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BLK Vol. 2 No. 3

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Cleo Manago, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
AIDS Project East Bay, American, founded 1983  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
African-American Lesbian and Gay Alliance, American, founded 1986  Search this
Larry Saxxon, American  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Phill Wilson, American, born 1956  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Gilberto Gerald, Panamanian American, born 1950  Search this
Rev. Jesse Jackson, American, born 1941  Search this
Louis Farrakhan, American, born 1933  Search this
Dr. Lenora Fulani, American, born 1950  Search this
Dr. Sylvia Rhue, American, born 1947  Search this
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Ayofemi Stowe Folayan, American, born 1950  Search this
Lavender Light, American, founded 1985  Search this
Danitra Vance, American, 1954 - 1994  Search this
Keith St. John, American, born 1957  Search this
Barbara Smith, American, born 1946  Search this
Jewel Thais-Williams, American  Search this
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays, American, 1978 - 1990  Search this
Salsa Soul Sisters, American, founded 1974  Search this
Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy, American, born 1951  Search this
Assotto Saint, Haitian American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
David N. Dinkins, American, born 1927  Search this
Essex Hemphill, American, 1957 - 1995  Search this
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
AIDS Project Los Angeles, American, founded 1983  Search this
Jewelle Gomez, American, born 1948  Search this
Ntozake Shange, American, 1948 - 2018  Search this
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Michael Smith, American, died 1989  Search this
Martin Luther King III, American, born 1957  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
George Augustus Stallings Jr., American, born 1948  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Film  Search this
Gender  Search this
Health  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.16
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58fb9efbe-8adc-4d67-b908-93d413f31157
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.16

BLK Vol. 4 No. 4

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
RuPaul, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Yolanda King, American, 1955 - 2007  Search this
Unity Fellowship Church, American, founded 1982  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Max Robinson, American, 1939 - 1988  Search this
Ice Cube, American, born 1969  Search this
Republican Party, American, founded 1854  Search this
Luther Vandross, American, 1951 - 2005  Search this
Joseph F. Beam, American, 1954 - 1988  Search this
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American, founded 1905  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States, North and Central America
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, United States, North and Central America
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
December 1993
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.38
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50e33f134-7202-4dfe-aa89-ebb91ed7e8ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.38

Stan Getz and Dionne Warwick

Artist:
Sanford Hoffman, active 1960s  Search this
Sitter:
Stan Getz, 2 Feb 1927 - 6 Jun 1991  Search this
Dionne Warwick, born 12 Dec 1941  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithographic poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 89.9 x 58.4 cm (35 3/8 x 23")
Type:
Print
Date:
1969
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone  Search this
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Stan Getz: Male  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Saxophonist  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Female  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Rennert
Object number:
NPG.2007.158
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47b4ee7e9-13fa-48c4-a909-bbcbadd7dc64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.158

Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick and Joe Mooney

Artist:
Sanford Hoffman, active 1960s  Search this
Sitter:
Joe Mooney, 1911 - 1975  Search this
Dionne Warwick, born 12 Dec 1941  Search this
Stan Getz, 2 Feb 1927 - 6 Jun 1991  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithographic poster with halftone
Dimensions:
Sheet: 96.6 x 63.5 cm (38 1/16 x 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
1965
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone  Search this
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Stan Getz: Male  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Saxophonist  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Female  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Joe Mooney: Male  Search this
Joe Mooney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Rennert
Object number:
NPG.2007.162
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f60e8ca6-9435-4a7b-a219-4e6717ee0632
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.162

Mary Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Lena Horne, DeeDee Warwick, radio DJ Detroit Benson, unknown backup singers, 1973

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Wilson, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Dee Dee Warwick, American, 1942 - 2008  Search this
Detroit Benson  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 7/16 in. (19 × 23.9 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 15/16 × 9 13/16 in. (20.2 × 25 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.29
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5be7f845c-0f3f-47ab-a9cf-87e039406a01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.29
Online Media:

BLK Vol. 3 No. 9

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Patti Labelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Phil Reed, American, 1949 - 2008  Search this
Magic Johnson, American, born 1959  Search this
Clarence Thomas, American, born 1948  Search this
Donna Summer, American, 1948 - 2012  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Gladys Knight, American, born 1944  Search this
Arsenio Hall, American, born 1956  Search this
Debbie Allen, American, born 1950  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Anita Hill, American, born 1956  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Jewel's Catch One, American, founded 1973  Search this
Rue's House, American, 1989 - 1997  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Steven Corbin, American, 1953 - 1995  Search this
Salsa Soul Sisters, American, founded 1974  Search this
GMHC, American, founded 1981  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Kurt L. Schmoke, American, born 1949  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946  Search this
Dr. Marjorie Hill, American  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Christiansted, Virgin Islands of the United States, United States, North and Central America
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Vacaville, Solano County, California, United States, North and Central America
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.34ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bcad8647-5969-4401-8f5d-1cd333d00f33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.34ab

Warwick, Dionne

Collection Collector:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 122
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period.

Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
See more items in:
George Sidney Collection
George Sidney Collection / Series 1: Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Slides / 1.3: Personalities and People
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep840490426-6eae-405e-a797-9a67494f4458
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0867-ref670

Greatest Hits of Dionne Warwicke, Vol. 1

Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
Hallmark Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United Kingdom
Release date:
1972
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.09775
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
SHM 789
Catalog number:
1996.3034.09775
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3236-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1013636

Valley of the Dolls

Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
Scepter  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Release date:
1968
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.09776
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
SRM-568
Catalog number:
1996.3034.09776
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a2bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1017868

The Very Best of Dionne Warwick

Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
United Artists  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Release date:
1974
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.09777
Catalog number:
1996.3034.09777
Label number:
UA-LA337-G
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-c86e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1019109

Westbury Music Fair: Dionne Warwicke and Sonny Bono

Referenced:
Bono, Sonny  Search this
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 5 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 14.2875 cm
Object Name:
program
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1977
Credit Line:
Gift of Corinne and Joseph H. Glass
ID Number:
2005.3021.107
Nonaccession number:
2005.3021
Catalog number:
2005.3021.107
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ad0e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290705

Stevie Wonder Thought Shares

Manufactured by:
Jobete Music Co., Inc., American, founded 1959  Search this
Black Bull Music, American  Search this
Published by:
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
Subject of:
Stevie Wonder, American, born 1950  Search this
Quincy Jones, American, born 1933  Search this
The Pointer Sisters, American, founded 1969  Search this
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009  Search this
Spinners, American, founded 1954  Search this
Aretha Franklin, American, 1942 - 2018  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney, British, born 1942  Search this
Jermaine Jackson, American, born 1954  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Jeff Beck, English, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 15/16 x 8 15/16 x 1/2 in. (30.3 x 22.7 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
record covers
songbooks
45 rpm records
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Motown (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.71
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1984 Jobete Music Co. and Black Bull Music (ASCAP). Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd562b71370-6098-4e36-8c39-9403a6cb32c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.71

Purple dress and white belt worn by Dionne Warwick

Designed by:
Michael Travis, American, 1928 - 2014  Search this
Worn by:
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Medium:
Dress: synthetic fiber with metal zipper;
Belt: synthetic fiber and leather with plastic, glass, and metal rhinestones and beads, and metal hook-and-eyes
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((a) flat): 57 1/2 × 18 × 5 in. (146.1 × 45.7 × 12.7 cm)
H x W x D ((b) flat): 26 × 28 × 1/4 in. (66 × 71.1 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
dresses
belts (costume accessories)
Date:
ca. 1965
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dwandalyn R. Reece in memory of Pauline Watkins Reece
Object number:
2015.45.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd581353a8b-7231-4c3b-bb09-6057d3a7ac87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.45.1ab
Online Media:

Mary Wilson, Dee Dee Warwick, Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, radio DJ Detroit Benson, unknown girl singer

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Wilson, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Dee Dee Warwick, American, 1942 - 2008  Search this
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Detroit Benson  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 3/8 × 9 7/16 in. (18.8 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 7/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20 × 25.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.28
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d711f1e9-9d37-41ae-af5d-7229302bf9a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.28
Online Media:

Linda Jackson gets Dionne Warwick's autograph, Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA, June 1973

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Linda A. Jackson, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 7/16 × 9 7/16 in. (18.9 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.2 × 25.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
San Carlos, San Mateo County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.30
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b8b90ff1-5dbe-4121-a4c5-5d2dfc0480d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.30
Online Media:

BLK Vol. 1 No. 2

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Whoopi Goldberg, American, born 1955  Search this
Sylvester, American, 1947 - 1988  Search this
Natalie Cole, American, 1950 - 2015  Search this
Max Robinson, American, 1939 - 1988  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55da7ba5c-dcb5-47da-9ba3-1976c5056fd6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.2

Michael Travis Costume Design Collection

Creator:
Travis, Michael  Search this
Donor:
Lavdas, George  Search this
Names:
5th Dimension (Musical group)  Search this
Supremes (Musical group)  Search this
Liberace, 1919-1987  Search this
Sinatra, Nancy  Search this
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 map-folder )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pastels (drawings)
Pencil works
Drawings
Design drawings
Date:
1947-1986
Summary:
The collection contains approximately 2,500 costume designs in colored pencil and pastels, on tissue paper mounted on mat boards. The designs were created for entertainers such as Liberace, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Sinatra, and others. Some were created for the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the sketches and finished renderings of costumes created over approximately thirty years by Michael Travis. Many are signed by the artist; most are not, which may indicate that Travis collected renderings done by other designers to save them from destruction. They are done in a variety of media and many pencil "roughs" are present as well as the finished art presented to clients. The earlier works are relatively small in size and are believed to have been created in the late 1950s and 1960s for New York costume houses and theatrical productions. The larger format works are primarily designs for the musical performers and television productions that comprised Travis's clients in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s.

During his career his style of illustration evolved and he may also have used several different styles to suit the subject. It is likely that he used assistants for some of the drawings, especially for large productions. In any case, the liveliness of the drawings, the brilliance of their color, the sheer panache they posess is the essence of the drama and excitement that is the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. Many of the illustrations have one (or many) fabric swatches attached to them; a group of large fabric samples is included as well.

