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Leah Rhodes Costume Design Drawings

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The Leah Rhodes costume design drawings span the years 1941-1970 (bulk 1940s-1950s) and encompass 5.3 linear feet. The collection consists almost entirely of original costume design drawings. Thirty films are represented by approximately 120 designs and include "The Adventures of Don Juan" (1949), "April in Paris" (1952), "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Blowing Wild" (1953), "Cheyenne" (1947), "Experiment Perilous" (1944), "It's Only Money" (1962), "Mark of the Renegade" (1951), "One Sunday Afternoon" (1948), "Saratoga Trunk" (1945), and "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964). A sampling of Rhodes's nonfilm work, which ranged from general fashion design to elaborate costumes created for Las Vegas shows, is also included.

Gift of the Leah Rhodes family (Eugene Montgomery, Walter Montgomery, Etta Moriaty, Helen Oberholtzer, and Flora Richardson), 1986.