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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Cabaret (Fosse) (continued)
Lyric sheets, music notes, "Wilkommen," and "Wilkommen Finale"
Lyrics
Music notes, editing notes, "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"
Lyrics
Music notes, choreography notes, "If You Could See Her Now," and "Money"
BOX 16B Set Designs
Set plot and memos, plus blueprint designs for various sets
Preview Cards
For 1972 Los Angeles and Anaheim previews
BOX 16A Research, Germany
Postcards and photos for location, set and costume research: Munich, Berlin, Hamburg
BOX 16B Contracts
Bob Fosse contract, 1970, and correspondence; handwritten notes by Bob Fosse
Budgets
German budgets, including formal 1970 complete budget; Cabaret costume count; ABC interdepartmental memos, 1971 re: production representatives and budget, associate producer assignments; employment letter, unit publicist, budget and shooting schedule for period vehicles; memos on added costs, sets, mechanicals
BOX 16A Memoranda, German Office
1971, miscellaneous informational office memos, re: rehearsal rooms, expenses, staff/crew hiring; preproduction research on photos and films; information on dancers; cast and crew flight schedules, etc.
BOX 16B Shooting Schedules
Breakdown sheets, based on 10/22/70 script
BOX 16C Casting
Memos, resumes, letters, photos
BOX 16D Songs And Notes
From file marked "Songs," annotated, revised lyric sheets; extensive Bob Fosse drafts of lyrics
BOX 16B Fosse Notes
"Cabaret Ideas" notebook, with handwritten notes, including cinematography and editing
Premiere Program
Includes ad cut, and Spanish ad
Foreign Stage Productions
Programs: Theater An Der Wien, 1970-71; Det Danske Teater, 1969-70
Financial, Fosse personal expenses
London, Germany bills and receipts for hotels, travel, meals, etc.; memos to Cy Feuer re: living expenses, etc.
Correspondence, re: film crew and staff
1970 memos, correspondence and resumes, re: cameramen, costume designers, director of photography, editors, and so on; includes Bob Fosse handwritten interview notes and Robert Surtees correspondence
Correspondence, Fosse personal
Miscellaneous memos, Bob Fosse notes; correspondence with Surtees, John Kobal on books, hiring, etc.; pamphlet of Cabaret sketches "It had been a big pleasure to work for you... Ladies group sextette;" miscellaneous banking, etc.
Legal/Financial
1973-83: legal correspondence and statements, including ABC's financial statements on Cabaret; 1971 Writers Guild correspondence re: credit arbitration; contractual payment schedules, residuals, etc.
BOX 16A - B Production Miscellaneous
German vocabulary list; fact sheet on Munich, flight schedules, Germany; hotel lists, contact sheets; ABC letter, 1971 on editing schedule; G. Unsworth, cameraman memo on filming concerns; period vehicle/location lists; cast start/finish schedule; London schedule; Germany brochure; Bob Fosse "To Do" handwritten memo for Europe; Bob Fosse handwritten note on Surtees; other miscellaneous information and notes
BOX 16A Editing Miscellaneous
Sequence breakdown/synopsis 7/11/90; musical numbers and spots, with timing, 6/25/70
BOX 16B Script Notes (from friends)
From file marked "Friends' notes after reading script," including comments from Neil Simon, Bob Aurthur,Gwen Verdon; 10/6/70 letter from Cy Feuer to W.E. Dodd (Allied Artists' president) on changes in first draft screenplay suggested by Dodd; Bob Fosse's script notes, typed and handwritten
Dialogue Revisions
Notes on various script pages, much in Bob Fosse's hand
Script Miscellaneous
Sequence breakdowns, musical numbers, locations, and appropriate script pages
BOX 16C Casting
Letters, photo/resumes, correspondence, audition schedules, memos
BOX 85B Press Clippings Book
Post-Academy Awards; large format, 12x16, including quotes, photos, other press
Cabaret Press
Extensive press reviews, all photocopies; 1972
BOX 85F Cabaret Posters
Color, Italian, 40x55, (1); Color, 27x41, (3 copies)
Scripts
[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.]
BOX 15A Script, 1st draft, blue vinyl cover
Marked # 30; 129 pp.; no annotations
Script, 1st draft revised, blue vinyl cover
Marked # 81; 129 pp.; no annotations
Script, 1st draft revised
Marked # 82; 129 pp.; few annotations
Script, 1st draft revised, "Rewrite as of 12/1"
Marked " # 20; "Rewrite as of 12/1;" 129 pp. with sequence breakdown and footage count; photocopied and original deletions, dialogue additions, etc.
Script (partial), revised pages 100 pp., with Bob Fosse annotations
Script, 1st draft (partial), revisions
Photocopied and original Bob Fosse annotations; revisions; 57 pp.
