William Knight Zewadski Classical movie stills collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes Classically-themed movie, stage, and dance stills. Items in this collection consist primarily of photographs and postcards, both black and white and color. Also included are posters, advertising materials, and other imagery.
- Created: 1860-2007
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018
- Zewadski, William Knight (Person)
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11.42 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection traces the relationship between antiquity and popular culture through the usage of Classical imagery on the screen and stage. Materials in the collection include photographs (both color and black and white), postcards, advertising materials, and other visual art from the late 19th–early 21st centuries. Most images are American or European in origin, showcasing themes of antiquity, mythology, and literature. The film stills range from the early silent era to more modern Hollywood blockbusters, but also include televised movies and series. In addition to marketing images by studios, the collection also consists of rare behind the scenes images from film sets and creative departments. The stage works exhibited include theater, ballet, and opera. Materials from this previously private collection have been curated and displayed at institutions such as the Tate Modern, Emory University, and the University of Oxford.
The materials in this collection are arranged topically and according to chronology. The donor's original order is maintained.
Source of Acquisition
William Knight Zewadski
Method of Acquisition
- Art and opera Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Ballet Subject Source: Usfspeccol
- Costume Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Film and TV studies Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Greek drama Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Postcards Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- William Knight Zewadski Classical movie stills collection
- SJ, 2018
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