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Description
The Bhanu Athaiya material spans the years 1967-2012 (bulk 1980-1983) and encompasses 1.8 linear feet. The collection includes call sheets, schedules, and other production materials for GANDHI (1982) as well as Indian newspaper clippings on the film's initial reception and path through awards season. Correspondence, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials document Athaiya's lengthy career as a costume designer in Indian cinema, which has also garnered her two National Film Awards of India, in 1991 and 2002.
Background
Bhanu Athaiya is an Indian costume designer. Her Academy Award for costume design for Richard Attenborough's GANDHI (1982) made her the first Indian and the only Indian woman to earn an Oscar. In 2012 she returned her Oscar statuette to the Academy and donated archival material related to GANDHI.
Extent
1.8 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.