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    William Ware Theiss Costume Sketches and Related Items from "Star Trek" Original Series. An archive of materials from the workroom of visionary Star Trek costume designer, William Ware Theiss, including a Strathmore sketch pad containing five early sketches of costumes (one dated 11-21-68) and pages of written notes outlining costs of materials, trim and notions, and a loose color sketch of a green female ensemble. There was little time for the design and build of what could be numerous costumes on Star Trek and other weekly television shows, and when inspiration struck, Mr. Theiss would draw anywhere and on anything. This lot includes a collection of ten paper napkins and paper towels featuring pen & ink conceptual drawings and doodles circa 1960s of costumes in the hand of Mr. Theiss. Also, a vintage photo of a model in a futuristic Theiss dress, four pieces of Star Trek/Desilu note paper and one piece of letterhead (printed "from the log of the Starship Enterprise"), four receipts from 1967 showing costumes being rented for the show (one with an original Bill Theiss signature), a fan letter from a young fan asking questions about uniform emblems, and Star Trek birthday party drinking cups and a paper tablecloth mint in their packages from the 1970s. Acquired from the estate of William Ware Theiss. Authenticated by the world's foremost curators of television artifacts, The Comisar Collection of Beverly Hills.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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