- Adrian, Gilbert
- Call number
- *T-Vim 1998-036 (Adrian, G.)
- Physical description
- 4 original designs, col, 51 x 38 cm
- Preferred Citation
- Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies [graphic], Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Known through most of his career as "Adrian", Gilbert Adrian was born in Connecticut as Adrian Dolph Greenburg. His designs for Broadway include George White's scandals and Nifties of 1923 but much of his career was spent in Hollywood, designing for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1925-1939. He retired in 1952 but returned to Hollywood in 1958 to design Camelot, for which he posthumously received a Tony Award. Watercolor and ink costume designs depicting women dressed in skirts with paniers and large wigs and head pieces, several with birds flying around them. Designs are identified by sequential numbers, the names of performers and/or character names and includes notes on construction. All have Gilbert Adrian printed in lower right corners.
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
Access to materialsCollection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Alternative form available
Also available in electronic form, digitized by The New York Public Library