Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962).


Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962).

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia from Acosta's many years as a writer and socialite. The bulk of the material is correspondence with friends, literary and theatrical associates, and other celebrities. Also present are typescripts and reviews of most of Acosta's writings, including her autobiography Here lies the heart, and various plays and poems; approximately 600 photographs, including snapshots and studio portraits of friends and celebrities, movie stills, photos of stage productions of her works, and a few fragments of motion picture film; and a large number of clippings and other ephemera, the largest group being about Garbo. Manuscripts of several works by other persons are included in the correspondence: three chapters of Isadora Duncan's My life; a revision of Tamara Karsavina's autobiography Theatre Street; an essay on Diaghilev by Stravinsky, translated from French by Acosta; and an autograph page of the score of Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps. Persons represented include Maude Adams; Eva Bartok; Cecil Beaton; Nadia Boulanger; Marie Doro; Isadora Duncan; Eleanora Duse; Claire, Marquise de Forbin; Greta Garbo; Mary Garden; Malvina Hoffman; Isabel Jeans; Tamara Karsavina; Maria Annunziata "Poppy" Kirk; Marie Laurencin; Eva Le Gallienne; Mercedes's sister Rita de Acosta Lydig; Loren MacIver; Sorella Maria; Ona Munson; Irene Rice Pereira; Acosta's husband Abram Poole; Ram Gopal; Natacha Rambova; Igor Stravinsky; Alice B. Toklas; Hope Williams; Stark Young; and Ignacio Zuloaga.

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