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Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968

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BOX-FOLDER 135/1 Balanchine, George
BOX-FOLDER 135/2 Diaghilev, Serge
BOX-FOLDER 135/3 Duke, Kay McCracken
BOX-FOLDER 135/4 Dukelsky family
BOX-FOLDER 135/5 Gershwin, George
BOX-FOLDER 135/6 Koussevitzky, Serge and Olga
BOX-FOLDER 135/7 Miscellaneous people
Includes: Sid Ceasar; Sir Anthony Lindsey-Hogg
BOX-FOLDER 135/8 Prokofiev, Serge
Includes family members
BOX-FOLDER 89/5, 135/9 Unidentified
Miscellaneous images
BOX-FOLDER 89/5, 135/10 Landscapes and architecture
BOX-FOLDER 89/5, 135/11 Miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 135/12 Tars and spars
U.S. Coast Guard musical revue
BOX-FOLDER 135/13 "West Indies" travel
BOX 89, 136, 146 Miscellany
Miscellaneous items of the Vernon Duke Collection.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX 136 Address books
BOX-FOLDER 146/6 Awards and honors
BOX 136 Date books, 1959-1966
BOX 136 Funeral guest book
BOX 136 Plaque for "Song hits award of the month", 1940 November
BOX-FOLDER 89/6 Storyboard for Colgate soap television commercial
BOX-FOLDER 89/7 Windowcard for McCracken/Duke concert, 1960
BOX 137-145 Scrapbooks
Scrapbooks of the Vernon Duke Collection.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 137 1921-1935 ; Ballet: Zephyr & Flora ; Symphony in F Major, Boston Symphony ; Symphony #2 ; Garrick Gaieties ; Walk a Little Faster ; Ziegfeld Follies 1934 ; Ballet: Jardin Public
Contains: photographs, clippings, progams, letters & telegrams (including ones from: Nabakov, Stokowski, John Latouche, Ira Gershwin, Adre Gide, Cecil Beaton, Yip Harburg, Kay Swift, George Gershwin, Monty Wooley, Imogene Coca, Tamara Geva, Johnny Green, Larry Hart, Serge Prokofieff, Albertina Rasch, Sol Hurock, Wallingford Riegger), documents
BOX 138 1936 [1937]
Clippings on: Ziegfeld Follies 1936 ; Jardin Public (new version), The Show is On, Ballet: Field Day ; Duke hired to complete Gershwin score for: Goldwym Follies of 1938 ; Duke as pallbearer at George Gershwin's funeral ; performance of 2 Duke Symphonies in Paris ; articles by Duke ; plans for a musical Serena Blandish
Contains: photographs, clippings, programs, letters & telegrams (including ones from: Josephine Baker, Noel Coward, Moss Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Serge Prokofieff, Gene Buck, Paul Bowles)
BOX 138 Society [1938]
BOX 139 1938 - Hi-Lo Concerts ; End of St. Petersburg ; 1939 - Keep Off the Grass ; 1942 - Lady Comes Across ; '43 & '44
Clipppings on: Plans to musicalize "The Orchid" to be called Carousel ; High - Low Concerts ; premiere of Duke's "Dedicaces" for pianoforte, orchestra and soprano obligato in Boston ; premiere of "The End of St. Petersburg" at Carnegie Hall ; tributes to Jack Robbins ; plans for musical to be titled Little Joe (which later became Cabin in the Sky) ; performance of Symphony No. 1, in F major at Carnegie Hall ; ballet "Keep Off the Grass" ; Midnight Frolics ; plans to write musical score for adaptation of Much Ado... ; musical The Lady Comes Across ; musical Banjo Eyes ; Cello Concerto ; musical Dancing in the Streets (closed out of town) ;
Letter from George Abbott
BOX 139 Cabin in the Sky 1940[-1943]
Clippings, programs, etc. from: Cabin in the Sky ; It Happens On Ice
Telegrams from: Cole Porter, Ethel Waters, Mary Lee and Douglas Fairbanks and Jack Whiting
BOX 140 '41-'42 ; Cabin [in the Sky] ; Banjo Eyes
Clippings, programs, etc., from: Cabin in the Sky, national tour ; collaboration between Vernon Duke and John Latouche ; Banjo Eyes ; The Lady Comes Across
Letters from: Howard Dietz, John Latouche, and others
BOX 140 1943[-1944] ; Jackpot ; Cabin [in the Sky] (movie)
Clippings, programs, etc. from: Jackpot ; premiere of Violin Concerto in G minor, Boston Symphony, Conducted by Serge Koussevitzky 3/18/43 ; film version of Cabin in the Sky, Ted Fetter lawsuit for interests in "Taking A Chance On Love" ; announcements of upcoming Dancing in the Streets ; premiere of Ballade for Strings and Piano with Timpani obligato, New York Times Hall, 2/21/44 (and subsequent concerts)
BOX 140 Tas and Spars ; 1943
Loose clippings in folder
BOX 141 Tars and Spars ; Sadie Thompson ; 1st Violin Concerto ; [1944]
Clippings, programs etc., from: Tars and Spars ; New York premiere of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ; Jackpot ; Sadie Thompson
