Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957

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Title
Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957
Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
Names
Douglas, Scott, 1927-1996 (Interviewee)
Lyon, James (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1957-05-18
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-9
Topics
Douglas, Scott, 1927-1996 -- Interviews
San Francisco Ballet
American Ballet Theatre
Paean (Choreographic work : Ross, H)
Genres
Radio programs
Interviews
Radio interviews
Notes
Content: The sound quality is excellent.
Funding: 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.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 24 minutes); acetate; full-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
Description
Streaming 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 35890319
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117373
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 19c37fa0-5314-0137-d0fc-01ff7e9b6883
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1927: Creator Born
  • 1957: Created
  • 1996: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1957. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/144bb430-3ba7-0134-5b1c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/144bb430-3ba7-0134-5b1c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1957). Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/144bb430-3ba7-0134-5b1c-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Scott Douglas, 1957