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Johnson-Liff Associates records

Title
Johnson-Liff Associates records, 1958-2002 (bulk 1958-2002)
Author
Johnson-Liff Associates.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 2003-011 Box 1Offsite
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Description
30 linear feet (71 boxes )
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Agreements.
  • Clippings.
  • Contact sheets.
  • Contracts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Programs.
  • Sheet music.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Johnson, Geoffrey
Biography (note)
  • Johnson-Liff Associates was an independent casting agency established in 1975 by casting director and former stage manager Geoffrey Johnson and Vincent G. Liff.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-011
OCLC
173952310
Author
Johnson-Liff Associates.
Title
Johnson-Liff Associates records, 1958-2002 (bulk 1958-2002)
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Johnson-Liff Associates records contain office files on the commercials, cruise ship shows, films, industrials, television programs and series and theatrical productions cast by the agency. Materials include agreements, audition notes, casting notices, casting calls and character breakdowns, clippings, contact sheets, contracts, correspondence, flyers, headshots and resumes, programs, schedules, script excerpts, sheet music and submissions. The collection includes background materials from as early as 1958 and materials as late as 2004, but the bulk of the collection is from 1974-2002.
Biography
Johnson-Liff Associates was an independent casting agency established in 1975 by casting director and former stage manager Geoffrey Johnson and Vincent G. Liff. From its inception, Johnson-Liff was engaged by high profile Broadway productions. During the 1980s and 1990s, Johnson-Liff effectively dominated the New York theater scene, casting several imported hit British musicals, including Cats (1982), Les Miserables (1987), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Miss Saigon (1991), and Sunset Boulevard (1994). In the area of musical theater, Johnson-Liff Associates also was responsible for the casting of many original American productions, including City of Angels (1989), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), Contact (2000), and The Producers (2001), as well as major revivals. Among the numerous dramatic productions cast by Johnson-Liff were the original plays, The Elephant Man (1979), The Dresser (1981), and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1987), as well star-driven revivals, such as the 1992 production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, featuring Joan Collins. In addition to its work in theater, Johnson-Liff was active in film and television casting. Among the company's many televison credits were the mini-series, Edward and Mrs. Simpson (1977), the long-running soap opera, Another World (from 1983-1995), and the situation comedies, Full House and Kate and Allie (1984). The agency also cast such films as Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978), Wired (1989), The Inner Circle (1991) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999). The company, which also was known as Johnson-Liff & Zerman from 1986 to 1993, was formally dissolved in 2002, shortly before the death of co-founder Vincent Liff in 2003.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Casting directors
Added Author
Liff, Vincent G.
Johnson, Geoffrey (Casting director)
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2003-011
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