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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1688

Fortune and Men's Eyes photographs and ephemera


Photographs and one program of from the stage production of Fortune and Men's Eyes.


  • Creation: circa 1969

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Condition Description

Photographs are slightly curled up at the edges, but are in otherwise good condition.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.08 linear feet (1 folder)

Collection includes one program and thirty-five still 8" x 10" photographs from John Herbert's play Fortune and Men's Eyes, directed and produced by Sal Mineo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Many are signed in the negative Miller [of] Hollywood. Five feature the studio stamp of Frank Edwards on the reverse. The photographs feature the following: young main characters in violent poses; individual portraits of actors in character; and actors in intimate poses.

Biographical / Historical

This play is by John Herbert, about a young man's experience in prison, which explores both homosexuality and sexual slavery.


Collection is processed. Materials are arranged in two series: Photographs; and Programs.

Physical Location


Custodial History

Purchased from John Michael Lang Fine Books, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-034. Purchased from John Michael Lang Fine Books, 2017 September.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2017 September.

Fortune and Men's Eyes photographs and ephemera, circa 1969 (MS Thr 1688): Guide.
Magdaline Lawhorn
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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