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Signed photograph of Sir Anton Dolin, [Ephemera] [Photo] [signed photo] [Ballet] [Anton Dolin]
1 [Ephemera] [Photo] [signed photo] [Ballet] [Anton Dolin] Signed photograph of Sir Anton Dolin
No Place No Publisher Listed. 1965 Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. 8"x12" photo in an 11"x14" frame. The photo is in Near Fine to Fine condition (there's a paper backing on the frame which I hate to disturb). The photo has been signed with blue ink by the subject, Sir Anton Dolin "Beloved Hazel, Devotedly, Anton. 1965" From Wikipedia: "Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 25 November 1983) was an English ballet dancer and choreographer. Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex as Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-Kay but was generally known as Patrick Kay. He trained at Serafina Astafieva's school at The Pheasantry in London's King's Road. He joined Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet." and from the NY Times obituary: " As a dancer, Sir Anton repeatedly found himself the male star in ballet companies that were launched under his auspices or in which he played an influential role. When British ballet was in its infancy, Dame Ninette de Valois asked him to dance in her productions for the Camargo Society, which he helped form in 1930. When she founded what is now the Royal Ballet, Sir Anton and Dame Alicia Markova were its stars. The two young Diaghilev alumni formed one of the great partnerships of classical ballet. In 1935, both dancers left the Vic-Wells Ballet to form their own company, the Markova-Dolin Ballet, which continued until 1938. From 1945 to 1948 they headed a touring unit. In 1949, they established a new British troupe, which became London's Festival Ballet in 1950. As its artistic director and principal dancer until 1961, Sir Anton promoted an eclectic repertory and touring policy that made Festival Ballet the popular British company it is today. He was knighted in 1981." The recipient of the inscription is Hazel Hergenhohn, or Baroness Hazel Hergenhohn -- who resided in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1950's-1960's and kept on-going friendships with a number of jet-setter types. It appears she was either a patron of the SF ballet, or was able to mingle with the principles as this is only one of several signed photos of principal dancers in her collection. ; Signed by Artist 
Price: 125.00 USD
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