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Bonnie Cashin Designs, ca. 1930s - ca. 1960.
- 13 boxes (ca. 211 drawings) : col. ; 82 x 63 cm. or smaller.
- 20 photographs : b&w ; 33 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Approximately 211 color costume designs, mostly for motionpictures, ca. 1944 - ca. 1949, including Anna and the kingof Siam, 1946; Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe, 1945; Home in Indiana, 1944; Junior miss, 1945; Laura, 1944; A tree grows in Brooklyn, 1945; and Where do we go from here?, 1945. There are also some designs and photographs for theRoxy Theatre stage shows, ca. 1930s, as well as 2 designs (unused) for Lincoln Center usherette uniforms, ca. 1960.
Bonnie Cashin was born on Sept. 28, 1908 (published dates vary) in Fresno, California. While still a teenager, she received her first professional assignment for the producers of the Fanchon and Marco dance troupe. Moving with the troupe to New York, ca. 1934, Cashin began designing for stage shows at the Roxy Theatre. Around 1937, she became head designer for Adler & Adler, a New York City coat and suit manufacturer. Cashin went back toCalifornia in 1943, where she worked until 1949 on some 60Twentieth Century-Fox motion pictures. Cashin returned to fashion design around 1950, becoming one of America's most influential designers and winning numerous awards. She died while undergoing open heart surgery at New York University Hospital, New York City, on Feb. 3, 2000.
Controlled Access Terms
- Anna and the king of Siam (Motion picture)
- Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (Motion picture)
- Home in Indiana (Motion picture)
- Junior miss (Motion picture)
- Laura (Motion picture)
- Tree grows in Brooklyn (Motion picture)
- Where do we go from here? (Motion picture)
- Costume design drawings.
Additional Creator Names
- Le Maire, Charles. cst
- Roxy Theatre (New York, N.Y.)