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(FILM / WARNER BROTHERS / SEVEN ARTS) JOHN TRUSCOTT Archive of set design sketches for the 1967 film Camelot. Group of approximately 115 production designs and sketches of set renderings and miscellaneous props including weapons, furnishings, clothing, decorations, etc. used primarily in the main characters' bedrooms and for a snow scene. Mixed media on various papers, a few with fabric swatches still attached. Sizes vary, the largest of the sketches measure 430x280 mm; 17x11 inches, several smaller. Most anonymous, but a great majority of the highly accomplished drawings signed "J. Foyer and Jack F."
Following the success of the Broadway musical directed by Josh Logan, Warner Brothers released a popular movie adaptation of Camelot starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave. The production team, with stage design led by John Truscott, went to extraordinary lengths to achieve historical accuracy for the medieval tale of King Arthur and Guinevere. His efforts were rewarded with two Academy Awards for art direction and costume design.