Mable Lee's project

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Mable Lee's project
Additional title: Mr. Sandman
Lee, Mabel, dancer (Interviewee)
Lee, Mabel, dancer (Director)
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (Composer)

Gregory Hines Collection of American Tap Dance

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-11-26
Place: United States
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6062
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2511 (former)
Tap dancing
Dance, Black -- United States
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped on Nov. 26, 1985.
Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (46 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Rehearsal of a women's tap dance company directed by Mable Lee. Musical accompaniment includes George Gershwin's Strike up the band and the song Mr. Sandman, which the women sing as they dance. Lee reminisces to the company about her career as a dancer at the Apollo Theater in New York; in an interview following the rehearsal she continues these reminiscences and discusses her hopes for her company.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906003570-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168221
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4da7540-a839-0134-4065-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1985: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mable Lee's project" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mable Lee's project" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2024.

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Mable Lee's project