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Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon collection, 1920-1991

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Bob Fosse Personal Papers and Career Miscellany (continued)
Awards (continued)
Astaire Award, 1986: "For the Best in Broadway Choreography" (presented by the Anglo-American
  • Contemporary Dance Foundation); co-award with Peter Martins
  • 2 programs; letter from committee; NY Times clipping
Capezio Dance Award, 1987
2 clippings, letter from committee
DGA nominations (Directors Guild of America)
1975 program listing nominees; 1972 DGA nomination for Liza With A Z
Drama Desk
Nomination and award certificates: 1972, award for Pippin choreography; 1977 nomination for Dancin' choreography; 1972 award for Pippin direction; nominations, 1985, for Big Deal direction and choreography, 1985-86 Sweet Charity, for outstanding direction of a musical
Emmy
3 nomination certificates for Liza With A Z, 1972/73 (for outstanding achievement in choreography, outstanding single program in variety and pop music, and to Bob Fosse for outstanding directorial achievement
BOX 7E, 52A Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival: 1980, All That Jazz
2 Film Festival programs, directory, and several miscellaneous items
BOX 52A Lion of the Performing Arts, 1987 (presented by the New York Public Library)
1 piece of correspondence
Moscow 1990
Soviet Film Magazine, postcards, small souvenirs, interview with Gwen Verdon and translation
Players Club Tribute, 1975: "Taps for Fosse"
Program; press clipping from Players Bulletin
Star 1988 (presented by the Theatre Collection Council, Museum of the City of New York)
Quarterly publication with article on award
Theatre Hall of Fame (American Theatre Critics Association)
1979 program
BOX 52A - B Tony
Announcement cards for (2) Pippin, Best Choreography, Best Direction; Playbill from the ceremony; Playbill from choreography award, Dancin', 1978
Tony Nominations: Certificates of nomination for:
  • Best Director, Musical, 1972-73, Pippin
  • Best Choreographer, 1972-73, Pippin
  • Best Book of a Musical, 1975-76, Chicago, Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb
  • Best Director, Musical, 1975-76, Chicago
  • Best Choreographer, 1976-76, Chicago
  • Outstanding Choreography, 1977-78, Dancin'
  • Best Director, Musical 1977-78, Dancin'
  • Best Director, Musical, 1985-86, Big Deal
  • Outstanding Choreography, 1985-86, Big Deal
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical, 1985-86, Big Deal
  • Best Book of a Musical, 1985-86, Big Deal
BOX 52B Program for 1964 Tony ceremony, Bob Fosse nomination for Pal Joey; invitation for 1980 ceremony;
1981 and 1982 Tony programs; Playbill for 1986 Tonys
Tony 1976
Correspondence only
"Triple Crown," 1973
"answered" correspondence on winning the Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards
"Triple Crown," 1973
"unanswered" correspondence on winning the Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards
BOX 52D - E "Triple Crown," 1973
  • [Magazine Review]. Penthouse, 1/74: "Except for Bob Fosse," by Lionel Chetwynd (2 copies)
  • [Magazine Review]. Action (DGA Magazine), 5-6/73: "Honors & Directors;" (4 copies)
  • [Magazine Review]. Hollywood Reporter advertisement, 7/3/73: "What Directors Are Saying"
"Triple Crown," 1973
Newspaper and magazine clippings
BOX 52C "Broadway and the Tony Awards," by James C. Jewell
Published dissertation
Publicity Files
[Note: These files contain assorted articles focused primarily on the life and career of Bob Fosse, though current productions may be mentioned, and contain useful biographical information. For publicity on specific productions, check individual show files.]
BOX 52D Bob Fosse, publicity: 1950s
Bob Fosse, publicity: 1960s
Bob Fosse, publicity: 1970s
Bob Fosse, publicity: 1970s
newspaper clippings only
Bob Fosse, publicity: 1980s
Bob Fosse, publicity: 1980s
newspaper clippings only
BOX 86D Bob Fosse, publicity files, fragile
General magazines and clippings, bound to matte board
BOX 52C "Bob Fosse: An Analytic - Critical Study," by Ronna Elaine Sloan
Unpublished 1983 CUNY dissertation
BOX 52E Fosse, publicity: magazine articles
  • Playbill: "Broadway Babies"
  • After Dark, 6/72: "The Many Facets of Bob Fosse," by Glenn Loney
  • Playboy: "Betting on Kim (Basinger) Personally," by Bruce Williamson
  • The Hamptons, 8/1/86: "The Dancin' Man (Bob Fosse)," by Dick Anderson
BOX 86A CMA (Creative Management Associates)
Ad honoring Bob Fosse for his "Triple Crown"
Endorsements and Presentations
BOX 52D Horizon advertising endorsement
Ad cuts
United Telecom advertisement, 1985
Copy of ad
BOX 86A Mitsubishi ad featuring Bob Fosse, black and white, 13x18
BOX 53A Ruby Awards presentation to Bette Midler, 1973
After Dark Magazine, 6/73, sponsors
Night of 100 Stars benefit participant, 1985
Program
Tony Awards presentation, 1987
Correspondence from Don Mischer Productions
Writing Files
[Note: This is very miscellaneous, undated and sometimes unidentified.]
