Interview with Vincenzo Celli. 1976-77.
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Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...
Vincenzo Celli was born Vincenzo Yacullo on May 4, 1900 in Salerno, Italy, immigrating soon thereafter with his parents to Chicago, Illinois. Celli was first exposed to ballet as a teenager and was awed by the movements of dancer Vaslaw Nijinsky, whom he saw perform during the only American tour of the Ballets Russes, under the direction of Serge Diaghilev. Several years later Celli moved to New York City, where he performed as an actor both on and off-Broadway with the Washington Square Players...