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Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon collection, 1920-1991

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Photographs (continued)
Sweet Charity (Stage) (continued)
Photograph 8x10, black and white, 1
Publicity: Verdon as Charity (poster series?)
BOX 85B Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 3; 10x13, black and white, 2
Ringling Bros. Circus, publicity: 11x14: Gwen Verdon waving from atop an elephant (who's wearing a Sweet Charity banner) (3 duplicates); 10x13: same series, with unidentified man in shot (1), and unidentified man next to elephant
BOX 59C Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 3
Ringling Bros.: 2 of the same shot, Gwen Verdon atop elephant; Gwen Verdon and Ringling Bros. representative; these are publicity shots
Sweet Charity (Film)
BOX 60D Photographs: snapshots, color, 75
Location research, New York; some of these include Bob Fosse
BOX 60E Negative: 3x4, black and white, 1
Fosse demonstrates dance steps to Shirley MacLaine
BOX 59C Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 15
Location research: NYC interiors and exteriors
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 4
Rehearsal: Bob Fosse drinking coffee and dangling viewfinder (1); Bob Fosse with viewfinder (1); Bob Fosse and Shirley MacLaine (1); Bob Fosse demonstrating dance steps to MacLaine (1)
Photograph: 5x7, color, 1
Robert Surtees and Bob Fosse at camera, outdoor shot
BOX 85B Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 25
  • Many by Larry Barbier (Universal Pictures); 3 separate matte folders marked "production stills," not in sequence: Bob Fosse setting up shots, directing Shirley MacLaine, between scenes, filming dances ("Frug") with Gwen Verdon assisting, general "director" shots - Bob Fosse on stepladder, giving directions to unseen crew, at the camera, with crew on street and in lake.
  • Bob Fosse directing Shirley MacLaine, in dance hall and on the street; Shirley MacLaine alone.
  • Gwen Verdon and Sammy Davis, Jr. recording "Big Daddy;" Bob Fosse directing "Brass Band" on sets, outdoors, etc.
  • Single photo of Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine and Nicole Fosse.
  • 2 duplicate shots of Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, Shirley MacLaine, and Paddy Chayefsky and son
Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 12
Some by Larry Barbier (Universal Pictures); matte folder marked "film stills," several shots from "Rich Kids Frug" (4); "Brass Band" with Shirley MacLaine (1); Shirley Maclaine on rooftop (2); several with Sammy Davis and Shirley MacLaine; Chita Rivera (1)
Photographs: 10 x 13 1/2, black and white, 6
"Fosse rehearsing MacLaine:" series from 5 different negatives of Bob Fosse showing Shirley MacLaine dance steps; focus is on Bob Fosse, Shirley MacLaine is partially visible (from rear) in several shots, Gwen Verdon is partially visible (from rear) in several shots
Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 4
By Larry Barbier (Universal Pictures); matte folder marked "Fosse, Verdon, Simon:" 3 separate photos (1 dupe) of Neil Simon and daughters, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (visiting set?)
BOX 60D Photographs: snapshots, color, 5
File, Personal: Trip to Italy Bob Fosse with Neil Simon's family, taken when Bob Fosse visited Simon in Italy to persuade him to work on Sweet Charity; photos of Bob Fosse at airport and with Joan Simon and daughter at tourist spots
Sweet Charity (Revivals)
BOX 59C Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 5
3 different shots of Debbie Allen posing with cast members; 1 shot of Bob Fosse, Cy Coleman, Allen, Gwen Verdon and unidentified; 1 shot of Gwen Verdon and Debbie Allen rehearsing, 1984
Photograph: 5x7, color, 1; 9x7, black and white, 2
5x7 of Gwen Verdon and female cast; 9x7 shots of Juliet Prowse performing with 2 others in Las Vegas
BOX 86E Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 2
By Robert Kalfus (NY Post); Revival, Debbie Allen: Cast, Cy Coleman, Debbie Allen, Bob Fosse at piano, 1986; Debbie Allen, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, 1986
Sweet Charity (Foreign Stage)
BOX 59C Photographs: 7x9 1/2, black and white, 10
By Jean Daniel Cadinot; French production, various scenes; one autographed photo
Watusi, 1953
BOX 59D Photographs: contact sheets, black and white, 2
Contact sheet for 4x5 negatives (4 shots each), and duplicate, of Gwen Verdon performing in costume
Bob Fosse
Personal/Childhood and Family
BOX 60A Photographs: 5x7, black and white, 2
Bob Fosse's parents, wedding day (sepia toned); Cyril Fosse and his mother
BOX 60A - E Photographs and Negative: 8x10, black and white, 8
Bob Fosse and: nieces and nephews (?) (2); family group around a "first birthday" cake (1); Fosse family (with boys in military uniform), duplicate and negative (2); Cyril, older, with family group (and duplicate) (2); Wedding Day, including young Bob (1)
BOX 60A Photographs: snapshots, black and white and color, 4
Bob Fosse and other small children in bathing suits; Cyril Fosse, Bob Fosse and Pat Fosse playing horsey; Bob Fosse in young man's "He-Man" pose in trunks on beach; Fosse (in his 20's?), with family (color snapshot)
BOX 60E Negatives: 4x5, black and white, 2
Bob Fosse as young child (1); Bobby on horse (1)
