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MS Thr 1688

Fortune and Men's Eyes photographs and ephemera, circa 1969 (MS Thr 1688): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: gen
Call No.: MS Thr 1688
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Fortune and Men's Eyes photographs and ephemera
Date(s): circa 1969
Quantity: 0.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Quantity: Photographs are slightly curled up at the edges, but are in otherwise good condition.
Language of materials: Collection is in English.
Abstract: Photographs and one program of from the stage production of Fortune and Men's Eyes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2018MT-034. Purchased from John Michael Lang Fine Books, 2017 September.

Custodial History:

Purchased from John Michael Lang Fine Books, 2017.

Processing Information:

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2017 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Fortune and Men's Eyes Photographs and Ephemera, circa 1969 (MS Thr 1688). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

This play is by John Herbert, about a young man's experience in prison, which explores both homosexuality and sexual slavery.


Collection is processed. Materials are arranged in two series: Photographs; and Programs.

Content Description

Collection includes one program and thirty-five still 8" x 10" photographs from John Herbert's play Fortune and Men's Eyes, directed and produced by Sal Mineo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Many are signed in the negative Miller [of] Hollywood. Five feature the studio stamp of Frank Edwards on the reverse. The photographs feature the following: young main characters in violent poses; individual portraits of actors in character; and actors in intimate poses.

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Additional Index Terms

Theater–United States– 20th century.
Homosexuality--United States
Prisons United States