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Lemuel Ayers theatrical designs
Ayers, Lemuel, 1915-1955.
- 2 boxes (18 paintings): col.; 60 x 88 cm.
Collection consists of six costume and twelve set designs by Lemuel Ayers for the following productions: KISS ME KATE (1948), OUT OF THIS WORLD (1950), BLOOMER GIRL (1944),CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1946), INSIDE U.S.A. (1948), MUSIC IN THE AIR (1951), and ST. LOUIS WOMAN (1946). Executed in paint, ink and pencil on paper or illustration board, somehave mat frames, a few are signed by Ayers, most are undated.
Award winning designer of sets and costumes and a theatrical producer, Lemuel Ayers had a brief but brilliant career with extensive Broadway credits includingHIGH BUTTON SHOES and OKLAHOMA! He was born in New York City and received a degree in architecture from Princeton University and one in drama from the University of Iowa. He died in 1955 at the age of forty.
Controlled Access Terms
- Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl.
- Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. Kiss me, Kate.
- Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
- Costume design drawings.
- Set design drawings.