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Finding Aid for the Agnes De Mille Papers, ca. 1990-1991
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Description
Agnes De Mille (1908 or 1905- ) appeared as a dancer in the Grand street follies (1928), creating the choreography for a revival of the Black crook in Hoboken the following year. She danced and choreographed in London before returning to New York to develop the dances for Hooray for What! (1937) and Swingin' the Dream (1939). She became known for popularizing modern ballet styles in musical theater, and choreographed Oklahoma! (1943), Brigadoon (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), and Come Summer (1969). The collection consists of a photocopy of the first draft of Agnes De Mille's biography, Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham (c1991).
Background
De Mille was born in 1908 or 1905 in New York City, New York; AB, UC Berkeley; studied dancing in London with Theodore Koslov, Marie Rambert, and Anthony Tudor; in 1928 appeared as a dancer in the Grand street follies, creating the choreography for a revival of the Black crook in Hoboken the following year; danced and choreographed in London before returning to New York to develop the dances for Hooray for What! (1937) and Swingin' the Dream (1939); became known for popularizing modern ballet styles in musical theater; choreographed Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), Brigadoon (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Paint Your Wagon (1951), and Come Summer (1969); published works include Dance to the Piper (1952), And Promenade Home (1957), Speak to Me, Dance with Me (1973), and Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham (c1991).
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.