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Finding aid to the Philip Cary Jones papers, bulk 1952-1978 Coll2013.103
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Title: Philip Cary Jones papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.103
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.4 linear foot. 1 archive box + 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1952-1978
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1983
    Abstract: Meeting minutes, correspondence, scripts, theater publicity material, photographs, clippings, manuscripts, notes, sheet music, and equity theater administrative records, bulk 1952-1978, from gay actor, director and stage manager Philip Cary Jones. The bulk of the collection documents Jones' role as chairman of the Equity Theatre Project, a group of Los Angeles actors who formed in 1952 in an attempt to create a Los Angeles chapter of New York's Equity Library Theatre. Equity Library Theatre West was founded in 1961.
    creator: Jones, Philip Cary, 1904-1983

    Biography

    Philip Cary Jones was a gay actor, director and stage manager who worked in theater, on- and off-Broadway, for over 50 years. Born in 1904, Jones' first professional acting role came in 1922 working in summer stock with Jane Darwell. From the 1920s through the 1940s, Jones worked mostly on the east coast, with people such as Lunt and Fontanne, Walter Huston, Dame Edith Evans and Eva Le Gallienne. "His stages ranged from the posh theaters of Broadway to the makeshift auditoriums converted to drama houses for the Works [Progress] Administration during the Depression." Jones moved to Los Angeles, where he became associate director of the Pasadena Playhouse from 1952-1955. He continued to work as a stage manager and director at the Shakespeare Society and Theatre 40, and he was a producer and board member for Equity Library Theatre West. He was also a longtime member of ONE Incorporated. Jones died of cancer at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, 1983.
    Source:
    Box 1, Folder 1, Philip Cary Jones papers, Coll2013-103, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Acquisition

    Date and donor of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Philip Cary Jones papers, Coll2013-103, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Formerly box #103-066. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, scripts, theater publicity material, photographs, clippings, manuscripts, notes, sheet music, and equity theater administrative records, bulk 1952-1978, from gay actor, director and stage manager Philip Cary Jones. The bulk of the collection documents Jones' role as chairman of the Equity Theatre Project, a group of Los Angeles actors who formed in 1952 in an attempt to create a Los Angeles chapter of New York's Equity Library Theatre; as well as scripts and publicity material from other theater companies in which Jones was involved. The collection also includes some personal papers from Jones, including resumes, school publications, writings, daily calendars, photographs and theater programs with his credits.

    Arrangement

    Two folders, one with Philip Cary Jones' biographical information and one with photographs, are at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.

    Related Materials

    Video recorded interviews with Philip Cary Jones were conducted in 1983 by Jim Kepner and Pat Rocco. Refer to call numbers VV0342, VB0013, VB0010, and VDD0195 in ONE's audiovisual collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Actors' Equity Association.
    Equity Library Theatre West.
    Pasadena Playhouse.
    Gay actors--United States
    Labor unions
    Minutes
    Programs
    Scripts (documents)
    Theater