Guide to the Robert Prosky papers, 1909-2007

Robert Prosky C0022


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives
Creator Robert Prosky, 1930-2008
Title Robert Prosky Papers
Date 1909-2007
Physical Characteristics 9 linear feet (16 boxes)
Abstract Consists of documents spanning Prosky's career in theatre, film, and television. Materials include playbills, photographs, scripts, reviews, fan letters, scrapbooks, and audiovisual.
Collection number C0022
Language English

Biographical Information

Born in Philadelphia, Robert Prosky (1930-2008) spent much of his career as an actor in more than 200 plays at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., on Broadway in New York City, and in regional theatre. Prosky's association with the Arena Stage included more than 130 productions over the course of 20 years. His Broadway appearances included "Glengarry Glenross," "A Walk in the Woods," and "A View from the Bridge." Highlights from regional theater include "Death of a Salesman," "Twelfth Night," and "You Can't Take It With You." He also performed on stage in the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia, the Gate Theater in Dublin, Ireland, as well as in a Chinese theater in Hong Kong.

Beginning in the 1980s, he began regularly appearing in films and television shows. His films include "Mrs. Doubtfire," "The Natural," and "Dead Man Walking." Television credits include three years on "Hill Street Blues," many television films and guest shots.

He received or was nominated for two Tony awards, two Helen Hayes awards, an Emmy, the Drama Desk award, and the American Express Tribute To An American Actor. He continued to perform on stage and present lectures on his long career at universities, film festivals, for theater benefits, business groups and on cruises. He died on December 8, 2008, in Washington, D.C.

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Scope and Content

Consists of documents spanning Prosky's career in theatre, film, and television. Materials include playbills, photographs, scripts, reviews, fan letters, scrapbooks, and audiovisual.

The collection consists of six series. The first series contains documents from his professional career divided into three subseries and arranged alphabetically by play, film, or television title, then chronologically. Subseries 1.1 includes playbills that date from his early performances at the Quarterdeck Theatre to his most recent performances in Washington, D.C. There are also numerous reviews as well as a few scripts with Prosky's handwritten notes. Subseries 1.2 contains mostly clippings and reviews about Prosky's film career, but there are a few scripts and emphemra, such as the trading card from "The Last Action Hero." Subseries 1.3 contains documents from his television career, mostly clippings from his time as a cast member on "Hill Street Blues" and "Veronica's Closet." Note that there are additional professional documents, such as posters, in the oversize series.

The second series contains personal documents and is divided into two subseries and arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Subseries 2.1 consists of correspondence to and from Prosky. The bulk of the correspondence concerns Prosky's family and close friends. There are also many greeting cards wishing Prosky luck on opening nights as well as offering congratulations and thanks. Subseries 2.2 contains many biographical articles discussing Prosky's life as an actor. The articles also discuss Prosky's wife and sons. Also contained in the subseries are clippings, programs, and certificates from awards ceremonies that Prosky participated in as a nominee and won. Of particular interest are transcripts from an autobiography by Prosky. Note that there are additional biographical articles in the oversize series both loose and in scrapbooks.

The third series contains photographs of Prosky' professional and personal life. Many of the photographs document Prosky's theatre and film career. There are also photographs from his personal life, such as family snapshots. The photographs range in size from 3"x5" to 8"x10". Most of the theatre and professional photographs are larger and in black and white while the personal snapshots are smaller and in color. Arranged by category, then production title or other description, and then arranged chronologically. Note that there are additional photographs in the oversize series both loose and in scrapbooks.

The fourth series consists of copies of Prosky's film and television appearances, particularly "Veronica's Closet." There are also copies of public service announcements and commercials. Most of the media contained on VHS cassettes and reel-to-reel audio tapes. There are also DVD copies of speaking engagements at George Mason University and other locations.

The fifth series contains items too large for the other series. Included are photographs, scrapbooks, and posters documenting Prosky's professional career and personal life.

The sixth series consists of objects from Prosky's professional career and personal life, such as opening night gifts and production souvenirs.

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Arrangement

Organized into six series:

Series 1: Professional, 1954-2007 (Boxes 1-5)
Series 2: Personal, 1909-2007 (Boxes 5-8)
Series 3: Photographs, 1930s-2005 (Boxes 9-11)
Series 4: Audiovisual, 1960-2007 (Boxes 12-13)
Series 5: Oversize, 1950s-2006 (Boxes 14-15)
Series 6: Realia, 1998-2004 (Box 16)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There may be duplication restrictions because of copyright.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the Records of Arena Stage.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Prosky, Robert, 1930-

Corporate Names:

Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.)

