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Joseph Urban papers, 1893-1998

Series VI: Set Models

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Aegyptische Helena [Egyptian Helen]


Act I, Met, 11/6/28, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Aegyptische Helena [Egyptian Helen]


Act II: Tent, Met, 11/6/28, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. One box includes part of Fidelio]


Annie Dear [Annabella]


Rainbow Garden, Ziegfeld, 11/4/24, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000. Shares box with Golden Dawn]


Annie Dear [Annabella]


Kitchen Garden Cyclorama, Ziegfeld, 11/4/24, 1 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. Shares box with Golden Dawn]


Antonia


Act II Cabaret Scene 1925, Theater, 10/20/25, 1 bundle

[Rehoused 2000. Not a set model.]


Apple Blossoms


Act I: School Garden, Theater, 10/7/19, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Bath and Tennis Club


Persian ballroom, Architecture and Design, July 1926, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. Model formerly cataloged under Elektra]


Behold Thy Wife


Act III: Library, Theater, 1915, 2 boxes

[Renovated for exhibit 2000]


Betsy


Garden Scene, Ziegfeld, 12/28/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Boccaccio


Act I: City Square, Met, 1/2/31, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Boccaccio


Act I: City Square Backdrop, Met, 1/2/31, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Boccaccio


Act 2: Cooper's, Met, 1/2/31, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Boccaccio


Act 3: Park, Met, 1/2/31, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Buried Treasure


Unknown, Film, 1922, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Cosi Fan Tutti


Portal, Met, 3/4/22, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Don Carlos


Act II, 2: Outside of Convent, Met, 12/23/20, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Don Giovanni


Convent Scene[?] -- Garden Scene -- Village and Harbor Scene[?] -- Ballroom Scene -- Arched Courtyard -- one unidentified scene, Met, 11/29/29

[One scene rehoused. Original housing: cartons 5-8.]


Don Giovanni


Act I, sc 5: Ballroom Scene, Met, Met 11/29/29, 1 carton

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000. One scene rehoused.]


Donna Juanita


Act I: Patio, Met, 1/2/32, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act I: 2 decks, Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act I: Outside farmhouse, Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act I: Store Room [not used], Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act II: Sitting Room, Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act II & III: decks, Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Dutchess of Elba


Act III: bedroom, Theater, 1925/26, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000]


Elektra


Persian Ball, Met, 12/3/32

[Untouched. Some confusion with Bath & Tennis Club. Carton 22]


Fidelio


Act I, Sc 1, Met, 1/22/27, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Fidelio


Act I, Sc 2, Met, 1/22/27, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Fidelio


Act II, Sc 1, Met, 1/22/27, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000]


Fidelio


Act II Sc 2, Met, 1/22/27, 2 boxes*

[Rehoused 2000. *Plus one box shelved with Aegyptische Helena]


Flying High


In Front of Apartment -- In Front of Major Watts' Apt. -- Field at Night Sc. -- Flight Sc. [?] -- 3 Curtain -- Flying Field Sc., Theater, 3/3/30

[One scene rehoused. Original Housing: 5 bundles plus cartons 19 & 20.]


Flying High


Act 2.6: flight, Theater, 3/3/30, 1 box

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000]


Fra Gherado


Act I Sc 2 -- Act II Court Yard -- Act III Interior -- Act III Sc 2 City Plaza, Met, 3/21/29

[Untouched. [Out 8/2/00]. Original houring: 4 bundles plus carton 12.]


Freischutz


Unknown/ 3 models, Met, 3/22/24

[Untouched. Original houring: two bundles plus one oversize bundle]


George White Scandals


Portals -- Observatory Scene -- Cherry Girls Drop -- Heaven Scene -- Cotton Field Scene -- Sunrise Scene -- Editors Office -- Mission Scene -- Mine Scene -- Sunrise Scene(not used) -- Misc. parts -- Locomotive Scene -- Wonder Bar Scene -- Peanut Vendor -- Street Scene -- Garden Scene -- Green and Red Dome Scene (not used) -- Tent Scene -- Microphone Scene (not used) -- Portals - Portal WIng - Silver Wings -- Empire State Bldg. Scene -- Charriot Scene -- Dream Scene -- Spring Scene -- Doctor's Office Scene -- Observatory Scene (not used) -- Ray Scene -- Heaven Scene (not used) -- Paradise Scene (not used) -- Good Old Days Scene, Theater, 9/14/31

[Untouched. Original houring: 30 bundles]


Golden Dawn


Act I Sc 3: Cut drop, Theater, 11/30/27, 1 box*

[Rehoused 2000. *shares box with Annie Dear]


Golden Dawn


Act I. Sc 3, Theater, 11/30/27, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. cartons 24-28 [Cartons might be "Human Nature"]]


Golden Dawn


Act II Sc 2, Theater, 11/30/27, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. Cartons might be "Human Nature"]


Good Fairy


Lawyer's Office, Theater, 11/24/31, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000. There was apparently some Palace of the Soviets (Arch.) material included in the bundles and removed.]


