Rubinstein, Ida. (1885-1960)

Autograph Letter Signed Mentioning André Gide and Jacques Ibert

Elusive ALS from the celebrated Russian ballerina and actress [to Elisabeth de Gramont, not named in the letter]. [Paris,] August 12, 1933. In French. 2 p. Single leaf. In full: "Dear Madam, how pleased I am by the distinction that has just been conferred on all of you and how happy I am to send you all my best and most sincere congratulations. I met André Gide yesterday to whom I spoke about your Diane [de Pitiers]. He is very enthusiastic about it and thinks it will be a wonderful thing. I know that [Jacques] Ibert [1890-1962] works in a great exaltation. With all my heart he thanks you for your precious collaboration, dear Madam, and asks you to believe in my best thoughts and in my feelings of true sympathy. Ida Rubinstein." In excellent condition. 10 x 7.75 inches (25 x 20 cm).

Elisabeth de Gramont (1875-1954) was the librettist of Ida Rubinstein's ballet Diane de Poitiers, then a work in progress, while Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) composed the music. The ballet had its first performance at the Paris Opéra on April 30, 1934. The writer André Gide (1869-1951) was a longtime friend of Rubinstein. (9185)

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