Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21
NamesWelles, Orson, 1915-1985 (Narrator)Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Performer)DeLuise, Dom (Actor)MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- (Actor)Peters, Bernadette (Performer)Reilly, Charles Nelson (Actor)Wilder, Gene, 1935- (Performer)Jones, Stephanie (Performer)Rinehart, Lisa (Dancer)Stanford, Lynn (Performer)Tiano, Lou (Actor)Krawitz, Herman E. (Producer)Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007 (Choreographer)Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007 (Production manager)Mischer, Don (Producer)Mischer, Don (Director)Kohan, Buz (Author)Arnott, Bob (Author)Anastos, Peter (Choreographer)Babalis, Paula Caputo (Producer)Cornell, Jan (Director)Christopher, Roy (Artistic director)Matz, Peter, 1928-2002 (Arranger)Mackie, Bob (Costume designer)Klages, Bill (Lighting designer)Zall, Andy (Editor)Nelson, Doug (Sound designer)Schwartz, Norm (Sound designer)Solberg, Bruce (Videographer)Heider, Larry (Videographer)Keys, Bob (Videographer)Orr, Wayne (Videographer)Bethune Ballet (Performer)ABC Television Network (Broadcaster)Jodav Productions (Production company)
Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1982-04-21
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 116
TopicsDanceBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Television specialsTelevision comedies
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceTelevision programsMusic
NotesContent: Title transcribed from opening frame.Date: Date is broadcast date.Content: Audio 'print-through' prior to each sequence start.Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by Don Mischer; written by Buz Kohan and Bob Arnott; "The Sheik", "The Pirate", "The Backlot Chase" choreographed by Michael Kidd; ballet choreography by Peter Anastos; associate producer, Paula Caputo Babalis; associate director, Jan Cornell; art director, Roy Christopher; music by Peter Matz; costumes designed by Bob Mackie; lighting designer, Bill Klages; edited by Andy Zall; audio, Doug Nelson, Norm Schwartz; video tape, Bruce Solberg; cameras, Larry Heider, Bob Keys, Wayne Orr; executive producer, Herman Krawitz; production conceived and supervised by Michael Kidd.Performers: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dom DeLuise (The Producer), Shirley Maclaine (Cameo Performance), Bernadette Peters (The Girl in "The Sheik"), Charles Nelson Reilly (Dialogue Coach), narrated by Orson Welles, special appearance by Gene Wilder, Stephanie Jones (Detective Ballerina), Lisa Rinehart (Romantic Dancer), Lynn Stanford (Rehearsal Pianist), Lou Tiano (Chief Detective), members of the Bethune Ballet.Venue: Broadcast 1982 April 21 ABC Television Network, California.Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionA slick producer (Dom DeLuise) persuades Mikhail Baryshnikov to pursue Hollywood stardom. As Orson Welles narrates, Baryshnikov moves through several genres of film - silents, swashbucklers, westerns, and film noir - assisted by an all-star cast. On his return home, he creates a Hollywood-inspired ballet - and the producer purchases the movie rights. The production is quite tongue-in-cheek: Welles jokes about "Citizen Kane", Baryshnikov's accent is played for comic effect, etc. A note on the closing credits dedicates the production "to James Cagney, with love and affection."
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972659Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bda27c00-352a-0131-8e07-3c075448cc4b
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