Good Fairy


I: Chamber, Scene B, Theater, 11/24/31, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. There was apparently some Palace of the Soviets (Arch.) material included in the bundles and removed.]


Greatest Nation


Unknown, Theater, 2/28/16, 1 bundle

[Untouched]


Hansel and Gretel


Unknown, Met, 11/5/27, 1 oversize bundle

[Untouched]


Hot - Cha! [Laid in Mexico]


Nightclub -- Outside of Arena -- Fiesta Portal -- Wall of Arena -- Training Wuarters -- 1 Tree Border; 1 leg Drop; 1 Canopy -- Public Square -- Parlk Scene -- Train Scene -- Girls Room -- Procession -- Cafe -- Street Scene -- , Ziegfeld, 3/8/32, 13 bundles

[Untouched]


Human Nature [Gun Powder]


Act I, Theater, 11/30/27, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. Cartons 24-28? [Cartons might be Golden Dawn]]


Jonny Spielt Auf


Act I Sc 2 -- Act II Sc 2 -- Anita's Room -- Act I Sc 3/4 Corridor Scene -- Act II Sc 5 Railroad Station -- Act II Sc 6 Street Scene -- Act II Sc 8 Finale -- Act II Sc 4 Street Scene -- Act I Sc 1 and Act II Sc 3 Palace Hotel (Glacier) , Met, 1/19/29

[One scene rehoused. Original Housing: 8 Bundles plus Carton 33]


Jonny Spielt Auf


Act II Sc 5 Railroad Station, Met, 1/19/29, 6 boxes, 1 carton

[Renovated for exhibit. Original Housing: 8 Bundles plus Carton 33]


Juive, La [The Jewess]


Act IV Sc 2, Met, 11/22/19

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle ]


King's Henchman


Act I -- Act II -- Act III -- Act II, Forest -- Act II, Met, 2/17/27

[Untouched. Original Housing: 5 Bundles ]


Lohengrin


Acts I, II, III, Met, 2/6/21

[Untouched. no models; sketches]


Louisa Miller


Terrace sc., Act II, interior; Act III (not used); Act IV, Living Room scene, Met, 12/21/29

[Untouched. Original Housing: 4 bundles plus Carton 14]


Louise


Acts I & IV, Garret room; Street sc.; Act II, Sc.2, Sewing room; Act III, garden sc., Met, 3/1/29

[Untouched. Original Housing: four bundles]


Macbeth


Unknown, Theater, 2/7/16

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Madam Pompadour[?]


[Ziegfeld Follies?] Act III (not used)

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Madama Butterfly


Border #1, Act I, Met, 11/24/22

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Manon


Act III -- Act IV, Gambling Room, Met, 12/22/28

[Untouched. Original Housing: 2 bundles]


Melody


Act I : Jess Scene -- Act II London Mall Drop[?] -- Act IIIJolly Miller Inn Drop[?], Theater, 2/14/33

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 unidentified bundle]


Merry Wives of Windsor


Street Scene, Theater, 3/20/16

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Norma


Act I -- Act II -- Act III, Met, 11/16/27

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles plus carton 13]


Oberon


Unknown, Met, 12/28/18

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle ]


Palm Beach Girls [Palm Beach Nights]


Umbrella Scene -- Red Gauze Scene (not used) -- Patio Scene -- Oriental Scene(not used) -- Golden Palm Tree Scene -- Oriental Scene -- Cabaret Scene, Ziegfeld, 1/4/26

[Untouched. Original Housing: 7 bundles ]


Pelleas et Melisande


Tracings[?], Met, 3/21/25

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Peter Ibbetson


Act IV Sc 4 Opera box scene -- Act III Sc 1 Colonel's Room -- Glade Scne and Chaplain's Room -- Act III Sc 1/3; Act II Sc 2 -- Act III Sc 5 -- Act III Sc 2/3, Met, 2/7/32

[Untouched. Original Housing: six bundles]


Polly


Club Reception Room -- Aviation -- Long Island R.R. Stattion and Casino Scene, Theater, 1/8/29

[Untouched. Original Housing: three bundles]


Pom Pom


Unknown, Theater, 2/28/16

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Princess Charming


Miscellaneous pieces, Theater, 10/13/30

[One scene rehoused. Original Housing: Cartons 16-18]


Princess Charming


Bedroom, Theater, 10/13/30

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000. Original Housing: Cartons 16-18]


Prophete [Propheta]


Unknown, Met, 2/7/18

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Restless Sex


Garden of Paradise prologue, Film, 1920

[Untouched. Original Housing: one bundle. -- Formerly filed under Adam and Eve, but GC believes this to be the setting for the live action prologue to Restless Sex, or, possibly, a Follies number.]


