Paris Music Hall collection

Paris Music Hall collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Weldy, Max
Title: Paris Music Hall collection
Dates: circa 1920-1939
Quantity: 264.4 Linear feet (6833 items, 133 boxes and 8 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms714

Scope and Content Note

The Paris Music Hall Collection comprises over 6,000 original renderings of costume designs and 1,000 original renderings of curtain designs for the music halls of Paris from 1920 to 1938. The collection, acquired in 1968 by the Library, was originally the property of Max Weldy who provided the elaborate costumes and curtains to the Folies Bergere, Moulin Rouge and other popular cabarets and music halls. Weldy maintained a stable of young, extraordinarily imaginative designers who flocked to Paris from all over Europe to establish a name for themselves. Among the first of Weldy's artists was Romain de Tirtoff, a fledgling designer from Russia, who would later be internationally renowned as Erté.

After the owners and artistic directors of the music halls determined the annual theme for the shows, various tableaux were created to fill an evening's entertainment. Most of these were simply spectacles serving as vehicles for the star artists such as Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, and the Dolly Sisters. The tableaux varied widely to include comic, dramatic and historic subjects, but musical entertainment was always the focal point. The costumes reflected the themes such as "the French Revolution", "Jewels", "The Garden of Metal", "The Seven Deadly Sins", "Flowers", as well as various animals, food, and sports. Most of the sketches are in color, done on tracing paper or watercolor paper. A few have fabric swatches attached. The collection includes designers such as Erté, Serge Kojan, Alex Shanks, Freddy Wittop, José Zamora, and Zig.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: costume designs, set designs, Erte, and photographs.


Index Terms

Costume designers--France--Paris.
Costume--France--Paris.
Erté
Kojan, Serge
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--France--Paris.
Paris (France)
Set designers--France--Paris.
Shanks, Alec
Sketches.
Theaters--France--Paris--Stage-setting and scenery.
Wittop, Freddy
Zamora, José
Zig

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

A selection of images from the Paris Musci Hall colleciton is available through Hargrett's digital collections, http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/selections/paris/index.html.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paris Music Hall collection, ms 714. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Costume Designs

