Agnes de Mille interview

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Agnes de Mille interview
De Mille, Agnes (Interviewee)
Brosnan, Peter (Interviewer)

Agnes de Mille Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-04-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9028
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5247 (former)
De Mille, Henry Churchill, 1850-1893
De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959
DeMille family
Prinz, Le Roy, 1895-1983
Motion pictures -- Production and direction
Performers: Interviewer: Peter L. Brosnan. Interviewee: Agnes de Mille.
Venue: Videotaped in Agnes de Mille's apartment in New York on April (?) 17, 1985.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (34 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Choreographer Agnes de Mille shares biographical information and personal reminiscences about various members of her illustrious family, among them her grandfather Henry and her father William, both playwrights. Most of the discussion is devoted to her uncle, the film director Cecil B. DeMille. Among the topics discussed are her impressions of Cecil on the set, his favorite painters, and the themes of religion and sex in his films. On a more personal level, she recalls his response to her ballet Rodeo, and his plans for her performance in his film Cleopatra, a project that was ultimately choreographed by his dance director Le Roy Prinz.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13058085
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aee03060-7c66-0135-9c73-61d18b18bf62
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Agnes de Mille interview" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Agnes de Mille interview" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2024.

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Agnes de Mille interview