Costume and set designs for Traveller without Luggage (ANTA Theatre, New York, 1964)

Scope and Content

This series consists of costume and set designs, set model pieces, fabric samples, ground plans and scaled drawings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Traveller without Luggage, a play by Jean Anouilh (1937) about a former solider and amnesiac man in a mental hospital who is claimed by two families as their son. Oliver Messel's production was first produced by Materson and Twain at the ANTA Theatre, New York on 18 September, 1964. It was directed by Robert Lewis and featured Ben Gazzara as Gaston and Mildred Dunnock as Madame Renaud. Roger Pinkham has said of this production "Messel's sets of the interior of one of those semi-delapidated French provincial houses, where fashion scarcely changed until after the Second War, were felt to be evocative, and of its major distinctions." (Pinkham, ed., 1983).