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BOX 2, 4, 6 Programs, 1916-1969
The performance programs and playbills comprising this series are predominantly those of Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, or Denishawn. Many of the Denishawn-related programs provide descriptive information about the dance works. Additional artists of note that appear in this set of programs include Louis Horst, Betty Horst, Louise Brooks, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman. One program documents an engagement of Betty McCrea in the dance company of Evan-Burrows Fontaine, as part of a larger performance event. Several programs document performances at Jacob's Pillow, established by Ted Shawn. Several performance programs with no apparent connection to Denishawn were acquired by Grace or Betty McCrea.
Arranged in two series: Denishawn-Related Programs and Other Performances. Both series are organized chronologically.
BOX 2, 4, 6 Denishawn-Related Programs, 1916-1969
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Bowerstock Theatre, Kansas, 1916
1 program
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 California [various cities], 1916
6 p.
Individual pages from Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco programs
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Majestic Theatre, Chicago, 1916
1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Sedalia Theatre, Missouri, 1916
1 program
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Shubert Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, 1916
1 program
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 Denishawn Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, 1917
1 program
Featuring Florence Andrews, who later performed under the name Florence O'Denishawn, and Edith Emmons Kuster
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 Ted Shawn season, 1921-1922
1 brochure
Ted Shawn and Denishawn Dancers
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Apollo Theatre, Atlantic City, [1921]
1 program
Ted Shawn and Denishawn Dancers
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Manhattan Opera House, 1922?
1 program
Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn and the Denishawn Dancers
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Denishawn souvenir program, 1926
1 program
Illustrated with scenes from Asia tour
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 British Cinema, Secunderabad, India, circa 1926
1 program
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Kinsolving Concerts season, Chicago 1926-1927
1 brochure and 1 flyer
Denishawn performance included among 1927 concerts
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Studebaker Theatre, Chicago 1927
1 program
Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and Denishawn Dancers
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Jacob's Pillow Dance Theatre, 1949
1 program
World premiere of The Dreams of Jacob
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Carnegie Hall, New York, 1950
1 program
Ruth St. Denis Dance Recital
Autographed: To Beth from "Papa" Shawn
BOX-FOLDER 2/38 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 1969
2 programs
BOX 2, 4 Other Performances, 1917-1935
BOX-FOLDER 2/39 Hotel Belvedere, New York, 1917
1 program
Henri Châtin Hofmann's recital titled "Dance and Its Relative Arts"
BOX-FOLDER 2/40 Evan-Burrows Fontaine, Palace Theatre, New York, 1917
1 program
Betty McCrea in Fontaine's dance pantomimes
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Mecca, 1920
1 souvenir program
Subtitled "a mosaic in music and mime," program is an illustrated text version of the show's action
BOX-FOLDER 2/41 Hippodrome, New York, 1922
1 souvenir program
Better Times, a musical spectacle
Photo illustrations include Grace McCrea
BOX-FOLDER 2/42 Le Ballet Royal de Cambodgien [Cambodian Royal Ballet], [1920s?]
1 program
Theatre National de l'opera
BOX-FOLDER 2/43 Marta Nova, 1934
1 program
Modern dance at YWCA, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/44 Capitol Theatre, Manila, 1935
1 program
Inaugural program for 1935 film season
BOX 3-6 Printed Matter, 1915-1969
This series encompasses books and pamphlets, clippings and articles, and promotional materials related to Denishawn performances and classes. A small number of postcards printed with photos also are found here. Most of these items feature Denishawn artists or mention Denishawn dancers by name, and Ruth St. Denis figures most prominently among these. Clippings and articles that have no discernible date are organized by magazine title, and where there is no identification, these are in folders marked as unidentified. Of note are the four-issue set of Volume 1 of Denishawn Magazine, a quarterly publication with essays by St. Denis and Shawn that ceased publication at the end of its first year, and a copy of Ted Shawn's two-volume, limited-edition art book on Ruth St. Denis.
Arranged in four subseries: Books and Pamphlets; Clippings and Articles; Promotional Matter; and Postcards. Items are arranged by date, with the exception of clippings, where the publications are arranged alphabetically by title and therein arranged by date.
BOX 3-5 Books and Pamphlets, 1916-1962
BOX-FOLDER 3/30 Denishawn: The Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and Its Related Arts, 1916
1 booklet [17 p.]
Second season of Denishawn school
BOX-FOLDER 3/31 Denishawn: The Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and Its Related Arts, 1917
1 booklet [20 p.]
Third season of Denishawn school
BOX-FOLDER 5 Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer & Prophet, by Ted Shawn, 1920
see also Book promotions
2 volumes
By request
BOX-FOLDER 3/32-35 Denishawn Magazine, 1924-1925
4 issues
Volume 1, numbers 1-4 (full set)
BOX-FOLDER 4/32 How Beautiful upon the Mountain: A History of Jacob's Pillow, by Ted Shawn, 1948 reprint
1 copy
BOX-FOLDER 3/36 Poems, by Ruth St. Denis, [1950s]
1 copy
BOX-FOLDER 3/37 The Professional Appearances of Ruth St Denis & Ted Shawn: A Chronology and an Index of Dances 1906-1932, by Christena L. Schlundt, 1962
1 book
Inscribed on front flyleaf: Beth McCrea Troster-Manilla April 3, 1963
Annotations in margins on McCrea appearances
BOX 3-4 Clippings and Articles, 1915-1968
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Daily News (New York), 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/2-3 Dance Lovers Magazine, 1924
Includes reprint of article titled "The Story of Denishawn"
BOX-FOLDER 4/9-12 Harper's Bazaar, 1916-1925
Includes article on South America and clippings of illustrations of Erté clothing designs
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Herald Tribune, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, early 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Physical Culture Journal, 1920
Article on techniques of statue-posing
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Play Journal, 1918
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Shadowlands, circa 1919-1923?
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 The Tatler, 1917
BOX-FOLDER 4/16-18 Vanity Fair, 1916-1919
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Vanity Fair, 1918
Published photo of Denishawn troupe in California production of The Light of Asia, based on Edwin Arnold's poetic drama
BOX-FOLDER 4/19-21 Vogue, 1916-1919, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/8-9, 4/22-23 Unidentified clippings, circa 1915-1919, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Unidentified newspaper obituary, [1968]
BOX-FOLDER 3/11-12 Unidentified magazine photographs (individuals), undated
Ruth St. Denis, Grace McCrea, other dancers
BOX-FOLDER 3/13 Unidentified magazine photographs (groups), circa 1916-1920s
BOX-FOLDER 3/14 Unidentified miscellaneous clippings, undated
Unrelated to Denishawn or dance
BOX 3-6 Promotional Material, 1916-1969
BOX-FOLDER 4/24 Maud Allan advertisement, 1916
1 flyer
For performance at Grays Armory, Cleveland
BOX-FOLDER 3/15 St. Denis flyer, [1916]
1 flyer
Advertising 4th transcontinental tour
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