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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Chicago (Fosse and Verdon) (continued)
Script, black vinyl cover
Undated; no annotations; 106 pp. plus property list
Script, black vinyl cover; 106 pp. plus property list; annotated, with handwritten dance notes on final page
Rehearsal script, black spring binder marked "Gwen Verdon," inside red binder
Marked # 26, "Rehearsal script, 10/21/74;" 134+ pp.; much handwritten notation, mainly 1st Act
BOX 17B Rehearsal script, black spring binder
Marked "10/21/74;" handwritten notation, including dance notes, etc.; 136+ pp.
Rehearsal script, black clip binder
Marked 10/21/74; 71 pp., 1st Act only; unmarked
Playscript, Watkins, wood-grain vinyl clip binder
"Chicago, A Play in 3 Acts," by Maurine Watkins; 103+ pp., including property plot, electrical plot, sketches, annotations
Script pages
Both Act I and II; 150+ pp.; some handwritten notes
Script pages
Some revisions dating 3/8/75; handwritten notations and changes
Script
150 pp.; from folder marked "Script corrections, 4/7/75; annotated
Script
98+ pp., marked "Script corrections;" has felt marker and pencil notation
"Old script pages"
Very assorted pages, including entire handwritten pages; typed "outline;" important file, heavily annotated
BOX 17C Script
Marked # 99, "1st draft, 8/3/73;" 132 pp.; unmarked
BOX 19A Script, brown vinyl 3 ring binder
Director's script, including rehearsal and production schedules 2/24/75; tabbed by scenes; with revisions and notations
BOX 17C Playscript, Watkins
Chicago, by Maurine Watkins, 1927 (Alfred A. Knopf); see also playscript in paper files, listed elsewhere
Recording
  • Phono record,"Chicago Surprise 1975 - Happy Holidays from Peter Howard"
  • Location: MBRS
BOX 19A Script, Gwen Verdon
From discarded 3 ring binder; contains script, revised pages, personal notes, clippings, etc.; heavily annotated by Verdon
BOX 17C Script, Gwen Verdon, corrected copy, black vinyl cover
Marked on title page: "Gwen Verdon corrected copy, as of 1/20/78;" 106 pp.; some annotation
Script, Act I
Assorted pages, Act I, with list of "small changes"
Playscript, Watkins
Chicago, by Maurine Watkins
Children! Children! (Verdon)
BOX 43A Script, revised 12/71, blue spring binder
Cover: Gwen Verdon imprint; marked "Revised, 12/71;" 95 pp.; extensively annotated
Script miscellany, belongs with above script
Loose pages originally with above script, including pages of script changes, many memo pad pages of dialogue in Verdon's hand and others'; couple letters re: script changes
BOX 43C 2 sheets of music
BOX 43A Script, revised 12/71
Marked same; 92 pp.; very few markings
BOX 43C Newspaper Clippings
BOX 43A Magazine Reviews
New York, 3/16/72: mention in "Best Bets"
Programs
Playbills: Ritz Theatre, 2/72 (6 copies); Ritz Theatre souvenir programs (4)
Cocoon (and Cocoon: The Return) (Verdon)
Newspaper Clippings
Press Reviews
This category includes transcripts of radio and television coverage, as well as print reviews
Magazine Reviews
Night Life, 6/85: "Back on the Screen in This Summer's Cocoon: Gwen Verdon," by Jane Waldman (2 copies)
Golden Years, 11/88: "Cocoon: The Return"
Premiere Program
The Conquering Hero (Fosse)
BOX 43B Script, 1st draft
Marked #4, and "Robert Linden" on cover; title: "The Hero;" these are two scripts taped together, 1st and 2nd acts; 78 pp. each act; few annotations
Contracts, 1960-61
Bob Fosse correspondence with MSC Artists; Bob Fosse contract; correspondence with Producer's Theatre; agreements re: rights to the Preston Sturges property; MBPC (minimum basic production contract) involving authorship; 4/6/60 Fosse letter to Robert Freyer and Lawrence Carr outlining his complaints about their professional relationships (photocopy); miscellaneous; extensive file
Fosse Notes
Notes on Gotcha Ballet, War Ballet and others; sketch for narrative of ballet; script page excerpts, annotated; handwritten choreography/music/dialogue notes by Bob Fosse - Fosse's working notes; original folder title: "Notes and Ballet narration (some scenes), suggestions by Gelbart for campaign."
