Iva Kitchell papers, 1947-1984.


Iva Kitchell papers, 1947-1984.

One series comprises this collection.

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7630392

University of Central Florida, UCF

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Webster, Stokely (American painter, born 1912)

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Kitchell-Webster, Iva, 1908-1983.

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Iva Kitchell-Webster (1908-1983) led a successful career as a dancer parodying various classical and modern dance styles. She began dancing at the age of 3 and had her own dance troupe at age 12. Early in her career she began to spoof all the aspects of modern dance, the Zeigfield era, and traditional dances she found ridiculous. Described as a unique artist, Ms. Kitchell-Webster was the only performer who made a whole career of traveling the world performing her dance satires. In 1933, she marr...

Kitchell, Iva, 1908-1983

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American concert dancer and dance satirist. Iva Kitchell achieved fame as a dance mime and comedienne with a natural bent for parody. Born in 1908 in Junction City, Kansas, as Emma Baugh, at age three she was adopted by the Robert W. Kitchells, and after early years of hardship and amateur dance recitals, she achieved her goal of joining the Chicago Civic Opera Ballet. Because she was too small to be a prima ballerina, as a member of the ballet corps she began amusing he...