Posted 14 April 2003 - 03:06 PM
My local video station showed a very enjoyable video called "Tales of Helpmann; Life and Career of Robert Helpmann" made by Australian TV. In it was a 1936 clip of Fonteyn & Helpman in the Sleeping Beauty PDD--a very tiny clip--just the fish dives--but it was marvelous to see Fonteyn--all 17 years of her! Laterthere was another short clip of Fonteyn in an Australian production of Merry Widow (1976) and she never looked more glamorous. As if this wasn't enough---there was a clip of Helpmann as Oberon (the play) with Vivien Leigh as his Titania.