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Finding Aid of the Ross Brown theater photographs

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Brown, Ross, 1926-2000 or 1
Title
Ross Brown theater photographs
Collection no.
0314
Date
circa 1945-1960
Extent
5.0 Linear feet, 6 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains stereoscopic and 35mm slides and black and white photographs taken of Los Angeles theatre and ballet performances. The photographs in the collection were taken by Ross Brown, who photographed performances in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Ross Brown theater photographs, Collection no. 0314, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Historical Note

The photographs in this collection were taken by Ross Brown, a photographer who documented many Southern California theatre performances in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of stereoscopic slides, 35mm slides, and black and white photographic prints of musical theatre and ballet performances in Los Angeles. Performances documented include Peter Pan with Mary Martin in the title role; dancers John Kriza, Nora Kaye, Erik Bruhn and Lupe Serrano in performances of Mille Angot; A Streetcar Named Desire; and Billy the Kid between 1940 and 1960. Also included in the collection is a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

This collection was purchased.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Stereoscopic photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Ross, 1926-2000 or 1 -- Photograph collections

Subject(s)

  • Actors--Photographs
  • Ballet--Photographs
  • Dancers--Photographs
  • Theater--California--Photographs

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  35mm slides 

Box
1

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Series 2:  Stereoscopic slides 

Box
2-4

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Series 3:  Photographic transparencies 

Box
4

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Series 4:  Photographic prints 

Box
4

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Series 5:  Stereoscope 

Box
5

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