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"Ballerinas" Book

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In the late 70's, I was in a local New Jersey bookstore and came across a book titled "Ballerinas". The cover had a photo of Patricia McBride in mid jump wearing a long gray-mauve tutu. The book contained profiles of dancers and had a special final chapter on up and coming younger dancers, including Kyra Nichols and Nadezhda Pavlova. Is "Ballerinas" still in print?

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is this the book you're asking about?

the cover foto in my memory, which Amazon confirms, shows McBride in a jump from one of her solo forrays in DONIZETTI VARIATIONS, as follows:

The ballerina : famous dancers and rising stars of our time / Sarah Montague.

Imprint : New York : Universe Books, 1980.

Amazon has a number of used and i think even new(ish) copies.

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is this the book you're asking about?

the cover foto in my memory, which Amazon confirms, shows McBride in a jump from one of her solo forrays in DONIZETTI VARIATIONS, as follows:

The ballerina : famous dancers and rising stars of our time / Sarah Montague.

Imprint : New York : Universe Books, 1980.

Amazon has a number of used and i think even new(ish) copies.

I was about to post the same. Here is a link to amazon if that helps (with picture):

http://www.amazon.com/Ballerina-Famous-Dancers-Rising-Stars/dp/0876639899/ref=sr_1_52?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362065257&sr=1-52&keywords=%22ballerinas%22

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Thank you rg and aurora for finding it. It's been over 20 years since I last read it and my copy is long gone. Please refresh my memory, is it a good book?

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my copy isn't handy.

i recall it might have been more useful for the photos than for the text but again i can't really say.

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