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Arden (Donn) Papers
Coll #: MS-00425
Date: 1910s-1990s (bulk 1950s-1980s)
Extent: 18 boxes, 14 albums, 2 flat files, and 2 oversized boxes (13.73 cubic feet, 32.50 linear feet)
The Donn Arden Papers (1910s-1990s) document Arden's sixty-plus years in the entertainment industry working in showrooms and nightclubs all over the world including Paris, France, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California. Donn Arden worked as a choreographer, producer and director known for creating extravagant production shows that combined spectacular scenery and disaster with sequined and feathered showgirls. The collection is comprised of production notes, programs, photographs, posters, sheet music, correspondence, costume design sketches, press clippings, and magazine articles.
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