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Folies-Bergère production papers, designs, and photographs, 1960 to 2009

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The Folies-Bergère production papers, designs, and photographs (1960-2009) primarily contain Jerry Jackson's materials from the Las Vegas, Nevada editions of the show which were performed at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Also included are materials from Folies productions mounted in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and London, England.

Materials include Jackson's costume designs from the 16th and 17th editions of the show and select Nolan Miller designs from the 15th edition. Set designs by William "Bill" Morris from the 15th edition are included, as well as designs by Charles Lisanby for the 15th edition partial renewal and 16th edition. Set design drawings by Winn Strickland for the Norma Reyes act and Philippines production in 1977 are also included. Other materials from Folies-Bergère include production and publicity photographs, show outlines, fly plots, cue sheets, lyrics, sheet music, scores, choreography notes, budgetary information, magazine and news clippings, show programs, set design notes, costume design notes and costume objects. Objects include sequin appliqué pieces and collars designed by Michel Gyarmathy which were imported from Paris, France to Las Vegas. Beside production and publicity photographs there are photographs taken by Jackson of the production crew, costume mock-ups, and candid photographs of performers in costume. There are also candid photographs of Jackson in rehearsal or attending show-related functions.


1960 to 2009


19 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 2 flat files)
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Collection Number: MS-00573
Collection Name: Jerry Jackson Papers
Box/Folder: N/A


Materials are arranged in rough chronological order. When possible, materials are then grouped together for the Las Vegas, Nevada editions (15th, 16th, 17th) and other geographic locations (Phillipines, Puerto Rico). Finally, items are grouped together and arranged according to production phase (costume, set, choreography, etc.)