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Frederick Brisson papers

Title
Frederick Brisson papers, 1934-1984.
Author
Brisson, Frederick, 1912-1984.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 15Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 16Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 17Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 18Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 18Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 19Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 20Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1984-006 Box 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

Details

Additional Authors
Russell, Rosalind.
Description
21 lf. (52 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
  • Memorandums.
  • Files.
  • Financial papers.
  • Personal papers.
  • Scripts.
  • Clippings.
  • Printed ephemera.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Brisson, Lance
Biography (note)
  • Frederick Brisson, theatrical and film producer, was born Carl Ejner Frederik Pederson on March 17, 1913, in Copenhagen.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
*T-Mss 1984-006
Author
Brisson, Frederick, 1912-1984.
Title
Frederick Brisson papers, 1934-1984.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Frederick Brisson Papers include correspondence, memos, production files, project files, office files, personal papers, scripts, clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to the life and career of Frederick Brisson. The bulk of the papers concern Brisson's career as a theatrical and film producer after 1965, although small files exist for some of his earlier productions. The papers include information on Brisson's research and subsequent choice of properties, and fund-raising. Production files account for more than half of the collection. This material reflects Brisson's involvement in the financial and creative aspects of production, and includes correspondence with actors, playwrights, and investors. Project files also form a significant part of the collection, and contain scripts, correspondence, reports from various readers, and Brisson's own notes. Personal papers include information relating to Brisson's immigration and naturalization in the 1930s and his military service during World War II. Rosalind Russell's papers include some correspondence, miscellaneous items, and a typescript of her autobiography, LIFE IS A BANQUET, which was published posthumously.
Biography
Frederick Brisson, theatrical and film producer, was born Carl Ejner Frederik Pederson on March 17, 1913, in Copenhagen. His father, Carl Brisson, was a well-known boxer who went on to become a stage and film actor, and concert hall performer. Frederick Brisson spent his early years in Denmark, and later joined his parents in England where he attended school. He began his theatrical career as a manager in the 1930s, and also worked for Gaumont-British as associate producer on several films. After starting his own talent agency in London he went to Hollywood to take a job in a theatrical management business. The war intervened, however, and Brisson served in the United States Army Air Force from 1941-1945. He married actress Rosalind Russell on October 25, 1941. The Brissons had one son, Lance, born in 1943. Following the war, Frederick Brisson produced a number of successful Broadway shows, including DAMN YANKEES, THE PAJAMA GAME, UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE, GENERATION, TWIGS, and COCO, several of which he brought to the screen as well. Other film credits include NEVER WAVE AT A WAC, THE VELVET TOUCH, and THE GIRL RUSH. Brisson's 1971 film production MRS. POLLIFAX -- SPY, marked the final appearance of his wife Rosalind Russell, who died in 1976.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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Added Author
Russell, Rosalind.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1984-006
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