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Guide to the John Dougherty Papers, 1922-1988
MS-P003  
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Description
The John Dougherty Papers illustrate Dougherty's multi-faceted career and the world of Los Angeles dance and theater from 1956 to 1983. This collection reflects dance in Los Angeles from the local dance academy to the visiting international company. Do ugherty, a dancer, writer and lecturer, created original writings and teaching materials and collected programs, press releases, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. Early materials (ca. 1928-1940), including photographs, document aspects of his pe rforming career as a dancer and actor.
Background
John Ellwood Dougherty was a dance critic, who had a long and multi-faceted career in the performing arts, including dancing, acting, production, and teaching. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 3, 1910. Rudolph Valentino and the mysti cal photographs in The American Dancer of the "Oriental dancers," Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, inspired Dougherty and sparked his interests and aspirations in dance and theater.
Extent
23 linear feet Number of containers: 50 document boxes and 1 flat box
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.