Scrapbook documenting the appearances of dancer Alice Eis and her partner Bert French

Collection History

Throughout NYPL's research collections, dance images are available for study. Since 1944, a special unit devoted to collecting, preserving, creating and accessing dance documentation has developed into the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. This particular digital presentation will continue to grow over time, featuring the department's iconographic file of historical prints and photographs of dancers.

Collection Data

Description
Newspaper clippings and press reviews, January 1913-April 1915, documenting the appearances of dancer Alice Eis and her partner Bert French. Their repertory of performances on the Hammerstein vaudeville circuit included Rouge et noir, The Vampire, Dance of the temptress, and The dance of fortune, and an Apache dance that led to their arrest on charges of indecency.
Names
Eis, Alice, approximately 1890-1956 (Compiler)
Crawford, Barbara (Donor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1913-01 - 1915-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZRS 94-2662
Topics
Eis, Alice, approximately 1890-1956
French, Bert, approximately 1884-1924
Dancers -- United States
Vaudeville
Dance -- United States -- 1911-1920
Genres
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Photographs
Notes
Content: Lacking pages 37-42.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Content: Large format clippings
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Acquisition: Gift of Barbara Crawford, 1994.
Physical Description
Extent: 83 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY94-B408
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12239783
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac10dff0-c641-012f-f27f-58d385a7bc34
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