Anna Pavlova [Academy of Music program 1924]

Anna Pavlova [Academy of Music program 1924]

Philadelphia: Academy of Music, 1924. 16 p.: illustrated advertisements; 26 cm. Grey wrappers printed in dark green. This is the program for the Nov. 19, 1924, performance of Anna Pavlova (spelled Pavlowa) with Laurent Novikoff, Alexandre Volinine, Hilda Butsova, and others. They performed Don Quixote (Novikoff/Minkus), with Pavlova dancing Kitry and Dulcinea, and seven Divertissements, including Pavlova in her most famous role, the Swan (Fokine/Saint-Saens). The program includes many advertisements for Philadelphia businesses, some of them illustrated. The advertisements include: a Thanksgiving performance at the Academy of Music by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra (with a photograph of the orchestra); and competing dance studios led by two former Denishawn dancers, Jerrie Meyer and Sara D. Ferris. Also contains an article by the composer and Chautauqua performer Clay Smith about the origin of the word "jazz," tracing it back to western mining town honkytonks where he played 30 years earlier (a version of this article appeared in Etude magazine in 1924). In Very Good Condition: wrapper is lightly soiled; staples are rusting; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good. Item #003476

Price: $65.00

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