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What's taking place? Where? Why?Indentify the situation enacted by these female ballet dancers


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#1 rg

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:31 PM

this scan shows a publicity still connected to what ballet work and in what circumstances, etc.?
admittedly more off, than on, the beaten path, but with an actual ballet connection.

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#2 bart

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:47 AM

I'm surprised there have been no guesses from our experts on this one. My own thoughts about it included: (a) an olympic sprint for ciagrette girls, and possibly (b) a publicity photo for some sort of ballerina competition. Did the Rockettes ever wear pointe shoes? The ladies on the outside appear to be the "dark horses" of the group.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 07:48 AM

Native Dancers? The only thing is, these costumes don't seem to be from the same ballet as the one Wilde wears here.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:00 AM

to be sure this one is an oddity.
it's not NATIVE DANCERS but there is a balanchine connection.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:20 AM

Could the Balanchine connection be Saratoga Springs itself, before there was a SPAC?

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:43 AM

not saratoga, and as i've noted this is an oddity, w/ a ballet connection to balanchine.
caption provided for this hand-out p.r. foto to follow soon.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:18 AM

Publicity shot for one of the films for which Balanchine did choreography?

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:28 AM

World's Fair?

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:34 AM

Bart is closing in.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:23 PM

publicity copy, as attached to the back of the photo at the start of this thread: [see scan]

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#11 sandik

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:39 PM

oh lordy -- I'm still laughing!

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

What a great athletic event!. :) But 3.9 seconds to run -- on pointe, on gress -- 25 yards??? :yucky: Congratultions to Virginia Hart. :thumbsup: I can certainly understand why "The girls believe the record will stand for a long time." :o


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Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:07 PM

:thumbsup: :yucky: :)

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:54 PM

honestily,,,du you really liked that. Instead let;s do Giselle

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:54 AM

if i had a puzzler of a Giselle-related photo i'd post it.
as i've noted, this item is a oddity, but, whatever it is (or isn't) in terms of notable ballet theater, it remains somewhat remarkable to think that in 1938, Hollywood would send out a ballet-related item like this as a potential entertainment story to 'your city' - i don't imagine that such a 'promotion' would be sent out nowadays concerning ballet, and one of its choreographers, from Hollywood.


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