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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Cocoon (and Cocoon: The Return) (Verdon) (continued)
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."
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
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)
46th Street Theatre Playbill, 5/55, 5/56; 2 souvenir programs
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
  • 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
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)
The Danny Kaye Show (Verdon)
[Note: Verdon appeared on 7 episodes of The Danny Kaye Show between 1963 and 1965.]
BOX 43C Newspaper Clippings, 1965
BOX 43B Magazine Reviews
Dance Magazine, 11/64: "Turn on TV"
Notes and 1 p. correspondence on contract draft
The Dinah Shore Show
1959 contract, Bob Fosse choreography for "Erbie Fitch's Twitch", from Redhead
Endings (Fosse)
[Note: Title of the film is referred to both as Ending and Endings.]
BOX 14C - D Casting
BOX 14C Casting
"Possible people to see in NY" photo/resumes
"People seen in CA" photo/resumes
"People who have been seen" photo/resumes
BOX 14B Casting
Fosse audition notes, blue cover notebook
Bob Fosse's notebook; has audition schedules, notes on characters and actors; extensive
BOX 14C Casting
"CA" Interview schedules and notes
"NY" Interview schedules and notes
BOX 14B Fosse Notebook
Composition book marked "Ending;" contains notes by Bob Fosse (handwritten) and others; plus clipping on the book "Ending", loose news clippings on hospices; Pete Hamill and Herb Gardner notes on Ending script; transcript of notes for film called Dying; documentary shot list; Stuart Ostrow notes on script; Robert Alan Aurthur's article, "Thoughts on the Death of My Father"
Magazine clippings on book "Ending" by Hilma Wolitzer, on death, disease, dying; notes on the movie Dying; brochures on hospitals and medical centers; medical reports on myeloma disease; questionnaires for physicians, including that of 8/26/76 meeting with physician in E. Hampton on dying and ethics; outline/synopsis of Ending by script reader; notes on stages of death; clippings on cancer treatments
Legal, 1974-76
Correspondence re: agreement with Hilda Wolitzer; R. A. Aurthur's agreement, 10/74 and revisions (including memos to Ostrow on this); draft and memos on Ostrow/Fosse agreement, 1975; CPA letter to Ostrow on taxes
BOX 14D Production Schedule and budget
2/5/76 shooting schedule and preliminary production budget; cover memo, Steve Kesten
BOX 14B Production Miscellany
Script record; photo/resumes; letters; notes on crew applicants
[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. Initial scripts were titled Ending; the revisions and final are titled Endings.]
BOX 13D Screenplay, 2nd draft revisions
Marked "9/4/75, 9/11/75;" 129 pp.; some annotation, cuts, additions, etc.; Endings
Marked "9/4/75, 9/11/75;" 129 pp.; Endings; partial script carbon, not annotated, plus miscellaneous heavily annotated revised pages; Bob Fosse/Aurthur (?) notes on script; letter to Ostrow and Bob Fosse from Aurthur (?), 1975, on script; documentary shot list with revisions; Aurthur's (?) outline and notes for meeting with Bob Fosse, 12/18/74; other noted dated 12/75; this file contains extensive material
Screenplay, 2nd draft
Marked "94/75, 9/11/75," Endings; 136 pp.; photocopy with few markings
BOX 13C Screenplay revisions 100 pp.; extensive revisions
BOX 13D Screenplay, 11/11/75
Marked Ending; 103 pp.; few changes, several loose pages; photocopy
BOX 14A Screenplay, 12/1/75
Marked #20; 105 pp.; few markings
Screenplay, 12/1/75
Marked #6; 105 pp.; unmarked
Screenplay, 12/1/75
Marked #2; 105 pp.; unmarked
Screenplay, 12/1/75, purple cover
Marked #21; 105 pp.; unmarked except for Bob Fosse notes on title page
Screenplay, 2nd draft, pink folder
Seems to be 2 separate scripts; 1 = 132 pp.; 2 = marked "2nd draft," is only 44 pp.; few annotations on both
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