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MS Thr 1285

Shanks, Alec. Alec Shanks costume and set designs for music-halls, 1932-1954: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd
Call No.: MS Thr 1285
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Shanks, Alec.
Title: Alec Shanks costume and set designs for music-halls,
Date(s): 1932-1954.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (15 drawings in 11 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Costume and set designs by Alec Shanks for various music-hall productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased with the Beatrice, Benjamin and D. Richard Bader Fund; received: 1998 September 2.
No accession number. Purchased with various funds; received: 2002 March 8.
2005MT-59. Purchased with the Beatrice, Benjamin and D. Richard Bader Fund; received: 2006 January.

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:

Alec Shanks costume and set designs for music-halls, 1932-1954 (MS Thr 1285) Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alec Shanks (1904-1987) was a British costume designer and scenographer for music-halls, cabarets and theater. In the 1930s he was one of the top designers for Parisian music-halls and cabarets.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes 8 designs for the Crazy Gang revue Joker's wild, 6 designs for the musical play The Lisbon story, and 1 design for the Folies-Bergère revue Les Masques.

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