The Gwen Wakeling costume design drawings span the years 1931-1966 (bulk late 1950s-1960s). The
collection encompasses less than 1 linear foot of manuscripts and 993 costume design drawings and other
artwork. The material covers Wakeling's freelance film career from as early as 1931, and her theater and
television career from the late 1950s through the 1960s. The collection contains 195 drawings for films,
86 for television, and 268 for stage productions. There are more than 400 unidentified drawings. The
material includes drawings from the following film titles: "Cover Girl" (1944), "Frankie and Johnny"
(1966), "Rings on Her Fingers" (1942), and "Samson and Delilah" (1949). Television titles represented
include: "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-1970) and "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (1958-1961). Stage titles
include: "Diamond Lil," "Kiss Me Kate," "Show Boat," and "The Student Prince."
Gwen Wakeling was an American costume designer active from the 1930s to 1960s. She married writer-
director Henry J. Staudigl. Wakeling received an Academy Award for color costume design for SAMSON AND
1 linear feet of papers.
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