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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble and Wooden Panels Portraying Characters from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

October 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's ensemble set against panels portraying characters from "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The mannequin wears a belted dress, heeled shoes, hat, gloves, and holds a clutch. The text on the copy describes the panels as being done "in poster paint on rayon faille, attached loosely to unfinished wood open screen." The window also employs blue lights. Includes stereoscopic slide of display.

Inscription

K5/ BONWIT TELLER - 5th Ave. Window October issue 1954/ One of series tied in with current theatrical production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in poster paint on rayon faille, attached loosely to unfinished wood open screen. Ragged edges heighten romantic effect. Simulated branches twined around screen. Brown paper punchings cover floor. Blue lights. "The season opens with brilliant fanfare.... after-five drama..."/ Merchandise Display News/ The J.M. Blow Company/ 475 Fifth Ave., New York 17, N.Y./ U.S. Patent No. 2360099

Location

binder 5

Identifier

KA0001_000340

Citation

Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble and Wooden Panels Portraying Characters from "A Midsummer Night's Dream". October 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 21 Nov 2019.

Use Restrictions

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