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Lew Christensen / Gisella Caccialanza Papers

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Scope and Content

This is the personal collection of Lew Christensen and Gisella Caccialanza. It includes correspondence, libretti, clippings, photographs, negatives, programs, brochures, flyers, souvenir books, scrapbooks, audiotapes, and transcripts. Also included in the collection are two pairs of dance slippers.

The collection includes material (mostly photographss) about Lew Christensen's early vaudeville days and Gisella Caccialanza's time as a student at La Scala in Milan, Italy. Also included is material (mostly photographs) about thier association with the St. Louis Municipal Opera, the American Ballet, the Ballet Caravan, and the San Francisco Ballet.


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