Box
1PMH 101-151 Zig (B)
OS Folder
1BPMH 106 Zig (B) no. 11
Box
2PMH 152-212 Zig (B)
Box
3PMH 213-270 Zig (B)
Box
4PMH 271-320 Zig (B)
Box
5PMH 321-360 Zig (B)
Box
6PMH 361-400 Zig (B)
Box
7PMH 401-475 Zig (B)
Box
8PMH 476-520 Zig (B)
Box
9PMH 521-597 Zig (B)
Box
10PMH 598-647 Zig (B)
Box
11PMH 648-720 Zig (B)
Box
12PMH 721-743D Zig (B)
PMH 744-754 Kogan, Serge (AB)
Box
12APMH 755-782G Aumond, Jean
PMH 783-786 Ariana (BC)
PMH 787-788 White, Cedric (CW)
Box
13PMH 789-834 de Zamora, Jose
Box
14PMH 835-914 de Zamora, Jose
Box
15PMH 915-976C de Zamora, Jose
Box
16PMH 977-1020 Huber, Rene (DC)
Box
17PMH 1021-1063 Huber, Rene (DC)
Box
18PMH 1064-1101B Barbier (E)
PMH 1102-1138 Fatima (F)
Box
19PMH 1139-1148 Tree, Dolly (G)
PMH 1149-1225 Ransom (H)
Box
20PMH 1226-1311 Ransom (H)
Box
21PMH 1312-1395 Ransom (H)
Box
22PMH 1396-1459 Ransom (H)
Box
23PMH 1460-1538E Ransom (H)
Box
24PMH 1539-1616 Czettely (I)
Box
25PMH 1617-1656F Czettely (I)
PMH 1657-1670 Gyarmathy (IB)
Box
26PMH 1671-1746 Gyarmathy (IB)
OS Folder
5BPMH 1747-1757 Gyarmathy (IB)
OS Folder
6APMH 1758-1762 Gyarmathy (IB)
OS Folder
7BPMH 1763-1771 Gyarmathy (IB)
OS Folder
8APMH 1771A-D Gyarmathy (IB)
Box
27PMH 1772-1773B Adelaide, Maria (FB)
PMH 1774-1782 Endré (K)
PMH 1783-1826B Willoughby, Hugh (L)
PMH 1827-1860 Revolg (LA)
Box
28PMH 1861-1926G Fischer, Borg (LB)
Box
29PMH 1927-1992 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
30PMH 1993-2050 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
31PMH 2051-2106H Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
32PMH 2107-2109 Cox, Muriel (MC)
PMH 2110-2167 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
Box
33PMH 2168-2220 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
Box
34PMH 2221-2272 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
Box
35PMH 2273-2331 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
Box
36PMH 2332-2387 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
Box
37PMH 2388-2407 Prochaska, Masha (MP)
PMH 2408-2419 Montedoro (N)
PMH 2420-2442 White, Cedric (CW)
Box
38PMH 2443-2472B White, Cedric (CW)
Box
39PMH 2473-2488B Le Seyeux, Jean (P)
PMH 2489-2519 Seltenhammer, Paul (R)
Box
40PMH 2520-2546B Seltenhammer, Paul (R)
PMH 2547-2602 Palo (RB)
Box
41PMH 2603-2621 Palo (RB)
PMH 2622-2671 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
42PMH 2672-2722 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
43PMH 2723-2783 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
44PMH 2784-2860 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
45PMH 2861-2915 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
46PMH 2916-2968 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
47PMH 2969-3013 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
48PMH 3014-3057 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
49PMH 3058-3109D Barry, Dany (S)
Box
50PMH 3110-3116 Johnston, Mabel E. (SA)
PMH 3117-3157 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
51PMH 3158-3206 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
52PMH 3207-3256 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
53PMH 3257-3320 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
54PMH 3321-3379 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
55PMH 3380-3426 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
56PMH 3427-3476 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
57PMH 3477-3525 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
58PMH 3526-3572 Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
59PMH 3573-3615B Wittop, Freddy (T)
Box
60PMH 3616-3620 Bahman, P. (TX)
PMH 3621-3636 Catherine (UB)
Box
61PMH 3637-3678 Curti, Louis (V)
BoxItem
623679-3709PMH 3679-3709 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
63PMH 3710-3763 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
64PMH 3764-3814 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
65PMH 3815-3868A Curti, Louis (V)
Box
66PMH 3869-3916 Else & Suzy (W)
Box
67PMH 3917-3967 Else & Suzy (W)
Box
68PMH 3968-4022 Else & Suzy (W)
Box
69PMH 4023-4051 Halouze, Edward (X)
PMH 4052-4053L Tonone, Valentine (Z)
PMH 4054-4071 Weldy, Max
Box
70PMH 4071A-4121 Unidentified (BS) (C)
Box
71PMH 4122-4172 Unidentified (C)
Box
72PMH 4173-4222 Unidentified (C)
Box
73PMH 4223-4283 Unidentified (CA)
Box
74PMH 4284-4341 Unidentified (CA) (CA2) (CC)
Box
75PMH 4342-4390 Unidentified (DB) (GK) (HB) (HC)
Box
76PMH 4391-4443 Unidentified (HC) (J) (KA)
Box
77PMH 4444-4495 Unidentified (KA)
Box
78PMH 4496-4533 Unidentified (Q)
Box
79PMH 4534-4579F Unidentified (Q)
Box
80PMH 4580-4640 Unidentified (SB) (TA) (U)
Box
81PMH 4641-4655 Unidentified (U)
PMH 4656-4702 Unidentified
Box
102PMH 5578-5628 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
103PMH 5629-5679 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
104PMH 5680-5736 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
105PMH 5737-5742 Viginier (VB)
PMH 5743 Frank, J. Armand ? (Z)
PMH 5744 Balton (Z)
PMH 5745-5748 Benda, G. K. (Z)
PMH 5749-5752A Blanc, Roger (Z)
PMH 5753-5765 Boucly, Yvonne (Z)
PMH 5766-5772 Carré, Jenny (Z)
PMH 5773-5775 Dave (Z)
PMH 5776-5781 Dessés, Jean (Z)
Box
106PMH 5782-5797 Dessés, Jean (Z)
PMH 5798-5802 DuPont, Floyd (Z)
PMH 5803-5832 Cziffer, Esther (Z)
Box
107PMH 5833-5884 Cziffer, Esther (Z)
Box
108PMH 5885 Froman, P. ? (Z)
PMH 5886-5887 Herbetin ? (Z)
PMH 5888-5889 Laplace, Hermance (Z)
PMH 5890 Labignoc, S. (Z)
PMH 5891-5912 Lorenzi (Z)
PMH 5913 McClay, Suzanne (Z)
PMH 5914-5915 Rab, Pol (Z)
PMH 5916-5926 Retana, Alvaro (Z)
PMH 5927-5929 Rett (Z)
PMH 5930 Severn, Margaret ? (Z)
PMH 5931-5934 Nico, Serge Soma ? (Z)
Box
109PMH 5935-5936 Til (Z)
PMH 5937 Hoffman, Bodington
PMH 5938 Lysana
PMH 5939-5985 Unidentified (Y) (Z)
Box
110PMH 5986-6036 Unidentified (Z)
Box
111PMH 6037-6087 Unidentified (Z)
Box
112PMH 6088-6138 Unidentified (Z)
Box
113PMH 6139-6189 Unidentified (Z)
Box
114PMH 6190-6240 Unidentified (Z)
Box
115PMH 6241-6292 Unidentified (Z)
Box
116PMH 6293-6343 Unidentified (Z)
Box
117PMH 6344-6394 Unidentified (Z)
Box
118PMH 6395-6445 Unidentified (Z)
Box
119PMH 6446-6496 Unidentified (Z)
Box
120PMH 6497-6547 Unidentified (Z) (ZA)
Box
121PMH 6548-6598 Unidentified (ZA) (ZE) (ZL)
Box
122PMH 6599-6649 Unidentified
Box
123PMH 6650-6700 Unidentified
Box
124PMH 6701-6751 Unidentified
Box
125PMH 6752-6807 Unidentified
Box
126PMH 6808-6858 Unidentified
Box
127PMH 6859-6909 Unidentified
Box
128PMH 6910-6960 Unidentified
Box
129PMH 6961-7011 Unidentified
Box
130PMH 7012-7065 Unidentified
Box
131PMH 7066-7090 Unidentified
 

