Interview with Franklin White,

Interview with Franklin White, 1991-1992
White, Franklin, 1923 or 1924-2013.
Electronic Resource


Additional Authors
Farlow, Lesley.
8 streaming files (approximately four hours and 35 minutes): digital
Alternative Title
  • Dance Audio Archive.
  • Dance Oral History Project.
  • Interview with Franklin White conducted by Lesley Farlow, for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Dance Oral History Project of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on October 30, 1991 and January 2, 1992, in New York, N.Y.; and on January 20, 1992 in Waterford, Conn.
  • For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-1765.
Call Number
*MGZTC 3-1765 (former)
White, Franklin, 1923 or 1924-2013. Interviewee
Interview with Franklin White, 1991-1992
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
online resource
Streaming files 1 and 2 [cassette 1], October 30, 1991 (approximately one hour and 32 minutes). Mr. White discusses his childhood; training with Madame Rambert; performing with the Ballet Rambert; joining Sadler's Wells Ballet; World War II; the debut of the Royal Ballet in the United States; his roles; Leonide Massine; Margot Fonteyn; training opera singers in Canada -- Streaming files 3 and 4 [cassette 2], January 2, 1992 (approximately 49 minutes). The National Academy of Dance, Urbana, IL; directing opera; watching Frederic Franklin and Alexandra Danilova in Giselle; Alicia Markova; the Royal Ballet's Russian tour of 1961; lecture/demonstration tours of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe -- Streaming files 5 and 6 [cassette 3], January 2, 1992 (approximately 49 minutes). Tours of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Canada; guest teaching and directing; teaching ballet mime; filming Sleeping beauty for American television; Walter Terry; lyric theatre -- Streaming files 7 and 8 [cassette 4], January 20, 1992 (approximately 38 minutes). Working in the Mercury Theatre during World War II; touring Africa and England; performing with Nureyev and Fonteyn in Giselle; Joan Sutherland; Antony Tudor and Hugh Laing.
Local Note
Former call no.: *MGZTC 3-1765
Interview and transcript are open as of the death of Agnes de Mille in 1993.
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Local Subject
Ballet -- England -- 20th century.
Added Author
Farlow, Lesley. Interviewer
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Dance Audio Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTC 3-1765 (former)
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