Research Catalog

Fred Ebb papers

Title
Fred Ebb papers, 1927-2004.
Author
Ebb, Fred.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Items in the Library & Off-site


About 109 Items.
Still Loading More items...

StatusVol/DateFormatAccessCall NumberItem Location
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 2Offsite
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 3Offsite
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 4Offsite
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 5Offsite
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 6Offsite
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 7Offsite
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 8Offsite
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 9Offsite
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 10Offsite
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 11Offsite
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 12Offsite
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 13Offsite
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 14Offsite
Box 15Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 15Offsite
Box 16Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 16Offsite
Box 17Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 17Offsite
Box 18Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 18Offsite
Box 19Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 19Offsite
Box 20Mixed materialSupervised use LPA Mss 2005-001 Box 20Offsite

Details

Additional Authors
Description
85 linear feet (107 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Awards.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Scores.
Biography (note)
  • Lyricist and librettist, Fred Ebb (1928-2004) was best known for his long and successful partnership with composer John Kander.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
LPA Mss 2005-001
OCLC
NYPG06-A125
Author
Ebb, Fred.
Title
Fred Ebb papers, 1927-2004.
Summary
The Fred Ebb papers contain materials from 1927 though 2004, including scripts, scores, and production files pertaining to Ebb's musicals, as well as photographs, awards, and personal and business files. One of the highlights of the collection is the extensive set of scrapbooks Ebb kept on each of his shows and general aspects of his life and career. The collection also includes drafts of songs that were cut from Kander and Ebb productions, such as Cabaret and Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, as well as material for unproduced Kander and Ebb projects, including Golden Gate and Santa Teresa, a musical about Eva Peron. In addition to Ebb's many projects with his most frequent colaborator, John Kander, this collection also covers Ebb's early career, when he collaborated with other composers, such as Paul Klein and Phil Springer. The collection mainly documents Ebb's professional life and contains only a few personal items. The scrapbooks and scripts make up the bulk of this collection.
Biography
Lyricist and librettist, Fred Ebb (1928-2004) was best known for his long and successful partnership with composer John Kander. Together, the team was responsible for a number of notable Broadway musicals, including Cabaret (1966), Chicago (1975), and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993). A native New Yorker, Ebb attended New York University and Columbia University and by 1951 he had published his first songs. Ebb worked with several composers early on, including Mary Rodgers and Charles Strouse, but his primary collaborator throughout the 1950s was Paul Klein. Ebb was introduced to Kander in the early 1960s and their first Broadway musical was Flora, the Red Menace (1965). Over the next forty years, among Kander and Ebb's most frequent collaborators were Hal Prince, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera and Martin Scorsese. In addition to their extensive Broadway credits, Kander and Ebb provided songs for the Emmy Award winning television special, Liza with a Z (1972), and the films, Funny Lady (1975) and New York, New York (1977). Ebb's final original show to open on Broadway was Steel Pier (1997), but two other Kander and Ebb projects, The Visit and The Skin of Our Teeth (or Over and Over) had subsequent regional theatre productions and another Ebb project, Curtains, which also involved the librettist Peter Stone, was produced posthumously in 2006 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Connect to:
Occupation
Librettists.
Lyricists.
Added Author
Ebb, Fred. Cabaret.
Ebb, Fred. Chicago.
Ebb, Fred. Golden gate.
Ebb, Fred. Kiss of the spider woman.
Ebb, Fred. Santa Maria.
Kander, John. Cabaret.
Kander, John. Chicago.
Kander, John. Golden gate.
Kander, John. Kiss of the spider woman.
Kander, John. Santa Maria.
Minnelli, Liza.
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019.
Rivera, Chita.
Scorsese, Martin.
Research Call Number
LPA Mss 2005-001
View in Legacy Catalog