Rio Rita


Courtyard of a Mexican mansion, Ziegfeld, 2/2/27, 1 carton

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000.]


Rio Rita


Cave Scene -- Inn Scene -- Wedding Scene -- Ship Scene, Ziegfeld, 2/2/27

[One scene renovated. Original Housing: 4 bundles plus carton 21]


Ripples [Fred Stone Show]


Extras -- Cottage Drop -- Finale Scene -- Ball Room Scene -- Hudson River Scene -- Trouper's Room Scene -- Fianl Scene(not used) -- Mountain Scene -- In Front of Inn Scene -- Curtain -- State Trooper and House Drop, Thetare, 2/11/30

[Untouched. Original Housing: 11 bundles]


Romeo et Juliette


Prologue, Met, 11/25/22

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Rondine, La


Act I -- Act II -- Act III, Met, 3/10/28

[Untouched. Original Housing: two bundles plus one oversized bundle]


Rosalie


Act II Drops in One -- Romanze Scene -- Kings Club Scene, Ziegfeld, 1/10/28

[Untouched. Original Housing: three bundles plus one unidentified--Cartons 31 - 32]


Schwanda


Door to city, Met, 11/7/31

[Untouched. Original Housing: one oversized bundle -- s.a. Follies n.d., Misc. pieces]


Show Girl


Stage Door Act II Sc 3 (not used) -- Drop In One -- Simple Simon -- Kissing/Forest (shelved at end in one bundle) -- Castle Scene -- Minstrel Scene -- Act I Sc 5 Street Sc (not used) -- Act I Sc 6 Night Club Sc -- Act II Sc 32 Paris Sc (and 5 small sc's) -- Act II Sc 2 Stage Door (full se) -- Act II Sc 5 Dressing Room -- Simple Simon -- Coney Island Sc -- Act I Sc 1/2 Colonial House -- Simple Simon -- City Wall Drop -- King Cole's Hall -- Dungeon Scene, Ziegfeld, 7/2/29

[Untouched. Original Housing: 14 bundles plus carton 41 -- n.b. For Show Girl and Simple Simon consult inventory list of 8/79" -- Simple Simon is a separate Ziegfeld show, grouped in here.]


Showboat


Unknown, Ziegfeld, 12/27/27

[Untouched. Original Housing: carton 42 -- "See: Follies n.d. Misc. pieces"]


Simple Simon


Unknown, Ziegfeld, 2/18/30

[Currently mixed in with Show Girl bundles]


Smiles


Dock Scene -- Bremen Scene (both in on bundle) -- FInal Act 2 and Curtain (not used) -- Red Room Scene -- Paris Scene -- FInal Act I -- Opening Scene -- Mary Pickford/Golf Course Scene (one bundle) -- 2 Bar Rooms (not used) -- Finale Act !, Ziegfeld, 11/18/30

[One scene rehoused. Original Housing: 9 bundles]


Smiles


Cafe le Berry, Ziegfeld, 11/18/30, 1 carton

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000]


Song of Flame


Act I Sc 1 -- Act I Sc 1 Block Sc -- Act I Sc 1 Street Sc -- Act I Sc 1 Gate of Castle -- Act I Sc 5 Hall in Palace -- Act II Sc 1 Room in Pension -- Act II Sc 3 Cafe -- Act II Sc 2 and 4 Outside of Cafe -- Act II Sc 5 Green Room -- Act II Sc 6 Epilogue, Theater, 12/30/25

[Untouched. Original Housing: 10 bundles]


Sonnambula


Count's Room -- Forest Scene -- In Front of Mill Scene, Met, 3/16/32

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles]


Sons o' Guns [Tin Hats]


Road Scene -- Procession Scene, Theater, 11/26/29

[One scene rehoused. Original Housing: 2 bundles]


Sons o' Guns [Tin Hats]


Act 2.8: Ballroom, Theater, 11/26/29, 2 boxes

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000]


Tale of the Wolf


Dream Scene -- Act II Boudoir[?], Theater, 10/7/25

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Thais


Boudoir Scene -- Convent Scene -- Act III sc 2, Met, 12/14/22

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles]


Three Musketeers


Queen's Chamber -- Garden Scene -- Act II Sc of Ballroom -- Hotel de Ville Paris, Ziegfeld, 3/13/28

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles [last two scenes in one bundle]]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Curtain and Portal, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 1 box

[Rehoused 2000 -- s.a. Follies n.d. Misc. pieces]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Ocean, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 2 boxes boxes

[Rehoused 2000. -- s.a. Follies n.d. Misc. pieces]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Garden, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 2 bxoes

