Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS492
TitleGladys Calthrop costume drawings
Extent4 framed drawings
DescriptionWatercolour costume drawings signed by the artist for production of 'Conversation Piece' a romantic comedy by Noël Coward and performed at His Majesty's Theatre in London
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsThere is no other finding aid to this collection available at present. Please address any enquiries about this collection to the University Archivist.
Access StatusOpen
Creator NameGladys Calthrop (1897-1980), artist and set designer
Administrative HistoryGladys Calthrop served as designer on most of Noel Coward's plays and films from the 1920s up to the 1960s and was a close friend of Coward.
Custodial HistoryThese drawings were formerly part of the Herbert Schimmel Noel Coward and Ivor Novello collections
AcquisitionPurchased from a bookseller in 1999
Related MaterialArchive collections relating to Noël Coward, and held at the Cadbury Research Library, include:

Noël Coward Collection: papers, 1911-2000. Finding Number: COW;
Papers relating to Noël Coward: papers, [20th century]. Finding Number: MS69;
Material relating to Lila Field's 'The Goldfish': papers, 1911. Finding Number: MS158;
Correspondence sent to Claude Ray relating to Noël Coward: papers, [mid-20th century]. Finding Number: MS188;
Papers of Gladys Calthrop: correspondence, 1927-1979. Finding Number: MS201;
Noël Coward Theatre Programmes: programmes, 1913-1991. Finding Number: MS491;
Gladys Calthrop costume drawings: framed drawings, 1934. Finding Number: MS492;
Noël Coward Posters: posters, 1968-1986. Finding Number: MS497;
Noël Coward and Ivor Novello Cuttings: newspaper and magazine cuttings, 1943-1996. Finding Number: MS498;
Patricia Hollender Collection: correspondence, 1951-1978. Finding Number: MS500;
Play scripts relating to Noël Coward: scripts, [c 1911-c 1950]. Finding Number: MS501;
Images of Noël Coward: images, [1920s-1970s]. Finding Number: MS502;
Noël Coward's 'Present Laughter', typescript for radio adaptation: script, [1956]. Finding Number: MS788;
Photographs of Noël Coward and friends, [1920s-1930s]. Finding Number: MS987.