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An oral history interview with Saul Bolasni / recording and transcript. 1991 April 18

Author: Saul Bolasni; David Farneth; Peggy Meyer Sherry
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English : [Reference copy]
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Bolasni tells of his involvement, as costume designer, with the original run (96 performances in 1954) of the Marc Blitzstein adaptation of the Weill/Brecht Threepenny Opera; he also relates the story of his portrait of Lenya in his own "Jenny" costume and speaks of Lenya in the context of fashion design and theatrical beauty; further discussion relates to Stella Adler, Valerie Bettis, Marcus Blechman, Marc  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Stella Adler; Valerie Bettis; Marcus Blechman; Marc Blitzstein; Eleanor Bolasni; Saul Bolasni; Saul Bolasni; Carmen Capalbo; Marlene Dietrich; Lotte Lenya; Dory Livingston; Lucille Lortel; Pat McBride; Scott Merrill; Katina Paxinou; William Pitkin; Gerald Price; Charlotte Rae; Valentina.; Irene Worth
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Bolasni; David Farneth; Peggy Meyer Sherry
OCLC Number: 152674934
In: Oral history project of the Weill-Lenya Research Center
Notes: Includes biographical note, abstract, and name-title index.
Description: 1 transcript (22 p.) ; 28 cm. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.
Responsibility: conducted by David Farneth and Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City,

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Bolasni tells of his involvement, as costume designer, with the original run (96 performances in 1954) of the Marc Blitzstein adaptation of the Weill/Brecht Threepenny Opera; he also relates the story of his portrait of Lenya in his own "Jenny" costume and speaks of Lenya in the context of fashion design and theatrical beauty; further discussion relates to Stella Adler, Valerie Bettis, Marcus Blechman, Marc Blitzstein, Eleanor Bolasni, Carmen Capalbo, Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Dory Livingston, Lucille Lortel, Pat McBride, Scott Merrill, Katina Paxinou, William Pitkin, Gerald Price, Charlotte Rae, Valentina, and Irene Worth.

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