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Guide to the Collection on Anna Pavlova
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Beatrice Griffiths papers related to Anna Pavlova

Biography/Organization History

Beatrice Griffiths was one of only seven private pupils that Anna Pavlova taught during her lifetime. Griffiths received lessons from Pavlova in London and traveled the world with Pavlova's company. By 1926 Griffiths established her own school, The School of Operatic Dancing, at Gloworm Studios.
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Correspondence 1912-1922

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Daniel Mayer, Victor Dandré, and [Marjorie ?] Ford to Beatrice and her mother Edith Griffiths concerning Beatrice's dance lessons and invitations to perform.
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Pavlova Company identification card, postcard, and clippings undated

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Letter of recommendation (typescript) for Griffiths signed by Pavlova 1920

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Receipts concerning payment for dance lessons 1912-1913

 

Clippings

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Articles 1932-1972, undated

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Event programs 1916, undated

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Images undated

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Oversized news sheets 1930, undated

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Scrapbook pages undated

 

Dance programs and tributes

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Saison Russe, "Special engagement of Mlle. Pavlova, Russia's acknowledged greatest Dancer and the famous Leader of the Imperial Russian Ballet M. Morkin" (Palace Theatre), April 17, 1911, event program 1911

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"Mlle. Pavlowa's 1914-15 American Tour," souvenir program 1914

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"Anna Pavlowa and her Ballet Russe" (Medinah Temple, Chicago), event and souvenir programs 1920

Physical Description: 2 items
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"Anna Pavlova et les principaux artistes de sa troupe: A. Volinine, Hilda Butzova" (Palais du Trocadéro), souvenir program 1921

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"Grand Gala Pavlova, Fête de nuit à bagatelle, Un Cygne sur le Lac. Paris, 21 Juin 1921," souvenir program 1921

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"Soirée de Gala, 8 Juin 1925, Palais du Trocadéro - Paris," souvenir program 1925

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"Anna Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff [and] Alexandre Volinine" (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), souvenir program 1925?

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"Anna Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff [and] Alexandre Volinine" (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), souvenir program 1927?

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"Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff" (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) souvenir program 1927?

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"Anna Pavlova, Special performance to establish a perpetual memorial to the great dancer," event program and flier 1931

Physical Description: 2 items
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"Anna Pawlowa," souvenir program undated

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"Empire Theatre Calcutta, Programme," program of upcoming performances undated

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"Homage to Pavlova," tribute undated

Physical Description: 12x12 inches, 19 pages with photographs

Scope and Content Note

Designed as a record insert to accompany recording of Richard Bonygne conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Collection does not include the recording.
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"Homenaje a Ana Pavlova, por André Levinson," tribute (Spanish) undated

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"Mlle. Anna Pavlova," souvenir program undated

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"Palace Theatre W. Saison Russe, Mlle. Anna Pavlova" (First production in England of "Les Preludes"), souvenir program undated

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"Palace Theatre W. Saison Russe, Mlle. Anna Pavlova" (selected divertissments), souvenir program undated

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"Pavlowa," souvenir program with Malvina Hoffman sculpture on cover undated

Physical Description: Sepia-toned, tied with string
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"Pavlowa," souvenir program with Malvina Hoffman sculpture on cover undated

Physical Description: Stapled, 2 items
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Untitled souvenir program undated

 

Photographs

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Artwork depicting Pavlova undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains 1 photograph of Sir John Lavery's painting La mort du cygnet: Anna Pavlova and 6 photographs of a plaster cast of Pavlova's head.
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Pavlova at leisure undated

Physical Description: 11 photographs, various sizes (5 x 8 to 9 x 12 inches)

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs of Pavlova playing croquet and posing outdoors. Pavlova appears alone in some photographs and with friends or pets in others.
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Pavlova in costume undated

Physical Description: 31 photographs, various sizes (5 x 7 to 8 x 10 inches)

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs of Pavlova posing in various costumes from her many performances. Supporting cast members appear in some of the photographs with Pavlova.
 

Postcards and greeting card

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General undated

Physical Description: 1 greeting card, 19 postcards
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Leningrad exhibition 1981

Scope and Content Note

Set of 12 postcards with introduction in Russian.
 

Publications

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Anna Pavlova: Catalogue of the Commemorative Exhibition organised by the London Museum in association with the Anna Pavlova Commemorative Committee (London: 1956) 1956

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Art and Archaeology (September 1928, Vol. 26, No. 3) 1928

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Coppelia: Grand Ballet in Three Acts by Charles Nuitter and A. Saint-Leon (New York: Charles E. Burden, n.d.) undated

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Dance Magazine (January 1956) 1956

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Stage Pictorial (December 1913, Vol. 2, No. 10) 1913

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Sunset, the Pacific Monthly (January 1916) 1916