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Choreography by Christopher Chadman
Allen, Peter, 1944-1992 (Dancer)
Chadman, Christopher (Choreographer)
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
Rockettes (Dance company) (Performer)

Christopher Chadman Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981 - 1988
Table of Contents
Reel 1. America (ca. 1 min.) / created by the agency Ash LeDonne for Radio City Music Hall ; recorded on February 27, 1981 ; 30-second spot, with slate, for the stage show America ; danced by five women. |||| Reel 2. [Six commercials] (ca. 5 min.) / label on original container includes the notations "CTW Encyclopedia, Show K" and the date 8/8/88. Six commercials interspersed with excerpts from the show Peter Allen and the Rockettes, recorded at Radio City Music Hall in 1981 or 1982. The first commercial depicts a duet by a couple in denims. The second through fourth commercials are in French, advertising Labatt lager, and respectively portray a black-suited opera singer, a housewife, and a tap-dancing strong man. The fifth commercial features Louise Mandrell as spokesperson for White Rain hairspray ; and the sixth is for Fox Photo.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8612
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6180 (former)
Chadman, Christopher
Television commercials
Televised dance
Television programs
Content: Additional data from original containers.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (6 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Compilation of television commercials choreographed by Christopher Chadman.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14488358
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c90f6c90-90be-0135-d260-71f3e571fcc0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1944: Creator Born
  • 1981: Created (Approximate)
  • 1992: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Choreography by Christopher Chadman" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981 - 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Choreography by Christopher Chadman" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981 - 1988). Choreography by Christopher Chadman Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Choreography by Christopher Chadman