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Finding Aid to the Roy Dean Photographs, circa 1969-2001

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Dean, Roy, 1925-2002
Title
Roy Dean photographs
Collection no.
Coll2013.050
Date [inclusive]
circa 1969-2001
Extent
0.8 linear feet., 2 archive cartons
Language
English
Abstract
Photograph album mockups of Roy Dean's books A Time in Eden (1969) and  Before the Hand in Man (1972) as well as black-and-white photographic prints used or considered in these or his other books. In addition to his photography, Dean was an actor in theater, television, and film, as well as a writer, director, and stage designer.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Roy Dean Photographs, Coll2013-050, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Roy Dean was born August 2, 1925, in Kent, England. His acting career started with parts in local children's plays and continued in England through his teenage and young adult years, including an acting stint with the Shakespeare Company and broadcasting for the BBC. In the early 1950s, he moved to New York to work in theater before moving to Hollywood in 1955 to appear in film and television. Besides acting, Dean has worked as a stage designer, director, writer, and photographer. As a photographer, his work has been shown in several exhibitions and numerous magazines. His first book of photography A Time in Eden published in 1986 was one of the first to bring male nude imagery to the masses. His books include  Before the Hand of Man, Adam Today, In Search of Adam, The Ecstasy of Eden, The Naked Image, and  A World of Nudes. He died June 24, 2002, in Palm Springs, California.

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Scope and Contents

Photograph album mockups of Roy Dean's books A Time in Eden (1969) and  Before the Hand in Man (1972). Also includes black-and-white photographic prints used or considered in these or his other books.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Photography of the nude

Subject(s)

  • Gay artists--United States

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Roy Dean photographs 1969-2001 

Box Folder

 Photographs, assorted circa 1969-2001   [3 folders, black-and-white photographic prints]

1 1-3
Box

 Before the Hand of Man, mockup circa 1972   [photograph album]

1

 A Time in Eden, Part 1, mockup circa 1969   [photograph album]

2

 A Time in Eden, Part 2, mockup circa 1969   [photograph album]

2

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