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Tally ho: or The frail quarry
Additional title: Tally-ho (Choreographic work : De Mille)
De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Reed, Janet, 1916-2000 (Dancer)
Laing, Hugh (Dancer)
Kriza, John (Dancer)
Lynn, Bambi (Dancer)
Bentley, Muriel (Dancer)
Motley, pseud (Designer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 (Composer)
Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813 (Composer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948 - 1954
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1711
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, Agnes de Mille ; music by [Christoph Willibald Ritter von] Gluck & [André Ernest Modeste] Grétry ; performed by Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Some cast members change during different performances; for example, Janet Reed's role is sometimes performed by another dancer.
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. 28, 1949).
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes by Motley ; scenery executed by Triangle Scenic Studios ; ladies' costumes executed by Lutyens ; men's costumes executed by Eaves Costume Company ; music arranged for ballet by Paul Nordoff.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Dancers include: Janet Reed (the wife), Hugh Laing (the husband, a genius), John Kriza (the prince), Bambi Linn (the innocent), Muriel Bentley (a lady, no better than she should be) and possibly Melissa Hayden with members of Ballet Theatre.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Content: Partly complete; 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 the theater.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (46 min.) : silent, color ; 1/2 in.
"This ballet has nothing to do with fox-hunting. The scene is a French forest on an afternoon in the middle of a long summer." -- Ballet Theatre program (Apr. 28, 1949).
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147166
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aa18e150-f879-0130-84e8-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1948: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tally ho" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948 - 1954.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tally ho" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1948 - 1954). Tally ho Retrieved from

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Tally ho