"Old pages from Fosse script"
Marked "Old stuff from Fosse script; 100 pp.; some annotation by Bob Fosse
BOX 15B Script draft, 3/6/70 102 pp., some annotation
Script (partial), with revisions
Revised pages; 100 pp., with Bob Fosse annotations
BOX 15C Final draft, 2/15/71, black spring binder
Marked "Bob Fosse," # 7; this is a shooting script, with camera directions and setups, dialogue additions and changes, handwritten annotations
Bob Fosse Editing Notes, grey 3 ring binder
Marked "final draft, 15 Feb., 1971," and "script notes, Trudy von Trotha;" with shooting and editing information: soundtrack, camera, footage, etc.
Call Me Mister (Fosse)
BOX 43A Legal
1946 Actors Equity contract, Bob Fosse
Can-Can (Verdon)
Programs
4 different undated souvenir programs
Magazine Reviews
Vogue, 10/15/53: "See the Pretty Petticoat"
Tops, 4/54: "Tops in Theatre"
Metropolitan Host Theatre review, 5/16/53
Saturday Review, 5/23/53: "Who Threw the Overalls in Mr. Porter's Bouilla- baisse," by Henry Hewes
Newspaper Clippings
BOX 86D Press, Fragile
Fragile magazines (complete), magazine pages, and newspaper clippings, bound to matte board, from:
  • A) Can-Can, 1953-54
  • B) Can-Can, 1953-54
  • C) Can-Can, pages from single fragile scrapbook
  • D) Can-Can
BOX 86A Can-Can Illustration
Milton Marx caricature on illustration board, 13x18; black and white
Chicago (Fosse and Verdon)
BOX 18A Research: The Tribune and Chicago journalism
Book excerpts, photocopies, re: Chicago Tribune in 1928, Chicago journalism, historical events in Chicago, e.g. hangings, etc.
Research: 1920-30
Photocopies of newspapers, 1922-23, on journalism and crime
Research: Beulah Annin
Articles on Beulah Annin and a few other characters: cover sheets (listing specific stage characters) and clippings pertaining to the actual person who was the basis for the character; also, notes on meetings with researchers
Research: 1920's
Police files, newspaper clippings
Research: Annin's police files and trial transcript 50 pp., including a letter from Ian Shearn, researcher
Research: Annin reportage
Cover letter from Alison Price, researcher, and miscellaneous correspondence with researchers; excerpts from news-clippings, trial transcripts and reportage, 80 pp., including "Gene Siskel" research
BOX 18G Magazine Reviews
After Dark, 6/75: "Gwen Verdon and Chicago: The Reincarnation of Roxie Hart," by Clarke
Taylor (3 copies)
People, 6/23/75: "On Stage: Separated but still mated professionally, Gwen Verdon hoofs for her
ex"
Centre Stage, 9-10/77: "Bob Fosse: From Dancer to Director," by Lawrence O'Toole
Cue, 7/7-13/75
Cue, 6/16-22/75: "All About Evil," by Marilyn Stasio
Dance Magazine, 11/75: "Bob Fosse's Chicago: Roxie's Razzle Dazzle and All That Jazz," by Richard Philp
Footlights, 6/78: "Ladies of the Evening: Gwen Verdon, Portrait by Peter Michael Carlisle" (same, Chita Rivera, Portrait) (3 copies)
Vogue, 9/75: "People Are Talking About.., Chicago, That Razzle Dazzle Musical," by Leo Lerman
BOX 18F Programs
Playbill, Forrest Theatre, 1975 (autographed to Bob Fosse from Paul Solen); playbill, 46th St. Theatre, 5/75; Stagebill (Chicago, IL) 4/78 (4 copies); Playbills, 46th St. Theatre: 7/75, 6/77, 8/75, 3/77; Playbill, Colonial Theatre, 9/77
Programs, international productions
Program and handbill: Teatro El Nacional, Buenos Aires, 1977; programs only for the following: Greece, 1982; Aarhus Theatre, 1976; Theater in Freiburg, 1981; Abo Svenska Teater, Finland, 1976; Teater Arena, Ghent, Belgium, 1980-81; Operett Szinhaz, Hungary; Stadsteatern, 3/11/76 (European premiere); Helsingin Kaupungin Teater (and handbill); Det Danske Teater, 1976-77; Hamburger Thalia Theater, 1977; Riksteatern, Sweden, 1976; handbill: Arena Teater, Ghent, Belgium; handbill and program: Ungdommens Teater, 1977
Programs
The Hanna Theatre, Cleveland, 1978; Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, 1985; University of Akron, Ohio program, autographed to Bob Fosse by Arlene Fontana
Program, 1927 production
From 2/21/27 play Chicago by Maurine Watkins, staged by George Abbott, autographed by George Abbott
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