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Harriet Hoctor collection, 1868-1977

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BOX 2 Correspondence, 1928-1977
Correspondence consists of letters, notes, postcards, and telegrams sent to Hoctor during her lifetime. A folder on family members contains letters from several of her nieces including the collection's donor as well as Hoctor's brother, John. Notable correspondents include dance teacher Louis H. Chalif, journalist Frank Crowninshield, actress Mary Pickford, conductor Emil Newman, columnist Walter Winchell, and producers Daniel Frohman and Flo Ziegfeld. A small card signed by Ted Shawn and letters from admirers are among the miscellaneous correspondents. Correspondence of unknown authorship is discoverable in the folder marked unidentified. Letters and telegrams related to specific productions are found in the Production Files series.
Correspondence is organized alphabetically by author or type.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Bliss, John Gibson, 1931 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Caton, Edward, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Chalif, Louis H. (Louis Harvy), 1933
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Christmas cards, 1976 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Corcoran, Ed, 1976 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Crowninshield, Frank, 1932
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Family members, 1931-1933, 1958, 1974-1977, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Frohman, Daniel 1933
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1931-1933, 1958, 1974-1977, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Newman, Emil and Robert, 1934
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Nilsen, Gloria, 1974 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Pickford, Mary, 1934
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Vasel, Mary, 1974-1977
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Winchell, Walter, 1934, 1937, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Ziegfeld, Flor, 1928, 1930, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Unidentified, 1923, 1934, 1974-1976, and undated
BOX 3, 6 Photographs, circa 1910-1972
This series primarily contains photographs of Hoctor including images of her youth, early dance training with Louis H. Chalif, formal studio portraits, and publicity shots. Photographs of paintings depicting her are filed under artwork, as are images of the dancer with her own bronze bust and the sculptor Jacob Epstein. Several photographs feature Hoctor's extended family including her grandmother, siblings, and nieces and nephew. Most of the family members are unidentified. Depictions of the Hoctor School of Ballet capture rehearsals and recital performance. Portraits of notable individuals inscribed to Hoctor or otherwise collected by her include Edwin Booth, Jimmy Durante, Ruth Etting, Alicia Markova, and Marilyn Miller. Images related to identified productions are found under Production Files.
Photographs are organized by subject.
Harriet Hoctor
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Apartment, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Artworks, circa 1935
BOX-FOLDER 3/3, 6/5 Childhood and youth, circa 1910-1919
BOX-FOLDER 3/4, 6/6 Dancing, circa 1925-circa 1935
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Dancing (negatives), circa 1925-circa 1935
BOX-FOLDER 3/6, 6/7 Portraits, circa 1925-1937
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Harriet Hoctor, with others, 1937 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/8-9 Hoctor family members, 1919-1972 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Hoctor School of Ballet, performances and students, 1972 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/11, 6/8 Portraits of others, 1922-1948 and undated
BOX 4, 6-8 MAPCASE 6 Production Files, 1922-1965
Production files contain documents and ephemera related to Hoctor's career on stage and screen. Material types include broadsides, clippings, choreographic notes, contracts, correspondence, costume sketches, photographs, posters, programs, and typed scenarios. Several files include telegrams or correspondence consisting of congratulatory messages to Hoctor from famous friends including Milton Berle, Russel Crouse, Rudolf Friml, Arnold Genthe, and Billy Rose. Miscellaneous productions includes an early performance contract signed by Hoctor's aunt, Anna Kearney, as Hoctor was a minor at the time.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by production title.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1, 6/9 A la Carte, 1927
Clippings, contract, and photographs
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Blue Danube (choreographic work), circa 1932
Choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 4/3, 6/10 Bow Bells, 1931-1932
Clippings, correspondence, and photograph
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 Casa Manaña Revue, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 6/11 A Connecticut Yankee, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 The Dollies' Follies, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 6/12 Earl Carroll's Vanities, 1932
Clippings and telegrams
BOX-FOLDER 4/5, 6/13 Great Ziegfeld (motion picture), 1936
Clippings, photographs, and program
BOX-FOLDER 4/6, 6/7 Harriet Hoctor Ballet Revue, 1934
Clippings, ephemera, letter, and poster
BOX-FOLDER 4/7, 7/1 Hold Your Horses, 1933-1934
Clippings, photographs, and telegrams
MAPCASE-DRAWER 6/7 Manchester Hippodrome performances, 1932
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Miscellaneous productions, 1922-1932, 1947, and undated
Contract, postcards, programs, and typed scenario
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 The Nightingale and the Rose, 1934
Telegram and typed scenario
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 The Nutcracker (choreographic work), 1965
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 The Raven (choreographic work), 1928 and undated
Photographs and program
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Shall We Dance (motion picture), 1937
Clipping and photographs
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Show Girl, 1929
Clippings and telegrams
BOX-FOLDER 4/14, 8/2 Simple Simon, 1930-1931
Clippings, choreographic notes for "The Hurdle" ballet, photographs, program, and telegrams
BOX-FOLDER 4/15, 8/3 The Three Musketeers, 1928-1929
Clippings, contract, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs
BOX-FOLDER 4/16, 7/2 Topsy and Eva, 1923-1925
Clippings, contract, ephemera, and photographs
BOX-FOLDER 4/17, 8/4 Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, 1935-1936
Clippings, ephemera, photographs, and telegrams
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Unidentified productions, undated
Costume sketches
BOX 7 Music, 1900-1949
The twelve pieces in this series were likely used by Hoctor either in the creation of her own work or in classes at her School of Ballet. Though there is little information directly connecting the music to Hoctor's career, most of the works are marked or annotated.
Music is arranged alphabetically by composer.
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 Petite Suite de Concert, 1911
Printed piano-conductor score with annotations
Dinicu, Grigoraş
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Hora Staccato, 1930
Arranged by Jascha Heifetz
Printed piano-conductor score with annotations
Heller, Stephen
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Tarentelle, op. 85, no. 2, undated
Printed score for piano with annotations
Khachaturian, Aram
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 Gallop. Masquerade Suite, 1949
Printed piano-conductor score with annotations
Loewe, Frederick
BOX-FOLDER 7/8 Waltz at Maxims, undated
Hybrid manuscript and print score for piano
Note: For Hoctor Dancers
Margis, Alfred
BOX-FOLDER 7/9 Valse Bleue, 1900
Offenbach, Jacques
BOX-FOLDER 7/10 Orpheus Can Can, undated
Negative photostats of parts
Poldini, Ede
BOX-FOLDER 7/11 Poupée Valsante, 1903
Printed score for piano with annotations
Pugni, Cesare
BOX-FOLDER 7/12 Pas de Quatre, undated
Manuscript parts; negative photostats of parts
Note: Markova Dolin Ballet
Trinkaus, George J.
BOX-FOLDER 7/13 A Game of Tag, 1911
Printed score for piano with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 7/14 The Cockatoos, undated
Manuscript score for piano with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 7/15 I Wish I Had Never Seen Sun Shine, undated
Manuscript piano-vocal score

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