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#1 jjlon

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:23 AM

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Hello

My first post, hope it works.

Am interested in identifying these two dancers from the photographs.

I believe the photos were taken some time in the 1930s?

Regards and thanks for any help.

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#2 Jane Simpson

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:47 PM

Well, they look to me like Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova (she in Les Sylphides) - but I can't find the exact photos at the moment - maybe someone else can?

#3 jjlon

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:15 PM

Hello Jane

Now that you have mentioned the names I think you are correct. The autographs are actually much clearer (though not easy for a novice like me and somewhat faded) than in the images I provided as these photos are framed and I had to scan them through the frame and glass - not the best way obviously.

Thanks again for your expert help.

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#4 leonid17

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:56 PM

Hello Jane

Now that you have mentioned the names I think you are correct. The autographs are actually much clearer (though not easy for a novice like me and somewhat faded) than in the images I provided as these photos are framed and I had to scan them through the frame and glass - not the best way obviously.

Names are correct and I believe that Dolin may be in the costume for Aucassin et Nicolette. I will check when I return home from my office.

#5 Pamela Moberg

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

Yes, most probably Dolin, and I think definitely Markova.
If one wants to preserve the autograph it is not really a good idea to frame a photo. The ink fades very rapidly.


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