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Flying Colors costume designs

Flying Colors costume designs, 1932.
Ripley, Constance.

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Box 1Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-050 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-050 Box 2Offsite
Box 3Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-050 Box 3Offsite
Box 4Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-050 Box 4Offsite


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Gordon, Max, 1892-1978.
4 boxes (101 drawings) : col., mounted on board; 35 x 26 cm.
2 costume plots and 101 original costume designs, in pencil and pastel color on tracing paper, mounted on board, created by Constance Ripley for the musical revue Flying colors, which opened at the Imperial Theater in Sept. 1932, produced by Max Gordon.
  • Costume design drawings.
  • Swatches.
  • Several designs include notes on verso, or stapled on the board, with information on the costumes and fabrics, as well as on lighting and props for the scene. Most designs include a label with Constance Ripley's name.
  • The collection is arranged by title of musical number or scene number, according to the designer's own designations.
Box 1. Costume plots; Act I: Alone together - Louisiana Hayride (men) -- Box 2. Act I: Louisiana Hayride (women) - Scene 1 (men) -- Box 3. Act I: Scene 1 (women) - Smoking reefers -- Box 4. Act II: Scene 4 - Valse finaletto; Unidentified.
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*T-Vim 2010-050
Ripley, Constance. Costume designer
Flying Colors costume designs, 1932.
Costume designer Constance Ripley worked on several Broadway productions and designed clothing for private customers during the 1930s, until 1937 when she married Thomas D. Williams, and turned their attention to a successful antiques business. Her credits include The band wagon (1931), The cat and the fiddle (1931), Flying colors (1932), and Red, hot and blue (1936).
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Gordon, Max, 1892-1978.
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2010-050
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