Scope and arrangement
The Marc Platt papers (1918-1977) document his career as a professional dancer, musical theater performer, and actor through correspondence, reviews, photographs, posters and programs, and production records.
A small selection of production records, located in the general file, include a production cost list, story synopsis, call list, and other ephemera from various performances. Correspondence is arranged chronologically and provides a look at Platt’s professional arrangements through incoming letters with Col. W. de Basil and Richard Rodgers. Other personal correspondence includes well-wishes for Platt on particular productions and invitations to state-sponsored events.
Loose clippings and scrapbooks comprehensively document Platt’s professional career from the time he was a dancer at the Mary Ann Wells School through his work in movies and television. The photographs are arranged by topic and depict Platt with other actors or dancers, on set, rehearsing, dancing, and posing for promotional purposes. Platt also collected photographs of other dancers, which are typically signed with a memo to Platt. Also present are original sketches of costumes for Ghost Town. Platt collected posters and programs primarily during his career with both Ballets Russes and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Also included are Broadway musical programs.
The Marc Platt papers are organized by document type. Correspondence and reviews are loosely arranged chronologically. Photographs are arranged by topic.