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Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2012-023
1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller
Commedia dell'arte was a popular form of theater which began in Italy in the 16th century. It includes masked character types and stock scenarios. Performed outdoors on temporary stages, its performers utilized various props instead of elaborate... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-153
1 box (87 drawings), some col, 40 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (87 drawings), some col, 40 x 35 cm or smaller
Original watercolor costume designs on paper and board (mostly unidentified, ca. 1890-1911), possibly for Klaw Erlanger spectacles such as Beauty and the beast, music by J.M. Glover and Frederick Solomon (1901), and Mr. Bluebeard, music by... more
Armstrong, Will Steven
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-214
3 boxes (28 drawings), some col, 77 x 55 cm. or smaller; 3 boxes (28 drawings), some col, 77 x 55 cm. or smaller
Stage designer Will Steven Armstrong (1930-1969) was born in New Orleans. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Armstrong received a Master's Degree from Yale University in 1957. After working... more
Du Bois, Raoul Pène, 1914-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-223
4 boxes (ca. 290 drawings), col. 52 x 38 cm or smaller; 4 boxes (ca. 290 drawings), col. 52 x 38 cm or smaller
Set and costume designer Raoul Pène Du Bois (1914-1985) was born on Staten Island, New York. His career began in his teens and spanned some six decades, during which he designed for theater, film, dance, and other live productions. Du Bois... more
Weightman-Smith, Michael
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-212
2 boxes (39 drawings), some col, 76 x 51 cm. or smaller; 2 boxes (39 drawings), some col, 76 x 51 cm. or smaller
Michael Weightman-Smith designed sets and costumes for summer theaters, including the Mohawk Drama Festival in Schenectady, New York, and the Casino Theatre, Newport, Rhode Island. He also designed for the San Francisco Chamber Opera Co. and spent... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2013-056
4 boxes (approx. 375 drawings), col, 37 x 29 cm. or smaller; 4 boxes (approx. 375 drawings), col, 37 x 29 cm. or smaller; 1 box (30 scenic boards with photographs attached), b&w, 46 x 30 cm. or smaller; 1 box (30 scenic boards with photographs attached),
The Federal Theatre Project was created in 1935 as a Works Progress Administration project to fund live theatre and other live performing arts performances. Its purpose was also to give employment to unemployed theatre artists; the project brought... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2013-211
1 box (29 drawings), some col, 55 x 37 cm. or smaller; 1 box (29 drawings), some col, 55 x 37 cm. or smaller
Original costume designs (mostly color); 5 are signed by Vincente Minnelli, 1 by Homer Conant and 1 by Le Comte. Two of the Vincente Minnelli designs are for Earl Carroll vanities (1931); a number of the other unsigned designs are also possibly... more
Macquoid, Percy, -1925
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1990-022
26 drawings (in 1 box), color, 29 x 37 cm; 26 drawings (in 1 box), color, 29 x 37 cm
Percy Macquoid, costume designer. Costume designs in ink, watercolor and pencil were for David Belasco's production of The Merchant of Venice at the Lyceum Theatre in New York which opened in December 1922. 21 are on board and 5 are on tracing paper.
Le Maire, Charles
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2001-058
9 designs (in 1 box), color, 32 x 42 cm; 9 designs (in 1 box), color, 32 x 42 cm
Charles Le Maire, costume designer for theater and film, began his career in the 1920s designing for revues such as the Ziegfeld Follies. Consists of nine drawings in watercolor and pencil some with fabric swatches attached. Most are for women's... more
Le Maire, Charles
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1997-040
17 drawings (in 1 box), color, 35 x 50 cm; 17 drawings (in 1 box), color, 35 x 50 cm
Costume designer for theater and film, Le Maire was the executive director of wardrobe at 20th Century Fox Studios from 1943-1960. He was known for the glitter and extravagance of his costumes and won three Oscars for his movie designs. The... more
Bilinsky, Boris Konstantinovitch, 1900-1948
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2000-045
.1 linear feet (10 slides in 1 portfolio)
Consists of ten slides with accompanying documentation: a detailed listing in English and an article about the fate of Bilinsky's designs by René Clémenti Bilinsky in French from CinemAction (no. 97, 2000). Slides consist of a set design for the... more
Rumbold, Hugo
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1990-023
36 drawings (1 box), color, 28 x 32 cm; 36 drawings (1 box), color, 28 x 32 cm
Hugo Rumbold, Percy Anderson and Viola Tree, costume designers. Costume designs in ink, watercolor and pencil, unsigned, were for the production of The Tempest which opened at the Aldwych Theatre in London on January 28, 1921 with Henry Ainley,... more
Matthews, William Henry, 1873-1946
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1996-021
7 drawings in 1 box, color, 26 x 32 cm; 7 drawings in 1 box, color, 26 x 32 cm
William Henry Matthews, costume designer for numerous Broadway shows. Consists of 7 watercolor drawings on illustration board signed by the artist, for women's costumes for the play, Marjolaine (1922), with Peggy Wood at the Broadhurst Theatre in... more
Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1996-011
1 drawing, col, 51 cm x 34 cm; 1 drawing, col, 51 cm x 34 cm
Jo Mielziner, theatrical designer. Consists of one original costume design for the role of Ophelia in HAMLET, in pencil and watercolor, signed "To Lillian Gish from Jo Mielziner." Includes fabric swatches.