Subjects:

Actors--United States.
Motion pictures--United States.
Television--United States.
Theater--United States.
Theater--Washington (D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Prosky papers, Collection #C0022, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Prosky in 2007-2008.

Processing Information

Processed in 2008 by Sarah Patton, Jennifer Munson, and Jordan Patty. EAD markup completed in 2008 by Jordan Patty and Jennifer Munson.

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Contents List

Series 1: Professional, 1954-2007 (5 boxes)
Contains documents from his professional career divided into three subseries and arranged alphabetically by play, film, or television title, then chronologically.
Subseries 1.1: Theater, 1954-2007 (2.5 boxes)
Includes playbills that date from his early performances at the Quarterdeck Theatre to his most recent performances in Washington, D.C. There are also numerous reviews as well as a few scripts with Prosky's handwritten notes.
Box Folder
1 1 "An American Daughter" Printed Material, 2003
Arena Stage. Contains press releases, reviews, and Arena Stage publications.
2 American Film Institute Preview Program Guide, March 1997
3 Anniversary Waltz, 1956
4 Arthur Miller Theatre Reviews, 1983-2005
5 "Awake and Sing" Printed Material, 2006
Arena Stage. Contains press releases, reviews, and Arena Stage publications.
6 "Awake and Sing" Playbill, 2006
Arena Stage.
7 Arena Stage 30th Anniversary Season Annual Report, 1981
8 Arena Stage Production History, 1998
9 "Bad Seed" Playbill, 1956
Quarterdeck Theatre.
10 "Barnum" Playbill, 1983
Gonzaga College. Prosky not in cast.
11 "Battle Dream" Playbill, 1963
Arena Stage.
14 "Camping with Henry and Tom" Playbill, 1995
Lucille Lortel Theatre.
12 "Camping with Henry and Tom" Review, 1993
Berkshire Theatre Festival. Review by Herbert Wolff.
13 "Camping with Henry and Tom" Reviews, 1993-1995
15 The Best of Broadway Newspaper Article, 1995
16 "Caucasian Chalk Circle" Reviews, 1977-1978
Arena Stage.
17 "The Chase" Playbill, 1954
Old Academy.
18 "Dear Charles" Playbill, 1956
Quarterdeck Theatre.
19 "Death of a Salesman" Reviews, 1974
Arena Stage.
20 "A Delicate Balance" Playbill, 1982
Arena Stage.
21 "Democracy" Playbill, 2004
Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
22 "Democracy" Script, 2004
23 "The Dybbuk" Reviews, 1975
Arena Stage.
24 "Galileo" Review, 1980
Arena Stage. Review by Mel Gussow.
25 "Inherit the Wind" Reviews, 2000
Ford's Theatre.
26 General Theatre Reviews, 1971-2007
Also contains television reviews and biographical information.
Box Folder
2 1 "Glengarry Glen Ross" Playbill, 1994
Goodman Theatre.
2 "Glengarry Glen Ross" Playbill, 1994
John Golden Theatre.
3 "Glengarry Glen Ross" Clippings, 1994
4 "The Golem" Clippings, 2002
Manhattan Ensemble Theater. Also contains postcards with advertisements.
5 "The Happy Time" Playbill, 1958
Fred Miller Theatre.
6 "The Hollow" Playbill, 1958
Arena Stage.
7 Hong Kong Arts Festival, 1980
8 "Inherit the Wind" Playbill, 1973
Arena Stage.
9 "Inherit the Wind" Reviews, 2000
Ford's Theatre.
10 "A Life in the Theatre" Flyer, 1998
Lee Strasberg Theatre Center.
11 "The Matchmaker" Reviews, 1993, 1995
Delaware Theatre Company (1993) and Arena Stage (1995).
12 "Moonchildren" Poster, 1970s
Douglass College.
13 "Moonchildren" Press Releases, 1971
Arena Stage.
14 "Noises Off" Research Packet, 2006
Arena Stage.
15 "Noises Off" Script, 2006
16 "Picnic" Playbill, 1957
Fred Miller Theatre.
17 "The Price" Playbill, 1968
Morosco Theatre. Prosky not in cast.
18 "The Price" Playbill, 1994
Arena Stage.
19 "The Price" Playbill, 2004
Gate Theatre.
20 "The Price" Poster, 2004?
