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Production Photographs: "Cotton Club Gala" (1975)

Description: This folder contains fifty large-format and 35mm negatives and sixty-six photographs, twenty of which are duplicates, from "Cotton Club Gala" directed by Ellen Stewart and produced at La MaMa in 1975. The production featured The Original Hoofers, Les Soubrettes, and numbers staged by Larl Becham. 

Written on the back of the ninth photograph it says: "Ellen center only show she ever directed." Some of the other photographs have handwriting on the back identifying who is in the image. 

The 35mm negatives are digitized as they have no associated prints, but the large-format negatives do have associated prints. 

Date created: circa 1975
Language: English
Identifier: OBJ.1975.0158
Measurements: 8 in; 11 in (width; width) x 10 in; 14 in (height; height)
Rights statement: La MaMa holds or manages the copyright(s) in this item. If you need information about reusing this item, please email
LCSH Names Authority: Chaney, Lon, 1927-1995
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club
Slyde, Jimmy
Stewart, Ellen, 1919-2011
Green, Chuck
Brown, Ralph, 1914-1990
Kaalund, Raymond
Brown, Buster, 1913-2002
McBroom, Marcia, 1947-
LCSH Subjects: Stage photography
Experimental theater
Off Off-Broadway theater
African American theater
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