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Glenn Jordan Collection of Light Opera Scores and Scripts
2015.011  
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Description
Glenn Jordan was the executive director of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera from 1971 until his death in 1976. He directed and/or produced as many as 250 productions throughout his long career in theatre. After receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, Jordan began work in the theatre business. He directed musicals for the tent theatre in Lambertville, New Jersey and from there went on to establish more tent theatres around the country before becoming a producer and director for the St. Paul Civic Opera. He went on to bring his directing and producing talents to the Kansas City Starlight Theatre and the St. Louis Municipal Theatre before coming to Los Angeles. Jordan’s wife, Lucy Finney Jordan, was a ballerina when they met, and she went on to be the associate producer for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera while her husband was executive director. From 1986 to 1992 Lucy Jordan was a field representative for the Western Region of the Actor’s Equity Association. Following her death in 1992 the association named an annual award after her.
Extent
22.91 linear ft.
Restrictions
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 by the researcher.
Availability
Access is available by appointment for Cal State LA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers.