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Guide to the Dossiers

The Popular Balanchine Dossiers, comprising forty-one archival boxes, are located in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498. Under the call number (S)*MGZMD 146 and the title "Popular Balanchine Dossiers, 1927-2004 (bulk 1927-1962)," the collection is open to the public. Advance notice by telephone (212-870-1657), by fax (212-870-1869), or by email (dance@nypl.org) is required. Photocopying is prohibited.

Most of the materials in the Popular Balanchine Dossiers are organized in three-ring binders and are enclosed in heavyweight sheet protectors. The first item in most binders is an inventory of the dossier's contents, showing the organization of materials included. Original overview materials (summary essays, bibliographies, notes on dances, and so on) and background materials usually follow. Except for transcripts of interviews, most of the remaining materials are reproductions (photocopies or digital scans), but the collection does include original artifacts such as playbills, souvenir programs, photographs, music, print excerpts, and some correspondence. Original audiotapes and videotapes as well as duplicates of other audiovisual materials were included in the dossiers submitted to the library, but these were removed from the dossiers and are available separately under individual call numbers in the library's cataloging system.

The finding aid to the Popular Balanchine Dossiers was created by Charles Perrier, assistant curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. It was encoded in November 2004 by Mr. Perrier, whose work was supported by funds from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and was subsequently emended by Claude Conyers. The finding aid, parts of which are reproduced below, is under joint copyright 2004 of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations, and the George Balanchine Foundation; all rights are reserved.

Paris Productions: Vaudeville and Operetta

Box 1. Le Théâtre de la Chauve-Souris (1927, 1928), compiled by Claude Conyers. Inventory, overview by Claude Conyers, background materials (typescripts and photocopies from print sources), clippings, programs (photocopies and one original), reviews and features, and photographs (photocopies and prints).

Box 2. Orphée aux Enfers (1931), compiled by Judith Chazin Bennahum. Inventory, correspondence with and typescript of notes made by Judith Chazin Bennahum, background materials (photocopies of excerpts of printed sources), programs, reviews (photocopies and typed excerpts), photographs (photocopies and prints), dancers' memories (letters and print source excerpts), and summary essay by Judith Chazin Bennahum.

London Productions: Revues, Variety Shows, and Film

Box 3. Charles B. Cochran's 1929 Revue: Wake Up and Dream (1929), compiled by Barbara Newman. Inventory, overview by Barbara Newman, background materials (photocopied and digital versions of printed and unpublished materials), programs, notices and reviews (photocopies and typescripts), and photographs (photocopies and prints).

Box 4. Dark Red Roses(1929), compiled by Barbara Newman. Inventory, overview by Barbara Newman, background materials (photocopies and typescripts of printed sources), letters written by or addressed to John Maynard Keynes (photocopies), notices and reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), and photographs (photocopies, digital scams, and prints). Also includes oversize photocopies of publicity brochure and lobby card. The following item is available separately:
Audiocassette: music by Modest Mussorgsky used for the ballet "Jealousy."

Box 5. Charles B. Cochran's 1930 Revue (1930), compiled by Barbara Newman. Inventory, overview by Barbara Newman, background materials (photocopies of printed and archival sources), programs, notices and reviews (photocopies and typescripts), and photographs (photocopies). Also includes sheet music for "The Wind in the Willows" and full orchestral score for Luna Park: Ballet in One Act. The following items are available separately:
CD recording: Wedding Bouquet, Marco Polo recording (8.223716), includes two other compositions by Lord Berners, a march and the ballet Luna Park
CD recording: "The Wind in the Willows," downloaded from Conifer Records recording (CDHS 257/8)

Box 6. Sir Oswald Stoll's Variety Shows (1931), compiled by Barbara Newman. Inventory, overview by Barbara Newman, background materials (photocopies, digital copies, and typescript excerpts from printed and original sources), programs (London Coliseum and Alhambra performances), notices and reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), and photocopies of photographs (cast members and costume design).

Box 7. Charles B. Cochran's 1931 Revue (1931), compiled by Barbara Newman. Inventory, overview by Barbara Newman, background materials (photocopies of printed sources and typescript of letter excerpt), programs, notices and reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), and photocopies of photographs.

Broadway Shows: Revues, Book Musicals, and Operettas

Box 8. Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (1936), compiled by Beth Genné. Inventory, overview by Beth Genné, background materials (includes excerpts of print materials on the Ziegfeld Follies, Josephine Baker, Vernon Duke, Harriet Hoctor, and Harrison and Fletcher), programs (photocopies and original souvenir program), notices and reviews, photographs (photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Georgia Hiden and Fayard Nicholas. Also includes photocopies of lyrics and vocal and piano scores for dance numbers: "Words without Music," "The Ballad of Baby Face McGinty," "Night Flight (Aero Ballet)," and "5 A.M." The following items are available separately:
Audiocassettes of dance music ("Words without Music," "Night Flight," and "5 A.M."), played by pianist Christian Matijas, private recording for the George Balanchine Foundation, 2002
CD recording, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Decca Broadway recording (440016056), original cast recording of New York City Center Encores! Production, 1999
Fayard Nicholas interview audiotape

Boxes 9-13. On Your Toes (1936, 1937 London production, 1938 Jones Beach Stadium production, 1954 Broadway revival, 1982 Broadway revival), compiled by Lynn Garafola; 1937 Hollywood film, compiled by Beth Genné and Lynn Garafola.
Binder 1. Inventory.
Binder 2. Overview by Lynn Garafola, programs (1936 originals and photocopies), notices and reviews (1936 & 1937), photographs, and production materials (photocopy of Jo Mielziner contract, digital scans of set designs, list of flats, and hanging plot).
Binder 3. Transcripts of interviews with Francia Albrecht (née Holliday), Fred Danieli, Frieda Flier, Tamara Geva, Grace Kaye, David Raksin, and Victoria Sainte-Claire.
Binder 4. Background information (photocopies of and typed excerpts from published materials and brief biographical notes on artists of the production).
Binder 5. U.S. tour, 1937: photocopies and transcripts of press releases and publicity materials. London production, 1937: transcript of interview with Vera Zorina, photocopies of programs, printed materials, and reviews. Jones Beach Stadium production, 1938: photocopies of souvenir program and reviews.
Binder 6. Hollywood film, 1937. Overview by Beth Genné, background materials (photocopies of printed sources), production materials (correspondence, publicity materials, James Wang's personal script with camera shots detailed), notices and reviews, photographs (downloaded images, photocopies, and digital scans), and transcript of interview with Ray Weamer and Joan Bayley.
Binder 7. Broadway revival, 1954. Background information (photocopies and transcript excerpts of print sources, correspondence, and programs), notices and reviews (typed compilations of press commentary and published materials), photographs (prints and photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Marilyn D'Honau, Lillian D'Honau, Katia Geleznova, Marilyn Hale, Dorene Kilmer, Helen Kramer, Paula Lloyd, Robert Lindgren and Sonja Tyven, John Nola, and Edward Pfeiffer.
Binder 8. Broadway revival, 1982. Background materials (photocopies of printed sources, programs, transcripts, and New York Public Library video catalog entries), programs (photocopies and one original), notices and reviews (Lexis-Nexis search results, and photocopies of printed sources), photographs, and transcripts of interviews with Barbara Horgan, Valentina Kozlova and Leonid Kozloff, Natalia Makarova, John Mauceri, Susan Pilarre, and Donald Saddler. Also includes oversize photocopy of souvenir program, photocopy of piano-vocal score, photocopy of playscript, sheet music for "There's a Small Hotel" and "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," and photocopies of oversize clippings.
The following items are available separately:
 
LP recording, On Your Toes, Decca Records (DL9015), original cast recording of 1954 revival
CD recording, On Your Toes, MCA Records (MCAD 11575), original cast recording of 1954 revival
VHS videotape, On Your Toes, Warner Brothers film, 1939
VHS videotape, The Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty, 1998 BBC and Chanel 13/WNET documentary (off-air copy)
Katia Geleznova interview audiotapes
Carolyn George interview audiotape
Marilyn Hale interview audiotapes
Robert Lindgren and Sonja Tyven audiotapes
Robert Lindgren and Sonja Tyven videotapes
John Nola interview audiotapes
Victoria Sainte-Claire interview audiotapes

Box 14. Babes in Arms (1937), compiled by Constance Valis Hill. Inventory, overview by Constance Valis Hill, background materials, programs (originals and photocopies), notices and reviews (photocopies of printed sources and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs (digital scans, prints, and photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Georgia Hiden, Marjorie Jane, Fayard Nicholas, Gedda Petry, and Jay Pevney. Also includes annotated conductor's score (dance numbers only), playscript, and original souvenir program. The following items are available separately:
CD recording, Rodgers and Hart's Babes in Arms, New World Records (NW 386-2), original cast recording of 1989 New York revival
recording, Babes in Arms, DRG Records, original cast recording of New York City Center Encores! Production, 1999
Marjorie Jane interview audiotapes
Fayard Nicholas interview audiotapes
Fayard Nicholas interview videotape
Harold Nicholas interview videotape
VHS videocasssette, Babes in Arms, Warner Home Video presentation of the 1939 motion picture (not relevant to Popular Balanchine)

Box 15. I Married an Angel (1938), compiled by Marilyn Hunt. Inventory, overview by Marilyn Hunt, background materials (photocopies and typescripts of notes on original sources), programs (photocopies and originals), reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs (photocopies and digital scans of original clippings, photographs, and drawings, transcripts of interviews with Helen Butleroff, Nancy Knott, and Miles Kreuger, and production materials (includes photocopies of financial information). Also includes souvenir programs, playscript, piano-vocal score (partial). The following items are available separately:
LP recording, I Married an Angel, American Entertainment Industries recording (AEI 1150), 1985, with several tracks recorded in 1938
CD recording, I Married an Angel, American Entertainment Industries recording (AEI-CD 002), 1985, with several tracks recorded in 1938
Helen Butleroff interview audiotape
Nancy Knott interview audiotapes
Nancy Knott interview videotape
Miles Kreuger interview audiotape

Boxes 16-17. The Boys from Syracuse (1938), compiled by Camille Hardy, with David Leopold..
Binder 1. Inventory, overview by Camille Hardy, background materials (photocopies of published sources and one print), programs (photocopies and originals), press notices and reviews, photographs (photocopies and prints), and photocopies of press images.
Binder 2. "Memories of The Boys from Syracuse" (interviews, notes, press release, and biographical excerpts of Richard Lyle, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Danny Carroll, Kate and Pamela Draper, and George Church), production materials (photocopies of window card, typescript of Richard Rodgers's "Plots, Casts, Production Notes"), and reviews.
Also includes photocopies of an Al Hirschfeld drawing, the playscript, and dance and vocal arrangements from 1938 rehearsal piano score. The following items are available separately:
 
CD recording, The Boys from Syracuse, Sony Broadway (SK 53329), 1953 studio re-creation
CD recording, The Boys from Syracuse, Broadway Angel (ZDM 7646952), 1963
CD recording, The Boys from Syracuse, DRG Theater (LC 5866), 1997
VHS videocassette, the Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty, 1998 BBC and Chanel 13/WNET documentary (off-air copy)
Danny Carroll interview audiotape

Box 18. Great Lady (1938), compiled by Barbara Palfy. Inventory, overview by Barbara Palfy, background materials (correspondence, photocopies of published sources and annotated archival materials), programs, reviews (typescripts, photocopies, and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs (photocopies, prints, and annotations on prints in other depositories), and transcripts of interviews with Alicia Alonso, Annabelle Lyon, Yvonne Patterson, Donald Saddler, and Katherine Wiman, Also includes photocopies of annotated playscript, sheet music, and orchestrations. The following items are available separately:
Alicia Alonso interview audiotapes
Donald Saddler interview audiotapes

Box 19. Stars in Your Eyes (1939), compiled by Camille Hardy. A production investigated but not included in the Popular Balanchine repertory. Inventory, argument for inclusion in repertory by Camille Hardy, rebuttal by Claude Conyers, background materials (photocopies and typescript from published sources), programs, notices and reviews (photocopies, typescripts, and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs, photocopies of images from the press, and transcripts of interviews with Alicia Alonso, Maria Karnilova, and Donald Saddler. Also includes piano-vocal arrangements of "All the Time," "Ballet for Tata," and "It's All Yours," and oversize conductor's scores for dance numbers. The following items are available separately:
CD recording, "Court Ballet" (a.k.a. "Ballet for Tata"), played by pianist Justin Spidel, private recording for the George Balanchine Foundation, 2002
Alicia Alonso interview audiotapes
Donald Saddler interview audiotapes
Donald Saddler interview videotapes

Box 20. Keep Off the Grass (1940), compiled by Kate Mattingly. Inventory, overview by Kate Mattingly, background materials (photocopies of excerpts of printed sources), programs (photocopies and one original), notices and reviews, photocopies of photographs, and transcript of interview with Victoria Sainte-Claire. Also includes photocopies of production materials (cast members and running order) and sheet music. The following item is available separately:
Victoria Sainte-Claire interview audiotapes

Box 21. Louisiana Purchase (1940), compiled by Marilyn Hunt. Inventory, overview by Marilyn Hunt, background materials (photocopies and typescript excerpt of published materials), programs (photocopies and originals), reviews, photographs (photocopies and digital scans), and transcripts of interviews with Dorothy Barrett, Hubert Bland, Carol Bruce, Mary Ganley, and Nancy Knott. Also includes photocopies of playscript, partial piano score, and three Al Hirschfeld drawings. The following items are available separately:
VHS videocassette (MCA 81111), Louisiana Purchase, MCA Universal Home Video presentation of the original 1941 motion picture version
CD recording, Louisiana Purchase, DRF Records, original cast recording of concert performance at Weill Recital Hall, New York, 1996
Dorothy Barrett interview audiotape
Nancy Knott interview audiotapes
Nancy Knott interview videotape
Hugh Martin interview audiotape

Box 22. Cabin in the Sky (1940), compiled by Constance Valis Hill. Inventory, overview by Constance Valis Hill, background materials (photocopies of original materials, including Katherine Dunham correspondence and contracts), programs (photocopies and originals), notices and reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), and transcripts of interviews with Lisa Aronson (Mrs. Boris Aronson), Katherine Dunham, Al Hirschfeld, Evelyn Pilcher, and Carmencita Romero. The following items are available separately:
Record album, 78 rpm, The Music of Cabin in the Sky, Liberty Music Shops (L-310), 1940, with Ethel Waters singing selections from the show
CD recording, Cabin in the Sky, Broadway Angel recording of original cast of the 1963 New York revival
Lisa Aronson interview audiotape
Katherine Dunham interview audiotapes
Al Hirschfeld interview audiotapes
Evelyn Pilcher interview audiotape
Carmencita Romero interview audiotapes
VHS videocassette (MV 300558), Cabin in the Sky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video presentation of the original 1943 motion picture (not directly relevant to Popular Balanchine)

Box 23. The Lady Comes Across (1942), compiled by Dawn Lille. Inventory, overview by Dawn Lille, background materials (includes excerpt from Jessie Matthews's autobiography and an annotated list of the show's songs), programs, reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs (photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Hugh Martin, Marc Platt, Zachary Solov, and Jeanne Tyler. The following items are available separately:
Marc Platt interview audiotape
Zachary Solov interview audiotape
Jeanne Tyler interview audiotape

Box 24. Rosalinda (1942), compiled by George Dorris. Inventory, overview by George Dorris, background materials (photocopies from printed sources), programs, reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), photocopies and/or digital scams of photographs and drawings, New Opera Company materials, and transcripts of interviews with Edward Bigelow, Todd Bolender, Georgia Hiden, Mary Ellen Moylan, Yvonne Patterson, and Dorothy Sarnoff. Also includes photocopies of excerpts from playscript, stage director's guide, manuscript piano-vocal score, and oversize photograph. The following items are available separately:
Edward Bigelow interview audiotape
Mary Ellen Moylan interview audiotape

Box 25. The Merry Widow (1943, 1957 Broadway revival), compiled by George Dorris. Inventory, overview by George Dorris, background materials (photocopies of published materials), programs (photocopies and originals), reviews (photocopies and typed compilations of press commentary, 1943-1944 and 1957), photographs (digital scans and photocopies, 1943-1944 and 1957). New Opera Company materials, and transcripts of interviews with Todd Bolender, Marta Eggerth, Jayne Ward, and Stanley Zompakos on the 1943 production and with Marta Eggerth, Paula Lloyd, Mary Ellen Moylan, Shaun O'Brien, and Michael Maule on the 1957 revival. The following items are available separately:
Michael Maule interview audiotape
Michael Maule interview videotape
Mary Ellen Moylan interview audiotape
Jayne Ward interview audiotape
Jayne Ward interview videotape
Stanley Zompakos interview audiotape
Stanley Zompakos interview videotape
CD-R recording, nine images of The Merry Widow (1943) from the collection of Stanley Zompakos

Box 26. What's Up (1943), compiled by Christopher Caines. Inventory, bibliography, photocopy of original script, set design illustrations, programs, clippings (photocopies of previews, reviews, casting notices, publicity photographs, caricatures, and newspaper advertisements), photocopied excerpts from published works, photographs, correspondence and materials from the manuscript memoir of costume designer Grace Houston Case, transcripts of interviews with Marge Champion and Patricia Marshall, and summary essay by Christopher Caines. Also includes oversize photocopies of a set design by Boris Aronson, clipping, and sheet music. The following items are available separately:
Marge Champion interview audiotapes
Patricia Marshall interview audiotape

Box 27. Dream with Music (1944), compiled by Doug Fullington. Inventory, overview by Doug Fullington, playbills, reviews (photocopies and typed compilation of press commentary), transcript of interview with Georgia Hiden, and photocopy of sheet music of "Baby, Don't Count on Me."

Boxes 28-29. Song of Norway (1944, 1962 Los Angeles production), compiled by Janice Ross and Catherine Ryan Slavonia.
Binder 1. Inventory, overview by Janice Ross and Claude Conyers, background materials on 1944 production (photocopy of original synopsis, typescripts and photocopy of excerpts from published works, typescripts of information on the dances), press releases on 1962 production, reviews and notices, photographs (digital scans, photocopies, and prints), and transcripts of interviews with Helena Bliss, Ruthanna Boris, Peter Deign, Frederic Franklin, John Kelly, Miles Kreuger, Mary Ellen Moylan, Adda Pourmel, Maria Tallchief, and Leland Windreich on the 1944 production and with Barrie Duffus and John Frayer, Roy Fitzell, Garold Gardner, Kenneth Johnson, Linda Keeler, Patricia Klekovic, Rachelle Reyes, and Leland Windreich and Brydon Paige on the 1962 production.
Binder 2. Programs (photocopies and originals) and souvenir programs (photocopies).
Binder 3. Photocopy of the libretto, photocopy of the annotated prompt book, photocopy of the musical score, sheet music (piano-vocal) for "Strange Music," and photocopies of telegram from Edwin Lester and news clip.
The following items are available separately:
 
LP recording, Song of Norway, Decca Records (DLP 8002), 1949, with members of the original 1944-1945 cast
CD recording, Song of Norway, Decca Broadway (B0002471-02), with members of the original 1944-1945 cast
CD recording, Song of Norway, "Original 1945 Recording," Box Office Records, 1996
Audiotape copies from original 1945 recording
Frederick Franklin interview audiotapes
Frederic Franklin interview videotapes
Mary Ellen Moylan interview audiotapes
Adda Pourmel interview audiotapes
Adda Pourmel interview videotape
Maria Tallchief interview audiotapes
Henry Berg interview audiotape
Barrie Duffus and John Frayer interview audiotapes
VHS videocassette (SV 10525), Song of Norway, Anchor Bay Entertainment Family Movies presentation of the original 1970 motion picture (not relevant tot Popular Balanchine)

Box 30. Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston (1945), compiled by Elizabeth Aldrich. Inventory, overview by Elizabeth Aldrich, background materials (photocopies of published materials and original typescript), programs, reviews (typescripts), photographs (photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Arlene Dahl and Helen Gallagher. The following item is available separately:
Helen Gallagher interview audiotape

Boxes 31-32. The Chocolate Soldier (1947), compiled by Elizabeth Aldrich. Inventory, overview by Elizabeth Aldrich, background materials (includes a copy of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, Dover Publications, 1990), programs (photocopies and original playbills), reviews (typescripts and one photocopy), photographs (digital scans and photocopies), and transcripts of interviews with Hubert Bland, Mary Ellen Moylan, and Shaun O'Brien. Also includes typescript of libretto dated 15 July 1944, photocopy of piano-vocal score for 1909 production, and digital printouts of sheet music from 1910 production. The following items are available separately:
LP recording, The Chocolate Soldier, RCA-Victor recording (M301566), late 1940s
CD recording, The Chocolate Soldier, American Entertainment Industries recording (AEI-CD 046), with selections by an unnamed cast, 1949, plus selections recorded in 1910
Mary Ellen Moylan interview audiotape
VHS videocassette (M301566), The Chocolate Soldier, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer/United Artists Home Video presentation of the original 1941 motion picture (not relevant to Popular Balanchine)

Boxes 33-34. Where's Charley? (1948), compiled by Sally Sommer.
Binder 1. Inventory, overview by Sally Sommer, background materials (photocopies and typescripts from published sources, typed transcription of Ray Bolger interview, biographical summary, and published materials on Allyn Ann McLerie), programs (photocopies and originals), notices and reviews (photocopies and typed compilations of press commentary), and features (photocopies of published articles).
Binder 2. Photographs (digital scans, photocopies, and prints), 1952 film version (transcript of time cues for dance sequences, to be used with interview transcriptions, and reviews), and transcripts of interviews with Arun Evans, Cy Feuer, Miles Kreuger, Allyn Ann McLerie, Victoria Sainte-Claire, Edward Scott, and Edward Simons..
Also includes original playbill, photocopies of sheet music, original sheet music for "My Darling, My Darling," Where's Charley? vocal selections, original 1949 Theatre Arts magazine with article entitled "Playgoing," original Spring 2000 issue of Ballet Review with Allyn Ann McLerie interview, original 11 August 1949 issue of Newsweek with feature articles on Ray Bolger, excerpt from 1948 Life magazine, lobby poster for 1952 motion picture version, photocopies of stage designs by Peggy Clark and a drawing by Al Hirschfeld.
The following items are available separately:
 
Decca 78 rpm recording (DU 40065), "Once in Love with Amy," sung by Ray Bolger, and "Make a Miracle," sung by Ray Bolger and Allyn Ann McLerie
CD recording, "The Woman in His Room," sung by Allyn Ann McLerie to piano accompaniment by Edward Scott, private recording for the George Balanchine Foundation, 2001
VHS videocassette, Where's Charley?, videotape transfer with countdown leaders of original 1952 motion picture
Arun Evans interview audiotapes
Cy Feuer interview audiotape
Miles Kreuger interview audiotape
Victoria Sainte-Claire interview audiotapes
Edward Scott interview audiotapes
Edward Simons interview audiotapes
Floppy discs with digital images

