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19082. [Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975)] Metropolitan Opera House.
"A Tribute to Josephine Baker" - Original 1976 Poster

A stunning original serigraph poster designed by William McCaffery presenting a special One-Night-Only Tribute to Josephine Baker at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center on November 7th, 1976. The show celebrated the legendary entertainer little more than a year after her death on April 12, 1975, and featured performances by a star-studded cast including the Alvin Ailey Company, Muhammad Ali, Jacques d'Amboise, Ingrid Bergman, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Moreau and others.  The poster is printed in black and copper ink, presenting Baker with a decorative winged background, a reference to her many extravagant feathered showgirl costumes.  A few tears along the edges, else fine. Measures 24 x 36 inches (60.9 x 91.4 centimeters). Read More...

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16498. Bakst, Léon. (1866–1924).
Autograph Letter to Frantz Jourdain

Autograph letter from the Russian painter and scene and costume designer, known for his extensive work for the Ballets Russes. 1 p. June 21, 1915. To architect and art critic Frantz Jourdain (1847–1935), Bakst writes (translated from the French): "Dear maître, I am very touched by your kind letter and thank you sincerely. I will act according to your advice. Until then, please believe my devoted and cordial sentiments. Leon Bakst." In very fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 17.3 cm).

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11392. [Bal des 4'Z'Arts] Rapin, Henri. (1873 - 1939).
1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts Ticket

Paris: Imprimerie Modern Style. P. Marmy. Oversize elaborate printed invitation to the 1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts. The design by the French painter, illustrator and decorator H. Rapin, featuring a highly stylized illustration on Babylonian themes. 19 x 33 cm. Dampstained along the lower edge, left edge and upper margin chipped with a few small losses, else fine. Read More...

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19328. Balanchine, George. (1904–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet.  Stamp to lower margin reads "Nov. 27 1973."  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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Original photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet and the great composer in discussion during a 1957 rehearsal for Agon.  Various stamps on the verso, including for the later New York City Ballet Stravinsky festival in 1972.  In very fine condition, together with a printed NYCB Press Office photograph mailer, ca. 1972.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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19902. [Baldwin, James. (1924–1987)] [Silvera, Frank. (1914–1970)].
"The Amen Corner" – Original Souvenir Program

New York: A Theatre of Being. 1964. Scarce souvenir program from the 1964 production of Baldwin's The Amen Corner, which would briefly transfer to Broadway the following year.  32 pp.  The cover features striking artwork rendered in yellow and black, and the program contains production photographs together with interviews of both the playwright and Frank Silvera, who directed and produced.  Light wear to spine and top edge, some toning throughout; overall fine.  10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm.). Read More...

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18814. [Ballet].
Original Postcard Photographs

Grouping of three original ca. 1910 postcard photographs of ballet dancers in costume for various unidentified productions, issued in Florence, London, and Moscow. Minimal edge and corner wear, silvering to top half of one postcard, else fine.  Approx. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm.) each.

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18292. Ballet Español Ximénez-Vargas.
Signed Photograph

A striking sepia-toned photo of Ballet Español Ximénez-Vargas, signed by all six members, including Roberto Ximénez and Manolo Vargas, the Flamenco dancers who founded the ensemble in 1955. A number of small creases and surface creases, particularly along the lower edge, otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

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18673. [Ballet] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931) & Novikoff, Laurent. (1888–1956) .
"Amarilla" - Stunning Signed Photograph

Hand-colored glossy Rotary Foulsham & Banfield of London postcard photograph signed by the great Russian dancers who are shown in a striking back-to-back pose.  Unrelated message written to verso, dated 22 August 1913.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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16686. [Ballet Russe] Swanson, George Allen. (1908-1962).
Rostova and Youskevitch in "L'après-midi d'un faune"

Watercolor on paper, signed 'George Alan Swanson' lower right, titled and inscribed 'Igor Youskevitch / Lubov Rostova' upper left, signed 'George Alan Swanson', titled, and inscribed 'Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo / Lubov Rostova / Igor Youskevitch' upper left.  16 x 12 3/4 in. (sight), 22 1/2 x 18 in. (frame). Beautifully framed. Read More...

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Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo souvenir program, signed by dancers Alexandra Danilova, Nina Novak, Frederic Franklin (who has signed three different photographs!) and Gerard Leavitt.  68 pp.  Fine.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).

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Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo souvenir program, signed by much of the company, including director Sergei Denham and dancers Frederic Franklin, Nathalie Krassovska, Leon Danielian, Ruthanna Boris, and Mary Ellen Moylan.  64 pp.  Cover separated, else fine.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).

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15586. [Ballets Russes].
Original 1936–37 American Season Program

Original souvenir program from the 4th American season (1936–37) of Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo, featuring a striking color cover illustration of a knight by Natalia Gontcharova. The contents include photographs of stars and conductors including Leonine Massine, Lubov Tchernicheva, David Lichine, Antal Dorati, Efrem Kurts, and others; an 8-page color section with costume and set designs by Gontcharova, Cecil Beaton, Picasso, Leon Bakst, Raoul Dufy, and others; and a final 3-page section showing the dancers on tour—building sandcastles and engaging in various other more frivolous forms of entertainment. 64 pp. Wrapper detached from the block; edge wear to the cover; internally fine and overall in very good condition. 9.75 x 12.25 inches (24.5 x 31 cm). Read More...

