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Costume Designers Guild collection
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Description
The Costume Designers Guild Collection spans the years 1936-2005 (bulk 1942-1976) and encompasses 92 linear feet. The collection contains more than 700 drawings and documents the work of Hollywood costume designers including Colleen Atwood, April Ferry, Bernard Johnson, Orry Kelly, Jean Louis, Moss Mabry, Patricia Norris, Adele Palmer, May Routh, Julie Weiss, Michael Wolfe, and Albert Wolsky.
Background
The Costume Designers Guild was formed in 1953 as an independent organization that negotiated separate contracts for its members who were either freelance designers or designers under contract to a studio. The Guild was formed exclusively for costume designers and in 1976, joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees as local 892.
Extent
92 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.