Cape May Stage.
21 "The Price" Reviews, 1993-1994
Arena Stage. Also contains a pre-production announcement.
22 "The Seven Year Itch" Playbill, 1956
Quarterdeck Theatre.
23 "Shakespeare in Hollywood" Printed Material, 2003
Arena Stage. Contains press releases, reviews, and Arena Stage publications.
24 A Short History of the Booth Theatre, 2003
24 "Sketches of War" Flyer, 1988
Colonial Theatre.
Box Folder
3 1 "The Solid Gold Cadillac" Playbill, 1956
Quarterdeck Theatre.
2 "Three Men on a Horse" Review, 1974
Arena Stage.
3 "Twelfth Night" Press Release, 1971
Arena Stage.
4 "A View from the Bridge" Playbill, 1955
Coronet Theatre. Prosky not in cast.
5 "A View from the Bridge" Playbill, 1983
Ambassador Theatre.
6 "A View from the Bridge" Playbill, 1983
Royal Poinciana Playhouse. Prosky not in cast.
7 "A Walk in the Woods" Playbill, 1988
Booth Theatre.
8 "A Walk in the Woods" Playbill, 1989
One copy entirely in Russian and one with only the title translated.
9 "A Walk in the Woods" Reviews, 1988
Booth Theatre. Also contains some correspondence.
10 "A Walk in the Woods" Script, 1988
11 Washington Theatre Review, 2005-2006
Contains stories on Zelda Fichandler and Robert Prosky.
12 "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" Playbill, 1958
Fred Miller Theatre.
19 "You Can't Take It with You" Playbill, 1980
Hong Kong Arts Festival.
20 "You Can't Take It with You" Playbill, 1997
Guthrie Theatre.
21 "You Can't Take It with You" Postcard, 1998
Arena Stage.
22 "You Can't Take It with You" Reviews, 1979-1980, 1997-1998
Also contains advertisements, rosters, and announcements.
Subseries 1.2: Film, 1980-2007 (1.5 boxes)
Contains mostly clippings and reviews about Prosky's film career, but there are also a few scripts and emphemra, such as the trading card from "The Last Action Hero."
Box Folder
3 23 "Broadcast News" Reviews, 1987
24 Casting Clippings, 1986-1987
25 "Christine" Poster, 1983
26 "City of Ember" Script, 2007
Also contains correspondence.
27 "Grandfather's Birthday" Printed Material, 2000
Contains production facts, one color production still photograph, and one black and white photograph of the director Gayle Knutson.
Box Folder
4 1 "Last Action Hero" Trading Card, 1993
2 "Lords of Discipline" Clippings, 1983
3 "Mrs. Doubtfire" Script, 1993
4 "The Natural" Clipping, 1984
Also includes information on "Glengarry Glenn Ross" and television work.
5 The New Jersey State Film Festival, 2001
6 "The Thief" Reviews, 1981
7 "The Thief" Script, 1980
8 "Things Change" Clipping, 1999
9 "Washington Monuments" review, 1987
Subseries 1.3: Television, 1984-2007 (1.5 boxes)
Contains documents from his television career, mostly clippings from his time as a cast member on "Hill Street Blues" and "Veronica's Closet."
Box Folder
4 10 "ER: Family Business" Script, 2007
11 "Frasier: A Cranes' Critique" Script, 1996
12 "Hill Street Blues" Clippings, 1984
Box Folder
5 1 "Hill Street Blues" Clippings, 1984-1988
2 "Home Fires Burning" Press Releases and Clippings, 1989
3 "Into Thin Air" Review, 1985
4 "The Murder of Mary Phagan" Clippings and Reviews, 1987-1988
5 "Old Dogs" Clippings and Reviews, 1987
6 "The Practice" Clipping, 1997
7 "Veronica's Closet" Clippings, 1997
8 "Veronica's Closet" Production Directory and Publicity Questionnaire, 1997
Series 2: Personal, 1909-2007 (4 boxes)
The second series contains personal documents and is divided into two subseries and arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
Subseries 2.1: Correspondence, 1909-2007 (1.5 boxes)
