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Alonso (& Youskevitch) in THEME AND VARIATIONSpublicity portrait photo


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#1 rg

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:42 PM

i suppose this is one way to show that the ballerina overshadowed her partner as far as this newspaper was concerned.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

How interesting -- I've seen lots of photos with different elements masked out like that, if they want to make a group shot into a portrait, but the cut line on the back implies that it ran with both dancers in the shot. Most likely, the masking is from a later, sloppier use, and no one bothered to change the information on the back, but as it is right now, it does look pretty bizarre!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:57 PM

I've seen that face shot of her before, sans Igor. It was definitely done for that purpose.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:06 AM

there are two dates stamped on the back of the print, both from '48, one for March and another for April.
presumably in Mar. it was used in full; the portion of the photo above the pasted caption shows the full frame.
subsequently, in April, one supposes, the photo was used as a portrait of Alonso, perhaps on the second occasion as less specific publicity for Ballet Theatre and not one necessarily pegged to THEME AND VARIATIONS.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

As usual, thanks rg for the wonderful photos..! Posted Image

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

Do I detect a hint of the Phantom of the Opera in Igor's appearance?


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