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David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection,

Collector:
Rockwell, David Hadley  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Posters
Invitations
Advertisements
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
New York (N.Y.) -- 21st century
New Jersey
Florida
Date:
1980-2004, undated
Summary:
An extensive collection of advertisements, club cards, ephemera, and invitations publicizing venues and events at entertainment clubs and venues in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The materials make use of a variety of graphic arts styles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is rich in examples of the graphic arts and event advertising in the era before the prevalence of the internet. Marketing tactics, use of urban space, and entertainment offerings may be gleaned from this material. The venues represented catered to homosexual and heterosexual patrons, some being exclusively gay or straight, but many catered to both communities of all ethnic groups. Venues may be represented by one item or many.

The collection is organized into three series.

Series 1: Venue Advertisements and Invitations, 1983-2004, undated. This series contains advertisements, invitations, and posters for nightclubs, dance clubs, restaurants, and musical and comedy events located in Manhattan and the boroughs of New York City. There is minimal material relating to clubs located in New Jersey and Florida. The nightclubs include large and small venues, mainstream as well as "fringe" clubs, clubs catering predominately to African-American, Latino, gay and lesbian communities, and venues featuring other types of music and entertainment (both adult and mainstream) in addition to disco styles, like jazz, hip-hop, and popular music.

Series 2: Correspondence and Personal, 1988-2000, undated. This series contains a small amount of correspondence and personal material for David H. Rockwell, his family, and unidentified others. Within this series are letters, cards, postcards, and business related materials.

Series 3: Other Advertisments and Ephemera, 1983-2002, undated. This series contains material related to special themed events, art openings, restaurant events, and a variety of specialized "happenings" as well as private parties and birthdays. There are also advertisements for dance studios, records, stores, and theaters.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized in three series.

Series 1: Venue Advertisements and Invitations, 1983-2004, undated

Series 2: Correspondence and Personal, 1988-2000, undated

Series 3: Other Advertisements and Ephemera, 1983-2002, undated
Biographical / Historical:
These invitations were collected by the donor, David H. Rockwell. He also was responsible for printing many of them. Rockwell was resident in Manhattan during the time many of these invitations were created. He describes the invitations and his collecting, "Disco invitations are generally printed on heavy paper and can vary in size from 2x3 inches to 8x12 inches to full size posters. They are extremely colorful, and have very artistic graphics. They were often themed (Model's Ball, New Year's Eve, Drag Nights), or invited you to a celebrity's birthday bash. They were very prominent in New York City during the '80s and '90s, and were sent to exclusive mailing lists to announce the day, date, time, place and prices for all the differnt parties and dances held every night at New York's discos: Studio 54, Xenon, Magique, Danceteria, Limelight, The Palladium, Webster Hall, Underground and The Tunnel-over a hunderd clubs in all. The art on the invites was either created by some of Manhattan's most talented graphic artists, or those employed by the clubs. My role was to print 5000 or 10,000 lots of these invites, often five or six lots a day. I thought they were so cool I kept samples of many, were mailed many more (yes, I went to the parties and survived), and collected many others from 'invitation shelves' at Manhattan records shops, video rental stores, etc.".

The New York City club scene reached a zenith over the three decades following the 1970s emergence of disco music. The blossoming of what has been termed "club culture" followed the upheavals and advancements of the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement, the Stonewall Riots, Vietnam War and other cultural touchstones. During the 1980s and 1990s clubs regularly opened and closed as public patronage waxed and waned. On occasions clubs would close and reopen under a new name and/or location. Some clubs were notorious gathering places for the drug culture of the late twentieth century. The emergence of HIV/AIDS and a general decline in dance and music venues as an agent for dating and socializing, in part due to the internet, spelled the demise of many of the venues represented here. Many well-known New York clubs are represented in this collection.

