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MS Thr 1323

Sutcliffe, Berkeley. Berkeley Sutclife costume designs, 1949-1950: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd
Call No.: MS Thr 1323
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sutcliffe, Berkeley.
Title: Berkeley Sutcliffe costume designs,
Date(s): 1949-1950.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (8 drawings in 7 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs for pantomime and musical revues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased; received: 2004.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Berkeley Sutcliffe Costume Designs, 1949-1950 (MS Thr 1323). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Berkeley Sutcliffe (1918-1979) was one of the leading British theater designers of the mid-20th century. He designed scenery and costumes for revues, musicals and pantomimes, as well as productions of Shakespeare's plays. He was also an artist, book illustrator and a successful commercial designer, head designer for Fortnum & Mason department store in London, for which he designed its signature clock.


Arranged alphabetically by production title.

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 designs for the musical Love from Judy at the Saville Theatre in London, 4 costume designs for the pantomime Puss in Boots at the London Palladium, and 2 designs for unidentified revues.

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