[Rehoused 2000]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Interior, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 2 boxes

[Rehoused 2000 -- s.a. Follies n.d. Misc. pieces]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Jungle, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. -- s.a. Follies n.d. Misc. pieces]


Treasure Girl [Gertrude Lawrence]


Beach, Ziegfeld Follies, 11/8/28, 3 boxes

[Rehoused 2000. -- s.a. Follies n.d. Misc. pieces]


Tristan und Isolde


Act I Curtain No.'s 4,5,6,7, Theater- Met, 11/20/20

[Untouched. Original Housing: 1 bundle]


Turandot


(Steps not used) -- Act II Sc 1 -- Act III Sc 2 -- Act I -- Act III -- Act I -- unidentified Sc, Theater, 11/24/14

[Untouched. Original Housing: 4 bundle plus cartons 1 -3]


Vestale, La


Act II -- Act II (not used) -- Act III sc 1, Met, 11/12/25

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles ]


Walkure


Rocky pass sc (not used) -- Interior Act I (not used) -- Mountain Top Sc (not used) , [n.p.], [n.d.]

[Untouched. Original Housing: 3 bundles plus carton 30]


Whoopee


Eddie Cantor (carton 44) -- Tent Scene (carton 45) -- Eddie Cantor Ziegfeld Scene (Carton 46), Ziegfeld, 12/4/28

[Untouched. Original Housing: Cartons 44-46]


Whoopee


Adobe Mission with Bells (carton 43), Ziegfeld, 12/4/28

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000. Original Housing: Cartons 43-46]


Wild Rose [Hawthorne of the U.S.A.]


Act I Sc 1: Casino -- Act I Sc 2: Drop eith Window -- Act I Sc 3: Interior Inn -- Act I Sc 4: Garden Wall Scene -- Act I Sc 5: Palace Garden -- Act II Sc 1: Interior of Palace -- Act II Sc 2: Courtyard of Palace -- Act II Sc 3/5: Border Line -- Act II Sc 4 Tower Room -- Act II Sc 6: Hall in Palace, Theater, 1/20/26

[Untouched. Original Housing: . Ten Bundles]


Yours Truly


Cabaret Scene -- Mission Scene -- Garden Scene -- Chinatown Scene -- Subterranean Scene, Theater, 1/25/27

[Untouched. Original Housing: . 5 bundles]


Ziegfeld Follies 1923


Kid Boots Plam Beach Sc -- Swanee River Sc, Ziegfeld, 10/20/23

[Untouched. Original Housing: . 2 bundles]


Ziegfeld Follies 1924


Garden Sc, Louis XIV, Cowboy Sc., Ziegfeld, 6/24/24

[Untouched. Original Housing: . 3 bundles]


Ziegfeld Follies 1924 [Lew Fields Follies]


Merry-Go-Round, Con Boys sc., Ziegfeld, [6/24/24]

[One scene rehoused]


Ziegfeld Follies 1924 [Lew Fields Follies]


Merry-Go-Round, Ziegfeld, 6/24/24], 2 boxes

[Partially rehoused, 2000 (needs redoing)]


Ziegfeld Follies 1927


Cotton Field Sc -- House of Glass -- Jungle Jingle -- Grand Staircase (carton 57; refurbished), Ziegfeld, 8/16/27

[Untouched. Original Housing: . 3 bundles in one box plus carton 57]


Ziegfeld Follies 1931


Theater Scene -- Rainbow Gauze Drops -- Hollywood Sc -- Curtains (not used) -- Penthouse Sc -- Jungle Sc -- Observatory Sc -- Portal and Rainbow Gauze Drops -- Empire State Bldg Sc -- Island Sc and Trade House Sc -- Finale 1 (not used) -- Cabaret Mission Sc (not used) -- Bridge Sc -- Political Club (not used) -- Portal (not used) -- Opening Scene - Sunset Scene (not used) -- Band Sc (not used) -- Island Sc (not used) -- Restaurant Sc -- B. Room Sc -- B and D Sc -- Buckingham Palace Sc -- Finale -- Speakeasy Sc -- Swanee River Sc -- Portal -- Grand Hotel -- , Ziegfeld, 7/1/31

[Untouched. Original Housing: . 28 bundles -- Carton 36: Follies/Whoopee -- Carton 35: Ziegfeld Follies/Scandles/Empire State Bldg -- Carton 38: Follies Street Sc -- Carton 39: Follies Blue Nursery -- Carton 40: Follies n.d.]


Ziegfeld Follies n.d.


Misc. pieces including pieces from The Gertrude Lawrence Show; Schwanda; and Showboat (maybe), Ziegfeld

[Untouched. Original Housing: ]


Ziegfeld Theater


Apron and Proscenium, Arch and Design, 1926, 1 carton

[Renovated for exhibit, 2000. carton 56]