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Gates and Morange designs

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Gates and Morange designs, circa 1894-1953.
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Oversized folder - Research MaterialsStill imageBy appointment only *T-Vim 2013-303 Oversized folder - Research MaterialsPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Ovz. Fol. - The Merry Wives of WindsorStill imageBy appointment only *T-Vim 2013-303 Ovz. Fol. - The Merry Wives of WindsorPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
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Box 8Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2013-303 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
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Description
16 boxes (ca. 454 drawings) : some col.; 54 x 37 cm or smaller.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Set design drawings.
Note
  • Many designs are unidentified and have been described utilizing any data found on them.
Contents
Series 1. Gates and Morange Commendation, Research Material, Studio Plans -- Series 2. Productions -- Series 3. Subjects.
Call Number
*T-Vim 2013-303
OCLC
873827113
Title
Gates and Morange designs, circa 1894-1953.
Summary
Original set designs, curtain designs, drops, and olio designs, mostly color, produced by the Gates and Morange studio over four decades for theatrical productions and for businesses, trade shows, and several exhibitions. Although most of the designs are undated, the bulk of the collection appears to date from the 1920s. Among the more than 75 productions included are The daughter of heaven by Pierre Loti (ca. 1912); Dolce Napoli (ca. 1913); Earl Carroll vanities (1923); For valor by Martha Hedman and H.A. House (1935); Gridiron Club productions (1935); An international marriage by George Broadhurst (ca. 1909); The lady of the lamp by Earl Carroll (1920); Music in the air (musical), music by Jerome Kern, with designs by Joseph Urban (1932); Nancy Brown (musical), music by Henry K. Hadley (circa 1903); Song of the flame (musical), music by Herbert Stothart and George Gershwin, with designs by Joseph Urban (1926), and a number of Ziegfeld productions. Of particular note is Rose-Marie (musical) by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II (1924), which includes 3 photographs, showing the development from an initial photograph to the scenery in place on the stage (1924). There are also a few studio plans and research materials in the collection.
Biography
The Gates and Morange Studio was founded by Frank E. Gates and Edward A. Morange and was located in New York City. Gates was born in Chicago and Morange was born in Bronxville, New York. Both men studied at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Gates and Morange had worked together since 1894, the partnership's first Broadway credit was Straight from the heart by Sutton Vane and Arthur Shirley (1897). The studio designed scenery for more than 50 productions over four decades, additionally painting and supplying countless others. Clients included Liebler & Co., Florenz Ziegfeld and George C. Tyler. Designers included Thomas Benrimo, William E. Castle, Richard Gates (brother of Frank), Charles Graham, Alexander Grainger, Arne Lundborg, Orestes Raineiri, and Edward Morange. Edward Morange died on May 20, 1955 in Torrington, Connecticut, after a long illness at the age of 90.
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Emens, Homer. Artist
Gates, Frank E. Artist
Gates, Richard. Artist
Graham, Charles, 1862-1929. Artist
Morange, Edward A. Artist
Urban, Joseph, 1872-1933. Artist
Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2013-303
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