Legal/Arbitration
Newspaper clippings on arbitration; legal papers on R. Fosse vs Producers Theatre, Inc. 1960-61, regarding Bob Fosse choreography; correspondence, exhibits; 8/28/61 notice of award by American Arbitration Association; Arbitrator's award - 6 cents - on note card, plus news clipping on award
Program
National Theatre, 11/60
Fosse Notebook
Small (5x7) notebook containing handwritten notes, "Hero" (and other)
BOX 57C Music
Music for "The Campaign"
The Cotton Club (Verdon)
BOX 43B Premiere Program
Damn Yankees (Stage) (Fosse and Verdon)
Programs
46th Street Theatre Playbill, 5/55, 5/56; 2 souvenir programs
Legal
Bob Fosse choreography contract, with draft material
Magazine Reviews
Saturday Review, 5/21/55: "A Frank Marriedwell Story," by Henry Hewes
Newsweek, 5/16/55: "The Bases Loaded"
Time, 5/16/55: "New Musical in Manhattan" (2 copies)
Theatre Arts, 11/56: "The Complete Text of Damn Yankees"
Vogue, 5/15/55: "People Are Talking About..."
Newspaper Clippings
BOX 57C Music
Music sheets for "Who's Got the Pain," "Brains and Talent"
BOX 86D Press, fragile
Fragile magazines (complete), magazine pages, and newspaper clippings, bound to matte board, from:
  • Damn Yankees, pages from single fragile scrapbook
  • Damn Yankees, 1955: magazines; 1974: clippings
  • Damn Yankees, 1955: clippings
  • Damn Yankees, 1955: clippings
Loose
  • Variety, 5/11/55: "Baseball B.O. Poison," page one
  • Billboard, 5/14/55
BOX 86A Photos, matte folder:
15x 19 1/2 black and white photo of Verdon in "Whatever Lola Wants" costume (damaged)
BOX 93A Posters:
Framed poster, 15x23, color, original, Verdon in baseball shirt, 46th St. Theatre
Framed poster, 15x23, color, original, Verdon in "Whatever Lola Wants" costume, 46th St. Theatre
BOX 86A Miscellaneous
Sports Illustrated montage of magazine photos of Verdon in baseball uniform, 16x19
Damn Yankees (Film)
BOX 43B Legal
1957 contract, Warner Bros. and Gwen Verdon; 1958 contract, Bob Fosse and Warner Bros.; contract notes; single letter re: use of choreography in another production
Newspaper Clippings
Ad Cuts, 2
BOX 86A Ad Cuts, 3, single matte folder
Damn Yankees (1974 Revival)
BOX 43B Programs
Arie Crown Music Theatre, Chicago, undated and 1972, multiple copies
Newspaper Clippings
BOX 43C Press Reviews
This category includes transcripts of radio and television coverage, as well as print reviews
Press, Fragile
Fragile clippings, bound to matte board, from: Damn Yankees, 1974: clippings, bound with 1955 magazines
Dance Me A Song (Fosse)
BOX 43B Newspaper Clippings
Program
Royale Theatre Playbill, 1/1950
Dancin' (Fosse)
BOX 85F Handbills
2 handbills, 14x22, full color, Broadhurst Theatre (1 on cardboard)
BOX 97D Posters And Ad Cuts
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 85A 2 sheets of ad cuts (mildewed)
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