Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21

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Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21
Welles, 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 / Origin
Date Created: 1982-04-21
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 116
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Television specials
Television comedies
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television programs
Content: 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 Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
A 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 Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972659
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bda27c00-352a-0131-8e07-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1915: Creator Born
  • 1982: Created
  • 1985: Creator Died
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2024.

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Baryshnikov in Hollywood, 1982-04-21