Clubs catering to a variety of musical tastes, ethnic and social groups, as well as restaurants and adult oriented clubs used club cards, postcards, mailings, hand-outs and what are generically known as flyers to advertise their particular offerings. The graphic arts used in these various advertisements not only imparted the necessary information about the event or place but reflected the personality of the club. They also provided a venue for a variety of graphic designers to utilize their talents in formats both large and small. This phenomenon was recently explored in the 2015 exhibition, "The Last Party," curated by the author Anthony Haden-Guest at WhiteBox in New York City.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC40404)

The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews (AC0857)

John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection (AC1128)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection (AC1146)

John-Manuel Andriote Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Collection (AC1184)

DC Cowboys Dance Company Records (AC1312)

Corbett Reynolds Papers (AC1390)
Provenance:
Collection donated by David Hadley Rockwell in 2015.
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:
Nightclubs  Search this
Disco music  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera -- 21st century
Posters -- 1980-2010
Invitations -- 1980-2010
Advertisements -- 1980-2010
Ephemera -- 20th century
Citation:
David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection, 1983-2004, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1342
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David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection,
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1342

John-Manuel Andriote Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Collection

Creator:
Andriote, John-Manuel  Search this
Names:
Village People.  Search this
Interviewee:
Holleran, Andrew  Search this
Kalaghan, Maryalice  Search this
Lopez, Bernie  Search this
Misulich, Mike  Search this
Moppert, Will  Search this
Omelcenko, Victor  Search this
Rose, Felipe  Search this
Uruski, Carl  Search this
Ward, Ed, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Galley proofs
Interviews
Manuscripts for publication
Correspondence
Audiocassettes
Articles
Compact discs
Books
Transcripts
Programs
Date:
1976-2001
Summary:
John-Manuel Andriote interviewed several individuals and entertainers involved with the disco era for his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. This collection contains his interview tapes, transcripts, and materials related to the research and writing of his book.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of interviews and material collected by Andriote in researching and writing his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, published by HarperCollins in 2001. Included are recorded and transcribed interviews that Andriote conducted with entertainers and others involved in the disco era. The transcribed interviews do not include the interview with Victor Omelcenko and Carl Uruski. The creator's original order and topic designations were maintained: span dates reflect the dates of the materials contained within the folder.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1, Audio Materials, 1977-1999 Subseries 1, Original Interview Audio Cassettes, 1998-1999 Subseries 2, Transcripts of Interviews, 1999 Subseries 3, Soundtracks and Original Soundtrack and Music Compact Discs, 1977-1998 Series 2, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Bound Galley, Manuscript Draft, and Correspondence, 1999-2001 Series 3, Collected Reference Material, 1976-2001
Biographical / Historical:
In the introduction to his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, John-Manuel Andriote writes about disco's popularity during its heyday in the late 1970s and its continuing popularity: "For everyone, getting down was the only thing that mattered on a Saturday night… One of the unique social forces of disco, in fact, was its ability to bring together gay and straight, black and white, like no other popular music before it. People of all colors and orientations united in the name of Fun... It seems safe to say that after two decades of 'just say no'-- to drugs, unsafe sex, cigarettes, and cholesterol -- a lot of restless people are ready for the 'good times' that disco helped to create and celebrate. It's clear that millions of people throughout the world still agree that the music whose only purpose was to get your spirits up and to help you get down is the only music for dancing." [1] Hot Stuff chronicles disco from its beginnings through it reemergence in the late 1990s.
Footnotes:
Andriote, John-Manuel, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, pages 1-4, New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Related Materials:
AC1146 Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection, 1953-2010; AC1128 John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection, 1901-2008; AC0491 Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection; Researcher may also be interested in the American Music Collections.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by John-Manuel Andriote in 2009.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must 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, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Rights:
Copyright held by donor. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Nightclubs  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Disco music  Search this
Disco musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Galley proofs
Interviews -- 1970-2010
Manuscripts for publication
Correspondence -- 1980-2000
Audiocassettes
Articles
Compact discs
Books
Transcripts
Programs
Citation:
John-Manuel Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco collection, 1976-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1184
See more items in:
John-Manuel Andriote Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1184

33c Disco Music single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3189d
Printer:
Ashton-Potter USA (Ltd)  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor); adhesive
Dimensions:
3 x 3 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 18, 1999
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.177
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d3d8d97e-ffb5-4be3-bdd8-64defffb00d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.177

