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Collection of engravings of theaters and stage sets, 1643-1763
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Description
The collection contains 28 engravings of theaters and stage set designs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Artists include Giacomo Torelli, Caspar Amort, Melchior and Matthäus Küsell, and Daniel Pomerade.
Background
George Clarke Jenkins (1908-2007) was a production designer and art director for both theatrical productions and feature films. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 19, ca. 1908-11 (sources vary), Jenkins studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1929-31) and went on to work as an interior and industrial designer (1934-35) and assistant to stage designer Jo Mielziner (1937-41), before designing for his first Broadway play, Early To Bed (1943). He continued working on stage plays until 2004. His film credits include Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Wait Until Dark (1967), Klute (1971) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He also served as art director in charge of experimental color programming at CBS (1953-54) and taught motion picture design at the University of California, Los Angeles (1985-89). He was nominated for four Tony awards including for his work on the Miracle Worker and won an Academy Award for All the President's Men (1976). He died in 2007.
Extent
1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.