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Dick Cavett Show: Gwen Verdon on the history of dance on Broadway, part I, 1977

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Title
Dick Cavett Show: Gwen Verdon on the history of dance on Broadway, part I, 1977
Names
Verdon, Gwen (Interviewee)
Cavett, Dick (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-12-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-867
Topics
Verdon, Gwen
Cole, Jack, 1911-1974
Dick Cavett show (Television program)
Musicals
Genres
Interviews
Television programs
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for telecast by WNET 1977
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 21 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good overall.
Description
Interview with Gwen Verdon on the history of dance (Part 1) on Broadway conducted by Dick Cavett on the WNET television series, the Dick Cavett Show; telecast on December 5, 1977. This is the audio portion of the telecast. Several brief film clips are shown, and Verdon demonstrates steps; during these interludes, recorded music can be heard. Streaming audio file (approximately 21 minutes). [Begins abruptly. The recording includes brief film clips and demonstrations by Gwen Verdon; during these interludes recorded music can be heard.] Gwen Verdon speaks with Dick Cavett about her career as a dancer including her childhood training to correct congenital rickets; dancing with Jack Cole; his influence on American jazz dancing on Broadway; Agnes de Mille's use of ballet in Broadway musicals; dance routines before Cole and De Mille; De Mille's combining of ballet and tap dancing; other Broadway choreographers including Alvin Ailey and Ron [Ronald] Field; the influence of modern dance on Broadway musicals; other influences including burlesque; Michael Kidd; Dick Cavett's tap dance training.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83418012
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118723
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10cf8b70-c251-0135-3341-02bad1ec475e
Rights Statement
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dick Cavett Show" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b2cea210-c325-0133-b6f9-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dick Cavett Show" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b2cea210-c325-0133-b6f9-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Dick Cavett Show Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b2cea210-c325-0133-b6f9-60f81dd2b63c

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Dick Cavett Show