Subseries 2.1 consists of correspondence to and from Prosky. The bulk of the correspondence concerns Prosky's family and close friends. There are also many greeting cards wishing Prosky luck on opening nights as well as offering congratulations and thanks. Arranged alphabetically by name type of correspondence, then chronologically.
Box Folder
5 9 Aunt Vi, 1981
10 Casey, Phil, 1972
11 Family and Friends, 1978-1997
12 Fan Letters, 1978-1988
13 Fichandler, Zelda, 2006
14 Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 2006
15 Greeting Cards, 1980s-2006
16 Law, Lindsay, 1986-1988
17 Miscellaneous, 1984-2007
18 Miscellaneous Postcards, 1909, 1939
19 Opening Night Cards, 1987-2006
Box Folder
6 1 A Proposal for a Trust for the Acting Company of Arena Stage, 1990
2 Prosky Family, 1990-1998
3 Sasser, Bill, 2006
4 Schatz Orstein Studios, 2006
5 Thank You Cards, 1988-2006
6 "Thief", 1981
7 Universal Studios, 2006
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8 Vinograd, Marty, 1981
9 "A Walk in the Woods", 1988
Also includes correspondence about Prosky's Tony Award nomination.
10 Washington Post, 2003
Subseries 2.2: Biographical, 1967-2007 (2.5 boxes)
Contains many biographical articles discussing Prosky's life as an actor. The articles also discuss Prosky's wife and sons. Also contained in the subseries are clippings, programs, and certificates from awards ceremonies that Prosky participated in as a nominee and won. This subseries also contains transcripts from a self-recorded autobiography by Prosky. Arranged alphabetically by article title and type of document, then chronologically.
Box Folder
6 11 "Actor Bob Prosky - Johnny Haas Relatives", 1988
Post Eagle newspaper.
12 "Ah, Prosky!", 1978
Columbia Flier newspaper.
13 "An American Actor", 1978
America 275 Illustrated Story no. 11-79.
14 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards Playbill, 1984
Prosky nominated for "Glengarry Glenross"."
15 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards Playbill, 1988
Prosky nominated for "A Walk in the Woods".
16 Atlantic City Film Festival Award Certificate, 2000
Prosky won best actor in a short film for "Grandfather's Birthday".
17 Autobiographical Text, 2006
18 Biography Draft 1, ca. 2000
19 Biography Draft 2, ca. 2000
Folder 1.
20 Biography Draft 2, ca. 2000
Folder 2.
21 Biography of Robert Prosky, ca. 1987
Cynthia Snyder Public Relations.
Box Folder
7 1 Birthday Scrapbook, n.d.
2 "Bob Prosky: Twenty Years of Arena Stage", 1970s
Article by Zelda Fichandler.
3 Cafe du Soleil Celebrity Recipes, 1980s
3 Cafe du Soleil Celebrity Recipes, 1980s
4 Career Clippings, 1967-1987
5 Career Chronology and Credits, ca. 2007
6 "Celebrity of the Day", 1988
7 Charity Clippings, 1986-1987
8 Cosmos Club Certificate of Appreciation, 1993
Presented to both Prosky and his wife Ida.
9 "An Evening with Robert Prosky" Invitation, 2001
10 "The Friends of George Spelvin" Pamphlet, n.d.
11 "The Grocer's Kid", 1988
Philadelphia magazine.
12 The Helen Hayes Award, 1985
Prosky served as the master of ceremonies.
13 The Helen Hayes Award, 1991
Prosky nominated for his role in "Our Town".
14 The Helen Hayes Award, 1998
Prosky honored with the American Express Tribute.
15 "He's Made a Career of Being an Old Man", 1972
Washington Post newspaper.
16 "He's Quite a Character", 1968
Roxborough Times newspaper.
17 "Hill St. Dad visits new RU grad", 1985
Home News newspaper.
18 "Hoffman: A Fresh Face Even as Age Catches Up", 1998
New York Times Newspaper.
19 "I Don't Know What I'm Doing", 1998
Equity News newsletter.
20 "In Russia He Heard No One Cry Out", 1974
New York Times newspaper.
21 Jewish Council on Aging Acceptance Speech, 2005
22 "A Life in the Spotlight: An Afternoon with Robert Prosky" Program, 2004
23 "A Life in the Spotlight: An Evening with Robert Prosky" Program, 2003
