Musical comedy excerpts

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Title
Musical comedy excerpts
Additional title: Merry widow (Choreographic work : Page)
Names
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990 (Performer)
Ritchard, Cyril, 1897-1977 (Performer)
Booth, Shirley (Performer)
Haney, Carol (Performer)
Zorina, Vera (Performer)
Van, Bobby (Performer)
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 (Performer)
Barnes, Mae (Performer)
Monet, Gaby (Performer)
Sigyn (Performer)
D'Honau, Lillian (Performer)
Ferrier, Pat (Performer)
Damon, Cathryn (Performer)
Partington, Arthur (Performer)
Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000 (Performer)
Miller, Buzz (Performer)
Allen, Rae (Performer)
Popwell, Albert (Performer)
Wheelis, Toni (Performer)
Crane, Dean (Performer)
Newmar, Julie, 1933- (Performer)
Paige, Janis (Performer)
Raitt, John, 1917-2005 (Performer)
Bailey, Pearl (Performer)
Carroll, Diahann (Performer)
Harper, Dolores (Performer)
Mosier, Enid (Performer)
Moore, Ada (Performer)
Van Scott, Glory (Performer)
Spearman, Rawn (Performer)
Reynolds, Pearl (Performer)
Nicks, Walter (Performer)
Johnson, Louis, 1930- (Performer)
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- (Performer)
Holder, Geoffrey, 1930-2014 (Performer)
Slezak, Walter, 1902-1983 (Performer)
Pinza, Ezio (Performer)
Weissberger, L. Arnold, 1907-1981 (Cinematographer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Robbins, Jerome (Director)
Cole, Jack, 1911-1974 (Choreographer)
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966 (Choreographer)
Abbott, George, 1887-1995 (Director)
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987 (Choreographer)
Saddler, Donald (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George
Loring, Eugene, 1911-1982 (Choreographer)
Ross, Herbert, 1927-2001 (Choreographer)
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991 (Choreographer)
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992 (Choreographer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1953 - 1955
Table of Contents
Cassette 1. Peter Pan (ca. 4 min.) / probably recorded in San Francisco, July 1954 ; choreography, Jerome Robbins ; performers include Mary Martin (Peter) and Cyril Ritchard (Hook).
Kismet (ca. 3 min.) / recorded in New York, December 1953 ; choreography, Jack Cole ; includes Arabian (?) and Hindu dances ; out of focus.
By the beautiful sea (ca. 4 min.) / recorded in New York, July (?) 1954 ; choreography, Helen Tamiris ; performers include Shirley Booth, Mae Barnes, Gaby Monet, Cathryn Damon, Lillian D'Honau, Sigyn, Pat Ferrier, and Arthur Partington.
Pajama game (ca. 2 min.) / recording location and date not identified ; choreography, Bob Fosse ; direction, Jerome Robbins and George Abbott ; performers include Carol Haney, Peter Gennaro, Buzz Miller, Janis Paige, and John Raitt.
Wonderful town (ca. 2 min.) / recorded in December 1954 ; choreography, Donald Saddler ; performed by Rae Allen and male ensemble.
On your toes (ca. 3 min.) / recorded in New York, 1954 ; choreography, George Balanchine ; excerpts from the "Princess Zenobia" and "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballets, performed by Vera Zorina, Bobby Van, and others.
Cassette 2. On your toes (ca. 2 min.) / recorded in New York, 1954 ; choreography, George Balanchine ; excerpts from "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," performed by Vera Zorina, Bobby Van, and others.
Silk stockings (ca. 2 min.) / recorded in December 1954 and/or February 1955, partly in rehearsal (?) ; choreography, Eugene Loring ; excerpts from "Josephine" and "Red blues," performed by Julie Newmar and others.
House of flowers (ca. 4 min.) / recorded in December 1954 ; choreography, Herbert Ross ; excerpts from "Madame Tango's tango," scene 2 ("On the way to the cockfight"), "Mardi Gras," and other numbers ; performers include Pearl Bailey (Madame Fleur), Dino DiLuca (Monsieur Jamison), Pearl Reynolds (Mamselle Ibo-Lele), Enid Mosier (Pansy), Ada Moore (Gladiola), Dolores Harper (Tulip), Glory Van Scott (Mamselle Cigarette), Diahann Carroll (Ottilie alias Violet), Rawn Spearman (Royal), Mary Mon Toy (Mamselle Honolulu), Geoffrey Holder (the champion), with Walter Nicks, Louis Johnson, Arthur Mitchell, Albert Popwell (townsmen), and others. For more cast information, see list and program in *MGZR Musical comedies. House of flowers. [Clippings].
The merry widow (ca. 3 min.) / possibly recorded in New York, late 1955 or 1956 ; choreography, Ruth Page ; performed by Alicia Markova (Sonia, the widow), and others.
The golden apple (ca. 4 min.) / recording location and date not identified, possibly 1954 ; choreography, Hanya Holm ; excerpts include "By Goona-Goona Lagoon."
Fanny (ca. 3 min.) / recording location and date not identified, possibly 1954 ; choreography, Helen Tamiris ; excerpts include the wedding dance and the Cirque fran̨cais, the latter including an acrobatic dance by Toni Wheelis and Dean Crane ; other performers include Walter Slezak and Ezio Pinza.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8677
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3223 (former)
Topics
Musicals
Genres
filmed dance
filmed performances
Compilations
Notes
Venue: Filmed onstage in various locations by Arnold Weissberger.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Umatic) (36 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926031840-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172224
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af8b3730-8b36-0135-f530-25a2c6c317f5
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Creator Born
  • 1953: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1990: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Musical comedy excerpts" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1953 - 1955. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0fce9b92-86ad-4aca-9dcc-77be20bdd88c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Musical comedy excerpts" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 26, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0fce9b92-86ad-4aca-9dcc-77be20bdd88c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1953 - 1955). Musical comedy excerpts Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0fce9b92-86ad-4aca-9dcc-77be20bdd88c

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Musical comedy excerpts