Wanamaker, Zoe (1949- )
Scope:
The Zoë Wanamaker collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, artwork, and other items.

Correspondence in the collection includes both personal and professional letters.  The professional correspondence consists of several hundred letters dating from the late 1970s to 2006; topics include various plays (including several regarding Electra), Sam Wanamaker, the Globe Theatre, Zoë Wanamaker’s CBE investiture, and other subjects. Notable correspondence include Pat Carroll, director David Leveaux, director Michael Rudman, producer Randall L. Wreghitt, Carol Channing, director Howard Davies, Mia Farrow, director Trevor Nunn, actress Holly Palance, Tim Rice, J. K. Rowling, Neil Simon, David Mamet, Sam Mendes, Tammy Grimes, and actor E. G. Marshall.  Personal correspondence includes hundreds of letters dating from 1976 to 2004.  There are several letters of condolence regarding the deaths of Wanamaker’s parents.  Notable correspondents include John Gielgud, Pat Carroll, actress Isla Blair, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Julian Glover, director Peter Hall, director Caroline Huppert, Isabelle Huppert, Cleo Laine, Sam Mendes, Trevor Nunn, producer Michael Reddington, Barbara Streisand, and Gene Wilder.

Manuscripts in the collection primarily consist of scripts for stage plays, some with notations by either Wanamaker and/or her director.  Titles include The Crucible, by Arthur Miller; Dead Funny, by Terry Johnson; Electra, by Frank McGuiness (present in several drafts with notes); The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams (with cards from director Sam Mendes); The Last Yankee, by Arthur Miller (with notes and a program signed by the cast); Made in Bangkok, by Anthony Minghella; Mother Courage and Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht; Mrs. Klein, by Nicholas Wright; Piaf, by Pam Gems (present in several drafts); A Taste of Saki, by Jeremy Raison; and Triumph of Hope, by Cindy Oswin.  Other short pieces and fragments of manuscripts and also present.

Printed material consists of clippings, magazines, programs, posters for plays in which Wanamaker appeared (since the 1960s), and items regarding Sam Wanamaker.  Other topics include the death of Sam Wanamaer in 1993; the Globe Theatre; and Zoë Wanamaker’s marriage to Gawn Grainger in 1994.  Magazines in the collection include issues of About the House, Focus, Vanity Fair, Radio Times, Plays and Players, and What’s on TV.  Reviews include pieces on Electra (1998-1999) and Made in Bangkok (1988).

The collection contains hundreds of personal and professional photographs.  The personal photos include images of Zoë Wanamaker as a child, as well as her home and family.  Other personal photos include images of Wanamaker’s travels around the world, as well as several albums of photos of Wanamaker with her family and friends.  There are also over four hundred professional photographs.  These include portraits of Wanamaker; photos of performances and productions; publicity shots; and photos of her with her father to promote the Globe Theatre.  Other notable individuals with photographs in the collection include Kevin Bacon, Charles Dance, Charles Keating, Hilary Rodham Clinton,  Mel Gibson, Rutger Hauer, Zeljko Ivanek, Joseph Maher, Ian McKellen, and Arnold Schwazenegger.
    
Artwork in the collection includes drawings, paintings, and prints.  Items in the collection include: A color copy of a dog drawn by Rose Williams, the sister of Tennessee Williams, dated Nov. 1986; several ink drawings; prints of works by Amelia Shaw (1983), Basil Langton (1985), and Clare Shenstone ; a pencil drawing of Wanamaker’s family tree; and various pastel and pencil drawings, including some depictions of Zoë and Sam Wanamaker.

The collection also contains a number of miscellaneous professional materials mostly regarding Wanamaker’s acting career.  Also present are several daily planners kept by Wanamaker, dating from 1972 to 2005.
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Notable Figures
1. Wanamaker, Zoë, 1949-
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Drama, Film, and Television Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. Television Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section