Lew Christensen / Gisella Caccialanza Papers
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
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.