Library purchased Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of books, pamphlets, prints and photographs in 1926 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation and housed at the 135th Street Branch Library of The New York Public Library. L. Hollingsworth Wood was appointed in 1925 by the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library to purchase and provide guidelines for the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature. Members of the Advisory Committee of the Arthur A. Schomburg Collection, i...

Gould, Morton (person)

Composed 1934. First performance Jan. 2, 1936, Philadelphia, at a concert for Youth, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Chorale and fugue in jazz / by Morton Gould. [19--?]. (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51998771 American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (b. Dec. 10, 1913 in New York; d. Feb. 21,1996 in Orlando, Florida). From the description of Morton G...

Patricia Zipprodt (person)

Cronyn, Hume (person)

Hume Cronyn: actor, producer, and director. Born 1911; died 2003. Jessica Tandy: actress. Born 1909; died 1994. Cronyn and Tandy married in 1942. From the description of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers, 1885-2007 (bulk 1935-2000). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982277 ...

Mainbocher (corporateBody)

Teresa Helburn (person)

Brooks Atkinson (person)

American Red Cross (corporateBody)

On December 2, 1905, Mrs. Tunis G. Bergen brought together a group of Brooklyn residents at the Barnard Club House on Remsen Street to form New York City's first borough-based Red Cross organization. With an initial membership roster of 300, the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Red Cross embarked on its first major campaign to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, collecting over $100,000 and thousands of articles of clothing to contribute to the relief effort. From this point on, th...

Charles Boyer (person)

Lemuel Ayers (person)

Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 (person)

Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, on August 20, 1910. His father, the architect Eliel Saarinen, and his family moved to Michigan in 1921. After receiving a B.F.A. in Architecture from Yale University in 1934, Saarinen joined his father's firm (Saarinen, Saarinen and Swanson) and began work as an architect. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen began to make a name for himself as an architect, started his own firm (Eero Saarinen and Associates), and established a reputation as ...

Doepp, Jack (person)

Saidy, Fred (person)

Howard Dietz (person)

John, Patrick (person)

Mayer, Edwin Justus, 1896-1960 (person)

Edwin Justus Mayer, playwright. From the description of A Night at Madame Tussaud's: a shocker in the Grand Guignol manner: typescript. 1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60703312 ...

Katharine Hepburn (person)

Zelda Fichandler (person)

Edward Albee (person)

New York City Center Light Opera Company (corporateBody)

Geraldine Page (person)

Stevens, Roger L. (Roger Lynn), 1939- (person)

Morgan, Al, 1920-2011 (person)

Margo Jones (person)

Ritchard, Cyril, 1897-1977 (person)

Dancers, actors and singers Ritchard and Elliott, based in London, made an Australian tour in 1932 with the musicals 'Blue roses' and 'Follow through', and a further visit in 1946 with a season at the Comedy Theatre, starring in a set of three one-act plays and songs by Noel Coward under the title 'Set to music'. From the description of Scrapbooks of Cyril Ritchard and Madge Elliott, 1931-1946 [manuscript]. 1931-1946. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225109643 ...

Dorothy Jeakins (person)

Arthur Schwartz (person)

GeorgeTabori (person)

Colleen Dewhurst (person)

Hal Holbrook (person)

McEvoy, J. P. (Joseph Patrick), 1895-1958 (person)

J.P. McEvoy (1895-1958) was a "Reader's Digest" roving editor for twenty years. He was a columnist for both the "Chicago Herald Tribune" and the "New York American". He was also a novelist (12 books), short story writer, playwright (10 broadway plays including 3 Ziegfield Follies), critic, cartoonist (responsible for the "Dixie Dugan" comic strip), poet, and author of radio, television, and movie scripts. Margaret (Santry) McEvoy was J.P. McEvoy's third wife. She was a N...

Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 (person)

English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (19) : London, to "Dear Mardi" [Mrs. John C. Hughes], 1972-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589158 From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : London, Hampstead, and Beverly Hills, to Denys [Blakelock], 1958 Dec. 6-1964 May 30 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870868 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, t...

March, Fredric, 1897- (person)

Spigelgass, Leonard (person)

Brown, Cassie (person)

Martin, Mary, 1913-1990 (person)

Herbert Berghof (person)

Jeakins, Dorothy (person)

Stage, screen and television costume designer, Dorothy Jeakins (1914-1995) was born in San Diego, California. She won a scholarship to the Otis Art Institute, worked for the WPA and Walt Disney Studios. She designed costumes for dozens of films, winning three Academy Awards for Joan of Arc, 1948, starring Ingrid Bergman and directed by Victor Fleming; Samson and Delilah, 1949, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr; and The night of the iguana, 1964, starring Richard Burton, Ava Gar...

Boston Auditorium (corporateBody)

Gimbel, Norman (person)

Rosalind Russell (person)

Audrey Wood (person)

Adams, Lee, 1924- (person)

Elmer Rice (person)

Steinbeck, Elaine A. (person)

The letters are undated except for the day of the week. From the description of Elaine Steinbeck letters to John Steinbeck, ca. 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863980 Wife of John Steinbeck. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : New York, to Graham and Dorothy Watson, [n.d.] and 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872293 ...

Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968 (person)