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Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon collection, 1920-1991

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Photographs (continued)
Personal/Childhood and Family (continued)
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
Astaire Award
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 3
Bob Fosse, Ginger Rogers and awards group (1); Bob Fosse and Debbie Allen (1); party shot (1)
Star Award
Photographs: 5x7, black and white, 2
Gwen Verdon receiving posthumous Star Award for Bob Fosse: Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon and Shirley MacLaine; Gwen Verdon and Star Award group
New York Heart Ball, 1983
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 8
Bob Fosse and others (including Cy Coleman), at award ceremony and party
Ruby Awards
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 3; 5x7, black and white, 1
By Ron Galella, Louis Peres, et al; Bob Fosse and Bette Midler (4); Bob Fosse presented her with a Ruby Award for After Dark Magazine
Personal (Miscellaneous)
Photographs: Miscellaneous formats, black and white, color
BOX 85B Photographs
From "Julie Hagerty" file: Bob Fosse and Julie Hagerty at restaurant (2); 8x10, color, modeling shot of Hagerty (1); 9x12, color, modeling shot (1); modeling brochure on Hagerty
BOX 60A Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 4
Shots from Herb Gardner's wedding party: Herb Gardner and Bob Fosse (3); Paddy Chayefsky and Ann Reinking (1)
BOX 60D Photograph: snapshot, color, 1
Bob Fosse and Buddy Hackett
BOX 60A Photographs: 5x7, color, 2; 5x7, black and white, 3
Color: Bob Fosse, Chita Rivera and others (2); 1 each: Bob Fosse and Gilda Radner, Bob Fosse at a party, Bob Fosse and Alan Alda
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 6; 8x10 and snapshot, color, 2
Color: Rue De La Fosse signplate (8x10), Les Fossettes sign (snapshot); black and white: young Liza Minnelli with Gene Kelly; Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly; Joey Heatherton (Gwen Verdon notation on back); Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on unidentified opening night; Bob Fosse and Neil Simon (Sweet Charity or Little Me); Bob Fosse, Cy Coleman, and unidentified boxer
Photograph: 7x9, black and white, 1
Still of Fred Astaire dancing, autographed by Fred Astaire to Bob Fosse
Photograph: 8x10, black and white, 1
George Abbott and Bob Fosse, at rehearsal
Miscellaneous
BOX 60B Photographs: 8x10, black and white
Separate stills, Marlon Brando, George Murphy, Fred Astaire (autographed), Joan McCracken, and other notable people; Bob Fosse at Tony Awards
Gwen Verdon
Childhood and Family
BOX 59D Photographs: various formats, black and white, 6
7x9: Gertrude Verdon (mother), as young woman, plus duplicate (2); 8x10: Gertrude Verdon, older (1), Gwen and Gertrude Verdon, with car (1); 5x7: photo of wedding (Verdon's father is included in the wedding party) (1), plus ID chart; 5x7: portrait of Verdon's grandfather (?) (1)
BOX 59D - E Photographs and Negatives: 8x10, black and white, 15
Childhood, single series: Verdon as little girl, photographed outdoors, used as "Tony Baby" publicity shot; 2 originals, 1 8x10 negative, numerous duplicate photos
BOX 59D Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 4; 3 1/2x5, black and white, 2
2 different shots, 1936?, Gwen Verdon and Ginger Fisher (8x10); Gwen Verdon at 3 or 4 (small size, and 2 8x10 copies of photo from same series); 3 1/2 x 5 photo of Gwen Verdon at age 6
Personal (Teenage Years)
BOX 60D Photographs: 4x5, black and white, 2
Gwen Verdon at 16 yrs., with mother; Gwen Verdon (photo cropped), seated, 15 years
Verdon and Del Valle Dance Team
Photographs: snapshot, black and white, 1
Gabriel Del Valle and Gwen Verdon (15 yrs. old), at the El Lehon (?) Hotel, Bakersfield, CA; publicity shot
BOX 59D Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 2
By Bob Dunn; publicity shots of Gwen Verdon and Gabriel Del Valle dancing together
Jack Cole and Gwen Verdon, Nightclubs
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 8
  • By Maurice Seymour and Ray Fisher
  • Jack Cole, Gwen Verdon and Nita Bieber in 4 different shots of dances (plus several duplicates) - not all 3 dancers are in each shot
Photographs: 8x10, black and white, 3
By Marcus Blechman and Ray Fisher; 2 publicity shots, Gwen Verdon; 1 dance shot, Gwen Verdon
Photographs: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2, black and white, 2
By Ben and Sid Ross; Gwen Verdon and Jack Cole, separate dances
Jack Cole
Photographs and drawings: 8x10, black and white, color, 3
Reproductions of Hirschfeld caricatures of Jack Cole (2); color shot of Jack Cole in costume, dancing
Jack Cole (Harkness, 1974)
BOX 60D Photographs: 4 x 5 1/2, black and white, 30
By Dorothy Beskind; these all show Jack Cole teaching dance; all taken from an album marked "Jack Cole, Harkness, 1971-72, East Indian Class"
Photographs: 4 x 5 1/2, black and white, 27
By Dorothy Beskind; these all show Jack Cole teaching dance; all taken from an album marked "Jack Cole, Harkness, 1971-72, Preparation to Move Class"
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