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Theatre and Arts Foundation of San Diego County Records
MSS 0152  
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Records of the Theatre and Arts Foundation of San Diego County, a non-profit corporation founded in 1954 to promote cultural development through educational lecture programs, special events, international friendship programs, and the performing arts, especially the La Jolla Playhouse.
The La Jolla Playhouse was established in the spring of 1947 by Hollywood actors Mel Ferrer, Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire under the management of producer David Selznick of the Actors Company of Hollywood. The Playhouse was created to showcase motion picture actors and actresses and to fulfill a public desire for legitimate professional theatre in San Diego. The Playhouse soon enlisted the financial sponsorship of the La Jolla Kiwanis Club. Between 1947-1954, the Playhouse featured classic and new plays, as well as modified versions of Broadway successes. Celebrites such as Vincent Price, Eva Gabor, Vivian Vance, and Charleton Heston performed on stage with the La Jolla Playhouse.
10.92 Linear feet (26 archive boxes and 4 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.
Original reel-to-reel sound recordings are restricted for preservation. Digital listening copies are available.