Guide to the Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection, 1962-1966

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection
Dates: 1962-1966
Identification: URB/MAYO
Creator: Mayo, Nick and Faye
Physical Description: 0.88 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Valley Music Theatre was formerly located at 20600 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, between the Ventura Freeway exits of Winnetka and Canoga Avenues. Intended to be the first professional local performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley, the theatre was the brain-child of stage-producer Nick Mayo who, with partners Randolph Hale, Cy Warner and Art Linkletter, formed VMT, Inc. as a public corporation. The collection contains the bound playbills and programs given to Nick Mayo, a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting construction of and performances at Valley Music Theatre, and general Los Angeles theater news.

Biographical Information:

The Valley Music Theatre, formerly located at 20600 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, between the Ventura Freeway exits of Winnetka and Canoga Avenues, was the brain-child of stage-producer Nick Mayo. Mayo formed the theatre with partners Randolph Hale, Cy Warner and Art Linkletter, as a public corporation, and intended it to be the first professional local performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material
Publications
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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Scope and Contents

The Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection contains the bound playbills and programs given to Nick Mayo, a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting construction of and performances at Valley Music Theatre, and general Los Angeles theater news from the mid-1960s. The sixty images include pictures of the construction of the building as well as cast photographs.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

1964 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 1, Folder 2

1965 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 1, Folder 3

1966 Bound Playbills and Programs

Box 2, Item 1

The first original scrapbook contains photographs, an artistic rendering, newspaper clippings, photographs of productions, and land use plans.

Box 2, Item 2

The second original scrapbook contains cast photographs. All photographs are 8"x10" and silver gelatin photo prints.

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 1

Poster print of an aerial view of the theatre post construction (MAYO 61)

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 2

Pre-construction photo of a mock performance and set up in the grass of the theatre property (MAYO 62)