Stanley Chase (1928-) was a theater, film, and television producer. The collection consists of production and business files,
original production drawings, posters, press clippings, sound recordings, and scripts from his major projects.
Stanley Chase was born Stanley Cohen on May 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from New Utrecht High School in 1944,
and enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He received his B.A. from New York University in 1949, and immediately pursued graduate
study in drama at Columbia University. In 1950 Chase went to work for CBS Television and met Carmen Capalbo, with whom he
eventually produced the record-breaking musical off-Broadway hit, The Threepenny Opera. Chase followed the success of that production with three more Broadway plays: The Potting Shed (1957), A Moon for the Misbegotten (1957), and The Cave Dwellers (1957). He also produced a European tour of Free and Easy, a Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer jazz musical featuring Quincy Jones.
105 boxes (52.5 linear ft.)
12 oversize boxes
27 map folders
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