Cats Without Claws

Recorded by:
Donna Summer, American, 1948 - 2012  Search this
Produced by:
Michael Omartian, American, born 1945  Search this
Published by:
Geffen Records, American, founded 1980  Search this
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., American, founded 1958  Search this
Medium:
plastic , magnetic tape , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (cassette): 2 1/2 × 4 × 1/2 in. (6.4 × 10.2 × 1.3 cm)
H x W (jacket): 4 × 5 1/2 in. (10.2 × 14 cm)
H x W x D (case): 2 3/4 × 4 5/16 × 11/16 in. (7 × 11 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
audio cassettes
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Popular 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, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
Object number:
2015.263.2abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1984 The David Geffen Company. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5730edc27-9cc3-4bc0-b071-122e095de5ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.263.2abc
Online Media:

An Evening With Diana Ross

Recorded by:
Diana Ross, American, born 1944  Search this
Distributed by:
Motown Record Corporation, American, founded 1959  Search this
Owned by:
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (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, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number:
2016.161.3.3abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1977 Motown Record Corporation. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52efaaa30-69a5-47ef-bd1d-edb2e8fed874
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.161.3.3abc
Online Media:

An Evening With Diana Ross

Recorded by:
Diana Ross, American, born 1944  Search this
Distributed by:
Motown Record Corporation, American, founded 1959  Search this
Owned by:
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (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, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number:
2016.161.3.4abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1977 Motown Record Corporartion. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51db74d86-dd72-4f07-acfc-83dbc7746cd3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.161.3.4abc
Online Media:

Portrait of Donna Summer

Photograph by:
Jack Mitchell, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Donna Summer, American, 1948 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
silver on photographic gelatin photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 15/16 × 11 in. (35.4 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.83.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jack Mitchell, All Rights Reserved
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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/fd51b175890-92e4-402a-926c-707e562356ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.83.11
Online Media:

Glossy color concert poster for Labelle at the Metropolitan Opera House

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 29 1/8 × 23 in. (74 × 58.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd553a9bf29-579d-4a39-bf76-350d9c9ff7e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.1

Feathered headdress from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
feather, satin, wood, metal, leather, and Velcro™
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 33 × 29 × 31 in. (83.8 × 73.7 × 78.7 cm)
Type:
headdresses
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd58fe130f9-0c70-486b-80de-63cf12d5c09e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.1

Black cape from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, metal, batting, and wire
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 68 × 26 × 25 in. (172.7 × 66 × 63.5 cm)
Type:
capes (outerwear)
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.2
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/fd52615d0a2-15c1-47f5-b05a-cf51cb8afc37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.2

Collar, breast covers, and codpiece from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
leather and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((a) On form): 7 × 20 1/2 × 8 in. (17.8 × 52.1 × 20.3 cm)
H x W x D ((b) On form): 7 × 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (17.8 × 1.3 × 8.9 cm)
H x W x D ((c) On form): 7 × 7 × 4 in. (17.8 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm)
H x W x D ((d) On form): 5 3/16 × 3 1/2 × 2 3/8 in. (13.2 × 8.9 × 6 cm)
Type:
codpieces
collars (neckwear)
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.3a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd51efbb4ea-f1d5-4768-9752-7d8b47e40150
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.3a-d

Wrist cuffs from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
leather, metal, and batting
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((a) On form): 7 1/2 × 4 × 4 in. (19.1 × 10.2 × 10.2 cm)
H x W x D ((b) On form): 7 1/2 × 4 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (19.1 × 10.8 × 9.5 cm)
Type:
cuffs (costume components)
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.4ab
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/fd5b0b1da83-74e3-41e8-a2aa-19be150fa5fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.4ab

Platform boots from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
plastic, synthetic fiber, leather, metal, batting, and Velcro™
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 19 × 9 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (48.3 × 23.5 × 9.5 cm)
H x W x D (b): 18 × 3 3/4 × 9 3/8 in. (45.7 × 9.5 × 23.8 cm)
Type:
boots
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.5ab
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/fd5f878be78-7f25-4248-94e8-3fe367e58efa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.5ab

Prop handcuffs from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
metal and leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 7 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 in. (19.7 × 12.1 × 5.1 cm)
H x W x D (Flat): 4 5/8 × 10 3/8 × 1 in. (11.7 × 26.4 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
handcuffs
props
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.6
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/fd56ccf186d-1194-44be-bd81-89c5b17589d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.6

