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Morton DaCosta papers

Title
Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978.
Author
DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989.
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Portfolio 1 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,542)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Portfolio 1 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,542)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,527)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 1 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,527)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,528)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 2 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,528)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,529)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 3 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,529)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,530)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 4 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,530)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,531)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 5 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,531)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,532)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 6 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,532)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,533)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 7 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,533)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,534)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 8 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,534)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,535)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 9 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,535)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,536)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 10 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,536)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,537)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 11 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,537)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,538)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 12 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,538)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,539)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 13 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,539)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 14 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,540)Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 14 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,540)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 15 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,541) Moving imageSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-005 Box 15 (was 8-MWEZ+ n.c. 28,541) Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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nnbc Morton DaCosta Papers, musical scores and sound recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A653
Description
6 lin. ft. (15 boxes + 1 portfolio)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scripts.
  • Promptbooks.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Clippings.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Estate of Morton DaCosta
Biography (note)
  • Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Morton DaCosta Papers, musical scores and sound recordings.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-005
Author
DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989.
Title
Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Morton DaCosta Papers consist of scripts and promptbooks, production materials, correspondence and personal papers documenting his life and career as a director and actor of stage and film. The papers span the years 1929 to 1978 and include such productions as THE MUSIC MAN, SARATOGA, NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS and AUNTIE MAME, among others.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Morton DaCosta Papers, musical scores and sound recordings.
Biography
Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1942 in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and his New York directing debut in 1949 with a revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. Among his many productions are PLAIN AND FANCY (1955), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1955), AUNTIE MAME (1956) with which he made his film directing debut in 1958, and THE MUSIC MAN (1957). Mr. DaCosta died in 1989.
Indexes
Finding aid available, folder level control.
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nnbc Morton DaCosta Papers, musical scores and sound recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A653
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-005
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