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Horner (Harry) papers
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Description
The Harry Horner papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks, programs, clippings, scripts, and scrapbooks, 1924-2000, created and collected by director and production designer Harry Horner. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, both professional and personal. It also includes two of Horner's personal sketchbooks; clippings and related ephemera pertaining to Max Reinhardt; film scripts; and biographical statements written by Horner. Harry Horner was born in Czechoslovakia in 1910, and after graduating from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture, he joined Max Reinhardt's repertory company in Vienna. He came to New York with Reinhardt in 1935 and became a US citizen in 1940. Horner became a noted production designer and director in Hollywood, on Broadway, for operatic productions and large pageants. He won 2 Academy Awards and was nominated for an additional six. He died in Los Angeles in 1994.
Background
Harry Horner, two-time Academy Award-winning production designer, director and producer, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1910 and raised in Vienna. After graduating from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture, he worked as an architect for a year, then turned to acting under the guidance of Max Reinhardt. For two years (1933-1935) he appeared in a number of Reinhardt productions in Vienna and Salzburg, and then in 1935 he traveled to New York with "The Eternal Road" as Reinhardt's assistant, and in 1937 took over as designer of the show (succeeding Norman Bel Geddes). From this success, he went on to design a number of Broadway productions.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet 5 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.