Prop riding crop from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Dorian Blakely  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
reinforced plastic, paint, leather, and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 25 5/8 × 11/16 × 3/4 in. (65.1 × 1.7 × 1.9 cm)
H x W x D (Flat): 25 5/8 × 2 1/2 × 3/4 in. (65.1 × 6.4 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
crops (animal equipment)
props
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.2.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd5a954c9b4-cf1d-48e7-a928-a2a44b4cfab3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.2.7

Costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Larry LeGaspi, American, 1950 - 2001  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
Skullcap: synthetic fiber and batting
Bodysuit: synthetic fiber, metal zipper
Vest: synthetic fiber, batting, metal, and elastic
Boot Covers: synthetic fiber, batting, Velcro™, and elastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Skullcap (flat)): 20 1/4 × 11 × 1 1/4 in. (51.4 × 27.9 × 3.2 cm)
H x W x D (Skullcap (on form)): 20 1/2 × 9 × 9 1/2 in. (52.1 × 22.9 × 24.1 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (flat)): 55 1/2 × 29 in. (141 × 73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Bodysuit (on form)): 54 1/2 × 18 × 11 in. (138.4 × 45.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (inseam)): 29 in. (73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (flat)): 55 × 28 1/2 × 1/2 in. (139.7 × 72.4 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (on form)): 27 × 26 × 12 1/2 in. (68.6 × 66 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, flat)): 23 × 8 × 1 in. (58.4 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, flat)): 23 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 1 in. (59.7 × 21 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, on form)): 23 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (59.7 × 11.4 × 19.1 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, on form)): 22 × 4 1/2 × 7 3/4 in. (55.9 × 11.4 × 19.7 cm)
Type:
main garments for the upper body
body stockings
skullcaps
overshoes
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (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, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.3.1-.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Costume
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/fd525c8c82c-5df6-48f2-8e88-e0234baade5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.3.1-.4ab

Yellow headpiece from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx

Designed by:
Ronald Kolodzie, 1940 - 2010  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 36 × 12 1/2 × 10 in. (91.4 × 31.8 × 25.4 cm)
H x W x D (Flat): 39 1/2 × 14 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (100.3 × 37.5 × 3.2 cm)
Type:
hoods (headgear)
Date:
1981-1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd567b1d9c7-2202-4809-a671-76945b659c0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.4.1

Yellow bodysuit from a costume worn by Nona Hendryx

Designed by:
Ronald Kolodzie, 1940 - 2010  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, leather, metal, and batting
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((a) on form): 28 1/4 × 34 × 10 1/2 in. (71.8 × 86.4 × 26.7 cm)
H x W x D ((a) flat): 32 × 25 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (81.3 × 64.1 × 10.8 cm)
H x W x D ((b) on form): 3 × 8 × 8 1/2 in. (7.6 × 20.3 × 21.6 cm)
H x W x D ((b) flat): 2 3/16 × 48 1/2 × 1/4 in. (5.6 × 123.2 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
main garments for the upper body
belts (costume accessories)
Date:
1981-1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.4.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd5a41c5128-c989-4873-b8fe-979b93df38f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.4.2ab

Gray jodhpur-style chaps worn by Nona Hendryx

Designed by:
Ronald Kolodzie, 1940 - 2010  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, leather, and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((abc) on form): 43 3/4 × 28 × 9 1/2 in. (111.1 × 71.1 × 24.1 cm)
H x W ((ab) flat): 42 3/4 × 35 in. (108.6 × 88.9 cm)
H x W x D ((c) flat): 1 × 28 1/4 × 1/4 in. (2.5 × 71.8 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
chaps
Date:
1981-1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.4.3abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cb328dd3-81c8-416c-ace7-19bfc5b3b694
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.4.3abc

Silver unitard worn by Nona Hendryx

Manufactured by:
Gilda Marx, Inc., 1977 - 1996  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 49 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 10 in. (125.7 × 31.8 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (Flat): 47 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (120.7 × 26.7 cm)
Type:
body stockings
Date:
1977-1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.5
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/fd5797f2fa7-0f6a-4ccb-b53f-fde1e9d1392e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.5

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