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Finding Aid for the Dorathi Bock Pierre dance collection, 1929-1996
1937  
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Description
Collection of photographs, performance programs, publicity information, and clippings related to dance, gathered by Dorathi Bock Pierre, a dance writer and publicist.
Background
Born after the turn of the century in Chicago, Dorathi Bock, daughter of a well-known Midwest sculptor Richard Walter and Martha Methven, began her career by posing in dance positions for her father. As a child she also danced in motion pictures performing movement experiments before the camera. Her first acknowledged dance performance in 1914 was in the backyard of Mrs. Doris Humphrey, a disciple of Isadora Duncan in Oak Park, Illinois. To help preserve the Indiana Dunes as a state park, she also performed an expressionistic dance on the dunes. In the 1920s she performed with choreographer and dance director Michel Fokine's Ballet Company for two years. An injury to her foot ended her dancing career, although she continued to act in musical comedies and stage dramas through the twenties.
Extent
27 linear ft. (67 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.