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Hans Christian Andersen [videorecording]

Hans Christian Andersen [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1552Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Kaye, Danny.
  • Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924-2020.
  • Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
  • Petit, Roland, 1924-2011
  • Granger, Farley.
  • Vidor, Charles, 1900-1959
  • Clavé, Antoni, 1913-2005.
  • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974
  • Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983.
  • Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969
  • Hart, Moss, 1904-1961
1 videocassette. 116 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Musical depicting an apocryphal episode in Hans Christian Andersen's life: his infatuation with a ballerina in Copenhagen. Preceded by a trailer for the film (approx. 4 min.).
  • Motion picture originally released by Samuel Goldwyn/RKO Pictures in 1952; reissued as a videotape by HBO Video/Samuel Goldwyn Home Entertainment, New York. Producer: Samuel Goldwyn. Director: Charles Vidor. Director of photography: Harry Stradling.
  • Choreography: Roland Petit. Music/lyrics: Frank Loesser. Ballet music: Jerome Moross. Screenplay: Moss Hart, based on a story by Myles Connolly. Art direction: Richard Day and [Antoni] Clavé. Ballet costumes: [Antoni] Clavé.
  • Performed by Danny Kaye (Hans Christian Andersen), Farley Granger (Niels), Renée Jeanmaire (Dora), Joey Walsh (Peter), Erik Bruhn (hussar [in skating ballet]), and Roland Petit (prince in the Little mermaid ballet).
DANCE CONTENTS: Dress rehearsal of a skating ballet, perf. by Jeanmaire, Bruhn, and ensemble. -- Andersen's fantasy of rescuing the ballerina, perf. by Kaye, Jeanmaire, and Granger. -- "No two people have ever been so in love," sung and danced by Kaye, Jeanmaire, and ensemble. -- Little mermaid ballet, perf. by Jeanmaire, Petit, and ensemble.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1552
  • 36212130
  • NYPY936035612-F
Hans Christian Andersen [videorecording]
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Hans Christian Andersen.
Trailers and promo's.
Fairy tales.
Literature and dance.
Added Author
Kaye, Danny. Performer
Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924-2020. Performer
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986, dancer.
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, choreographer.
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, dancer.
Granger, Farley. Performer
Vidor, Charles, 1900-1959, film director.
Clavé, Antoni, 1913-2005. Designer. Costume designer
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974, film producer.
Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983. Composer
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969, composer.
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969, lyricist.
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961, screenwriter.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1552
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