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Finding Aid for the Edward Carrick Papers, 1958-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Carrick Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1975
    Collection number: 1323
    Creator: Carrick, Edward, 1905-
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Edward Carrick was a set designer and theater historian. He wrote several books including Art and design in the British film (1948), Baroque theatre construction (1982), Designing for moving pictures (1941), and Gordon Craig: the story of his life (1968). The collection consists of Carrick's correspondence with Lee Freeson, and correspondence and ephemera related to his late father's career, shedding further light on Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, Isadora Duncan and others.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    William A. Emboden, purchase, 1982.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Carrick Papers (Collection 1323). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709590 

    Biography

    Born as Edward Anthony Craig in 1904; son of Edward Gordon Craig, sometimes called the father of the modern theater; known professionally as Edward Carrick, he became a set designer and theater historian; worked with Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and others; wrote several books, including Art and design in the British film (1948), Baroque theatre construction (1982), Designing for moving pictures (1941), and Gordon Craig: the story of his life (1968).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Carrick's correspondence with Lee Freeson, with observations on Edward Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, and other theatrical personalities. Includes letters from his sister, Ellen Craig, to Freeson. Also includes other correspondence and ephemera related to his late father's career, shedding further light on Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, Isadora Duncan and others.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence, mostly letters from Carrick to Lee Freeson (Box 1).
    2. Book catalogues and Theatre Arts Monthly issue on Macbeth (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Carrick, Edward, 1905- --Archives.
    Freeson, Lee--Correspondence.
    Set designers--Great Britain--Archival resources.