- Lynn, Amy, 1914-1988
- Call number
- 8MWEZ 28289-91
- Physical description
- 1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 scrapbook)
- Preferred Citation
- Amy Lynn papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
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The Amy Lynn collection contains clippings, correspondence, contracts, financial records and statements, programs, production notes and other material. The material documents Mrs. Lynn's theatrical career first as a stage manager with the North Shore Summer Drama Festival, then as associate producer of PRESCRIPTION: MURDER and finally as co-producer of LORD PENGO and THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GENTLEMAN.
Amy Lynn, a producer and fund raiser for theater, was born September 29, 1914 in Winnetka, Illinois. She worked as stage manager for John Houseman's and Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, and the Silvermine Guild of the Arts in Connecticut. She was associate producer of the touring company of PRESCRIPTION: MURDER and in 1962 was co-producer with Paul Gregory of LORD PENGO on Broadway. In 1965 she and Peter Cookson co-produced THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GENTLEMAN.
Mrs. Lynn then turned her energies to fund raising for The Acting Company, The New Dramatists, Yale School of Drama and the Performing Arts Research Center of The New York Public Library.
Amy Lynn died August 6, 1988.
Source of acquisitionGift, Lynn, Robin, 12/--/88
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498