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Gypsy Rose Lee Collection

Christopher Plummer, center, and Gypsy Rose Lee in a scene from “Wind Across the Everglades” (1958).

Gypsy Rose Lee, born Rose Louise Hovick, was an actress, author, and playwright most known for her burlesque performances during the 1930s and 1940s. She later became a successful author of mystery and other literary works—one of which was adapted into the feature film, “Gypsy” (1959). The Archive has various production elements from this film as well as several of Gypsy Rose Lee’s home movies and behind-the-scenes footage, many of which have been preserved. Since 2014, the Archive has housed close to 800 items related to Gypsy Rose Lee, including nitrate elements on deposit through her estate and elements made from preservation work.

Click here for a list of the Academy’s holdings related to Gypsy Rose Lee.

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