- Call number
- *T-Vim 2011-032
- Physical description
- 16 boxes (ca. 4,000 drawings)
- Preferred Citation
- Television scenic designs, 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.
Mostly black and white floor plans, elevations and other technical drawings, as well as sketches and color set designs, primarily for early television programs aired on the ABC television network from 1949 to the 1960s. Television programs include Kraft television theatre (later Pond's theater), The Pat Boone Chevy showroom, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear revue, Pulitzer Prize playhouse, Stop the music, Tales of tomorrow, United States Steel hour, and many others; there are also floor plans and other technical drawings for several commercials. Designers include Howard Barker, Robert Bright, Herbert Brodkin, Tom Ford, Beulah Frankel, Charles Hawkins, Albert Heschong, Romain Johnston, Norman E. Rock, Sy Tomashoff, James Trittipo, and others. Of particular note is a cartoon captioned "New ABC production unit patented by Heschong & Hawkins.".
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