Scene design for Under the El in Sugar

Maker and role
Artist: Jo Mielziner, American, 1901-1976
ca. 1972
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Object detail

Watercolor and graphite on paper
11 1/8 x 16in (28.3 x 40.6cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
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Theatre production
Musical with book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and music by Jule Styne, based on the film Some Like it Hot by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond. Produced at the Majestic Theatre, New York, 1972.
Further information
In Sugar, two musicians flee Chicago after witnessing the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. In an homage to Paris where Jo Mielziner was born, Mielziner depicted the elevated train in the manner of Monet's paintings of the St. Lazare station.


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