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Finding Aid of the Raymonde Collignon Papers
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Description
Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon (b.1894) made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls. She performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon and provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly. She later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, concert programs, clippings, photographs, books, and ephemera relating primarily to Raymonde Collignon's professional career as a singer and a performer on the English stage.
Background
Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon, was born in 1894 in Blois, France, and educated in England; made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls; performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon; Collignon also provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly; later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.