Scenic designer Robert Mitchell, who once assisted Jo Mielziner and Boris Aronson, recalls how his mentors vacationed: "Jo usually spent a month in Paris. He was very well organized and ran his studio like a business; he would increase or decrease his staff depending on the number of jobs he had, and he arranged schedules so everyone would get at least one week of paid vacation. Boris would find himself tied up all summer or totally out of work for a year, and then he would take the most ...

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