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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Big Deal (Fosse)
BOX 8D Playbills
May 1986, Broadway Theatre (20 copies)
May 1986, Broadway Theatre (20 copies)
April 1986, Broadway Theatre (2 copies);June 1986, Broadway Theatre; Feb. 1986, Shubert Theatre (3 copies); March 1986, Shubert Theatre; Panorama (Boston weekly guide) 2/10-23/86 (2 copies); Playbill, Jack Lawrence Theatre, 4/86 (article on Big Deal)
BOX 8C Magazine Reviews
Dance Magazine, 7/86: "Fosse's Follies" by Kevin Grubb
New York Magazine, 4/7/86: "Bob Fosse's New Big Deal," by Kevin Kelly (3 copies)
Newsweek, 4/21/86: "Broadway Boogie Woogie," by Jack Kroll
Time, 4/21/86: "Slick, Sassy, Borrowed and Blue," by Wm. A. Henry III
Vanity Fair, 4/86: "Glossy Fosse," by Sylviane Gold
Dance Magazine, 8/86: "Fosse and His Followers," by Kevin Grubb
BOX 8A Tech Notes, Shubert, Boston
All from March, with Bob Fosse notes
Tech Notes, Shubert, Boston
February and March, with Bob Fosse notes
Tech Notes, Broadway
April, some Bob Fosse notes
Tech Notes, Miscellaneous
BOX 8B Stage Managers Reports
1986, very few
Big Deal Film Shoot
Film shooting schedule, 1985; script pages for scene to be shot
Big Deal Running Order
Running order, 1/20/86 (2 copies); annotated by Bob Fosse, and a story board
News clippings, postcards, FDR Inaugural address, 1933; list of 1930s movie titles
Actor's Equity
1985 correspondence re: guidelines and regulations
Script Notes: Herb Gardner
Herb Gardner's notes (and transcript) on script; also includes long memo from Bob Fosse's secretary, dated 4/7; company phone list; dressing room list
Press Reviews
This category includes transcripts of radio and television coverage, as well as print reviews
BOX 8C Newspaper Clippings
BOX 8B Correspondence, 1983: Big Deal On Madonna Street
Italian film; correspondence re: rights acquisition for Big Deal on Madonna Street: involves Stuart Ostrow, Allen Deutsch, Bob Fosse, Giovanna Cau; correspondence re: Peter Allen on music/lyrics matters
Applicants For Book And Music
Applications, photo/resumes, correspondence
Correspondence, personal
Re: Big Deal: people's responses to show, telegrams, letters; opening night correspondence
Contact Sheets
For company
BOX 9B Casting
10/23/85 auditions with Howard Feuer at Minskoff: photo/resumes, memos, audition schedules, notes, contact sheets, recommendations, character assignments, etc.
Miscellaneous photo/resumes
"Possible Yes, "A" file rejects"
"Finals 11/22/85"
Audition cards
"Callbacks, Fri., 11/22/85"
Audition cards, photo/resumes, schedules, contact sheets
"Finals, "B" file photo/resumes"
"Finals, "No," photo/resumes"
General photo/resumes, letters
"#3, women outs"
Audition cards, Bob Fosse notes
"Polaroids and "A" file photo/resumes"
BOX 8B Production Miscellaneous, including technical crew and cast
Talent list for production budget; Big Deal reading cast list, 1981; casting correspondence with Howard Feuer; script assignments; film shoot/lyrics/dance notes; Herb Gardner's "2nd verse of Who's Yr. Little Whozis?"
Production Correspondence
3/19/86 letter from Gerry Schoenfeld, Chairman of the Board, Shubert Organization, to Bob Fosse detailing their suggestions for changes, etc. in show, 3 pp.
