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Tina Leser costume designs for Park Avenue

Title
Tina Leser costume designs for Park Avenue, 1946.
Author
Leser, Tina.

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Box 1Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2011-203 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2011-203 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Additional Authors
Gordon, Max, 1892-1978.
Description
2 boxes (54 drawings) : col.; 58 x 42 cm. or smaller.
Summary
9 costume plots and 41 original color costume designs on tracing paper and mounted on illustration board, created by Tina Leser for the Broadway production of Park Avenue, which opened at the Shubert Theatre Nov. 1946, produced by Max Gordon.
Donor/Sponsor
Max Gordon gift.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Costume design drawings.
  • Swatches.
Note
  • Designs are arranged by act, and sketch number, as given in costume plots.
  • All designs are signed.
  • Some designs are covered with plastic protective sheets.
  • Adhesives were used to attach notions in some designs. Please remove interleaving with care.
  • There are 2 designs each numbered 54 and 63.
Contents
Box 1. Act I: costume plots - costume designs -- Box 2. Act II: costume plots - costume designs.
Call Number
*T-Vim 2011-203
OCLC
754642087
Author
Leser, Tina. Costume designer
Title
Tina Leser costume designs for Park Avenue, 1946.
Biography
Tina Leser, born Christina Wetherill Shillard-Smith in Philadelphia, 1910, was a fashion designer during the 1930s - early 1980s. She began selling her designs in Honolulu, Hawaii, and in 1941 she moved her business to New York. Leser sold her own designs, under the label Tina Leser originals, 1953-1982, and also designed for companies, such as Edwin H. Foreman sportswear, and Gabar swimsuits. Leser became famous for her international, cross-cultural design style that blended aesthetic influences, textiles and trims from around the world to create casual ready-to-wear clothing. Tina Leser died in 1986.
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Added Author
Gordon, Max, 1892-1978.
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2011-203
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