In the Shubert Archive: Mae West, David Bowie and Gaby Deslys’ dainty feet

Photos of Josephine Baker in 1936, Carmen Miranda in 1941,  and a bevy of beauties portraying dabs of paint arranged around a huge painter’s palette in 1924;  a costume design for CATS in 1981 and the Wizard of Oz… in 1903; a window card for David Bowie in 1980, and a flyer for Mae West in 1928. These are among the treasures at The Shubert Archive, which has just launched a new website,  where you can see these and other examples of records, scripts, scores, designs, photographs, some odd memorabilia and much else dating back to the 1890s.

Click on any entry to see it enlarged and read the caption supplied by the archivists.


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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