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Finding Aid for the George Jenkins Art Direction Materials Archive, 1946-1984.
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Collection consists of materials related to the professional career of production designer and art director George Jenkins. Includes research material, sketches, and floor plans. Research materials consist of location photographs, scripts, schedules, notes, color samples, and budget records. Sketches include original drawings in pencil, charcoal, and watercolor of scenes and sets. Floor plans include blueprints of stage sets built for film or television productions, or map out existing buildings including furniture details, elevations, and continuity sketches. Includes materials for productions such as "1776" (1972), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), "Funny Lady" (1975), "Music with Mary Martin" (TV, 1959), and "The New Revue" (TV, 1953-54).
George Clarke Jenkins was born in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 19, ca. 1908-11 (sources vary); studied architecture, Univ. of PA, 1929-31; interior and industrial designer (1934-35); asst. to stage designer Jo Mielziner (1937-41); first Broadway play as stage designer for "Early To Bed" (1943); first film as art director for "Best Years of Our Lives," (1946); art director in charge of experimental color programming at CBS (1953-54); taught motion picture design, UC Los Angeles, 1985-89; Academy Award for "All the President's Men," 1976.
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