Papers, 1929-1981.


Papers, 1929-1981.

Consists of correspondence; lighting, property, and costume plots; news clippings; the original score of "Porgy and Bess"; photographs, and museum pieces.

Approximately 285 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 6757415

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Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (person)

George Gershwin was a composer and pianist; his best-known works are Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928), "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), which included the hit "Summertime". Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores. He died in 1937 of a malignant brain tumor....

Sargent, Frances Herriott, 1901-1981. (person)

Little is known about Frances Herriott Sargent other than that she was assistant stage manager for the Theater Guild production of both the play ("Porgy") and the opera ("Porgy and Bess"), and that subsequently she was stage manager and director of a California production of "Porgy and Bess" in 1937-1938. From the guide to the Frances Herriott Sargent papers, Sargent (Frances Herriott) papers, 1928-1981, (Brown University Library University Archives) ...