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Oversized Materials (continued)
Posters, Framed Posters, Handbills, Mounted Photos, etc. (continued)
BOX Items 95A - C Big Deal
29x64 color reproductions of cast, mounted on cardboard
BOX 87A Chicago
16x27 1/2 color lobby poster from Det Danske Teater
BOX 87B Chicago
41x59 color poster, 46th Street Theatre
BOX 97D Dancin'
Foreign Dancin' posters: 15x22, color, Palais de Congres, Paris; 16x23, color, Theatre Mogador, Paris; 13 x 27 1/2 (not illustrated, handbill), Teatro Comunale Bologna; 27x39, color, Teatro Petruzzelli, 1983
BOX 97J Star 80
Color 1 sheet, 27x41, of Mariel Hemingway with daisy
BOX 97I Star 80
10 sheets of color proofs of Mariel Hemingway as Dorothy Stratten, reproducing her Playboy poses and cover; 23x36 each
BOX 97J Star 80
Color photo (printed in negative) of Mariel Hemingway POLAROID montage; 20x24
BOX 97B Sweet Charity
Large - 51 in./height, black and white computer printout reproduction of the "Big Spender" girls photo
BOX 97E Erte'
24x32 color poster for Grosvenor Gallery
Fox Graphic Originals
40x25 poster of dancers in tuxedos on piano keys
Night Of 100 Stars
Color, 29 1/2x50
Sleight Of Hand
One sheet color poster, Cort Theatre, signed by J.C. Suares (designer)
Photographs
[Note: These items are crossed referenced with individual production files where applicable, and also with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon personal files where applicable.]
BOX 86A All That Jazz, 12x19 color photo; 16x19 color photo
Ann Reinking dancing (alone); Ann Reinking dancing (male dancer in background)
Can-Can, 13x18 black and white
Milton Marx caricature on illustration board
Chicago
Handbill, color, 14x19, Alexander Theatre, 1977; Handbill, 16 1/2 x 23 1/2, color, Teater Arena; Poster, 20 x 27 1/2 color, Operett Szinhaz Drawing (reproduction), Gwen Verdon dancing, by Mark Cote (2, same)
Chicago, 15x19, mounted black and white photos
By Murray Laden, one of Gwen Verdon, one of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera
Chicago, caricature, on illustration board
By Mark Cote; this is an original; there are copies elsewhere
Damn Yankees, 15 x 19 1/2 black and white photo
Gwen Verdon in "Whatever Lola Wants" costume (damaged)
Damn Yankees, 16x19 photo montage
Sports Illustrated montage of magazine photos of Gwen Verdon in baseball uniform
The Mississippi Gambler, 9 1/2x12 1/2 color advertisement
Advertisement from magazine
Redhead, 13x16 black and white mounted photo
Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley, by Murray Laden
BOX 86B Star 80, 16x20 black and white advertisement
Film advertisement
Sweet Charity (stage), sketch, 12 1/2 x 18
"Dear Ms. Charity ...," by Bob Costello
Various productions
  • Damn Yankees (film); 3 large ad cuts
  • Sweet Charity (stage), 15x22, color; Theatre de la Music production
  • Star 80; 15x21, handbill, color; 12x18, trade ad
BOX 86A Fosse
Caricature of Bob Fosse and scenes from shows, on illustration board, by Mark Cote
Fosse, 13x18, black and white ad
Mitsubishi ad of Bob Fosse
Verdon, 16x18 black and white (some color added) photo
Gwen Verdon dancing (damaged)
Verdon, 3 (fragile, damaged) mounted black and white photos, 10x13, 10 1/2 x 12 1/2, 10 1/2 x 12
By Marcus Blechman, early career publicity
Allan Jones, black and white 8x10 photo
Allan Jones; mounted with autograph to Gwen Verdon
Barney Martin, black and white mounted photo
Barney Martin, with autograph, "To Mary...4/24/76," photo by Martha Swope; 8x10 cardboard piece, with note: "To Gwen, I love you I love you, Barney"
BOX 85B All That Jazz
Several miscellaneous large-format casting photos
BOX 85C Cabaret: press reviews
Extensive; photocopies; 1972
Cabaret: press book
Post-Academy Awards; including review quotes, photos, other press
BOX 85B Costume Sketches, Gwen Verdon:
New Girl In Town (1); from unidentified television show (2)
Location research: 2 contact sheets
Unidentified
Photographs, large format
see Photo Files
Chicago: photograph, 11x14, black and white
Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon
New Girl In Town: photograph, 11x14, black and white
By Friedman-Abeles; rehearsal shot of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse (used in publicity), including other dancers in background
Sweet Charity (stage): Ringling Bros. Circus; photographs, 11x14, black and white, 3 10x13, black and white, 2 11x14
Gwen Verdon waving from atop an elephant (who's wearing a Charity banner) (3 duplicates); 10x13: same series, with unidentified man in shot (1), and unidentified man next to elephant
Sweet Charity (film): 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.
