Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1908-1948).

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Bolm, Adolf, 1884-1951. Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1908-1948).

Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1908-1948).

The collection documents Bolm's career both in Russia and the United States with various companies, including Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, Ballet Intime, Adolph Bolm Ballet, Chicago Civic Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Ballet Theatre. It contains photographs, including many of Bolm in costume for various dance roles and with Tamara Karsavina, his frequent partner from the Ballets Russes. There is a large amount of correspondence from Bolm's frequent collaborator, composer John Alden Carpenter. In addition, there are programs, advertisements, pamphlets, and press clippings which primarily document Bolm's career in America as a ballet master, choreographer, and teacher. The collection contains performance reviews and news articles about Bolm, as well as notes and drafts for a biography of Bolm by Rosalind Shaffer de Mille. In addition, there are materials relating to Anna Pavlova, including correspondence and a photograph. The collection also includes business papers, music scores, a small amount of costume designs, and two autograph books.

800 items (9 boxes, 4.5 linear feet)

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Karsavina, Tamara

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Epithet: dancer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000321 ...

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Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931

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Carpenter, John Alden

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Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.)

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Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.)

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Ballet Intime

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Ballets russes

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The Ballets russes, founded by Serge Diaghilev in Paris in 1909, toured Spain and Portugal in 1917-1918, performing in Lisbon in December, 1918. From the description of Payroll for Ballets russes performances in Portugal, 1918 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162736 From the description of Payroll for Ballets russes performances in Portugal, 1918 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82981905 ...

Bolm, Adolf, 1884-1951

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Adolph Bolm (b. Sept. 25, 1884 in St. Petersburg, Russia; d. April 18, 1951 in Hollywood, Calif.) was a ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet master, and dance teacher. From the description of Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1908-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 671239720 Biographical Note Adolph Bolm was born in St. Petersburg in 1884, entered the Imperial Ballet School in 1894, and became a dancer with the M...