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Description
The Leonard Stanley collection spans the years 1926-1994 (bulk 1939-1974) and encompasses 52 linear feet. The collection contains more than 500 costume design drawings and documents the work of many of Hollywood? most prominent costume designers including Adrian, Ray Aghayan, Donald Brooks, Donfeld, Edith Head, Irene, Orry Kelly, Jean Louis, Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose, Irene Sharaff, William Travilla, and John Truscott. Some of the contemporary designers represented include Bob Mackie, Anthea Sylbert, and Theadora Van Runkle. Many of the drawings include fabric swatches, notes related to the production of the costumes, and approvals from producers and directors. The collection also contains a number of unidentified drawings by Travis Banton, Howard Greer, Irene, and Edward Stevenson.
Background
Leonard Stanley is an American interior designer who has lived in Los Angeles since 1951. He began collecting costume design drawings in the early 1970s.
Extent
52 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.