Jump to content


Natalia Makarova & Mikhail Baryshnikov1976 newsphoto of Makarova's wedding


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 rg

rg

    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,438 posts

Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

UPI wire photo, much handled it would seem, of Makarova's wedding to Edward Karkar, with Mikhail Baryshnikov as part of the ceremony. (see caption)
Aleksandr Minz? can be seen just behind Baryshnikov

Attached Files



#2 carbro

carbro

    Late Board Registrar

  • Rest in Peace
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,361 posts

Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

This is wonderful! Thank you, rg!

I don't know whether this photo was much handled, but it looks to me like whoever developed the film and printed it did a sloppy job with the chemicals. Too bad.

#3 rg

rg

    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,438 posts

Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

this type wirephoto is of its time, it's something/somehow between a fax and a photocopy - that is, not a properly, or even improperly developed photo - i suppose an actual photographic print is fed into some 'transmission' machine and this sort of copy comes out at the other end.
something tells me if anyone here would know more, it would be Mel.

#4 vrsfanatic

vrsfanatic

    Silver Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 671 posts

Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Yes, that is Sasha in the background.

#5 Amy Reusch

Amy Reusch

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,757 posts

Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

Wow! Just wow!

What are the flowers the groom seems to be holding?

#6 Quiggin

Quiggin

    Gold Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 834 posts

Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

What are the flowers the groom seems to be holding?


Possibly stefana woven with lemon flowers.

#7 rg

rg

    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,438 posts

Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:59 AM

to me, and i'm not botanist, i'd guess the flowers in the bouquet being held on the right, the groom's boutonniere, and those decorating the candle he's holding are lilies-of-the-valley? the leaves look right for that flower to me.

#8 bart

bart

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,320 posts

Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

I've never seen a photo of Makarova -- dancing or not -- in which she looks so fragile, vulnerable

#9 Stage Right

Stage Right

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 106 posts

Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

I've never seen a photo of Makarova -- dancing or not -- in which she looks so fragile, vulnerable


I agree, Bart--I hardly recognize her, although she looks beautiful.

#10 canbelto

canbelto

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,875 posts

Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Am I mistaken or weren't Baryshnikov and Makarova briefly married while both of them were at the Kirov?

#11 rg

rg

    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,438 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:50 AM

i suspect your recall is confusing these individuals as a married couple with other Soviet Russians of this era.
i can think of no reliable source suggesting a marriage between Makarova and Baryshnikov.

#12 Mme. Hermine

Mme. Hermine

    Emeralds Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,726 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

M.B. has never been married, has he?

#13 California

California

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,483 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

M.B. has never been married, has he?

When he was trying to sell that estate on the Hudson in recent years, Lisa Rinehart did an on-line video tour of the place and publications like the Wall Street Journal referred to her as his wife from "about four years ago". I assumed their agent thought it would be a little much for him to do the tour, so she did it.
http://live.wsj.com/...E4-B2AFAC2C675C


But he certainly gave plenty of quotes over the years to interviewers that he did not believe in marriage, so that was a surprise. With three kids and well into his 60s, perhaps his attorney suggested that he needed to think ahead about such things.

I don't think I could track down a source, but I thought Makarova was briefly married in Russia to someone else and she broke it off with Baryshnikov partly because of that and because she was eight years older. Note in that interview about her San Francisco marriage that she considered it her first marriage.

#14 leonid17

leonid17

    Platinum Circle

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,413 posts

Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:27 AM

I have read in the past that Natalya Makarova was married first to a dancer, second husband was a film firector before she married Mr.Karkar.

ADDED
On reflection I think the source may have got confused with the film director Bondarchuk who married Inna
Makarova.

#15 pbl

pbl

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts

Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

So Makarova and Baryshnikov were in a relationship at one time?


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):