Charles James Miller Papers 1945-1989

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Charles James Miller Papers, 1945-1989

Charles James Miller Papers 1945-1989

Correspondence, ephemera, and photographs related to Russell Meriwether Hughes ("La Meri")-- ethnic dance icon, instructor, friend (and one-time lover) of Charles Miller who saved the materials which comprise this collection. The collection also includes Miller's own research material and dissertation on Edward Gordon Craig, published in 1957.

6.2 Linear feet; 12 boxes

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Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966

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Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) était acteur, metteur en scène, scénographe, graveur et théoricien du théâtre. Il était le fils de l'architecte Edward William Godwin (1833-1886) et de l'actrice Ellen Alice Terry (1848-1928). À sa naissance il s'appelait Edward Godwin Terry ; son nom fut officiellement changé en Edward Wardell en 1878. Il adopta le nom de scène Gordon Craig en 1891, qui fut officialisé par la suite. Edward Gordon Craig was born in England on 16 January 18...

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Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972

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Code, Grant Hyde

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Grant Hyde Code was a well-known writer and lecturer on theater and dance. A 1918 graduate of Harvard University, he, after World War I service, taught English at Harvard, Radcliff and other institutions of higher education. A former editor of Dance Observer, he was the founder and manager of the Brooklyn Museum Dance Center (1935-1938) which sponsored recitals and exhibitions. Mr. Hyde was also an actor, teacher, and public-relations person. Among his movie credits are The Miracle Worker and Se...

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Newcomer, Lilian Hughes, 1892-1965

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Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-

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Artist, dancer, and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder, was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on August 20, 1930. While in Port-of-Spain, Holder attended Queens Royal College, but received much of his education in dancing and painting from the Holder Dance Company, his older brother Boscoe's dance troupe.Holder premiered in his brother's dance company at the age of seven, and by 1947, he was in charge of the troupe. After being seen by dancer Agnes de Mille in 1952, Holder was invited to New York to ...

Briscoe, Dolph

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South Texas landowner, rancher, oilman, banker, civic leader, member of the Texas House of Representatives (1949-1957) and Governor of Texas (1973-1979). Briscoe was active in the Democratic Party of Texas throughout the 1950s and the 1960s and ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1968. He was elected governor of Texas in 1972 and reelected in 1974 to the state's first four-year gubernatorial term. He was defeated in 1978 by Republican Bill Clements. From the d...

Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928

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British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...

Carrick, Edward, 1905-1998

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Born as Edward Anthony Craig in 1904; son of Edward Gordon Craig, sometimes called the father of the modern theater; known professionally as Edward Carrick, he became a set designer and theater historian; worked with Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and others; wrote several books, including Art and design in the British film (1948), Baroque theatre construction (1982), Designing for moving pictures (1941), and Gordon Craig : the story of his life (1968). From the descript...

St.Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968

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Ruth St. Denis was an American dancer and dance teacher. From the description of Postcard, 1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007242 Dancer and faculty member. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1926-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155538190 Ruth St. Denis was one of the pioneers of modern dance. She first gained attention dancing with David Belasco's company, an experience which exposed her to European and Asian tradition...

Miller, Charles James

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Biography/History Charles James Miller was a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and close friend of Russell Meriwether Hughes, better known as La Meri--the "Queen of Ethnic Dance." In the early 1940s (during World War II), Miller served in the Army as an interpreter in French and Spanish for the Arabs; he was also director and choreographer for Army Red Cross shows in Algeria. After the war, Miller became a dance-dramatist and instructor with th...

La Meri, 1898-1989

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Biography/History Charles James Miller was a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and close friend of Russell Meriwether Hughes, better known as La Meri--the "Queen of Ethnic Dance." In the early 1940s (during World War II), Miller served in the Army as an interpreter in French and Spanish for the Arabs; he was also director and choreographer for Army Red Cross shows in Algeria. After the war, Miller became a dance-dramatist and instructor with th...

Blom, Benjamin

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Sedges, John, 1892-1973

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Hughes, Russell Meriwether, 1898-1988

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Biography/History Charles James Miller was a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and close friend of Russell Meriwether Hughes, better known as La Meri--the "Queen of Ethnic Dance." In the early 1940s (during World War II), Miller served in the Army as an interpreter in French and Spanish for the Arabs; he was also director and choreographer for Army Red Cross shows in Algeria. After the war, Miller became a dance-dramatist and instructor with th...

Goya, Carola

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Balasaraswati

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Limon, Jose

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Terry, Walter.

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Walter Terry (b. 1913 – d. 1982) was a prolific writer and dance critic. His interest in the performing arts began during his college years at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in drama and minored in music. In 1936, he was hired as a dance critic at the Boston Herald. His first assignment was to cover the activities at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, located in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. There he met and shared a friendship with the founder and artistic director Ted Sh...