Arena Stage.
24 List of Accomplishments, 1990s
25 Local Interest Clippings, 2004
26 Miscellaneous Artwork and Stamps, n.d.
27 Miscellaneous Clippings, 1973-2002
Folder 1.
Box Folder
8 1 Miscellaneous Clippings, 1973-2002
Folder 2.
2 National Association of Television Broadcasters Award, 1972
Presented to Prosky for his role as Mr. Buchanan in "Jabberwocky".
3 "N. Va.'s Theater Scene is Flourishing", 1999
Sun Weekly newspaper.
4 Notes for Class Taught at Arena Stage, n.d.
5 "On the Move", 1984
People Weekly magazine.
6 Ovation Awards Nomination Certificate, 1996
8 Prosky's Most Recent Credits, 1998
9 Prosky, Ida, Job Description, 1998
10 Resumes, 1970s-1980s
11 "Robert Prosky: Distinguished Actor", 1991
Relax magazine. In Polish.
12 "Robert Prosky: Hey...Don't I Know You?", 2006
New Jersey Lifestyle magazine.
13 "Robert Prosky: Performer and Penmaker Extraordinaire", 1996
Pen World magazine.
14 "Robert Prosky: The Actor Struts and Frets", 1978
Washington Post Magazine.
15 Rutgers Press Release, 1985
16 "The Sarge and His Son", 1995
Daily News newspaper.
17 "The Sayings of Director Joe", n.d.
18 "Second Stage: Washington's Own Robert Prosky Finds a New Arena in Hollywood", 1987
Dossier magazine.
19 "Signature, First Amendment Rule", 1995
Washington Times newspaper. Article mentions Prosky's Hayes award for "The Price".
20 Sketches and Magazine Photograph of Prosky, 1980s
21 "Theatrical Prosky Family Together Here or on Stage", 1995
22 Tony Awards Clippings, 1988
Also includes correspondence.
Series 3: Photographs, 1930s-2005 (3 boxes)
Contains photographs of Prosky' professional and personal life. Many of the photographs document Prosky's theatre and film career. There are also photographs from his personal life, such as family snapshots. The photographs range in size from 3"x5" to 8"x10". Most of the theatre and professional photographs are larger and in black and white while the personal snapshots are smaller and in color. Arranged by category, then production title or other description, and then arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
9 1 Appearances, "Dedication of Kreeger Stage", 1970s
2 Appearances, "Hands Across America", 1986
3 Appearances, [Hands Across America. St. Patrick's Day. Washington D.C.], 1986
4 Appearances, Parade, 1980s
5 Appearances, [Prosky speaking at Credit Union National Assoc. Inc.], 1980s
6 Appearances, Sardi's, 1980s
7 Appearances, [Stop Arthritis Telethon], 1988
8 Appearances, Tim Conway Golf Classic, 1986
9 Appearances, [Unidentified], 1980s
10 Appearances, [Unidentified], 1980s
11 Appearances, "A View From the Bridge" [Opening Night after Theatre Supper], February 3, 1983
12 Appearances, "WYKS" [Hyatt Regency Washington D.C.], 1980s
13 Commercials, "Central Charge Credit Card" 1970s
14 Commercials, [Unidentified], 1970s
15 Commercials, Volkswagen and men from Arena Stage, 1991
16 Film, "Age Isn't Everything" [Original title "Life in the Food Chain"], 1991
17 Film, "Brother's Destiny", 1995
18 Film, "The Chamber", 1996
19 Film, "Christine", 1983
20 Film, "Dudley Do-Right", 1999
21 Film, "Far and Away", 1992
22 Film, "Funny About Love", 1990
22 Film, "Grandfather's Birthday" [Theatre Photo], 2001
24 Film, "Gremlins II", 1990
25 Film, "Hanky Panky", 1982
26 Film, "Hoffa", 1992
27 Film, "The Keep", 1983
28 Film, "Lords of Discipline", 1983
29 Film, "Mrs. Doubtfire", 1993
30 Film, "The Natural"; [Baseball Hall of Fame Donation], 1984
Box Folder
10 1 Film, "The Scarlet Letter", 1995
2 Film, "Thief", 1981
3 Film, "Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen", 1981
4 Miscellaneous, Broadway Reunion 1988
5 Miscellaneous, Characters at Kalt Tavern in Milwaukee n.d.