BOX 141 1942-1944-1948-1949 [1950] ; Banjo Eyes - Eddie Cantor ; Violin Sonata premiere ; Society for Forgotten Music (American founding) ; Cello Sonata ; Yado Festival - 1950 ; Dean Dixon ; Bal des Blanchisseuses ; x-tra pages in back
Clippings, programs, etc. from: premiere of "Ode to the Milky Way" conducted by Bernstein 11/46 ; 4/48 VD returns from a year in Paris, including a production of Ballet The Washerwomen's Ball ; 6/5/48 VD sails for Paris to meet with Society for Forgotten Music, will work on score for musical 24 Milord d'Arsouille, and a proposed series of French and American exchange radio concerts ; plans for He and She ; premiere of Violin Sonata in D ; N.Y. premiere of Cello Concerto with Dean Dixon conducting ; Sweet Dreams ; plans for French musical Carnival ; broadcasts in France of: Cantat "Paris Aller et Retour" and Symphony No. 3, 1948 ; "Paintings by Famous Amateurs" 11/7/49 including submission by Duke ; eighth Yaddo Music Period includes Duke's "Shropshire Lad", 1950
BOX 142 1946-1947 ; French ballet performances "Le Bal des Blanchisseuses" ; Symphony #3 - Brussels performance ; x-tra pages in back
Clippings, programs, etc. from: radio premiere of Cello Concerto, conducted by Bernard Herrmann, 9/14/47 ; Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees production of Le Bal Des Blanchisseuses (Ball of Laundresses), later toured in London and in the U.S. ; Ogden Nash's Musical Zoo ; Dancing in the Streets, Boston 1943 ; telegram from Ogden Nash ; 2 letters from Boris Kochno
BOX 142 [1948-49] '50 & '52
Clippings, programs, etc. from: Sweet Dreams, retitled He and She ; John Murray Anderson's Almanac ; Le Bal des Blachusseuses U.S. premiere ; Society for Forgotten Music recitial at Carl Fischer Concert Hall, VD accompanies baritone Joseph Bell ; plans for Casey Jones ; plans for Wedding Day ; Atalntic Records hires VD to direct a new series of recordings of undeservedly neglected classical works ; plans for "Ballet Entr'acte" ; musical "Portrait of New York" ; "This Is My Beloved" recording ; "Ode to the Milky Way" ; premiere of "Three Caprices ; She's Working Her Way Through College ; recordings of "April in Paris" ; April in Paris ; Two's Company
BOX 142 '50's '51 & '52 ; Wedding Day
Clippings, programs, etc. from: VD moves to Westwood, California 3/5/51 ; Wedding Day ; Casey Jones ; VD shelves Wedding Day and John Murray Anderson's Almanac to do score for Casey Jones ; She's Working Her Way Through College ; April in Paris ; plans for The Five O'clock Girl ; "Roses and Champagne" ; Bette Davis to star in Two's Company ; plans for revival of Cabin in the Sky
BOX 143 1952 ; Two's Company, Bette Davis show ; x-tra pages in back
Clippings on plans for production, rehearsals and out-of-town tryouts
BOX 143 1952 ; Two's Company, Bette Davis ; 1953
Opening night telegrams, including ones from: Yul Brynner and Jerry Robbins ; Opening night notes from: Bette Davis and Milton Rosenstock ; Reviews and clippings ; VD autobiography "April in Paris" sold to Little Brown ; VD commissioned by Roland Petit to write new ballet score ; VD score M'Lord optioned by Edwin Lester ; April in Paris ; Entr'Acte , ballet with George Balanchine ; At Home With Ethel Waters
BOX 144 1954[1955][1957] ; Dilly ; Dean Dixon - Violin Concerto
Clippings on : plans for Dilly ; The Golden Apple (because of Latouche) ; performances of VD's violin concerto in Europe ; American premiere of The Washerwoman's Ball ; plans for a musical version of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme ; recording of VD's score for ballet "Souvenir De Monte Carlo" ; performances and publication of VD's "C-Major Quartet" ; decision to go by one name -- Vernon Duke ; score for Time Remembered ; recording of "Souvenir De Monte Carlo" ; plans for musical Paris After Dark
BOX 145 1955-56-57 ; "Passport to Paris" ; 3rd Symphony ; Littlest Review ; Latouche "Obit"
Clippings on: publication of "Passport to Paris" ; April in Paris ; US premiere of 3rd Symphony ; plans for Dilly ; letter from Alfred A. Knopf ; Bobby Short recording ; VD being sought to write screenplay and score for first film production of Mary Pickford's newly formed movie company ; NBC-TV negotiating for rights to three unproduced VD musicals ; production and recording of The Littlest Revue
BOX 145 '62 & '63 ; Zenda, etc.
Clippings on: San Francisco Civic Light Opera production of Zenda ; opening night telegrams and notes ; publication of VD's "Listen Here!"

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