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Keith Money book about Christopher GableFreee download

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#1 Jane Simpson

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:49 AM

Keith Money, known for his beautiful dance photos and perhaps especially for his books on Margot Fonteyn, has prepared a new book about Christopher Gable - but because of the huge cost of printing and publishing a hard copy version he is offering it as a free download from his website. This is an extraordinarily generous offer and the photographs are stunning - go the website and click on the picture of the book (it is called The Dancer from the Dance) and it's yours - unmissable!

#2 GianninaM



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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:26 AM

Did it, and I can't believe it. My sincere thanks to all involved in this generous enterprise, and thank you Jane.


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:08 AM

What an amazing gift to us all. Thank you for making me aware of the download.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:44 AM

Oh, thank you for letting us know, this is wonderful. Simply beautiful.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:57 AM

C'est formidable! Thank you, Jane! I've had time for about 50 pages thus far and it is truly sublime.

I imagine there are a number of people who grew up on 'The Boyfriend' and 'The Music Lovers' who were charmed by Gable years before we knew he'd been a Royal Ballet star. In fact, I didn't know it till I read his obituary, as I wasn't keeping up with ballet outside of New York during the 80s and 90s. He was more of a natural in the movies than most dancers, I'd say, and that Wedding Party scene with Glenda Jackson in 'The Rainbow' is for me the high point of what I was able to see.

Had no idea about the dancing with Nureyev or 'Images of Love'. Beautiful stuff, and I'm looking forward to all of it.

Edited to add: I see that almost all of the great ballet dancing was before he started making those Ken Russell movies, and some of those are already 40 years old.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:48 AM

What a generous act of Keith Money to put his book, “The Dancer from the Dance” on line. I am especially grateful as I would think that I saw almost all of the performances depicted.

Nostalgia flooded my emotions and even a tear or two rolled down my cheek as the photographs revived a period that was the most carefree and possibly the happiest period of my life.

Christopher Gable was an extraordinary sensitive performer whose emotional expression was always quite perfect when in dramatic, humorous or romantic mode.

I cannot talk about this artist without Lynn Seymour coming immediately to ones mind. Perfection in a partnership would sum up the inter-creative combination they achieved. Irreplaceable might be thought to be going too far. Not for me.

I was a teenager when they appeared in The Two Pigeons and they joined the ranks of my teenage idols. Together, they created a highly charged emotional response from London audiences of all ages and critics as well.Sir Frederick Ashton's magical and meticulous touch was also highly celebrated.

In Romeo and Juliet, the audience was swept along by their tidal wave of emotions creating moments when sitting on the “edge of ones seat“ became a reality.

Most of Keith Money’s photographs catch a certain theatrical mood and those with Svetlana Beriosova reveal the unique beauty of her line.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

This is an overwhelming gift. I'm shaking. The pictures are exquisite. Time has stood still as I look at them. Oh, what a lovely time that was.

Thank you, Jane, for letting us know. I'll send a thank-you to Mr. Money.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:56 AM

I downloaded a copy of this beautiful book onto my laptop three years ago. The laptop was recently stolen. Unfortunately, I hadn't backed it up wallbash.gif I will never make that mistake again!!!


Now, I'm trying to put everything I had back together. The link is no longer working. If anyone has this book and wouldn't mind forwarding it on to me, I would be very, very grateful.

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