William Ivey Long Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes four sketches of costumes by William Ivey Long including two dresses for the character Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, one sketch from The Producers, and another sketch of costumes from the ballet The Blue Necklace. The collection also includes photographs, a fabric sample of from Edna Turnblad's Pucci dress, and other items.
- Creation: 2000-2004
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William Ivey Long is 5-time Tony winning costume designer for Broadway, television, and film productions.
Long is the son of Mary and William Ivey Long, Sr., a Winthrop University professor. Long attended the College of William and Mary graduating in 1969. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/William Ivey Long.
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This collection is not yet fully described.
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
Handling of fragile items may be restricted.
The collection was transferred from the Alumni Association to the University Archives prior to 2007.
Acc. 2009.561, a piece of fabric from Edna Turnblad's dress in Hairspray, has been separated from this collection and added to the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13) on 11/24/2009.
- Guide to the William Ivey Long Papers
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