BOX 9A Legal/Financial Correspondence, 1969-86
1968, financial and rights agreements with writers, producers, director, including Italian movie rights correspondence; correspondence re contracts: Bob Fosse - director/choreographer; copyright search report, correspondence with David Begelman and Sam Cohn; including some miscellaneous such as theatre charges, Bob Fosse
Legal Contracts (#1)
Bob Fosse contracts and drafts: production contract with Shuberts; director services; choreography; Riff Productions (executive producer services); letter agreement; and explanatory letters between Bob Fosse and ICM
Legal Contracts (#2)
Production contract with Shuberts (duplicate); memos re: Bob Fosse contracts; Dramatists Guild correspondence; various contract revisions; material on royalty participation; other correspondence on various payments and advances between Bob Fosse, ICM, et al
BOX 8B Correspondence: Publicity
Correspondence with Bert Fink of Fred Nathan Public Relations, and Lee Gross, re: publicity schedules for Big Deal; some miscellaneous
BOX 9A "Daily Cuts & Changes"
February 14-21
Script Revisions
Revised script pages with actor's assignments; extensive files
Correspondence: Pete Hamill
Miscellaneous articles Hamill sent Bob Fosse for possible Big Deal use
Music Research
[Note: All from box marked same; titles in quotes are from original folders.]
BOX 12A "Lyrics" , green 3 ring binder
Lyrics with some annotations
"Song Titles", blue 3 ring binder
Song titles with notes; correspondence with ASCAP and ICM re: song rights; partial list of publishers
BOX 12D "Song Titles, 20's - 30's - 40's"
BOX 12A "Big Deal Lyrics"
Some annotation; information on Minskoff Theatre rehearsal studios; description of main Big Deal characters and several script pages
"Big Deal Songs"
Lyrics, some annotation
BOX 12B "Lyric Sheets"
Some annotation
Miscellaneous Sheet Music
Words and music; 1 page of lyric notes
BOX 12C "Sheet Music"
Song Titles
Annotated; 1920-29; 1930-39
BOX 12D "Tunes"
BOX 12E Song Books
  • "70 Songs: 1920-40," Home Library Series
  • "The Swing Era: World's Greatest Hits of the 20's & 30's"
  • "Star Dust and 40 Golden Era Hits"
  • "Great Songs of the 30's"
  • "First Time Ever: 650 Outstanding Songs"
  • "The Golden Era of Nostalgia Music, Vol. 4"
  • "Swing & the Big Band Era," Great Songs of the Century Series
  • "Songs from the Golden Eras: 1930-49"
  • "1001 Jumbo Song Book"
Mounted Photographs
[Note: All shots of cast and scenes are from production.]
BOX 96F 20x29, color, mounted on cardboard, man dancing with shadow of a dollar sign
BOX 95A 29x64, color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 95B 64x29, color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 95C 64x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96B 43x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96C 43x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96D 48x21 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96E 48x31 color, mounted on cardboard
Set Model
BOX 98 36" L x 25" H x 28"W, model of set
[Note: Identifications such as "Director's final draft," or "rehearsal draft," are taken directly from the scripts themselves, as are dates. Scripts may be duplicates. The terms "annotated," "notations," "markings" refer not only to commentary written on the scripts, but also any cuts, revisions, dialogue changes, etc., that have been marked on a particular script. Covers have been removed.]
BOX 66A Script, 1958 film, red cover
Translated from Italian movie directed by Mario Monicelli, unmarked
Script, early, red clip notebook
Undated, early annotated draft
Script, 1st draft, 4/5/69
Inside marked by Bob Fosse: "Before selection of composer; 111 pp.; annotated with revisions and deletions
Script, 1st draft, 7/1/69, black vinyl cover 166 pp.; unmarked
Script, original
Marked "original;" undated, 157 pp.; some annotations; cut-up, taped-up copy
Script, early pages 50 pp. revised scenes; little annotation
Screenplay, 1st draft - old pages 100 pp., miscellaneous; few annotations
Script notes and pages
Several memos, Bob Fosse to David Picker, United Artists, discussing script revisions; reactions to readings of Big Deal (Robert Aurthur, David Shaw); Paddy Chayevsky's notes; Bob Fosse correspondence with Ray Stark; Bob Fosse handwritten notes
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