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Finding Aid for the Ernest Belcher Papers, 1900-1964
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Box 1

1. Articles for publication. Only some articles written by Belcher, but all of them carefully censored by him.

Oversize Box 5

2. Scrapbook containing the Ernest Belcher Eight Grade System of teaching ballet and some of the series of Belcher Technique published in The American Dancer.

Box 1

3. Miscellaneous magazines, clippings, and articles which mention Mr. Belcher and his students.

Box 1

4. Catalogues and material from dancing schools.

Box 1

5. Scrapbook of photographs from his career in England.

Box 1

6. Photographs of Mr. Belcher's dance school at 607 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles.

Box 1

7. Some pictures from the dance sequences in the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Box 1

8. 4 envelopes of photographs of Mr. Belcher's students, family, production numbers and miscellaneous.

Box 2

9. Photographs of paintings by Mario Larrinago which were done for Mr. Belcher's studio at 607 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles.

Box 2

10. London photographs and photographs of his large home in Los Angeles on Orange Drive.

Box 2

11. Miscellaneous large photographs.

Box 2

12. 2 watercolors which Mr. Belcher painted in 1897.

Box 2

13. Photographs of Mr. Belcher and his partners during his career in England from about 1903-1914.

Box 2

14. Notebook of Mr. Belcher's notes and sketches.

Box 2

15. Scrapbook of Mr. Belcher's Garden - taken about 1919.

 

Items 16-18 removed.

Box 2

19. Book: 25 Years of American Dance, Doris Hering, editor, 1951.

Box 2

20. 2 Bound Volumes of The Dancing Times, 1913-1914 and 1917-1918.

Box 3

21. Miscellaneous drawings and sketches by Mr. Belcher.

Box 3

22. The Dancing Times pamphlet Some Famous Dancers of XXth Century. n.d.

Box 3

23. 8 Souvenir Programs.

Box 3

24. Miscellaneous programs from the late 19th century theater productions in England, program from Pavlova performance in the United States, program from performance of Adeline Genee.

Box 3

25. Music and notes to some of Mr. Belcher's dances.

Box 3

26. Original scores for Carnival of Venice, by Hayes Malotte (Hollywood Bowl performance) and Valse Celeste, by Kenneth Park.

Box 3

27. Miscellaneous programs from studio performances which were not put into 4 large scrapbooks.

Box 3

28. Book: The How and Why Wonder Book of Ballet by Lee Wyndham, 1961.

Box 3

29. London Dancing Times.

 

1916 - October & November

 

1917 - January & July

 

1918 - January, April, June, July, August & September

 

1919 - March, April, May, August, September, November & December

 

1948 - July

 

1955 - May

 

1958 - May

 

1960 - October

 

1962 - May, October, November & December

 

1963 - December

 

1964 - January, February, April & March

 

1968 - July

Box 4

30. The Dancing Master, April 1929.

Box 4

31. The American Dancer.

 

1930 - November

 

1931 - June & September

 

1933 - May

Box 4

32. The Dance Magazine .

 

1928 - November

 

1929 - October

 

1942 - October

 

1954 - September

 

1956 - February

 

1958 - May & July

 

1959 - December

 

1960 - December

 

1963 - November

 

1964 - January, February, March & April

 

Item 33 removed.

Box 4

34. The Dancer, November & December 1928.

Oversize Boxes 5, 6 & 7

35. 4 large scrapbooks containing articles and clippings about Mr. Belcher, his studio and his students from 1916 to about 1936.

Box 4

36. Hollywood Bowl Souvenir Program - June 22, 1926 - Large rededication concert at the time the shell was erected and improvements had been made.

Box 4

37. Paper written for Dr. Laban's Dance 596 class. Ernest Belcher, the Father of Ballet in Southern California by Hawley, Renée Dunia. Los Angeles, 1969.

Physical Description: 47pp.
Box 4

38. Tape recording. Interview with Ernest Belcher, 1969.

Physical Description: 2 reels.