James Gossage photographs

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Description
The collection documents the early years of Off-Off Broadway productions in New York City. It consists of black and white photographs by James D. Gossage of many of the productions staged at La Mama, Caffe Cino, Circle Repertory, Playwrights' Workshop and other small avant garde theaters as well as photographs of individuals at the forefront of the Off-Off Broadway movement: Joe Cino, Ellen Stewart, Leonard Melfi, Tom Eyen, Lanford Wilson, Marshall Mason, and others. Also includes a few photographs of theater interiors, three flyers, one program and an article about Caffe Cino written by Magie Dominic.
Names
Gossage, James D. (Creator)
Cino, Joe, 1931-1967 (Depicted)
Dominic, Magie, 1944- (Contributor)
Eyen, Tom (Depicted)
Marshall, Mason (Depicted)
Melfi, Leonard (Depicted)
Stewart, Ellen, 1919-2011 (Depicted)
Wilson, Lanford, 1937-2011 (Depicted)
Caffe Cino (Depicted)
Circle Repertory Company (Depicted)
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club (Depicted)
Playwrights' workshop (Depicted)
Gossage, James D. (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965 - 1975
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Vim 1996-039
Topics
Off Off-Broadway theater
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: 1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Biographical/historical: Photographer James Gossage documented the early days of Off-Off Broadway.
Content: The collection spans 1965-1975 and consists of production photographs of many of the plays produced at La Mama, Caffe Cino, Circle Repertory Company and Playwrights' Workshop. Gossage also photographed individuals who were at the forefront of the Off-Off Broadway movement i.e., Joe Cino, Ellen Stewart, Leonard Melfi, Tom Eyen, Lanford Wilson, Marshall Mason, and others. Included are three flyers, one program and an article about Caffe Cino written by Magie Dominic.
Physical Description
Photographic prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: *T-Vim 1996-039
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13833925
MSS Unit ID: 21426
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b827eb20-20c8-013b-c740-0242ac110002
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