Scope and arrangement
The papers contain material that reflects Teitel's career on stage and in television dramas and consists of correspondence, news clippings, photographs, programs, and scripts. The correspondence is primarily incoming letters from notable actors and directors including William Ball, Greer Garson, Arthur Laurents, Laurence Olivier, and Joan Plowright, among others. The letters consist of notes thanking Teitel for a letter or gift; comments on one of her performances; or requests for her to audition for a part. All of the letters are warm in tone and demonstrate the friendships Teitel developed with many of her colleagues. The correspondence also consists of photocopies of fan letters to CBS regarding Faces of Love, and from the Jewish Theological Seminary regarding A Woman of Valor. The photographs are unsorted and consist of prints and contact sheets of theater performances and television shows, as well as headshots and other publicity photographs. There is a small amount of candid snapshots of a dinner party and of the cast and crew of the San Francisco production of La Cage aux Folles. Both the photographs and programs represent the breadth of Teitel's decades-long career, from Broadway shows to regional theaters. The scripts are for stage plays and television dramas and are generally heavily annotated. The general folder contains biographical material, a ticket and set requirements for Faces of Love, a sketch of Teitel, and a certificate for her 1977 Academy Award nomination.
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