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BOX-FOLDER 21/5 Exercise book: Book 9, undated
Bound notebook with sketches
BOX-FOLDER 21/6 Harmonic exercises, undated
BOX-FOLDER 31/4 Harmony Course, undated
BOX 21, 31-39, 50 Project Files, 1936-1985
This series encompasses Suesse’s produced and unproduced plays and musicals, as well as a television show, concerts, and compositions dating from 1936 to 1985. Items include scripts, notes, lead sheets, lyric sheets, programs, correspondence, clippings, and holograph music. The series contains a significant amount of materials related to The Seven Year Itch (1952), including numerous sketches for Suesse’s incidental music. Other significant productions include, among others, her composition Young Man with a Harp, which Casper Reardon premiered with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1939; Come Play With Me (1959), a musical for which Suesse wrote the music and lyrics; and her concert at Carnegie Hall in 1974. Also included here are souvenir programs from Billy Rose’s revues, for which Suesse composed music during the 1930s and 1940s, such as Aquacade, Casa Mañana, Diamond Horseshoes, and Venus on the Halfshell. These materials lend insight into Suesse’s lesser-known works, including Fly Away Home, Josephine, Length of Our Days, Mister Sycamore, and Nemesis.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 31/6-7 Another April, 1951, 1979, and undated
Scripts; correspondence; notes
The Ascanians
see Starbright
BOX-FOLDER 31/8 Autumn Rose, undated
BOX-FOLDER 31/9 to 32/1 The Bentleys, undated
Scripts; notes
BOX-FOLDER 50/1-8 Billy Rose Revues, 1936-1949 and undated
Souvenir programs; clippings; photograph of Casa Mañana (1937)
Contents: Aquacade; Casa Mañana; Diamond Horseshoes; Frontier Fiesta; The Last Frontier; The Toast of the Town; Venus on the Halfshell
BOX-FOLDER 32/2 Bless Your Little Heart, undated
Scripts; clippings
BOX-FOLDER 32/3-6 Carnegie Hall concert, 1974-1975
Correspondence; publicity material; clippings; programs; notes
BOX-FOLDER 32/7 Circus Story, undated
List of characters; notes
BOX-FOLDER 21/7, 33/1-4 Come Play with Me, 1943, 1954-1959, and undated
Holograph piano-vocal scores; holograph lead sheets; sketches; lyric sheets; script (incomplete); clippings; programs
BOX-FOLDER 33/5 Crazy with the Heat, 1940, 1951, 1990
Lyric sheets; programs; clippings
BOX-FOLDER 33/6 Duet, undated
BOX-FOLDER 33/7 Father and His Grasshopper, undated
Title page
BOX-FOLDER 33/8 to 34/1 Fly Away Home, 1958-1964 and undated
Scripts (original and revised); holograph lead sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 34/2 The Girl from Sardi's, undated
Holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 34/3 Isadora, undated
Synopsis; notes
BOX-FOLDER 34/4 It Takes All Kinds, undated
BOX-FOLDER 34/5-8, 50/9 Josephine, 1984 and undated
Script; notes; sketches; lyric sheets; clippings
BOX-FOLDER 34/9 Keep Talking, undated
Proposal for a television show
BOX-FOLDER 34/10 The Last Leaf, undated
BOX-FOLDER 34/11-14 Length of Our Days, 1967-1968 and undated
Scripts; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/1-3 Little White Lie, 1954 and undated
Scripts (original and revised); notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/4-5 The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, 1966 and undated
Scripts; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/6 A Matter of Principles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 35/7 Miscellaneous, undated
Holograph lead sheets; lists of song titles; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/8 Miscellaneous songs, 1960-1963 and undated
Lyric sheets; notes
Contents: Come Live with Me and Be My Love; Hurry Home; I Know the Blues; I'll Get Him Yet; In Praise of Tourists; It's All in the Name of Love; Neither Rain nor Snow; Someone to Come Home To; Summer Love; That's What I'm Like Without You; The Weather in My Heart
BOX-FOLDER 35/9 to 36/3, 50/10 Mister Sycamore, 1937, 1941, 1961-1976, 1981-1987, and undated
Script; holograph piano-vocal scores; holograph lead sheets; sketches; lyric sheets; business papers; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 36/4 Mrs. Mooney, 1965 and undated
Script; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 36/5 to 37/1 Nemesis, 1984-1987 and undated
Scripts; clippings; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/2-5 Obsession, 1983-1985 and undated
