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Subseries 6.3
Drawings and renderings, 1954-2010
Boxes 119 - 133, OP1

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of drawings and renderings from circa 1954-2010. It contains costume, figure, and landscape drawings; general sketches and portraits; set designs; and storyboards. Renderings include fabric swatches and images generated for productions that were not drawn by Holder but were created or organized by him.

Storyboards include Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag (undated), The Golden Aura of Araura (undated), Hansel and Gretel and the House of Fruit Cake (undated), Mr. Orpheus Black (2005), The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps (circa 1988-1991), and Sister Alice in Wonderland (circa 1998-2001). There are costume drawings of House of Flowers (1987), Prodigal Prince (1998), Timbuktu (1979), The Voodoo Tragedy (1978), and The Wiz (1975).

Some drawings are accompanied by reference clippings (newspaper and magazine clippings Holder used as reference for projects). Some reference clippings were used as cityscapes and other backgrounds for scene mockups.

This subseries also contains general figure drawings and portraits, both unbound and in sketchbooks. Some works were not created by Holder, such as portraits of Holder by other artists and sketches by Léo Holder within sketchbooks they shared.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Processing Note

All portfolios received from the donor were kept in original order, unless size of document warranted rearrangement for preservation purposes. Rearranged material was organized by size, from small to large, or stored in smaller folders.

Box Folder Content
119 1 "Brazil costumes," undated [1 of 2]
119 2 "Brazil costumes," undated [2 of 2]
131 1 "Cake Walk JP" and Léo Holder drawings, circa 1960s

Originally housed together.

119 3 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, sketches, undated [1 of 3]
119 4 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, sketches, undated [2 of 3]
119 5 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, sketches, undated [3 of 3]
119 6 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, storyboard, undated [1] [1 of 3]
119 7 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, storyboard, undated [1] [2 of 3]
119 8 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, storyboard, undated [1] [3 of 3]
119 9 Cindy and the Brown Paper Bag, storyboard, undated [2]
131 2 Cityscapes and figure drawings, with reference clippings, circa 2007 and undated
130 1 Costume and figure drawings, legal pad and unbound, undated

Drawings were originally housed together inside of an itinerary folder from 2002 February 27.

130 2 Costume and figure drawings, with notes and phone numbers, ruled writing tablet, undated
130 3 Costume drawings, undated
119 10 Costume drawings and portraits, pastels, undated
120 1 Costume drawings with notes, undated
130 4 Costume drawings with notes, writing tablet, undated
120 2 Drawing, undated
130 5 Drawings on magazine and newspaper clippings, undated
120 3 The Fairy Dance, undated
120 4 "Fairy Tales" and "Jubilee Singers," undated
130 6 Figure drawing, pastel, undated
130 7 Figure drawings and portraits, pen and marker, 1975-2010
130 8 Figure drawings and portraits, pencil, undated
120 5 Figure drawings and portraits, with clippings and nude photographs, undated
131 3 Figure drawings and portraits, with printed material, undated [1 of 2]

Originally housed together.

131 4 Figure drawings and portraits, with printed material, undated [2 of 2]

Contains correspondence, post cards, and clippings.

131 5 Figure drawings, pencil, undated
130 9 Figure drawings, pen, lined notebook, undated
130 10 Figure drawings, pen, sketchbook, undated
132 1 Figure drawings, sketchbook, undated
131 6 Figure drawings, sketchbook, inserts, undated
130 11 Figure drawings, unbound legal paper, undated
130 12 "Frankenstein's son", artist unknown, pencil, undated
130 13 General sketches and writings, sketchbook, undated

From original folder "Geoffrey and Léo."

128 1 General sketches, sketchbook, circa 1950s

General sketches files include rough or unfinished drawings and some writings.

128 2 General sketches, sketchbook, undated [1]
128 3 General sketches, sketchbook, undated [2]
120 6 The Golden Aura of Araura, storyboard, undated [1]
132 2 The Golden Aura of Araura, storyboard, undated [2]
120 7 The Golden Aura of Araura, storyboard, with Josephine Baker prints, undated [1 of 2]
120 8 The Golden Aura of Araura, storyboard, with Josephine Baker prints, undated [1 of 2]
130 14 Group scene renderings, undated
120 9 Hansel and Gretel Jackson and the House of Fruitcake, storyboard, undated [1]
120 10 Hansel and Gretel Jackson and the House of Fruitcake, storyboard, undated [2]
130 15 Holder, Geoffrey coloring doll, birthday card, artist unknown, undated
130 16 Holder, Geoffrey, portraits, 1958-1964

Portrait signed by Claude Marks (1964) and unidentified artists.

