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Location: Harvard Depository [box 3 is sized pf]
Call No.: MS Thr 598
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: B. J. Simmons & Co.
Title: B. J. Simmons & Co. costume designs,
Date(s): 1913-1927 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs from the London costumier, B. J. Simmons & Co.
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin holds the B. J. Simmons & Co. costume design records.See also Houghton accession 2007MT-8r.
B. J. Simmons & Co. was a London historical and theatrical costumier, 1857-1964.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. The Merchant of Venice at the Belasco Theatre (Organization : New York, N.Y.), 1922 August
- II. Tristan & Isolde for the Raymond Rôze Opera Company at Covent Garden, 1913?
- III. Tristan & Isolde: other productions
- IV. The Wooing of Katherine Parr for Fred Terry's American Tour, 1927
- V. Unidentified productions
Costume design drawings for costumes produced in London by B. J. Simmons & Co. for various productions in England and in the United States. Drawings are in pencil, ink, and watercolor. Many designs have a sketch number (SK #), a title (often the character's name), and sometimes notes concerning the costume. One design has fabric swatches attached.Also includes lists of costumes for some of the productions, some with names of actors.
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