Herbert Machiz Papers
1956-1976


Finding Aid Prepared by Michael Stone
February 2001


Date Range: 1956-1976
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear ft. (ca. 40 items in 1 box)
Date of Acquisition: Purchase & Gift--202080 & 4111050
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location in Stacks: In sequence.
Processing Information: BC; MTM - 2/2000; M. Stone 2/2001
RLIN ID: NYCR89-A567

BIOGRAPHY

       Herbert Machiz was born on January 14, 1923 in New York City. He attended Washington and Lee University New York University and the American Theatre Wing. Beginning in 1953 he directed many productions in New York City including plays by Tennessee Williams. During more than 35 years in the theater Mr. Machiz directed plays and musicals by authors ranging from Kurt Weil Langston Hughes Yukio Mishima and Jane Bowles. He also worked with Orson Wells Jean Cocteau Louis Jouvet Jean-Louis Barrault Tallulah Bankhead Lotte Lenya Helen Hayes Dame Judith Anderson Hazel Scott James Earl Jones Siobahn McKenna and Eric Portman. He also had a long professional relationship with Tennessee Williams. Machiz believed his most important contribution to American theater was his Off Broadway unit The Artists Theater whose producer was Bernard Meyers the contemporary art dealer. His aim was to bring together poets painters and composers in collaboration. At his death Mr. Machiz was on the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       Letters to Herbert Machiz (1923-1976), a prominent theatrical director in New York. The correspondence includes items from well-known actors and authors, such as Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Yukio Mishima, Julie Harris, Paul Bowles, and Gian Carlo Menotti. The collection also includes newspaper articles on Mishima collected by Machiz, and an obituary of Machiz.


Cataloged Correspondence


Note: The series contains cataloged correspondence and an obituary for Herbert Machiz from the New York Times.

1 1 Anderson, Judith
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Santa Barbara, CA , [n.d.]
       4 t.l.s.

1 1 Bowles, Paul
     To Herbert Machiz
       Bangkok, Thailand, 29 September 1966
       2p. t.l.s.

     Note: copy on microfilm

1 1 Bowles, Paul
     To Herbert Machiz
       Tangier, Morocco , 24 November 1967
       1p. t.l.s.

     Note: copy on microfilm

1 1 Bowles, Paul
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Tangier, Morocco , 13 July 1968
       2p. a.l.s., (with autograph music score for the wedding party music in In the Summer House and a.n. on the bottom of the score)

     Note: Copy on microfilm

1 1 Capote, Truman
            Bridgehampton, N.Y. (?) , ca. 16 December 1968
       1 photo

     Note: must be called for

1 1 Gordon, Ruth
     To Herbert Machiz
       New York, NY, 15 September 1963
       3p. a.l.s.

1 1 Hampton, Christopher
     To: Herbert Machiz
       London , 17 October 1968
       1p. t.l.s.

1 1 Harris, Julie
     To Herbert Machiz
       [n.p.], 29 May 1967
       2p. a.l.s.

1 1 Keene, Donald Lawrence
     To Herbert Machiz
       New York, 14 September 1968
       1p. a.l.s.

1 1 Machiz, Herbert
     Club Supreme 1st Meeting
       [n.p.], 14 October [n.y.]
       1p. d.s., (also signed by Bette Davis, Anthony Quinn, and others)

1 1 Menotti, Gian Carlo
     To Herbert Machiz
       [n.p.] & Hamburg, Germany, [n.d.] & 2 May 1969
       2 a.l.s
       1 t.l.s. (fragment, photocopy)

1 1 Miller, Henry
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Pacific Palisades, CA., 18 May 1963
       1p. a.l.s.

1 1 Miller, Henry
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [Pacific Palisades, CA.], 24 May 1963
       2p. a.l.s.

1 1 Miller, Henry
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Pacific Palisades, CA, 26 May 1963
       1p. a.l.s.

1 1 Miller, Henry
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Pacific Palisades, CA., 10 June 1963
       1p. a.l.s.

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Tokyo, [3 February 1961]
       1p. cablegram

     Note: (Gift of Albert M. Baer, George V. Cooper, and anon. donor, 1971)

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [Tokyo] , 18 February 1961
       2p. a.l.s.

     Note: (Gift of Albert M. Baer, George V. Cooper, and anon. donor, 1971)

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [Tokyo], 11 May 1961
       1p. a.l.s.

     Note: (Gift of Albert M. Baer, George V. Cooper, and anon. donor, 1971)

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [Tokyo] , 13 October 1961
       3p. a.l.s.

     Note: (Gift of Albert M. Baer, George V. Cooper, and anon. donor, 1971)

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [Tokyo], 5 February 1962
       4p. a.l.s.

     Note: (Gift of Albert M. Baer, George V. Cooper, and anon. donor, 1971)

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [n.p.], 8 June 1967
       1p. a.l.s.

1 2 Mishima, Yukio
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Bangkok, [n.d.] & 13 October 1967
       1p. a.l.s; a.n. (included is a NYT clipping by Donald Keene)

1 2 Nabokov, Vera (Mrs. Vladimir)
     To Herbert Machiz
       Montreux, Switzerland , 9 June 1969
       1p. t.l.s.

1 2 Nabokov, Vera (Mrs. Vladimir)
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Lugano, Switzerland , 30 June 1969
       1p. t.l.s.

1 2 Natwick, Mildred
     To: Herbert Machiz
       [New York] (?) , 13 April 1967
       1p. a.l.s.

1 2 Rice, Elmer
     To: Herbert Machiz
       Stamford, Connecticut, 27 January 1967
       1p. a.l.s.

1 2 Straight, Beatrice
     To: Herbert Machiz
       New York , 4 May 1967
       1p. t.l.s.

1 2 Williams, Tennessee
     To: Herbert Machiz
       New York , 15 February 1956
       1p. telegram

1 2 "Carl"
     To: Herbert Machiz.
       [Los Angeles], 4 November [n.y.]
       1p. a.l.s.

1 3 Obituary of Herbert Machiz
       New York, 28 August 1976
       1p. photocopy