Guide to the Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection
Creator: Mayo, Nick and Faye
Identifier/Call Number: URB.MAYO
Extent: 1.54 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1962-1966
Abstract: The Valley Music Theatre was formerly located at 20600 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, between the Ventura Freeway exits of Winnetka and Canoga Avenues. Intended to be the first professional local performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley, the theatre was the brain-child of stage-producer Nick Mayo who, with partners Randolph Hale, Cy Warner and Art Linkletter, formed VMT, Inc. as a public corporation. The collection contains the bound playbills and programs given to Nick Mayo, a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting construction of and performances at Valley Music Theatre, and general Los Angeles theater news.
Language of Material: English

Biographical Information:

The Valley Music Theatre, formerly located at 20600 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, between the Ventura Freeway exits of Winnetka and Canoga Avenues, was the brain-child of stage-producer Nick Mayo. Mayo formed the theatre with partners Randolph Hale, Cy Warner and Art Linkletter, as a public corporation, and intended it to be the first professional local performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley.

Scope and Contents

The Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection contains the bound playbills and programs given to Nick Mayo, a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting construction of and performances at Valley Music Theatre, and general Los Angeles theater news from the mid-1960s. The sixty images include pictures of the construction of the building as well as cast photographs.

Electronic Format:

Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.  

Related Material

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Faye Mayo, 03/04/2002.

Preferred Citation:

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Documents
Photographs
Scrapbooks

Box 1, Folder 1

1964 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 1, Folder 2

1965 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 1, Folder 3

1966 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 2, Item 1

The first original scrapbook contains photographs, an artistic rendering, newspaper clippings, photographs of productions, and land use plans.

Box 2, Item 2

The second original scrapbook contains cast photographs. All photographs are 8"x10" and silver gelatin photo prints.

Folder 1

Poster print of an aerial view of the theatre post construction (MAYO 61)

Folder 2

Pre-construction photo of a mock performance and set up in the grass of the theatre property (MAYO 62)