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Claude Fredericks papers, circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)

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Fredericks (Claude) papers
Series IV. Photographs, film, and recordings, ca. 1850-1983 6.26 Linear Feet 15 boxes
Series IV.C. Photographic postcards from Carl Van Vechten, 1947-1950 121 items
Van Vechten sent Claude Fredericks and Milton Saul postcards made from his own photographs between 1947-1950. They measure 3 ½ in. by 5 ¼ in. and most are embossed "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten." The images are of artists actors, authors, dancers, musicians and composers. Some include lengthy messages.
The following inventory is only a partial list since not all the persons have been identified. A few of the postcards are not Van Vechten photographs but only postcards written by him. Where it has been discovered that the photographs have been published, this fact is noted. Dance Photography refers to Dance Photography of Carl Van Vechten (New York-London 1981), and Portraits refers to Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (Indianapolis-New York 1978). However, most of the photographs are unpublished. The postcards cover the years 1947 to 1950. Van Vechten sometimes sent the postcards in envelopes - hence no date, postmark, and, on occasion, no note. At least two photographs can still be found in Van Vechten's correspondence located in Box 12 of The Banyan Press archive (900230A), one with a letter dated 24 April 1948 and another (of Christopher Isherwood) with a letter dated 9 June 1948.
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47 1 J. Kerr of Yale University Press and child
47 1-2 Pearl Bailey
47 3 Juanita Hall in "South Pacific"
47 4-5 ?
47 6 Jean Cocteau
Published in Portraits; see also 23, 79.
47 7 Billie Holiday
Published in Portraits; see also 122.
47 8-9 ?
47 10 Ram Gopal
See also 29, 70, 111, 120.
47 11 Postcard of painting
47 12-13 ?
47 14 Nora Kaye
See also 75-77, 107, 123.
47 15 Katherine Cornell?
47 16 Bronze head of Van Vechten
47 17-18 Mary Martin
See also 102
47 19-20 ?
47 21 Joan Miró
Published in Portraits.
47 22 Alicia Markova in "Giselle"
47 23 Jean Cocteau (same as 79; see also 6)
47 24 Boboli Gardens, Florence
47 25 ?
47 26 Jean Marais (see also 58, 109, 116)
47 27 Marianne Moore
47 28 Sidney Lumet
47 29 Ram Gopal (see also 10, 70, 111, 120)
47 30-31 ?
47 32 Norman Mailer (same as 91; see also 92, 119)
47 33 ?
47 34 Salvador Dali
Published in Portraits; same as 78.
47 35 Portrait painting of Van Vechten
47 36 Harrison Thomson's legs (see also 37, 114, 124)
47 37 Harrison Thomson (see also 36, 114, 124)
47 38 Fania Marinoff in "The Skin of Our Teeth"
47 39 Self-portrait of Van Vechten
47 40 Claude Fredericks's house, Pawlet Vermont (see also 63, 67, 68)
47 41-42 Truman Capote (see also 115, 143)
47 43 Gore Vidal
Published in Portraits; see also 103.
47 44 Theodore Dreiser
47 45 Marcel Duchamp
Published in Portraits
47 46 ? (see also 89, 90?)
47 47 Leonard Bernstein
47 48 Ethel Waters?
47 49 Eugene O'Neill (same as 117)
47 50 W. H. Auden
47 51-52 Gertrude Stein (see also 72, 73, 118)
47 53 Alice B. Toklas (see also 61), Chartres, October 1949
47 54 Marlon Brando (see also 99)
47 55 F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published in Portraits.
47 56 Marie Laurencin
47 57 Martha Graham
47 58 Jean Marais (see also 26, 109, 116)
47 59 Josephine Baker, Paris (see also 62)
47 60 Henri Matisse
Published in Portraits.
47 61 Alice B. Toklas (see also 53)
47 62 Josephine Baker
Published in Dance Photography; see also 59.
47 63 Claude Fredericks's house, Pawlet Vermont (see also 40, 67, 68)
47 64 Meg Mundy in "The Respectful Prostitute" (same as 66)
47 65 ?
47 66 Meg Mundy in "The Respectful Prostitute" (same as 64)
47 67-68 Claude Fredericks's house, Pawlet Vermont (see also 40, 63)
47 69 Paul Robeson
47 70 Ram Gopal (see also 10, 29, 111, 120)
47 71 Maxine Sullivan
47 72-73 Gertrude Stein (see also 51, 52, 118)
47 74 Francisco Moncion in Menotti's "Sebastian"
47 75 Nora Kaye as Lizzie Borden in "Fall River Legend" (see also 14, 76, 77, 107, 123)
47 76 Nora Kaye and Hugh Laing in "Petrouchka" (see also 14, 75, 77, 81, 107, 123)
47 77 Nora Kaye in "Petrouchka" (see also 14, 75, 76, 107, 123)
47 78 Salvador Dali
Published in Portraits; same as 34.
47 79 Jean Cocteau (same as 23; see also 6)
47 80 ?
47 81 Hugh Laing and Muriel Bentley (?) in "Shadow of the Wind" (see also 76)
47 82 Crandall Diehl?
47 83 Two men from Princeton
47 84 Philip Truex (Eileen) and Earl Oxford singing "I left my heart..." in "This Is The Army"
47 85 ?
47 86 Gilda Gray
47 87 Carl Van Vechten (not embossed; see also 96)
47 88 Janet Collins
47 89-90 ? (see also 46?)
47 91-92 Norman Mailer (same as 32; see also 119)
47 93 John Gielgud
47 94 Laurence Olivier
47 95 ?
47 96 Carl Van Vechten (see also 87)
47 97 Judith Anderson as Olga in "Three Sisters"
47 98 Giovanni Martinelli
47 99 Marlon Brando (see also 54)
47 100 ?
47 101 ?
47 102 Mary Martin (see also 17, 18)
47 103 Gore Vidal (see also 43)
47 104 Nelson Barclift in drag in "This is the Army"
47 105 Caricature of Carl Van Vechten
47 106 Double exposure entitled Spirit of the Vacuum Cleaner
47 107 Nora Kaye in Robbins' "Facsimile" (see also 14, 75-77, 123)
47 108 Dolly Haas
47 109 Jean Marais (see also 26, 58, 116)
47 110 ?
47 111 Ram Gopal (see also 10, 29, 70, 120)
47 112-113 Claude Fredericks and Milton Saul
47 114 Harrison Thomson (see also 36, 37, 124)
47 115 Truman Capote (see also 41, 42, 143)
47 116 Jean Marais (same as 26, 58, or 109?)
47 117 Eugene O'Neill (same as 49)
47 118 Gertrude Stein (see also 51, 52, 72, 73)
47 119 Norman Mailer (same as 32, 91, or 92?)
47 120 Ram Gopal (see also 10, 29, 70, 111)
47 121 Leo Stein
47 122 Billie Holiday (see also 7)
47 123 Nora Kaye in "Dark Elegies" (see also 14, 75-77, 107)
47 124 Harrison Thomson (see also 36, 37, 114)
47 125 Four young men from Harvard
47 126-142 Postcards, postmarked with notes, 1948-1949
47 143 Truman Capote
Published in Portraits; see also 41, 42, 115.
47 144-145 Postcards, postmarked with notes 1948-1949
47 146-153 Postcards, blank on reverse side
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48 Box made by Suzi Gablik to hold photographic postcards by Carl Van Vechten


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