BOX 53B Notebook, "Odd Ideas"
Brown "National" composition book, with handwritten notes; also, small black ring binder listing miscellaneous ideas
Notebook, miscellaneous writing
"Penrite" composition book, marked "Odd" on front cover, handwritten notes with news clippings
Undated writing
10 sheets of handwritten material, including "Coda for a Dancer" and "The Dirty Young Man on his Flying Trapeze;" also, several pieces - short story (written upon hearing of Joan McCracken's death),film ideas, vocabulary list, identified by Gwen Verdon notes
"Future Projects & Ideas"
Notes for "Dirty Jokes" piece; "Ladies Man," "Meeting with Prince;" newsclippings, costume ideas, etc.
Miscellaneous
BOX 52B "Special papers and miscellaneous" file
Telegram from Anya and Harold Arlen, 1966; telegram, Fosse to Verdon, Chicago opening night, San Francisco, 1/27/78; 2 newspaper crossword puzzles, featuring Fosse name; Playboy letter, 7/6/73, turning down Bob Fosse as interview subject; Note: These "stray" items were not originally filed with correspondence
BOX 54G Fosse, Miscellaneous: "Your Place in the Cosmos: An Index to Stars and People" listing Bob Fosse's star
BOX 86A Caricature of Bob Fosse and scenes from shows, on illustration board, by Mark Cote
General Files (Miscellaneous Contracts, Projects, Office Files, Etc.)
[Note: Much of the following is general office files, such as phone lists and casting magazines. Also included are Gwen Verdon contracts where noted.]
BOX 51A MCA Artists vs. Robert Fosse, 1962-64 (1 of 3)
Extensive and varied correspondence and legal documents pertaining to lawsuit over MCA representation of Bob Fosse
Correspondence, Jack Perlman
1962-70, from the point where Jack Perlman took over from MCA Artists (Jack Perlman was Bob Fosse's attorney); extensive and varied file, much handwritten, on matters such as Sweet Charity, script offers, etc.
MGM contracts, 1951-53
Employment contracts and correspondence with MGM/Loews, Inc., 1951-53
"The Gay Girls"
6/54 contract for Bob Fosse with Columbia Pictures for choreography and dance direction of this motion picture
"The Girls Against the Boys"
10/1959, Bob Fosse contract for staging and directing the musical revue
"Copper and Brass"
9/1957 contract for Bob Fosse; this was a play Bob Fosse edited
CMA - David Begelman contracts, 1969-73
Bob Fosse's agreements, 1969, '72, '73, with Creative Management Associates
General Artists agreements (Gwen Verdon)
1964 and undated representation agreements and related correspondence
Union materials
Bank forms; DGA memoranda, 1973, re: negotiations with the Association of Motion Pictures and Television Producers; collective bargaining and royalty cuts rules - Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, 1962; etc.
BOX 51B Weegee Project, Stuart Ostrow, 1984
Ostrow correspondence about proposed project; photocopy of Naked City, by Weegee
"Atlantic City" script, blue paper cover
Marked "First draft & Notes"; by Jack Heifner
"Atlantic City" miscellaneous
Pete Hamill outline; several letters between Heifner and Stuart Ostrow, 1981-84; lyric sheets; from envelope marked "Atlantic City - Cy Coleman"
Winchell Project
Extensive photocopied press clippings on Walter Winchell
Grind, Ben Vereen, 1985
Press clippings on Grind; Bob Fosse's dance notes
BOX 51C Contact sheets
Telephone/address list for various shows
1977 calendar, annotated
BOX 51E Millimeter '77, "Directors '77" issue
Dance Magazine Annual 1975
Face International
Casting guide
BOX 51C "Phone Book - old pages"
This file and the following four contain records of incoming and outgoing phone calls, and some notes and memos; generally undated
Phone lists and memos
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