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Reminiscences of Morton Da Costa : oral history, 1959.

Creator: DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989.
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 43 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

Philadelphia childhood; Phoenix Players, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, 1936-40; theater in Cragsmoor, New York, 1945-47; association with Maurice Evans and City Center, 1948-50; director, St. Louis Municipal Opera, 1950; director of "No Time for Sergeants," "Auntie Mame," "The Music Man"; filming of "Auntie Mame"; directing: classics vs. commercial productions, financing, type casting, booking problems; opinions on film version of "No Time for Sergeants" directed by Mervyn LeRoy; impressions of various plays and playwrights.


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