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HRC DeNiro Exhibit Guide


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I designed the exhibition guide promoting the acquisition of the Robert DeNiro Collection by the UT Harry Ransom Center.

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HRC DeNiro Exhibit Guide

  1. 1. ������������������� Robert De Niro IN COSTUME SELECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVE March 19 –April 1, 2007 On display: first floor of the
  2. 2. Robert De Niro IN COSTUME March 19 – April 1, 2007 SELECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVE Backdraft (1991) Goodfellas (1990) King of Comedy (1997) Directed by Ron Howard Directed by Martin Scorsese Directed by Martin Scorsese Costume design by Jodie Lynn Tillen Costume design by Richard Bruno Costume design by Richard Bruno Two feuding brothers (Kurt Russell and The story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a small- A wannabe stand-up comic, Rupert William Baldwin), both firemen, struggle time gangster from Brooklyn, and his friends, Pupkin (De Niro), is so desperate for a to get along while investigating a series Jimmy Conway (De Niro) and Tommy De Vito break that he kidnaps famous late-night of arson/murders with arson investigator (Joe Pesci), as they try to work their way talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Donald Shadow Rimgale (De Niro). through the ranks of the mob. Lewis) in order to be cast on his show. A Bronx Tale (1993) Great Expectations (1998) Meet the Fockers (2004) Directed by Robert De Niro Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Directed by Jay Roach Costume design by Rita Ryack Costume design by Judianna Makovsky Costume design by Carol Ramsey Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous In this modern-day telling of the Charles Engaged couple Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn Dickens classic, a privileged young man, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) find it impossible to between his honest, working-class father, Finnegan “Finn” Bell (Ethan Hawke), bring their families together as Greg’s hyper- Lorenzo Anello (De Niro), and a violent yet moves to New York to become an artist. relaxed parents, the Fockers (Dustin Hoffman charismatic crime boss (Chazz Palminteri). His life is changed when he meets three and Barbra Streisand), meet the tightly- disparate strangers, Arthur Lustig (De Niro), a dangerous, escaped wound Byrneses (De Niro and Blythe Danner). convict, Estella (Gwyneth Paltrow), a beautiful but icy woman, and Nora Dinsmoor (Anne Bancroft), a wealthy, old eccentric. Casino (1995) Men of Honor (2000) Directed by Martin Scorsese Directed by George Tillman Jr. Costume design by John A. Dunn Jackie Brown (1997) and Rita Ryack Costume design by Salvador Pérez Jr. Directed by Quentin Tarantino Sam “Ace” Rothstein (De Niro) fronts the Men of Honor is based on the true-life exploits of Costume design by Mary Claire mob’s entree into Las Vegas casinos. A love Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.), the Navy’s first Hannan and power triangle between Ace, his wife African-American Master Diver. Brashear runs Ginger (Sharon Stone), and his friend Nicky Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), a flight into formidable opposition in the form of Billy Santoro (Joe Pesci) fuels a story of hot attendant, becomes embroiled in Sunday (De Niro), a celebrated Navy diver who tempers, money, love, and deception. a complicated scheme in which eventually helps him make military history. she attempts to play a dangerous gun smuggler, Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) against the Feds and walk Raging Bull (1980) away scot-free with a half-million Directed by Martin Scorsese The Deer Hunter (1978) dollars. Louis Gara (De Niro) is one Costume design by John Boxer Directed by Michael Cimino of Ordell’s associates. and Richard Bruno Costumer Laurie Riley The story of Jake La Motta This epic drama follows the lives of a group (De Niro), a middleweight of Russian-American friends, including boxing champion with a violent Michael Vronsky (De Niro), from a small self-destructive streak. town in Pennsylvania to Vietnam and back.
  3. 3. Special thanks to Dr. Ann Dupont and Dr. Kay Jay, Department of Human Ecology The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin at The University of Texas at Austin recently acquired the complete collection of film-related materials of actor, director, and producer Robert De Niro. The archive includes S P O NS O RED BY annotated scripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, research materials, and more than 3,000 individual costume items and props from many of his films. De Niro views costume as an integral part of About the University Co-op: the process of character development, and this donation constitutes Founded in 1896, the University Co-op was created to furnish books, an extraordinary research archive. The collection is currently being supplies, and clothing at reasonable prices to its members. The Co-op cataloged and will soon be available for research. This exhibition, on fulfills its 111-year-old mission as a non-profit corporation by returning all display at the University Co-op, offers a small preview of highlights profits to its members: the students, faculty, and staff of the University. from the costumes in the collection. 100% of the after-rebate “profits” (excluding a portion set aside for Support to preserve, house, and display the costume portion of the reinvestment) are used to support University-related projects and activities. collection was generously provided by the University Co-op. In 2005–2006, the Co-op gave back to the University over five million dollars in gifts, grants, and rebates. Since the year 2000, the Co-op has given over 20 million dollars to the University and its students. For further information, please visit Analyze This (1999) Directed by Harold Ramis About the Harry Ransom Center: Costume design by Aude Founded in 1957, the Harry Bronson-Howard Ransom Center at The University Paul Vitti (De Niro), a sensitive New York of Texas at Austin has evolved gang boss, is suffering from anxiety into a world-renowned cultural attacks and seeks help from a reluctant institution. Throughout 2007, the psychiatrist, Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal). Ransom Center commemorates its 50th anniversary with programs and exhibitions dedicated to “Celebrating the Imagination.” Located at 21st and Guadalupe Awakenings (1990) streets on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the Ransom Center is Directed by Penny Marshall Costume design by Cynthia Flynt free and open to the public. For more information, call 512-471-8944 or A passionate and somewhat visit unorthodox doctor (Robin Williams) struggles to find a cure for victims of an encephalitis epidemic that has left them catatonic for decades. Leonard Lowe (De Niro) is the first patient to receive the treatment. Cover: Film still and costume detail from Raging Bull (1980). Top: Hat from Mean Streets (1973). Above: Raging Bull costume. Robert De Niro collection.