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Judd Jones papers

Title
Judd Jones papers, 1952-2011.
Author
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011.
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Description
2.2 lin. ft. (2 record cartons, 1/2 archival box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scripts.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Phonograph records transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Source (note)
  • Estate
Biography (note)
  • Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. In the late 1950s-mid 1960s, he modeled for various magazine advertisements; at the same time he also performed in movies and television. Ernestine McClendon, an African American actors' agent, was his manager in the 1960s. Joness' first major show was "West Side Story"; he played the role of Chino and toured for five years. His Broadway performances include "Tambourines to Glory" (1963), "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" (1965-1966), and "My One and Only" (1984) with Tommy Tune and Twiggy. He was in the movie "Malcolm X" and played the comic actor Bert Williams in "Those Fabulous Clowns" (HBO). Jones again portrayed Williams in "A Salute to Broadway", the last show in which he appeared that included many of his peers and contemporaries (2000). Over the decades he had several one man shows.
Call Number
Sc MG 846
OCLC
820462151
Author
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011.
Title
Judd Jones papers, 1952-2011.
Summary
The Judd Jones papers document the theatrical career of this actor, singer, and dancer. Jones's modeling career in New York is documented via print ads, advertising sheets, contracts, and associated material, 1959-1966. For "West Side Story" and other productions in which he appeared that are documented in the collection, there are partial scripts, programs, contracts, contacts lists, news clippings, telegrams, and letters. Material for Jones's several one-man shows incorporate scripts (many for plays in which he acted), programs, publicity, sheet music, and lists of scenes and songs that he performed. An album, assembled by his friend and co-executor Anne Perryman, consists of cards and letters from friends and family, programs, and photographs. In another album, she placed numerous items that had decorated the walls of his apartment, including programs, photographs, news clippings, ticket stubs, and CD covers. In addition to publicity material from "My One and Only," other items relate to the opera singer Ta'u Pupu'a; his friend, actor Brian Stokes Mitchell; other actors and actresses; sports figures and a wide variety of other individuals.
Biography
Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. In the late 1950s-mid 1960s, he modeled for various magazine advertisements; at the same time he also performed in movies and television. Ernestine McClendon, an African American actors' agent, was his manager in the 1960s. Joness' first major show was "West Side Story"; he played the role of Chino and toured for five years. His Broadway performances include "Tambourines to Glory" (1963), "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" (1965-1966), and "My One and Only" (1984) with Tommy Tune and Twiggy. He was in the movie "Malcolm X" and played the comic actor Bert Williams in "Those Fabulous Clowns" (HBO). Jones again portrayed Williams in "A Salute to Broadway", the last show in which he appeared that included many of his peers and contemporaries (2000). Over the decades he had several one man shows.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 846
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