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Fred Astaire manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: 2070
Abstract

This collection contains drafts of Steps in Time, the autobiography of American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987), first published in 1959. Materials reflect the work at various stages and include handwritten and typed drafts, notes, proofs, and galleys.

Dates: circa 1950s

Saida Gerrard papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0341
Abstract

The collection consists of costumes, manuscripts, programs, photographs, and clippings pertaining to choreographer/dancer Saida Gerrard from the 1930s through the 1970s.

Dates: 1930 - 1980

Fran Jeffries collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2197
Abstract

This collection consists of music arrangements for American singer and actress Fran Jeffries' (1937-2016) performances in shows and films. Jeffries was in the films "The Pink Panther" (1963), "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964), and "Harum Scarum" (1965).

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

Lewitzky Dance Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 0203
Abstract

Based in Los Angeles, California, the Lewitzky Dance Company was formed in 1966 by Bella Lewitzky and gave its last performance on May 18, 1997. The archive consists of papers, films, photographs, costumes, programs, posters, stage plots, and sound recordings. It covers the Company's archived and working papers from all offices, including the Manager, Booking and Production offices.

Dates: 1932 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1997

McElmurry and Larrinaga family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 7122
Abstract A collection of family papers documenting two generations of the McElmurry and Larrinaga family. Mario Larrinaga immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles and--in collaboration with his brother Juan Larrinaga--worked as a designer, art director, and painter of set backgrounds in Hollywood, working at RKO Pictures, Universal, and other major film studios. Larrinaga is most recognized for painting the set backgrounds for the original King Kong (1933) film. After...
Dates: 1920 - 2005

Charles James Miller papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0333
Abstract

Correspondence, ephemera, and photographs related to Russell Meriwether Hughes ("La Meri")-- ethnic dance icon, instructor, friend (and one-time lover) of Charles Miller who saved the materials which comprise this collection. The collection also includes Miller's own research material and dissertation on Edward Gordon Craig, published in 1957.

Dates: 1945 - 1989

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