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Bob Fosse Personal Papers and Career Miscellany (continued)
Writing Files (continued)
Notebook, "Odd Ideas" (continued)
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.
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
BOX 51E Casting, general, 1980s
Photo/resumes, correspondence
BOX 51D The Laundry
Bob Fosse was part owner of this restaurant; newsclippings on opening
Michael Bennett: obituary
Paddy Chayevsky: correspondence
Paddy Chayevsky: general
Press clippings, playbills, theatre reviews, obituaries
Paddy Chayevsky: funeral service
Stuart Ostrow Foundation, 1977
1977 Board of Directors meeting agenda; various foundation reports, e.g. fundraising, Musical Theatre Lab, etc.
Ann Reinking
press clippings
Miscellaneous paper
Couple script outlines, Drama Bookstore brochures
General Correspondence
[Note: The bulk of this material was originally stored together in letter file boxes, ordered chronologically. (This material was stored separately from the "General Files" listed above.) The following is a list of dates; there are usually several file folders of correspondence per year listed. This is primarily professional correspondence, and contains many carbons and photocopies of Bob Fosse letters and memos.]
BOX 47A Undated
BOX 47B 1975
BOX 47D 1976
BOX 47C Oversized correspondence
BOX 48A 1977
BOX 48B, 49A 1980
BOX 49A 1981
BOX 49B 1982
BOX 49B - C 1983
BOX 49C 1984
BOX 49D Oversized correspondence
BOX 50A 1986
Including file on "Jules Fisher - Russian Project"
BOX 50B Oversized correspondence
BOX 50C Miscellaneous
Appointment Books/Calendars
BOX 55G 1966 Executive Almanac, brown paper cover
1967-68 Week-at-a-glance Appointment Book, maroon cover
1969 Diary, red cover
1970 Diary, black cover
Daily Notes, Phone Lists and Calendars
[Note: Daily Notes or Phone Lists contain incoming and outgoing phone calls and notes; calendars are annotated.]
BOX 54D Phone Lists, 1/81-4/81, blue notebook
Phone Lists, 4/81-8/81, blue notebook
Phone Lists, 9/81-12/1, blue notebook
BOX 54E Daily Notes, 1982, black 3 ring binder
Daily Notes, 1983, black 3 ring binder
Daily Notes, 1984, brown 3 ring binder
Daily Notes, 1985, black 3 ring binder
Daily Notes, 1986, black 3 ring binder
Daily Notes, 1987, black 3 ring binder
BOX 54A - D Calendars: 1976, 1977, 1980 (2), 1981, 1982 (2), 1983 (2), 1984 (2), 1985 (2), 1986 (2)
With appointments and notes
BOX 54D Monthly Planners: 1975, 1976, 1982 (2)
BOX 53, 57, 85, 86 Gwen Verdon Career Miscellany
Material related to Gwen Verdon's career. Included are awards, documentation of public appearances and benefits pertaining to Fosse and Verdon, publicity materials, and other miscellaneous items.
Arrangement is by provenance.
BOX 53C Bio
  • General correspondence, 1980's
  • Actor's Fund, 1985
  • Lifetime membership
American Dance Machine--articles
Booth Theatre Library
Items on permanent loan, 1989 deposit paper
Charity functions
Various programs
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