Scope and arrangement
The Roxy Theatre and Radio City Music Hall costume design drawings executed in gouache provide detailed and colorful documentation of many Roxyette and Rockette performances. Most of the materials are unsigned, undated and lack titles though some character names are given making the stories recognizable for Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Madame Butterfly, and Scheherazade among others. Some designs are labelled for the Christmas or Easter shows. It appears that most productions were assigned a number which is written on the back of the designs. The lower numbers are for costumes for the Roxyettes and the higher are for the Rockettes. The collection also includes costumes for individual featured performers such as Patricia Bowman and for the Radio City Corps de Ballet. The designs have penciled notations on fabric type, and sometimes, the names of the chorus line performers. Some have fabric swatches attached. Marco Montadoro drew the designs for Alice in Wonderland and some others.
Arranged according to a numbering system found on the back of most of the designs. The unnumbered are at the end of the collection.