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George Platt Lynes/Jack Woody photographs

George Platt Lynes/Jack Woody photographs, 1933-1955.

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1 box (approximately 115 photographs) : silver gelatin, black and white; 20 x 25 cm or smaller.
  • Gelatin silver prints.
  • Photographs.
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*MGZEB 16-244
George Platt Lynes/Jack Woody photographs, 1933-1955.
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still image
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The George Platt Lynes/Jack Woody photographs consist of approximately 115 original gelatin silver 8 x 10 inch black and white prints of ballet notables by George Platt Lynes for 3 publications written and/or published by Jack Woody. Photographs depict the dancers and repertoire of Ballet Caravan, Ballet Society, Ballet Theatre, and later New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, from approximately 1934 to 1955. The ballets Billy the kid, Orpheus and Eurydice and La valse are well-represented in the photographs.
Photographer George Platt Lynes was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1907. He attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts, where Lincoln Kirstein was a classmate. Lynes set up his studio in New York City circa 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 in 1955 of lung cancer at the age of 48.
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Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955, photographer.
Woody, Jack, associated name.
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*MGZEB 16-244
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