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15588. [Ballets Russes].
Souvenir Serge De Diaghileff's BALLET RUSSE - Original 1916 Tour Program

Original 1916 souvenir program from the first American tour of the Ballet Russe, featuring a cover illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro and many full-color costume designs and other illustrations by Leon Bakst and others. The contents also include a photographs of Nijinsky in Spectre de la Rose, Bakst's Nijinsky as Faun, Adolf Bolm, Flore Revalles, and groups of dancers in Scheherezade, Prince Igor, and L'Après-Midi d'un Faune; ballet descriptions, an itinerary, and advertisements. Pages are of thick ivory uncoated paper, cover is thick mottled grey paper, with embossed gold art and letters. This is the more desirable variant of this program in that it features the superb illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro on the cover; the tour program is more commonly found with a different cover illustration. Wrappers unfortunately mostly detached, with some losses to the cover; internal block intact with decorative cord binding; overall in good condition. 36 pp. 9.25 x 12.25 inches (23.2 x 31.2 cm).

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10420. [Ballets Russes] Bakst, Léon. (1866–1924).
Three Leon Bakst Satin and Rayon Hooded Capes from Papillons

Three Leon Bakst Satin and Rayon Hooded Capes from "Papillons," ca. 1914. In fine condition, formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Read More...

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18581. [Ballets Russes] [Bolm, Adolph. (1884–1951)] [Bakst, Léon. (1866–1924)] Hoppé, Emil Otto. (1878–1972).
Adolf Bolm in Thamar (Monsieur Adolph Bolm, Thamar) - Original Photograph

Striking original vintage sepia toned gelatin photograph of the important dancer, ca. 1912. Stamped "ADOLPH BOLM / 'THAMAR' / SERGE de DIAGHILEFF'S BALLET RUSSE" on the verso in violet ink. Right edge trimmed irregularly, small loss to upper left corner, light spotting, else in fine condition. 5.2 x 8 inches [13.2 x 20.3 cm] Read More...

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18294. [Ballets Russes] Diaghilev, Sergey Pavlovich. (1872–1929) [Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista. (1710–1736)] [Wassenaer, Count Unico Wilhelm van. (1692–1766)].
Six Concertinos Attributed to Pergolesi AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT PREPARED FOR AND INSCRIBED BY DIAGHILEV

Bound collection of 6 concertinos for 4 violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo in score, copied from a manuscript at the Conservatoire de Paris, as prepared for and subsequently inscribed by Sergei Diaghilev. Long attributed to Italian Baroque composer Pergolesi, these pieces are a famous case of reattribution within the canon of classical music, having been identified in recent decades as the work of the Dutch composer and statesman Count Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer. Half a century before this musicological consensus had been established, Diaghilev wrote his opinion in an inscription on the cover of the present manuscript (translated as follows from the French): Read More...

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7095. [Ballets Russes] Goncharova, Natalia Sergeevna. (1881-1962).
Costume Design for a Sea-Monster from SADKO

Gouache and watercolor over pencil on paper laid down on board. Inscribed in Russian (upper left and lower left) and with a collector's stamp (lower right). 16.5 x 10.4 inches (41.9 x 26.4 cm). Matted and framed to 37 x 54 cm. Read More...

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10762. [Ballets Russes] Karsavina, Tamara. (1885–1978).
Theatre Street - INSCRIBED

London: William Heinemann. 1930. 2nd Printing. Signed copy of the autobiography of the great ballerina, Nijinsky's dance partner at the Ballets Russes, inscribed and signed on the front free endpage ("To 'Pearl' and 'Feonna' in one / with love / Tamara Karsavina / 1930"). 341 pp. Plain photographic illustrations, blue cloth rather worn, lacking dust jacket. 


Karsavina's account of her early life at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career at the Marinsky Theatre and the Ballets Russes.


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15583. [Ballets Russes] [Karsavina, Tamara. (1885–1978)].
Le Theatre No. 298, May 1911

Special number of the Parisian cultural magazine, focusing on the 1911 season of the Ballets Russes. No. 298, Mai (II) 1911. The decorative cover features a color image of Tamar Karsavina as the Firebird; featured inside are more photographs from The Firebird, including a frontispiece with Michel Fokine and Alexis Boulgakov as the frightening Koschei; a set design for The Firebird by Leon Bakst; photographs of Nijinsky in Scheherezade, Sophie Fedorova in Cleopatra, Fokine and Fokina together in costume, and Ludmilla Schollar curtseying in a tutu; and further texts and photographs on the theatre and opera performances of the season. 24 pp. Front wrapper detached, with a large diagonal tear affecting the image, and heavy edge wear to the front and back wrappers; internally fine; overall good. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35.3 cm). Read More...

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