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Set design drawings for the film Mourning Becomes Electra.

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 798

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 34 charcoal set design sketches by Albert M. Pyke of scenes from the film Mourning Becomes Electra, produced and directed by Dudley Nichols. The drawings, dating from circa 1947, are on mountings measuring 35 3/4" x 29 3/4" and smaller. Each drawing has a title label which reads: "Dudley Nichols Production of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra [title of drawing] William E. Flannery, Art Director.

Dates

  • circa 1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dudley Nichols, 1947.

Arrangement

The drawings are arranged in the order in which they were initially inventoried by the library.

Extent

0.33 Linear Feet (34 broadside folders)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.pyke

Overview

The collection includes 34 charcoal set design sketches by Albert M. Pyke of scenes from the film Mourning Becomes Electra, produced and directed by Dudley Nichols. The drawings, dating from circa 1947, are on mountings measuring 35 3/4" x 29 3/4" and smaller. Each drawing has a title label which reads: "Dudley Nichols Production of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra [title of drawing] William E. Flannery, Art Director."

Albert M. Pyke (1897-1978)

Albert M. Pyke was an American film and television set designer and art director.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 2013. The titles in the listing were transcribed from the drawings.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as ZA Theatre Guild.
Title
Guide to the Set Design Drawings for the Film Mourning Becomes Electra
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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