Other materials include ephemera, a few publications, and photographs. There is also a small group of artworks by other artists, particularly Waldo Angelo, a long-time friend and colleague.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Costume Designs for Individual Performers and Performing Groups, 1961-1986, undated

Series 2: Costume Designs for Theatrical and Television Productions, 1958-1978, undated

Series 3: Ephemera, Publications, and Photographs, 1977-1985, undated

Series 4: Fabric Samples, undated

Series 5: Artworks by Others, 1947-1968, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Costume designer Michael Travis was born Louis Torakis to a Detroit Greek-American family in 1928. While serving in the postwar United States Army he was stationed in Paris. Upon his discharge in1949 he remained in the city to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne on the GI Bill. Also studying haute couture, he met the designers Jacques Fath and Pierre Balmain and occasionally provided sketches for their collections.

Travis left Paris to seek work in New York and was hired at Eaves Costume Company. The company had been founded in 1863 and was the premier costumer for Broadway productions. He was hired as a secretary (his army employment) but became an assistant to the designers. With the owner's encouragement, he passed the exam for the costumers union and became a member of the Designers Guild. This made him eligible to design for Broadway shows and union films.

Travis became an assistant at Brooks Costume Company where he worked with famous Broadway and Hollywood designers such as Raul Pene du Bois and Irene Sharaff. This would lead to his designing the costumes for Ionesco's play Rhinosceros, starring Zero Mostel. The director of the play then hired Travis for a series of Public Television theater productions. Following these, he became the designer for two television programs featuring operatic and theatrical stars, The Voice of Firestone and The Bell Telephone Hour.

Beginning in 1958, Travis worked on the Motion Picture Acadmey of Arts and Sciences (MPAAS) Academy Awards, the Oscars, for eight years as assistant to well-known costume designer Edith Head. She persuaded him to move from New York to Los Angeles in the mid 1960s and he was hired to design for The Steve Lawrence Show, produced by George Schlatter. Travis and Schlatter became close friends and when Schlatter produced the ground-breaking comedy-variety show Laugh-In, Travis was hired as costume designer. The show ran for six seasons, 1968-1973, and required as many as 300 costumes per episode for a large cast, numerous guest stars, and the corps of dancers. He was nominated for an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) award, the Emmy, and more importantly, met and worked with a great many of the musical, film, and theatrical stars of the time. When the show ended in 1973 he was himself a star in his field. Travis was now able to concentrate on his clientele of musical performers and groups. These included The Supremes, The Temptations, The 5th Dimension, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and solo artists Dionne Warwick, Connie Stevens, Nancy Sinatra, John Denver, Wayne Newton and many others. He also acquired his most extravagant client, Liberace, when the flamboyant pianist's designer retired in 1973.

Frank Ortiz had designed an elaborately beaded and decorated jacket for Liberace as early as 1959 and, with other designers, continued to design elaborate costumes for him throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Following this tradition, Travis was encouraged by Liberace to create the most fabulous, beautiful, and exquisitely crafted suits, vests, boots, and capes possible. The costumes were made using the finest fabrics, embroideries, crystals, sequins, feathers and furs—even lights! Anna Nateece, Liberace's longtime furrier, continued to supply his furs. One of these ensembles was valued at $300,000 dollars and they could weigh over 100 pounds. They were objects of awe for his audiences and made a spectacular appearance with the pianos and automobiles in his stage show. One of Liberace's favorite sayings was "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Travis was able to demonstrate how right he was and continued as his designer and friend until the pianist died in 1987.

When Travis was in his forties he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The disease gradually disabled him to the point that walking was extremely difficult and eventually he became wheelchair-bound. After Liberace's death, he retired from his work but continued an active social life and traveled with his care-givers both within the United States and to European countries. In 2010 he received The Career Achievement in Television Award at the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. His friends, George Schlatter and Nancy Sinatra, were with him at the ceremony. He died on May 1, 2014 at the age of 86.

Source

Liberace Extravaganza! by Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett, HarperCollins 2013
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by George Lavdas.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pastels (Drawings)
Pencil works
Drawings -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Michael Travis Costume Design Collection, 1947-1986, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1347
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82867bc01-86fa-4fa0-90ad-f34f04cf3737
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1347
Online Media:

Another Night; Go With Love

Composer:
Bacharach, Burt  Search this
David, Hal  Search this
Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
Scepter  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.20966
Catalog number:
1996.0153.20966
Label number:
SCE 12181
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-068d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1245445

Anyone Who Had a Heart; Love Of a Boy, The

Composer:
Bacharach, Burt  Search this
David, Hal  Search this
Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
Fontana Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1963
ID Number:
1996.0153.20967
Catalog number:
1996.0153.20967
Label number:
271803 TF
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-068e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1245446

Are You There (With Another Girl); If I Ever Make You Cry

Composer:
Bacharach, Burt  Search this
David, Hal  Search this
Recording artist:
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Manufacturer:
Scepter  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.20968
Catalog number:
1996.0153.20968
Label number:
SCE 12122
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-068f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1245447

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