Scripts; lyric sheets; correspondence; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/6 The Secret of the Mountain, undated
BOX-FOLDER 21/8, 37/7-11, 50/11 The Seven Year Itch, 1952-1955 and undated
Script; holograph full score for clarinet, piano, and strings; sketches; programs; clippings; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/12 She Shall Have Music, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 37/13 Stagestruck, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/1-2 Starbright, 1964-1965, 1985, and undated
Synopsis; notes; clippings
BOX-FOLDER 38/3 Take a Note, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/4 Tallulah, Dahling!, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/5-6 That Does It, 1943 and undated
Script; synopsis; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 38/7-9 This Changing World, 1985 and undated
Scripts; correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 38/10-11 Tonight We Do It Without the Net, 1968-1978 and undated
Script; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 38/12 Trilby, undated
Script; notes
BOX-FOLDER 38/13 to 39/1 The Voice of the Hyena, 1962-1973, 1984, and undated
Scripts; correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 39/2 The Wedding Dress, 1984 and undated
Synopsis; notes
BOX-FOLDER 39/3 Young Man with a Harp, 1939-1940, 1955, and undated
Clippings; programs; photograph of Guy Frazier Harrison; biography of Casper Reardon
BOX-FOLDER 39/4 Unidentified, 1978 and undated
Synopses and notes for three productions; partial script for one production
BOX 39-42 Correspondence, 1922-1987
This series includes personal and professional correspondence, both typescript and autograph, between Suesse and others. A substantial amount of letters to her mother, Nina Quarrier, document her personal and professional life in New York City as well as her trip abroad to study with Nadia Boulanger. A small number of letters to and from her first husband Courtney Burr, second husband Charles Edwin Delinks, step-father Robert Chase Stevens, uncle Arthur Quarrier, and grandmother Sallie L. Hogan further document her family life.
The series also includes ample correspondence from her manager, Miriam Stern, that documents the business aspect of Suesse's music career. Other letters provide a snapshot of her vast network of prominent figures in the music, literary, and arts scenes, including Tallulah Bankhead, George Bartieneff, Nadia Boulanger, Vera Brodsky, Sammy Cahn, Samuel Chotzinoff, Virginia Faulkner, Michael Feinstein, Leonard Feist, Frederick Fennell, Arthur Fiedler, William Gaxton, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Hildegard, Coral Potter, Ethel Bartlett Robertson, Jack Robbins, Carlos Salzedo, Oscar Serlin, Hans Spialek, Kay Swift, and Emanuel Vardi.
Arranged alphabetically by last name.
BOX-FOLDER 39/5 Allen, Steve, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/6 Bankhead, Talullah, 1968-1970?
BOX-FOLDER 39/7 Bartenieff, George, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 39/8 Boles, Lester, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/9 Boulanger, Nadia, 1947-1950
BOX-FOLDER 39/10 Brennen, Jim, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/11 Brodsky, Vera, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/12 Burr, Courtney, 1984-1985
BOX-FOLDER 39/13 Cahn, Sammy, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/14 Chernow, Marlene, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 39/15 Chotzinoff, Samuel, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 39/16 Cohen, Aaron I., 1977
BOX-FOLDER 39/17 Copelin, David, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 40/23 Delinks, Charles Edwin, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/18 Douglass, Olive May?, 1978-1979
BOX-FOLDER 39/19 Engel, Carl, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 39/20 Faulkner, Virginia, 1947, 1974-1975, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/21 Feinstein, Michael, 1986-1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/22 Feist, Leonard, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 39/23 Fennell, Frederick, 1955-1957
BOX-FOLDER 39/24 Fiedler, Arthur, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 39/25 Flournoy, Mrs. L. S., 1926
BOX-FOLDER 39/26 Gabrielle, Blanche, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 39/27 Gaxton, William, undated
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