130 17 Hooded figures on bikes, undated
120 11 House of Flowers, costumes, 1987 [1 of 2]
120 12 House of Flowers, costumes, 1987 [2 of 2]
131 7 Landscape drawings, pastel, with clippings and birthday card, circa 2008 and undated
121 1 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [1] [1 of 3]
121 2 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [1] [1 of 3]
121 3 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [1] [1 of 3]
121 4 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [2] [1 of 5]
121 5 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [2] [2 of 5]
121 6 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [2] [3 of 5]
121 7 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [2] [4 of 5]
121 8 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [2] [5 of 5]
121 9 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [3] [1 of 2]
121 10 Mr. Orpheus Black, storyboard, undated [3] [2 of 2]
OP1 -- "Nepenthes," artist unknown, watercolor, 2005
122 1 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, character portraits, circa 1989
122 2 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, figure drawings, dancing, circa 1989 [1]
122 3 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, figure drawings, dancing, circa 1989 [2]
122 4 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, mock-ups on reference clippings, undated [1]
122 5 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, mock-ups on reference clippings, undated [2]
122 6 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, mock-ups on reference clippings, undated [3]
122 7 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, painting of red shoes, undated
133 1 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, scenes, undated [1 of 2]
133 2 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, scenes, undated [2 of 2]
122 8 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [1] [1 of 3]
122 9 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [1] [2 of 3]
123 1 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [1] [3 of 3]
123 2 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [2] [1 of 4]
123 3 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [2] [2 of 4]
123 4 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [2] [3 of 4]
123 5 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, storyboard, undated [2] [4 of 4]
130 18 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, title renderings, undated [1]
123 6 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, title renderings, undated [2]
123 7 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with reference clippings, undated [1] [1 of 4]
123 8 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with reference clippings, undated [1] [2 of 4]
123 9 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with reference clippings, undated [1] [3 of 4]
124 1 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with reference clippings, undated [1] [4 of 4]
130 19 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with reference clippings, undated [2]
124 2 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with written story and notes, 1988 [1 of 2]
124 3 The Odyssey of Anna and her Red Pumps, with written story and notes, 1988 [2 of 2]
124 4 Pastel drawings on reference clippings, undated
124 5 Pastel, pen, and pencil drawings, with notes, undated

Original folder.

130 20 Portrait, undated

Removed from scripts.

130 21 Portrait, undated [artist: Andre Jackson]
124 6 Portraits, pen, circa 1954
124 7 Prodigal Prince, costumes, undated
124 8 Prodigal Prince, costumes, with clippings, circa 1998
124 9 Prodigal Prince, costumes, with photographs, undated [1] [1 of 2]
124 10 Prodigal Prince, costumes, with photographs, undated [2] [2 of 2]
130 22 Prodigal Prince, costumes, with photographs, undated [3]
131 8 Prodigal Prince, costumes, with photographs, undated [4]

Contains some notes.

130 23 Set design and notes, unidentified production, pencil, unbound legal pad, undated
125 1 Set renderings, unidentified production, undated
125 2 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, undated
125 3 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [1] [1of 3]
125 4 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [1] [2 of 3]
125 5 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [1] [3of 3]
125 6 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [2]
125 7 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [3]
125 8 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [4] [1 of 3]
125 9 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [4] [2 of 3]
125 10 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, 1999 [4] [3 of 3]
126 1 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, sketchbook, undated
126 2 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, with reference clippings, 1999 [1 of 2]
126 3 Sister Alice in Wonderland, storyboard, with reference clippings, 1999 [2 of 2]
126 4 Sister Alice in Wonderland, with captions, undated [1 of 2]
126 5 Sister Alice in Wonderland, with captions, undated [2 of 2]
131 9 Student crayon drawings, undated
130 24 The Temptation of St. Anthony, costume fabrics and references, 2004
126 6 The Temptation of St. Anthony, costumes, 2004
126 7 Timbuktu, costumes, 1979 [1 of 3]
127 1 Timbuktu, costumes, 1979 [2 of 3]
127 2 Timbuktu, costumes, 1979 [3 of 3]
127 3 Timbuktu, costumes, with photographs, 1979 [1 of 3]
127 4 Timbuktu, costumes, with photographs, 1979 [2 of 3]
127 5 Timbuktu, costumes, with photographs, 1979 [3 of 3]
127 6 Timbuktu, set design, circa 1979
129 1 Untitled scenes, undated [1 of 4]
129 2 Untitled scenes, undated [2 of 4]
129 3 Untitled scenes, undated [3 of 4]
129 4 Untitled scenes, undated [4 of 4]
-- -- Untitled storyboard, undated
131 10 The Voodoo Tragedy, "Voodoo Phantom of the Opera," costume and character drawings 1978 [1 of 4]
131 11 The Voodoo Tragedy, "Voodoo Phantom of the Opera," costume and character drawings, 1978 [2 of 4]
131 12 The Voodoo Tragedy, "Voodoo Phantom of the Opera," costume and character drawings, 1978 [3 of 4]
131 13 The Voodoo Tragedy, "Voodoo Phantom of the Opera," costume and character drawings, 1978 [4 of 4]

Contains headshots.

127 7 The Wiz, costumes, 1975 [1 of 4]
127 8 The Wiz, costumes, 1975 [2 of 4]
127 9 The Wiz, costumes, 1975 [3 of 4]
127 10 The Wiz, costumes, 1975 [4 of 4]
127 11 Young girl, marker, undated
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