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Gaité parisienne
Additional title: Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Dancer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Dancer)
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Dancer)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1959
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (30 min.) -- Reel 2 (30 min.) -- Reel 3 (32 min.) -- Reel 4 (33 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1682
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Leonide Massine ; music by [Jacques] Offenbach ; performed by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlos.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Danilova, Franklin and Danielian's roles are sometimes performed by other dancers.
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (Apr. 15, 1950).
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Creation/production credits: Decor and theme by Count Etienne de Beaumont ; scenery executed by Oreste Allegri ; costumes executed by Mme. Berthe.
Performers: Dancers include: Alexandra Danilova (the glove seller), Frederic Franklin (the baron), Leon Danielian (the peruvian) and members of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Content: Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (124 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147185
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49ffc320-f86f-0130-b57d-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Creator Born
  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 1979: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gaité parisienne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gaité parisienne" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1959). Gaité parisienne Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Gaité parisienne