Bolm, Adolph. (1884–1951)

1928 Brochure for the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance

Original brochure advertising the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance's summer sessions in 1928. Printed on yellow paper, unfolds to show several half-tone photographs of Bolm, Ruth Page, and Anna Ludmilla in various roles. Small note in pencil to the cover. Overall fine. Unfolds to 9.75 x 11 inches (24.8 x 28 cm).

An early associate of Anna Pavlova, Adolphe Bolm later was a major figure in Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. An injury sustained during a US tour  in 1917 led him to leave the company and remain in the US, where he went on to organize "Ballet Intime" and collaborate with the New York Metropolitan Opera. He moved to Chicago in 1919 and opened his dance school at 624 South Michigan Avenue in 1923, continuing to work there until moving to California in 1929. (18175)