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George Platt Lynes photographs

Title
George Platt Lynes photographs, 1933-approximately 1990s 1933-1955.
Author
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955

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Box 1Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 2Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 3Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 4Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 5Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 6Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 7Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 8Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 9Still imageSupervised useLoaned*MGZEB 16-243 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 10Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 11Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 12Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 13Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 14Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 15Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 16Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 17Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 18Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 18Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 19Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Box 20Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZEB 16-243 Box 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

Details

Description
27 boxes (10.5 linear feet) : black and white; 43 x 32 cm or smaller.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Negatives.
  • Photographs.
Call Number
*MGZEB 16-243
OCLC
960699773
Author
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955, photographer.
Title
George Platt Lynes photographs, 1933-approximately 1990s 1933-1955.
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
Collection consists of mostly black and white negatives and some prints depicting the repertoire, ballet dancers and choreographers of Ballet Caravan, Ballet Society, Ballet Theatre, and later New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, from approximately 1933 to 1955. Ballets well-represented in the collection include Billy the kid (1938-1950), The cageyy (1951-1953), Cakewalk (1951), Filling station (1937-1953), Jones Beach (1950), Orpheus (1948-1950), Orpheus and Eurydice (1936), Symphony in C (1948), and La valse (1951). The collection contains 2 color transparencies: Billy the kid (1938) and The Firebird (1949). There are also numerous studio photographs of ballet notables such as George Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova, André Eglevsky, Nora Kaye, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Nicholas Magallanes, Alicia Markova, Francisco Moncion, Jerome Robbins, and Maria Tallchief.
Biography
Photographer George Platt Lynes (1907-1955) was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts, where Lincoln Kirstein was a classmate. Lynes set up his studio in New York City in approximately 1932 and began taking photos for fashion magazines. In approximately 1934, he was commissioned to photograph the dances and dancers of the American Ballet (later New York City Ballet), which he did through 1955. Lynes died in New York City of lung cancer at age 48.
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Research Call Number
*MGZEB 16-243
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