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Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)


  • [Biographical and other information on Rouben Mamoulian's life and career can be found in Current Biography, Encyclopedia Britannica, and many reference sources on theater and film, incl. Tom Milne's Rouben Mamoulian (London : Thames & Hudson, 1969; or Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press, 1970). Mamoulian himself collected large numbers of publications on theater and film, many of which include entries about his work.]

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    • Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Library of Congress. Rouben Mamoulian Collection
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      • found: Saroyan, William. The daring young man on the flying trapeze and other stories, 1934:inscribed (To Rouben Mamoulian)
      • found: Birney, Alice L. "Mamoulian Collection arrives at the Library" in Library of Congress Information Bulletin, March 2003:(In Dec. 2002 LC received a gift of the archives and library of Rouben Mamoulian (1898-1987), a bequest of his widow, Azadia Mamoulian. An innovative stage and screen director, Mamoulian directed 44 stage plays and 16 films, incl. Porgy & Bess, Carousel, Oklahoma, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Queen Christina, Golden Boy, and Silk Stockings. The collection documents Mamoulian's close professional and personal ties with leading figures of 20th-c. popular culture incl. George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, William Wyler, Howard Hawks, William Saroyan, Ray Bradbury, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and many others. In addition to letters, manuscripts, realia, and ephemera, there are a number of rare books.
      • found: Bremel, Mark, and Rosanna Ensley. "Rouben Mamoulian Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress" (brochure for 2009 LC junior fellows exhibition), Aug. 2009:(The personal library of pioneering director Rouben Mamoulian came to the Rare Bk & Special Collections Div. in 2007. Treasures from the collection include an 18th-c. Persian-Armenian ms.; a rare edition from George Crukshank's Fairy Library (1853) with hand colored plates; and George Gershwin's Song Book (1932), inscribed to his "favorite director.")
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      • [Biographical and other information on Rouben Mamoulian's life and career can be found in Current Biography, Encyclopedia Britannica, and many reference sources on theater and film, incl. Tom Milne's Rouben Mamoulian (London : Thames & Hudson, 1969; or Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press, 1970). Mamoulian himself collected large numbers of publications on theater and film, many of which include entries about his work.]
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      • 2009-08-25: new
      • 2013-01-10: revised
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