Box 35. Courtin' Time (1951), compiled by Camille Hardy.
Binder 1. Inventory, overview materials by Camille Hardy and Jack Lawrence, background materials (prints and photocopies of scene designs by Ralph Alswang, photocopies and typescripts from published and unpublished sources), programs (originals and photocopies), notices and reviews, photocopied images from the press, photographs (rehearsal and performance prints, negatives from photo montage in Tab, September 1938).
Binder 2. Transcripts of interviews with Hubert Bland, Saul Bolasni, Peter Deign, Harvey Brown Drake (Mrs. Alfred Drake), Michael Ellis, Audrey Keane, Jack Lawrence, Patricia Poole, Herman Raucher, Theodor Uppman, and Billie Worth.
Also includes original souvenir program, oversize print of Carmen Mathews in "Golden Moment," photocopy of stage manager's script, music (photocopies and/or originals of partial conductor's score and piano music), and original music folder entitled "Theresa" with manuscript scores for "Golden Moment" and "Masculinity."
The following items are available separately:
 
CD recording of dance music by pianist Justin Spidel, private recording for the George Balanchine Foundation, 2002
Peter Deign interview audiotapes
Peter Deign interview videotapes
Michael Ellis interview audiotape
Michael Ellis interview videotapes
Audrey Keane interview audiotapes
Audrey Keane interview videotapes
Jack Lawrence interview audiotape
Patricia Poole interview audiotapes

Boxes 36-37. House of Flowers (1954), compiled by Thomas DeFrantz. Inventory, background materials (photocopies of print sources and one original symposium program), programs (photocopies and one original souvenir program), notices and reviews, photocopies of photographs, and transcripts of interviews with Louis Johnson, Mary Louise, Mary Mon Toy, Walter Nicks, Margot Small, and Glory Van Scott. Also includes photocopy of original working script, photocopies of music selections, and sheet music of Vocal Selections from the Off-Broadway Musical "House of Flowers." The following items are available separately:
CD recording, House of Flowers, CBS Special Products recording (A 2320), original cast recording of 1954 production
Louis Johnson interview audiotapes
Louis Johnson interview videotape
Mary Mon Toy interview audiotape
Walter Nicks interview audiotapes
Walter Nicks interview videotape
Margot Small interview audiotapes
Margot Small interview videotape
Margot Small dance session audiotape
Margot Small dance session videotape
Rawn Spearman interview audiotape
Glory Van Scott interview audiotapes
Glory Van Scott interview videotape

Hollywood Films

Box 38. Hollywood Films (1938-1944), compiled by Beth Genné. Organized in six binders. Binder 1 contains general materials on Balanchine's work in Hollywood. Materials specific to The Goldwyn Follies (binder 2), I Was an Adventuress (binder 3), Star Spangled Rhythm (binder 4), and Follow the Boys (binder 5) are in Box 39. Materials specific to the film version of On Your Toes are in binder 6 of Boxes 9-13.

Binder 1. Includes lists of related materials held by the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Warner Brothers Archives; the Regional History Center, University of Southern California; Special Collections, Film and Television Archive, University of California at Los Angeles; and the Dorathi Bock Pierre Dance Collection, Beverly Hills Library. Also includes photocopies of printed sources (including reviews and notices), some original artifacts, transcripts of interviews with Maclovia Ruiz and with Ray Weamer and Joan Bayley, and an excerpt from an interview with Igor Youskevitch. Also includes an oversize photocopy of Balanchine's personal piano score of George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and cast lists, downloaded from the Internet Movie Database, for The Goldwyn Follies, On Your Toes, I Was an Adventuress, Star Spangled Rhythm, and Follow the Boys. The following items are available separately:
VHS videocassette, The Goldwyn Follies (1938), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment (M8087)
DVD recording, The Goldwyn Follies (1938), Samuel Goldwyn Home Entertainment (90746), with cast bios, multiple language tracks, scene selections, and liner notes by Miles Kreuger
VHS videotape, On Your Toes (1939), Warner Brothers Pictures, video transfer from archival film
VHS videotape, I Was an Adventuress (1940), Twentieth Century-Fox, video transfer from archival film
VHS videocassette, Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), MCA Universal Home Video (81939)
VHS videocassette, Follow the Boys (1944), MCA Universal Home Video (80594)

