Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
NamesDouglas, Scott, 1927-1996 (Interviewee)Lyon, James (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1957-05-18
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-9
TopicsDouglas, Scott, 1927-1996 -- InterviewsSan Francisco BalletAmerican Ballet TheatrePaean (Choreographic work : Ross, H)
NotesFunding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, Today in ballet. Recorded on May 18, 1957 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 24 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, full-track, 7 in.The sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 24 minutes). James Lyon introduces Scott Douglas; Scott Douglas speaks about his background including his early training and tap dancing performances; his time working for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) in El Paso and his military service, in the U.S. Navy; his limited exposure to ballet as a child in El Paso; continuing his dance training in Los Angeles, with Ruth St. Denis and Lester Horton; moving to San Francisco and studying ballet with the Christensen brothers; performing with the San Francisco Ballet; joining American Ballet Theatre, initially for the company's European tour; the challenge of the choreography in [Eugene Loring's] Billy the Kid; the kind of roles he likes and why; Lyons describes two preview programs of American Ballet Theatre; Douglas speaks about Herbert Ross's new ballet Paean; the company's upcoming tour; Lyon's closing remarks.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 35890319NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117373Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 19c37fa0-5314-0137-d0fc-01ff7e9b6883
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