The unfinished dance

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The unfinished dance
Charisse, Cyd (Dancer)
Booth, Karin, 1916-2003 (Performer)
O'Brien, Margaret, 1937- (Performer)
Lichine, David (Choreographer)
Morand, Paul, 1888-1976 (Author)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Production company)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1947
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6411
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-122 (former)
Unfinished dance (Motion picture)
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Produced by M-G-M Pictures. Producer: Joe Pasternak. Director: Henry Koster. Screenplay by Myles Connolly from the story, "Le mort du cygne," by Paul Morand. Music: Herbert Stothart. Dance director: David Lichine.
Content: Dance sequences include ballet excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan lake, Delibes' Coppelia, Gounod's Faust, Chopin prelude, Holiday for strings, and the polka from The bartered bride.
Performers: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth, Ester Dale, Danny Thomas, Thurston Hall, Harry Hayden, Mary Eleanor Donahue, and Connie Cornell.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (100 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807025641-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158714
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dc3ac6a0-7dc3-0134-3683-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1947: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The unfinished dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1947.

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The unfinished dance