Adele Balkan costume design drawings

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Adele Balkan costume design drawings
Date (inclusive): 1939-1965
Collection number: 274
Creator: Balkan, Adele
Extent: .4 linear feet of papers. 1.3 linear feet of photographs. 977 artworks.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Adele Balkan costume design drawings, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Adele Balkan, 1984


Adele Balkan was an American costume designer active in film from 1946 to 1965. As a costume designer and illustrator, she worked with Travis Banton and Edith Head at Paramount Pictures, and Charles LeMaire at Twentieth Century-Fox.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Adele Balkan costume design drawings span the years 1939-1965 and encompass less than 1 linear foot of manuscripts, approximately 1 linear foot of photographs and 977 artworks. The collection consists of drawings for more than thirty films.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Graphic Arts, subseries A-B as follows: A. Production; B. Production -- unproduced; C. Television; D. Stage; E. Miscellaneous.

Indexing Terms

Balkan, Adele , 1907-1999--Archives.
costume designers