Finding Aid of the Ross Brown theater photographs 0314

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Title: Ross Brown theater photographs
Collection number: 0314
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet 6 boxes
Date: circa 1945-1960
Abstract: This collection contains stereoscopic and 35mm slides and black and white photographs taken of Los Angeles theatre and ballet performances. The photographs in the collection were taken by Ross Brown, who photographed performances in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s.
creator: Brown, Ross, 1926-2000 or 1

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Ross Brown theater photographs, Collection no. 0314, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of stereoscopic slides, 35mm slides, and black and white photographic prints of musical theatre and ballet performances in Los Angeles. Performances documented include Peter Pan with Mary Martin in the title role; dancers John Kriza, Nora Kaye, Erik Bruhn and Lupe Serrano in performances of Mille Angot; A Streetcar Named Desire; and Billy the Kid between 1940 and 1960. Also included in the collection is a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


This collection was purchased.

Historical Note

The photographs in this collection were taken by Ross Brown, a photographer who documented many Southern California theatre performances in the 1940s and 1950s.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brown, Ross, 1926-2000 or 1 -- Photograph collections
Slides (photographs)
Stereoscopic photographs

Box 1

35mm slides

Box 2-4

Stereoscopic slides

Box 4

Photographic transparencies

Box 4

Photographic prints

Box 5