BOX 60A - E Photographs and Negatives: 8x10, black and white
(1) 8x10 Bob Fosse photo, grade school, with 4x5 negative; (1) 8x10 formal (high school graduation?) photo, black and white tinted
BOX 60D Photograph: 1 x 1/2, black and white, 1
Cut-out high school photo of Bob Fosse
Photograph: 5x7, sepia toned, 1
Seems to be Bob Fosse's high school yearbook photos
Photographs: 3x4 1/2, black and white, 1
Snapshot of Bob Fosse in Amundsen High letter sweater, with Lucille Fosse (sister in law); dated 12/6/42
BOX 60E Negative: 4x5, black and white, 1
Bob Fosse family group, with young adult Bob kneeling in front row
BOX 60D Photographs: 3 1/2x3 1/2, black and white, 1
Possibly a Fosse family school graduation (dated 6/59, which means it's not Bob Fosse's)
Photographs: 3 1/2x2 1/2, color, 1
Fosse (20's?) sitting on a couch with his mother and father
Photographs: snapshots, color, 5
Photos of Cyril Fosse and his second wife, newly wed; snapshot print date is 7/61 (Bob Fosse's father)
Early Dance and Performance
Photographs: 5 1/2x7, black and white, 11
Bob Fosse in a series of poses with a dark haired girl; these were taken during a 1 Act play at the Chicago Academy of Theatre Arts (Bob Fosse alone, duplicates, 4; series of 4 different poses with girl and duplicates, 7
Photographs: 4x3, black and white, 1
Young Bob Fosse at barre of dance studio with 7 girl dancers
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 5
The Riff Brothers (?) with female dancers (2 separate shots), note on back: "age 15, studied ballet;" original photo and duplicate, young Bobby with top hat; Bob performing, microphone in foreground, autographed by Morris B. Sachs
BOX 60A - E Photographs and Negatives: 5x7, snapshots, black and white
Young Fosse and girl dancers (from rear) (1 snapshot and negative); 5x7, sepia toned, young Bob Fosse performing before group with "Welcome Home" sign behind them (photo and neg); 5x7, Bob Fosse performing, high school age, nightclub (1)
The Riff Brothers
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 11
5 different shots of the Riff Brothers, all posed publicity shots, some full length, others closer (duplicates)
Photographs: 5x7, black and white, 1
The Riff Brothers with a WGN radio microphone
First Choreography Job
BOX 60A - E Photographs and Negatives: 8x10, 5x7, black and white, 28
Young Bob Fosse instructing girls holding fans: the original is a 5x7 print, there's an 8x10 negative, and 25 poor quality duplicates; 8x10 original photo of Bob Fosse, with bandaged hand, standing in dance studio next to a girl holding fan
Navy
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 3
Bob Fosse and others performing
BOX 60D Photograph: 3 1/2x5, black and white, 1
Bob Fosse and friends (Bobby Beers, Bill Nalle), in uniform, "taking a stroll in Honolulu" (Bob Fosse ID on back)
Joan McCracken
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 4
By Maurice Seymour, Vandamm; autographed (to "Cindy") publicity still, by Maurice Seymour; ca. 1952 publicity shot; publicity shot; "Bloomer Girl" still; Vandamm "Oklahoma!" shot; several magazine clippings (to be refiled)
Early Professional, unidentified
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 5
Single shot and duplicates from Bob Fosse play (?); Bob Fosse in stage makeup, posed with a group of actors and actresses (Gwen Verdon was unable to identify this photo)
MGM Publicity, 1950's
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 20
3 separate publicity portraits of Bob Fosse, with numerous duplicates
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 15
Single series and duplicates, Bob Fosse posing with legs cross and walking stick
Portraits and Publicity
BOX 86E Photographs: 11x14, black and white, 30
By Britain Hill; series of 3 different shots of Bob Fosse, seated, with "OH WOW" poster in background
BOX 85B Photographs: 11x14, color, 2
By Steve Vaughan; Star 80 portrait: duplicates, Bob Fosse with cigarette in mouth and hands thrown up next to his head
Photograph 11x14, black and white, 1
By Mike Tighe; mounted image, 6x7, Bob Fosse, seated, with leg up, 1975
Photograph: 9x14, black and white, 1
Undated head shot of Bob Fosse wearing sunglasses
Photograph: 11x14, black and white, 1
By Mary Ellen Mark; full length portrait of Bob Fosse in cutoffs and sunglasses, smoking and holding wine glass; used for "Mr. Abbott" program
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, 5x7, black and white, color, 10
Miscellaneous shots of Bob Fosse from the mid-1970's on, being interviewed or directing
Columbia College Awards, 1973
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 6
Bob Fosse speaking at ceremony (honorary doctorate) (1); Bob Fosse with academicians (5)
Photographs: 5x7, black and white, 4
Bob Fosse speaking at ceremony, all same shot, with statuette: "BF: Honorary doctorate of arts, Columbia College, Chicago, 6/8/73
Photograph: 5x7, black and white 1
Rosa Parks and Bob Fosse
Awards (Miscellaneous)
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, and color, 6
Bob Fosse at award ceremonies and parties, Dance Educators of America, Tony, and unidentified
Academy Award, 1972
BOX 60A - E Photographs and Negative: 8x10, black and white, 2
Bob Fosse with Oscar (including 8x10 negative); Bob Fosse with Oscar, making acceptance speech
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