6 Miscellaneous, [In library with Ida Prosky and others], 2000s
7 Miscellaneous, Lucille Lortel 1988
8 Miscellaneous,[NBC 75th Anniversary], 2002
9 Miscellaneous, Negatives and slides 1950s-1980s
10 Miscellaneous, The Helen Hayes Awards 1992
11 Miscellaneous, [Standby Broadway], 1950s
12 Miscellaneous, [White House photo, President Clinton and Robert Prosky], December 1997
13 Modeling Jobs, 1960s
14 Personal, Childhood/Highschool, 1930s-1940s
15 Personal, Family/Friends, 1950s-1990s
16 Personal, Miscellaneous slides, 1950s-1980s
17 Personal, Portraits, 1950s-1980s
18 Personal, Portraits, 1960s-2000s
19 Personal, Portrait, 1980s
20 Personal, Portraits [Arena Stage shots to show versatility], 1960s
21 Publicity, "People Weekly", September 3, 1984
22 Publicity, [Russian Publication], 1970s
Box Folder
11 1 Television, "Cheers", 1992
2 Television, "Hill Street Blues", 1984-1987
3 Television, "Home Fires Burning", 1989
4 Television, "Veronica's Closet", 1997-1998
5 Theatre, "All My Sons", 1950s
7 Theatre, "The Caine Mutiny Court Marshall", 1960
8 Theatre, "Awake and Sing", 1971
9 Theatre, "Camping with Henry and Tom", 1993-1995
10 Theatre, "Caucasian Chalk Circle"[front], "National Health"[back], 1977-1978
11 Theatre, "The Chemmy Circle", 1970
12 Theatre, "The Cherry Orchard", 1960-1970
13 Theatre, "Dear Charles", 1950s-1960s
14 Theatre, "Death of a Salesman", 1974
15 Theatre, "Democracy", 2004-2005
15 Theatre, "Diaboliqle", 1950s-1960s
16 Theatre, "A Doll's House", 1950s
17 Theatre, "Front Page", 1958
18 Theatre, "Galileo", 1980
19 Theatre, "Girls in 509", 1950s-1960s
20 Theatre, "He Who Gets Slapped", 1965
21 Theatre, "Hotel Paradiso"[front], "Sergeant Musgrave's Dance"[back], 1963-64, 1966
22 Theatre, "Idiot's Delight", 1979
23 Theatre, "Inherit the Wind" [Russia], 1973
24 Theatre, "Jabberwocky", 1960s
25 Theatre, "La Fille Du Regiment" signed photo-Joan Sutherland n.d.
26 Theatre, "Lower Depths"[front], "National Health"[back], 1977
27 Theatre, "The Madwoman of Chaillot", 1961
28 Theatre, "Matchmaker", 1960s
29 Theatre, "Middle of the Night", 1960s
30 Theatre, "Millionaires", 1950s-1960s
31 Theatre, "Misalliance", 1962
32 Theatre, "Moon in the Yellow River"[front], "Time of Your Life"[back], 1962
33 Theatre, "Mr. Welk and Jersey Jim"[front], "Three Men on a Horse"[back]; "Three Men on a Horse", 1959,1966; 1971
34 Theatre, "No Time for Sergeants", 1960s
35 Theatre, "Our Town"[front], "Leonce and Lena"[back]; "Our Town", 1974,1990-1991;1991
36 Theatre, Photograph Album 1950s-1960s
37 Theatre, "Picnic", 1957-1958
38 Theatre, Portfolio Binder 1950s-1960s
39 Theatre, "The Price", 1994
40 Theatre, "Reluctant Debutante", 1950s
41 Theatre, "Remny Baker", 1960s
42 Theatre, "The Ruling Class", 1971
43 Theatre, "Separate Tables", 1950s-1960s
44 Theatre, [Shakespeare in Hollywood photo collage poster], 2003
45 Theatre, "Streamers", 1970s
46 Theatre, Unidentified 1950a-1960s
47 Theatre, "A Walk in the Woods", 1988
48 Theatre, "You Can't Take It With You", 1998
Series 4: Audiovisual, 1960-2007 (2 boxes)
Contains copies of Prosky's film and television appearances, particularly "Veronica's Closet." There are also copies of public serve announcements and commercials. Most of the media contained on VHS cassettes and reel-to-reel audio tapes. There are also DVD copies of speaking engagements at George Mason University and other locations.
Box Folder
12 1 Grandfather's Birthday, 2001
VHS, 18 minutes, color
2 Little Detroit Commercial,
Audio reel.
Available on digital format.
3 Public Service TV Spot "Grade School", 1960
Reel, 60 seconds, color.
Available on digital format.
4 Public Service Announcement "Shirley Safe Goes West",
