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Gypsy Rose Lee papers

Title
Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970.
Author
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 15Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 16Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 17Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 18Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 18Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 19Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 20Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-014 Box 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Found In
p1bc Gypsy Rose Lee Archive. (CStRLIN)NYPW96-A246.
Description
  • 28.22 lin. ft. (80 boxes)
  • 6 reels of microfilm.
Subjects
Note
  • Photographs were removed from the scrapbooks after microfilming and integrated into Series IX. Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Advance notice may be required. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Photographs of Lee may only be reproduced with permission from the Lee estate.
Reproduction (note)
  • are available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Erik Lee Preminger
Biography (note)
  • Gypsy Rose Lee, burlesque star, actress, author and televison personality was born Rose Louise Hovick, January 9, 1914 in Seattle, Washington.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of : Gypsy Rose Lee Archive in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed/cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-014
Author
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970.
Title
Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Advance notice may be required. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Photographs of Lee may only be reproduced with permission from the Lee estate.
Summary
The Gypsy Rose Lee papers span the years 1910-1970 and include personal papers, correspondence, legal and financial documents, photographs, appointment calendars, contracts, programs and home, garden and landscape diaries.
Reproduction
Series X. Scrapbooks are available on microfilm; The Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; (*ZC-532)(Reels 1-6).
Linking Entry
Forms part of : Gypsy Rose Lee Archive in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.
Biography
Gypsy Rose Lee, burlesque star, actress, author and televison personality was born Rose Louise Hovick, January 9, 1914 in Seattle, Washington. She performed with her sister June in vaudeville shows touring the country during the 1920s. After the decline in vaudeville's popularity, Miss Lee turned to burlesque and became a major striptease star in the 1930s. In 1938, she signed with Twentieth Century-Fox to act in films. She went back to burlesque in the 1940s, but also began to cultivate her writing skills becoming an author. She wrote three mystery novels and her memoir, entitled GYPSY. Her memoir was adapted for the stage in 1959 and later became a motion picture in 1962. Gypsy Rose Lee moved from New York to California in 1965 and soon became host of her own talk show which ran from 1965-1968. Gypsy Rose Lee died April 26, 1970.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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Local Subject
Costume construction.
Fabric swatches.
Added Author
Thompson, Rose.
Havoc, June.
Found In:
p1bc Gypsy Rose Lee Archive. (CStRLIN)NYPW96-A246.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-014
*ZC-532
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