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Finding aid to the Gregory Grosh Yonkers Production Company Slides, 1972-1973
GLC 61  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Gregory Grosh Yonkers Production Company Slides,
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1973
    Collection Identifier: GLC 61
    Creator: Grosh, Gregory
    Physical Description: 6.0 folders (405 slides, 1 folder, 1 oversized folder)
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: Yonkers Production Company was a San Francisco, California theater company in the 1970s. It specialized in all-male productions of popular musicals such as Dames at Sea, The Boy Friend, and Hello, Dolly! Yonkers was on off-shoot of SIR Productions and involved many of the same people. The Society for Individual Rights (SIR), was a homophile organization based in San Francisco. The collection contains slides of three Yonkers productions and the Golden Awards, and includes a few reviews and one program.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research, with photographs available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright retained by Grosh who is credited as Fotografix or Photo-Grafix.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gregory Grosh Yonkers Production Company Slides (GLC 61), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    Donated by Gregory Grosh, February 2009.

    Historical note

    Yonkers Production Company was a San Francisco, California theater company in the 1970s. It specialized in all-male productions of popular musicals such as Dames at Sea, The Boy Friend, and Hello, Dolly! Yonkers was on off-shoot of SIR Productions and involved many of the same people. They include co-producers Perry George and John Kozak; Chuck Zinn, director; and Doug Marglin, choreographer. SIR, the Society for Individual Rights, was a homophile organization based in San Francisco.
    Gregory Grosh was a neighbor of Kozak and Marglin's, and he became a member of the Yonkers Production Company at their invitation. He performed many behind the scenes tasks, such as taking photographs. His photographs of The Boy Friend appear in several reviews; he is credited as Fotografix and Photo-Graphix.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains slides of three productions from 1973: The Boy Friend, Dames at Sea, and Hello, Dolly! In addition, there are slides from the Golden Awards, a few reviews and one program. The program for the May 1972 Hello, Dolly! production includes the article "The Siege of the Palace of Fine Arts" by Perry George in which he details the search for a performance venue. Several performances took place at the Village Theatre.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Society for Individual Rights
    Yonkers Production Company (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Gay theater--California--San Francisco
    Theater--California--San Francisco