Box 39. The Goldwyn Follies (1938), compiled by Beth Genné. Inventory, background materials (photocopies and transcripts of published an original materials, including a tap-dance analysis of the "Romeo and Juliet Ballet," 1937 shooting schedule, and typed compilation of press commentary), photographs (photocopies and prints), and précis of interview with Annabelle Lyon.

Box 39. I Was an Adventuress (1940), compiled by Beth Genné. Sources for research materials, copy of Twentieth Century-Fox publicity release, photocopies of excerpts from published sources, typed compilation of press commentary, and photocopies of photographs.

Box 39. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), compiled by Beth Genné. Sources for research materials, photocopy of published material, typescripts of Paramount brief sheets: "Balanchine - contracts," "Paramount Script Collection," Paramount Pictures, Inc. interoffice communications, daily production reports, and production budget, notices and reviews, photocopies of photographs and Al Hirschfeld drawing of film performers.

Box 39. Follow the Boys (1944), compiled by Beth Genné. List of credits from Internet Movie Database, photocopies of published articles and reviews, and photographs.

Circus

Box 40. The Ballet of the Elephants (1942), compiled by Sally Banes. Inventory, overview materials by Sally Banes, background materials (typescripts and photocopies from print sources), photographs (photocopies and prints), clippings, and transcripts of interviews with Jerul Dean (a.k.a. Mary Lee) and Frederic Franklin. The following item is available separately:
recording, Igor Stravinsky, "Circus Polka," New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI Classics recording 5-747747-2, 1968.

Popular Balanchine: Overview of the Project

Box 41. Overview of the Project (2000-2004), compiled by Claude Conyers. Inventory, preface by Nancy Reynolds, history of the project by Claude Conyers, background materials (digital images and photocopies from printed sources), project documents (typescripts, including press releases, description of the project, detailed notes on the repertory, brief notes on the repertory, notes on the research team, sample contracts, sample work plan, guidelines for interviewers, schedule of interviews and inquiries, guidelines for transcription, guidelines for editing transcripts, table of contents of oral history archive, sample forms, project budgets, and fund-raising materials), progress reports, bulletins and notices to the research team, press coverage (photocopies and originals), materials on public events (programs, conference session proposals, press release, invitations, correspondence, memoranda, transcripts of programs, and typescripts of public addresses), and transcripts of interviews with Al Hirschfeld, Miles Kreuger, and Vera Zorina. Also includes intact copy of Collier's (12 March 1938), with feature article on Vera Zorina, and photocopy of letter from Barbara Horgan to Claude Conyers. The following items are available separately:
"The Sound of Broadway: Balanchine on Stage and Screen," program, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2001, audiotape
"The Sound of Broadway, Balanchine on Stage and Screen," program, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2001, videotape
"Popular Balanchine," panel presentation, Society of Dance History Scholars, June 2001, audiotapes
Popular Balanchine, panel presentation, Society of Dance History Scholars, June 2001, videotapes
The Story of Rodgers and Hart: Thou Swell, Thou Witty, 1998 BBC and Chanel 13/WNET videotape (off-air copy)
Al Hirschfeld interview audiotape
Miles Kreuger interview audiotape
Vera Zorina interview, 1993, audiotape
Vera Zorina interview, 2003, CD recording

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