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Finding Aid to the Roy Dean Photographs, circa 1969-2001 Coll2013.050
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Description
Photograph album mockups of Roy Dean's books A Time in Eden (1969) and Before the Hand in Man (1972) as well as black-and-white photographic prints used or considered in these or his other books. In addition to his photography, Dean was an actor in theater, television, and film, as well as a writer, director, and stage designer.
Background
Roy Dean was born August 2, 1925, in Kent, England. His acting career started with parts in local children's plays and continued in England through his teenage and young adult years, including an acting stint with the Shakespeare Company and broadcasting for the BBC. In the early 1950s, he moved to New York to work in theater before moving to Hollywood in 1955 to appear in film and television. Besides acting, Dean has worked as a stage designer, director, writer, and photographer. As a photographer, his work has been shown in several exhibitions and numerous magazines. His first book of photography A Time in Eden published in 1986 was one of the first to bring male nude imagery to the masses. His books include Before the Hand of Man, Adam Today, In Search of Adam, The Ecstasy of Eden, The Naked Image, and A World of Nudes. He died June 24, 2002, in Palm Springs, California.
Extent
0.8 linear feet. 2 archive cartons
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.