Reel, 60 seconds, color, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety and Quality Service.
Available on digital format.
5 Show Demo,
Audio reel
Available on digital format.
6 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's Blackout", 12 March 1998
VHS, #466216, Final Viewing Cassette
7 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's Bridal Shower", 2 April 1998
VHS, #466217, Final Viewing Cassette
8 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's Man in a Suitcase", 9 April 1998
VHS, #466218, Final Viewing Cassette
9 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's All Nighter", 16 April 1998
VHS, #466219, Final Viewing Cassette
10 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's Mole", 30 April 1998
VHS, #466220, Final Viewing Cassette
11 Veronica's Closet - "Veronica's Mole", 9 May 1998
VHS, #466221, Final Viewing Cassette
12 Warren Alder, Blacky's Restaurants, October 28, 1971
Audio, 6 Demo spots, 7.5 IPS
Available on digital format.
13 Washington Monuments, 1987
VHS, 30 minutes
Box Folder
13 1 An American Daughter, April 25-June 1 2002/2003 season
CD, Arena Stage press photos
2 An Evening with Robert Prosky DEMO, October 24, 2007
DVD, DEMO
3 An Evening with Robert Prosky, October 24, 2007
DVD, Tape 1, Harris Theatre GMU
4 An Evening with Robert Prosky, October 24, 2007
DVD, Tape 2, Harris Theatre GMU
5 An Evening with Robert Prosky, October 24, 2007
DVD, Clips for Lecture
6 Bob Grant Show about New York at Noon, May 16, [1985-1986]
Audio cassette tape, WABC Talk Radio 77am
7 Crystal Cerise Lecture, ca. 2000s
DVD
8 EPA-FEA "Gas Station", August 31, 1976
Video reel, 60 seconds.
Available on digital format.
9 Harris Theatre tape, October 24, 2007
Audio cassette tape, Tape 1
10 Harris Theatre tape, October 24, 2007
Audio cassette tape, Tape 2
11 Robert Prosky-Faiga Levine Interview, April 1985
Audio Cassette Tape, WTOP Radio
12 Oral History, November 8, 2007
DVD
13 Unlabeled Audio Reel, n.d.
Audio reel.
Available on digital format.
Series 5: Oversize, 1950s-2006 (2 boxes)
The fifth series contains items too large for the other series. Included are photographs, scrapbooks, and posters documenting Prosky's professional career and personal life.
Oversize
14 "Thief", 1981
Black binder with "Thief" label
Robert Prosky,
Black binder with Robert Prosky
Modeling Jobs, 1960s
Photograph
"Legends of Golf Celebrity Pro-am" [Liberty Mutual], 1987
Photograph - Appearances
"The Hostage", 1972
Photograph - Theatre
The Television Movie Awards, 1985
Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie "Into Thin Air"
Headshot portfolio, 1980s
Six different shots
Russian magazine, 1979
Interview page 37
Portraits, 1980s
Three matted portraits
"The Price", August 23- September 23, 2006
Autographed film poster
"Inherit the Wind", September 26 - November 5, 2000
Production poster
Portrait photograph, ca.2000s
Oversize
15 Early career scrapbook, 1950s
Photographs, newspaper clippings, playbills
Theatre career scrapbook, 1950s-1980s
Blue album with flowers on cover, photographs, newspaper clippings, playbills
"My Life With Bing", 1983
Autographed copy by Kathryn Crosby
Series 6: Realia, 1998-2004 (1 box)
Consists of objects from Prosky's professional career and personal life.
Oversize
16 "Democracy", November 18, 2004
Paperweight
"Democracy", November 18, 2004
Miniature briefcase
Director's chair back support, n.d.
Robert Prosky's name monogrammed on one side.
"Inherit the Wind", 2000
Ford's Theatre, Dog tags
P.B.A. Honorary Membership Award, 1988
Plaque
Roxborough High School 50th Class Reunion (Class of 1948), 1998
Souvenir bag
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