2. Set Designs

Box
82PMH 4703-4759 Zig (B)
Box
83PMH 4760-4828A Zig (B)
PMH 4776 de Zamora, Jose
PMH 4777-4782 Fatima (F)
PMH 4783-4785 Tree, Dolly (G)
PMH 4786-4807A Ransom (H)
PMH 4808 Czettely (I)
PMH 4809-4828A Gyarmathy (IB)
Box
84PMH 4829-4850 Endré (K)
Box
85PMH 4851-4878 Endré (K)
Box
86PMH 4879-4881 Willoughby, Hugh (L)
PMH 4882 Revolg (LA)
PMH 4883-4886B Fischer, Borg (LB)
PMH 4887-4929 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
87PMH 4903-4965 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
88PMH 4966-5015 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
89PMH 5016-5055 Shanks, Alec (M)
Box
90PMH 5056-5085B Shanks, Alec (M)
PMH 5085A Prochaska, Masha (MP)
PMH 5086-5094 Montedoro (N)
PMH 5095-5096 Whytz, Cedric (O)
PMH 5097-5098 Seltenhammer, Paul (R)
PMH 5099 Palo (RB)
Box
91PMH 5100-5130 Barry, Dany (S)
Box
92PMH 5131-5152 Barry, Dany (S)
PMH 5153-5158 Wittop, Freddy (T)
PMH 5159-5166 Curti, Louis (V)
Box
93PMH 5167-5168 Fuller (VB)
PMH 5169 Else & Suzy (W)
PMH 5170-5176 Halouze, Edward (X)
PMH 5177-5181 Cziffer, Esther (Z)
PMH 5182 Peacock, Ada (Z)
PMH 5183-5184A Rab, Pol (Z)
PMH 5185 Froman, P. ? (Z)
PMH 5186-5203 Unidentified (C) (CA) (GB) (HC)
Box
94PMH 5204-5250 Unidentified (MB) (PM) (Q) (U) (Y) (Z)
Box
95PMH 5251-5289 Unidentified (Z)
Box
96PMH 5290-5293 Unidentified (ZL)
PMH 5294-5331 Unidentified
Box
97PMH 5332-5373 Unidentified
Box
98PMH 5374-5420 Unidentified
OS Folder
2BPMH 5332-5337 Unidentified
OS Folder
3BPMH 5338-5342 Unidentified
OS Folder
4BPMH 5343-5347 Unidentified
 

3. Erté (A)

Box
99PMH 5421-5471 Erté (A)
Box
100PMH 5472-5522 Erté (A)
Box
101PMH 5523-5577 Erté (A)
Box
132PMH 5497-5535 Erté (A)
 

4. Photographs/Poster

Box
131PMH 7091-7093 Photographs, 1925 3.0 photographic prints
OS Folder
1B"Paris: Women in the Follies Gala" Georgia Museum of Art Poster, 1985