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Orlando Gallery records
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Gallery ephemera and administrative records; photographs, slides, transparencies and negatives of installations, exhibition openings and art works; publicity releases; newspaper and journal article clippings; and a limited amount of art, mail art, correspondence, and other materials from the Orlando Gallery. The gallery is one of California's longest running contemporary and fine art galleries, operating at various locations in the San Fernando Valley from 1958 to 2010. The gallery was managed by Philip Orlando and Robert Gino from 1958 until 1992 when Orlando's nephew Don Grant joined Bob Gino in managing the gallery after Phil's death. The artists most extensively represented in this collection are Philip Orlando and Don Lagerberg. The collection includes dance instruction and program records from the Orlando Dance Studio.
In 1958, the Orlando Dance Studio in Encino, California, operated by Philip Orlando, a ballet and modern dance instructor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Robert Gino, an interior designer from Logansport, Indiana, began selling local artists' art from the growing display in the Ventura Boulevard dance studio that had opened in 1954. Prior to their work as gallery managers, Phil Orlando and partner Bob Gino worked as dancers, performing with Millie Law in addition to teaching dance routines to Valley residents, including many celebrities' children. Orlando also appeared on television and worked as the choreographer for the film I Passed for White in 1960. By 1962 dancing had become less of an emphasis, the dance studio had moved, and the business was evolving into one of California's longest running art galleries, the Orlando Gallery.
13 Linear Feet 11 boxes.
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The collection is open to researchers. One box has been sealed due to mold damage. Access to this material is restricted.