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James Gelb papers

Title
James Gelb papers, 1943-1976.
Author
Gelb, James, 1906-1985.
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Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1990-007Offsite

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Description
.25 lf (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Walker, Dolores Deane and Distini, Anthony J., Jr.
Biography (note)
  • James Gelb was a Broadway stage manager who worked extensively with director Harold Clurman, and many other prominent theatrical figures of his day.
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  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-007
Author
Gelb, James, 1906-1985.
Title
James Gelb papers, 1943-1976.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The bulk of the James Gelb collection consists of correspondence from Harold Clurman, dating from 1953 to 1976. The earliest correspondence in the collection dates back to 1943, but the majority falls between the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, and consists of Harold Clurman's letters and postcards. Clurman, often writing from Europe or Japan, describes his travels, critiques plays he has seen, and speaks of his current theatrical projects.
Biography
James Gelb was a Broadway stage manager who worked extensively with director Harold Clurman, and many other prominent theatrical figures of his day. Born in 1906, Gelb began his career in the 1930s as a member of Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Company, and later worked with the Group Theater. For many years he stage managed most of the plays directed by Harold Clurman, and also worked for other producers and directors such as Kermit Bloomgarden, Elia Kazan, and Robert Whitehead. James Gelb died October 16, 1985.
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*T-Mss 1990-007
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