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Vincent Peranio Papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1346
Content Description
The Vincent Peranio papers consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, scripts, photographs, props, miniature set models, concept art, architectural plans, ephemera, computer media, one audiocassette, and other materials documenting the career of production designer and art director Vincent Peranio. Peranio had a close working relationship with American director John Waters, and included are materials related to the production of Waters movies such as Polyester (1981), Hairspray (1988), Cry-Baby (1990), and Serial Mom (1994). Also present are materials related to Peranio’s work on a number of Baltimore-based crime drama and police procedural television series, including David Simon’s The Corner (2000) and The Wire (2002-2008), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999), and Unforgettable (2011-2016). The collection additionally contains production materials for over a dozen other films and television series by directors including Steve Antin, Joe Berlinger, John David Coles, Agnieszka Holland, Barry Levinson, Michael Preece, Mark Rosman, Shawn Ryan, Richard C. Sarafian, and Joseph Sargent.
Language of Materials
In English
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.

Box 59 (audiovisual material and computer media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Vincent Peranio Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Royal Books on the Sinclair Lewis Fund, 2019.
Organized into four series: I. John Waters Projects, 1966-2014. II. David Simon Projects, 1999-2017. III. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999), 1992-1999. IV. Other Projects, 1970-2014.
19.90 Linear Feet ((59 boxes) + 15 broadside, 2 broadside oversize, 4 roll)
Related Names
Peranio, Vincent
Language of Materials