Rychtarik, Richard, 1894-1982
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2003-026
24 drawings in 1 portfolio
Richard Rychtarik, costume and set designer. Consists of 24 watercolor drawings, mostly costume designs, for a 1922 production of ANNE PEDERSDOTTER at The Play House in Cleveland, Ohio. Some of the drawings have notes in pencil on character, actor... more
Armstrong, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1990-021
117 drawings (in 1 box), color, 28 cm. x 34 cm; 117 drawings (in 1 box), color, 28 cm. x 34 cm
John Armstrong, costume designer. Costume designs in pencil and watercolor for the female characters in the London Film Productions movie, Rembrandt, directed by Alexander Korda with Charles Laughton and Gertrude Lawrence. The film opened on... more
Ayers, Lemuel, 1915-1955
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1991-022
2 boxes (18 paintings), col, 60 x 88 cm; 2 boxes (18 paintings), col, 60 x 88 cm
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... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-035
31 drawings; 2 drawings; 2 photomechanical prints
Performer, director, producer, and writer, E.H. Sothern (1859-1933) was born in New Orleans into a theatrical family. Educated in England, he worked for some ten years (until 1898) as an actor in Daniel Frohman's company at New York's Lyceum... more
Stevenson, Robert Ten Eyck
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-036 (Stevenson, R.)
6 original designs, col, 57 x 36 cm; 6 original designs, col, 57 x 36 cm
Robertson Ten Eyck Stevenson was most active designing for the Broadway stage during the years 1925-1936. Pencil and water color costume designs for female performers in the revue Greenwich Village Follies. The designs are entitled: Light, Dance,... more
Le Maire, Charles
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-036 (Le Maire, C.)
11 original designs, col, 57 x 36 cm; 11 original designs, col, 57 x 36 cm
Charles Le Maire designed costumes, with Mark Mooring, for the 1925 Greenwich Village Follies, having designed the costumes for the revue's more famous rival, the Ziegfeld Follies, a year earlier. He began his design career for theater in the... more
Sznajderman, Marius, 1926-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2011-204
5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Marius Sznadjerman was born in Paris in 1926. He escaped to Spain with his parents in 1942, moving to Venezuela where he attended the School of Fine Arts in Caracas. After moving to the United States in 1949, Sznajderman studied at Columbia... more
Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2011-253
4 boxes (ca. 346 drawings)
The Living Theatre, founded by Judith Malina and Julian Beck in 1947, produced avant-garde plays performed in New York theaters until 1963, when they were shut down by the IRS for failing to pay taxes. After a worldwide tour, the Living Theatre... more
Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-1954
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-030
2 boxes (ca. 66 drawings)
Robert Edmond Jones was born in Milton, New Hampshire and attended Harvard University. Jones became an innovative force in modern set design for the American theatre. He also designed for opera and dance and was named Radio City Music Hall's first... more
Packard, Albert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1993-036
355 designs in 3 boxes
Albert Packard was the business manager of the costume shop for both the Roxy Theatre and Radio City Music Hall from 1930 until 1982. The Roxyettes/Rockettes, a precision chorus line marked by synchronized high kicking, began as the Missouri... more
Motley, pseud
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2012-003
2 boxes (93 drawings)
Motley is the corporate name of sisters Margaret Harris (1904-2000) and Sophie Harris (1900-1966), and Elizabeth Montgomery Wilmot (1902-1993), who designed sets and costumes for theatre, opera, ballet and motion pictures from 1932 to 1976 in... more
Anderson, Percy, -1928
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-041
1 box (ca. 119 drawings)
Designer and painter Percy Anderson was known in England for his work with producer Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and the original productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas (all D'Oyly Carte productions at the Savoy from The yeoman of the guard... more
Boyt, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-024
2 lnear feet (4 boxes)
Designer, producer and writer, John Boyt (1921-1983) was born in Newark, New Jersey. From the 1940s to the early 1980s, Boyt designed costumes, sets, and occasionally lighting, for theater, dance, opera, television, and film. His credits include... more
Powell, Gabriel M., 1902-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ+++29440
7 paintings
Gabriel M. Powell, artist and designer was born in 1902. His early career, in the 1930's, was in dance where he worked as a dancer and designer for the Gluck-Sandor Ballet Theatre. Among the company were such noted dancers as Klarna Pinska, Jose... more
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-047
2 boxes (92 drawings)
Architect, stage designer, and writer Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946) worked as an architect in Rochester, New York City, and Buffalo, before moving to New York City in 1923, where he worked primarily as stage designer. Bragdon designed for... more
Ffolkes, David
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-027
4 boxes (ca. 110 drawings)
Costume and set designer David Ffolkes (1912-1966) was born in West Hagley, England and designed costumes and sets for numerous theatre productions and films. He served in the Royal Artillery during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Siam... more