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Papers, 1938-1973

Jeakins, Dorothy

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 7.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 11 flat boxes) and
    • 1 tape recording
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  • Papers of Dorothy Jeakins (1914-1995), an Academy Award-winning costume designer for motion pictures, theater, and television, including notes, sketches, photographs, workbooks with attached cloth samples, photographs and transparencies of costume sketches, and a few wardrobe plots and information on costume costs. Among the films most throroughly documented are "Green Mansions" (MGM, 1959), "Hawaii" (UA, 1966), "The Molly Maguires," "The Music Man" (Warner Bros., 1962), "Oliver" (Col., 1968), "The Sound of Music" (20th Century-Fox, 1965), and "The Way We Were." "Joan of Arc" (RKO, 1940) and "Night of the Iguana," for which she received Academy Awards, are documented by a workbook and notes with attached fabric swatches. Theater files include material on "Annie Get Your Gun," "Carousel," "Othello," "Showboat," "The World of Suzie Wong", and other New York City and California productions. Television material mainly concerns a production of "Mayerling." There are also a few letters, programs, and reviews.


  • Presented by Dorothy Jeakins, Santa Barbara, California, 1962 and 1973.
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