Fred Ebb Collection, 1964-2002
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Brief Description:

The collection contains the personal materials of Fred Ebb, and is comprised of four series: correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings.

Correspondence encompasses 12 folders organized alphabetically by name; individual items are arranged chronologically by date. The series includes drafts by Fred Ebb, and notes and letters from performers such as Carol Lawrence, Rhonda Fleming, Liza Minnelli, and Chita Rivera, as well as miscellaneous correspondence.

The photographs series is comprised of 5 folders containing 45 photographs of Fred Ebb and various other performers, composers, and personal acquaintances. It includes images of: Liza Minnelli, Goldie Hawn, Bob Fosse, Chita Rivera, Rhonda Flemming, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and John Kander. Some of the photographs were originally in envelopes, with brief handwritten notes and contact information about the people in the pictures.

Ephemera is comprised of 15 folders, grouped by subject matter. This series contains a large range of materials, including autographs and business cards collected by Fred Ebb, playbills and memorabilia from productions of his theatrical works, and 2 large reels of magnetic tape, presumably with sound recordings related to Ebb's work.

The clippings series contains 11 folders and is made up of newspaper and magazine selections related to Ebb's work and the various celebrities with whom he worked. Clippings are grouped into folders according to subject matter.

As a whole, this collection gives insight into the life and professional relationships of Fred Ebb, and is notable for its range of materials and the evidence it gives of Ebb's activities in show business over a large number of years.

Held at:
Historical Collections
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Each series--comprised of a specific type of material--is arranged alphabetically by subject (person, play, etc.).
Subject Index
Ebb, Fred
Fleming, Rhonda
Green-Wood Cemetery--New York, N.Y.
Holmes, Scott
Kander, John
Lane, Burton
Lawrence, Carol
Lewis, Abby
Minnelli, Liza
Musical theater
Pitchford, Dean
Prince, Harold
Reams, Lee Roy
Rivera, Chita
Genres/Forms of Material
Newspaper Clippings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Italian [ita]
Polish [pol]
Japanese [jpn]