Sweet Charity (film): 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)
Sweet Charity (film): 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, Gwen Verdon is partially visible (from rear) in several
Sweet Charity (film): 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?)
Bob Fosse, Miscellaneous
Portraits: 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
Gwen Verdon, Miscellaneous
Photograph, 11x14, black and white, 1
By Carroll Seghers II; Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera performing in top hat and tails
Photographs, 14x17, black and white, 2
Mounted photos of Gwen Verdon instructing, Colgate Community College Teaching Workshop: Gwen Verdon alone, Gwen Verdon working with a dancer
BOX 86C1 The Conquering Hero
Photographs, 11x14, black and white, 33
By Pat Ferrier; terrific series (few duplicates) photographed over a period: Bob Fosse at rehearsals. Many shots include actors and actresses, but the focus is Bob Fosse. Some have been used for publicity
BOX 86C2 The Little Prince
Photographs and negatives, 14x11, black and white, 50
Extensive, high quality stills, production shots, and informals of Bob Fosse choreographing and dancing his Snake Dance: plotting dance moves, speaking with director and actor, etc. Broad range of shots, with numerous duplicates. 1 4x5 negative of publicity still, Bob Fosse in tree. Also includes familiar silhouette shot of Bob Fosse dancing
BOX 86E Fosse
Front page of The Amundsen Log, 10/5/44 (Amundsen High School, Chicago), with banner: "Bob Fosse President"
Minnelli, Liza
Matted black and white photo in 14 x17 frame
Photographs
Large format; see Photo Files
Bob Fosse, Portraits: photographs, 11x14, black and white, 3
By Britain Hill; series of 3 different shots of Bob Fosse, seated, with "OH WOW" poster in background
Gwen Verdon, Miscellaneous, (including benefits); photographs, 11x14, black and white, 7
Various photographers including Murray Laden: mounted photo, Gwen Verdon in glasses and straw hat (1); Ra Cantu: Gwen Verdon (and woman pianist) performing for the Bedside Network, Lyons VA Hospital, 1965 (3), and damaged print, same series, Gwen Verdon holding "Bedside Network Songbook" (1); Pat Ferrier: Elizabeth Seal and Gwen Verdon performing in a Postgraduate Center for Mental Health benefit, 1 of Seal alone, 2 of Seal and Gwen Verdon
Redhead, Rehearsal; photographs, 10 1/2 x 13 1/2, black and white, 4
From envelope marked "Orchestra Rehearsal and Pickpocket Tango;" Orchestra rehearsal: Gwen Verdon/Bob Fosse, rear silhouette surveying orchestra (1); Bob Fosse and composer Albert Hague (1); Gwen Verdon singing, with Jerry Blackton, Dorothy Fields, Albert Hague (1); different shots of Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon and Bill Guski rehearsing "Pickpocket Tango" (2)
Redhead, photograph, 11x14, color, 2
By Linda Bartlett, production shots, each featuring Gwen Verdon, 1 seated drinking, 1 three shot
Sunday News Magazine, 11x14, color, laminated page, 1
Laminated page of Sunday News Magazine, 7/19/59, featuring photos from Redhead, with text
All That Jazz, photographs, 11x14, color, 3; 11x14, black and white, 2
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