“Deep Cuts” at WCFTR

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A novelty Elvis plate as seen on the popular television show Roseanne.

Welcome to “Deep Cuts,” an exploration of the one-of-a-kind artifacts and ephemera at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.  This series will reveal the WCFTR’s extensive collections of unique posters, awards, honors, knicks and knacks, and oddities that have found their way to the archives.

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A receipt from Paramount Cafe at Paramount Studios, signed by Costume Designer Edith Head.

Many of these items are a result of donations, some are happenstance, and some are downright fate!

An Emmy donated to the WCFTR with an award winner's collection.
An Emmy donated to the WCFTR with an award winner’s collection.

We welcome you to explore the treasures that do not always feature in the finding aids, but nevertheless, are not to be missed.