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Interview with Frederic Franklin [videorecording]

Title
Interview with Frederic Franklin [videorecording]
Publication
1985.

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cassette 57Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 57Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 58Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 58Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 59Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 59Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 60Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 60Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 61Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 61Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 62Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 62Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 63Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 63Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
7 cassettes. 130 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Series Statement
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 57-63
Subjects
Note
  • Videotaped in New York on November 25, 1985, by Thea Flaum Productions. Interviewer: Thea Flaum. For a transcript of this interview, see *MGYB (Page) 90-9600 Ruth Page Video Archives, 1990, p. 306-341.
Contents
  • CONTENTS: Cassette 57 (approx. 19 min.): Franklin reminisces about first meeting Page, and partnering her in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of Frankie and Johnny. He recalls the start of his own career: performing with Mistinguett, touring in vaudeville with Anton Dolin and Wendy Toye, and with the Markova-Dolin Ballet. -- Cassette 58 (approx. 19 min.): He reminisces about Bronislava Nijinska, comparing her choreographic legacy to that of her brother Vaslav Nijinsky. He relates anecdotes of touring with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. -- Cassette 59 (approx. 19 min.): Description of his early dance training in Liverpool, and his first views of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Alexandra Danilova, and Anna Pavlova and her company. Resuming his reminiscences of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, he talks about working with Massine on Gaîté parisienne, and performing Balanchine's Serenade and Song of Norway. -- Cassette 60 (approx. 20 min.): He discusses his longtime partnership with Danilova, and describes staging Frankie and Johnny for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Description of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's production of Billy Sunday. -- Cassette 61 (approx. 20 min.): Continues discussion of Billy Sunday. He comments upon present-day ballet, and assesses Page's contributions to American dance. -- Cassette 62 (approx. 19 min.): Extended description of The bells. He reminisces about Page's husband Tom Fisher,
  • Page's relationship with the company, Bentley Stone, and working with Agnes de Mille on Rodeo. -- Cassette 63 (approx. 14 min.): He describes his and Page's unsuccessful attempt to operate the Chicago Ballet with Geraldine Freund. Summation of Page's and his own achievements.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 57-63
Title
Interview with Frederic Franklin [videorecording]
Imprint
1985.
Series
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 57-63
Summary
Unedited footage, recorded for the documentary Ruth Page: Once upon a dancer (1988). For the completed documentary, see: *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 129. Premier danseur Frederic Franklin looks back upon his career, with special reference to his collaborations and contact with Ruth Page.
Local Subject
Television. Interview with Frederic Franklin.
Dance company tours.
Ballet -- Anecdotes.
Added Author
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013. Interviewee
Flaum, Thea. Producer. Interviewer
Added Title
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 57-63
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