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Motley records

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Miscellaneous Costumes

Miscellaneous Sets

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Motley records, 1932-1976 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Motley records, 1932-1976Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00041

Primary Creator: Motley

Other Creators: Devine, Sophie (1901-), Harris, Margaret (1904-), Montgomery, Elizabeth (1902-)

Extent: 321.0 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Abstract

Motley is the corporation name of Sophia and Margaret Harris (sisters) and their friend Elizabeth Montgomery Wilmot, who designed sets and costumes from 1932 to 1976 for plays by Shakespeare and modern classics, opera, ballet, and motion pictures. Their designs were used in productions in the West End of London, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the English National Opera, and in the United States on Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Motley Collection contains costume plates, scene design renderings, production plans and notes of the celebrated British theater design team, "Motley." The Motley collection spans 50 years of theater history, including 3000 original costume sketches, story boards and fabric samples from over 160 productions.

Biographical Note

Motley is the corporation name of Sophia and Margaret Harris (sisters) and their friend Elizabeth Montgomery Wilmot, who designed sets and costumes from 1932 to 1976 for plays by Shakespeare and modern classics, opera, ballet, and motion pictures. Their designs were used in productions in the West End of London, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the English National Opera, and in the United States on Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/ReproductionServices.htm

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

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Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 2: Miscellaneous Sets],
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Series 2: Miscellaneous SetsAdd to your cart.

Note: No digital surrogates of original design items related to this series are available.

Microfiche frames for images of series: 1/A7-11

Acquisition Information: Sotheby's Lot number: 160
UnitID: 000002
Sub-Series 1: Miscellaneous Sets. (000002)Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 2/1-4: Oversize materialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Royal Court Theatre. (000007)Add to your cart.
Note: This collection of designs and plans all related to the Royal Court Theatre had been found boxed together.
Map Case Drawer/Folder 11/1 (000007)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Miscellaneous Research Sketches by Century (990101)Add to your cart.
Note: Contains research sketches not associated with a particular production and/or used for teaching.
UnitID: 990101
Box-Folder 186/1-13: Oversize materialsAdd to your cart.

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