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Lew Christensen / Gisella Caccialanza Papers

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Series Description and Container List

BoxContents1

Correspondence
Contents: 4 letters
Arrangement: Chronologically arranged.

11
Letter, Jan. 28, 1987
12
Letter, Feb 5, 1988
13
Letter, May 24, 19??
14
Letter, n.d.
1

Christensen Background
Contents: Biographical material, title lists, chronologies, general articles, newspaper articles, audiotape, memorial program, invitations, etc.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

15
Dance in Utah, n.d.
16
1903 Brigham City Pavillion dispute, n.d.
17
Christensen family, its trees, chronologies, & misc. backgound and biographical information, n.d.
18
Lew C: Chronology, n.d.
19
Choreograpy by Lew -- title lists., n.d.
110
General articles about Lew, n.d.
111
Interview with Lew, n.d.
112
Memorial programs for Lew and invitations thereto, n.d.
2

Caccialanza Background
Contents: List of repertory, chronology, audiotape, geneal articles, transcripts, autobiography, etc.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

21
Caccialanza: Chronology
22
Caccialanza: list of repertory
23
Caccialanza: general articles
24
Caccialanza: interview
25
Caccialanza: transcript of a radio interview
26
Caccialanza: autobiography
2

Manuscripts, Letters, Etc.
Contents: Letters, libretti, penmanship awards, radiogram, etc.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

27
Caccialanza: penmanship awards
28
Caccialanza: letter of recommendation
29
Libretto: "The dream of Audubon" by Glenway Wescott
210
Letter to Christensen from Theater Guild
211
List of the Caccialanza gift
212
Letter from SFPALM to Gisella
213
Correspondence between Juanita S. Doares and Robert F. Westdorf
214
Libretto: "Queen Juana"
215
note
216
letter from Gisella to SFPALM
217
radiogram
2

Articles
Contents: Newspaper and magazine articles.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

218
Newspaper and magazine articles, 1910-1971
2

Miscellaneous
Contents: 1 souvenir book, 2 postcards, 1 book, and 1 card.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

218
Micellaneous
3 & 4

Programs, flyers, etc.
Contents: Programs, flyers, brochures, souvenir books.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

31
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1934
32
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1935
33
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1936
34
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1937
41
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1938
42
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1939
43
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1940
44
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1941
45
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1942
46
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1943
47
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1946
48
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1947
49
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1948
410
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1951
411
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1958
412
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1971
413
Programs, flyers, brochures, 1978
414
Programs, flyers, brochures, undated
5-8

Photographs
Contents:
Arrangement:

5
Photos - Christensen

Contents: Of Lew, the Christensens, and persons connected with the family.
Arrangement: Loosely alphabetized.

19 - oversized
Photo, Photo album
51
Photo, Christian Christensen
52
Photo, Guy Christensen
53
Photo, Dance shot of Harold and Ruby Asquith

Photo, Harold Christensen
54
Photo, Lew Christensen- in Army
55
Photo, Lew & Richard E. LeBlond
55
Photo, Lew & Tony Duquette
55
Photo, Lew Christensen- at work
55
Photo, Lew w/ John McFall, Robert Gladstein, Tomm Ruud, & Val Caniparoli
56
Photo, Lew Christensen- childhood
57
Photo, Lew Christensen- early training
57
Photo, Lew w/ Josephine Watson, Ruth Paine, Martha Boyer, Dorothy Young, Millicent Niel, Jeanette Reader & Frances Peddler
58
Photo, Lew Christensen- on tour
59
Photo, Lew Christensen- portraits
510
Photo, Jacques D'Amboise, 1984

Photo, Lew Christensen- social shots
510
Photo, Lew, Neil Harlan & Richard LeBlond, 1983
511
Photo, Lew Christensen- studio shots
512
Photo, Lew & George Balanchine & others
512
Photo, Lew w/ George Ballanchine & Ray Bolger
512
Photo, Lew w/ Linda Meyer, Diana Weber, Mariana Alvarez, Gina Ness & Naomi Sorkin & others
513
Photo, Lew & Harold Christensens & others
5
Photo, Lew w/ Dean Crockett
13
Photo, Lew w/ Sharon McAllister, Lew Weyard, Stephen Zellerbach, James Ludwig
513
Photo, Lew w/ Stephen Zellerbach, James Ludwig & Harold
514
Photo, Lew & Harold with Ruby Asquith & Josephine McKendrick - vaudeville dance
515
Photo, Christensens: Lew, Harold, Willam, Guy
516
Photo, Christensens: Lew, Harold, Willam
516
Photo, Lew w/ Leon Kalimos & others
516
Photo, Lew, Harold, & Willam w/ Janet Reed
516
Photo, The Christensens w/ Leon Kalimos
517
Photo, Christensens: Lew & Harold
518
Photo, Christensens: Lew & Willam with Mignon Lee, Wiora Stoney, & others - social shots
518
Photo, The Christensens w/ Dean Crockett
519
Photo, Christensens: Lew & Willam with Mignon Lee, Wiora Stoney, & others - vaudeville dance
520
Photo, Lew & Lincoln Kirstein
521
Photo, Lew & Elise Reiman
522
Photo, Lew & Michael Smuin
523
Photo, Lew & Michael Smuin (Nowinski suite)
524
Photo, Willam Christensen
525
Photo, Stephano Mascagno with Christensen students
6
Photos - Caccialanza

Contents: Of her and persons loosely connected with her.
Arrangement: Loosely alphabetized.

61
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza - dance portraits, studio shots
62
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza - portraits
63
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza & Todd Bolender - dance shots
64
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza, Enrico Cecchetti & Magda Cella
65
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza & Lew Christensen - dance shots
66
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza & Lew Christensen - social shots
67
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza & Michel Panaieff - dance shots
68
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza & Charles Parky - dance shots
69
Photo, Gisella Caccialanza - pointe shoes
6
Photos - mostly dancers

Contents: Portraits.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetcially.

610
Photo, George Balanchine
611
Photo, Jacques D'Amboise
612
Photo, Alexandra Danilova
613
Photo, William Dollar
614
Photo, Audrey Guerard
615
Photo, Rabana Hasburg
616
Photo, Holly Howard
617
Photo, Hortense Karklyn
618
Photo, Lincoln Kirstein
619
Photo, Charles Laskey
620
Photo, Joseph Levinoff
621
Photo, Annabelle Lyon
622
Photo, Eva Mascogno
623
Photo, Hanna Moore
624
Photo, Kathryn Mullowny
625
Photo, Jack Potteiger
626
Photo, Elise Reiman
627
Photo, Daphne Vane
628
Photo, Vera Zorina
629
Photo, Edward Warburg
6
Photos from St. Louis

Contents: Of ballet companies and St. Louis Municipal Opera.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

630
Photo, American Ballet - performance & rehearsal shots
630
Photo, Beatrice Tomkins, Joe Johnson, Anabelle Lyons, Leta Anchunita?
631
Photo, American Ballet - south american tour (social shots)
631
Photo, Hortense Karklyn, George Balanchine, Beatrice Tomkins, Fedelma Cursti, Mary Jane Shea, Marie Jeanne Zachary Soloff, Bill Dollar, Dunia Mironova (?), Judy Johnson, John Terrace, 1941
632
Photo, Ballet Caravan - social and rehearsal shots
632
Photo, Lincoln Kirstein, Cowdy (?), Ruby Asquith,, Charles Lasky, Ruthanna Boris, Raban Hasburgh, Eliot Carter (?), Annabelle Lyon
633
Photo, New York City Ballet
634
Photo, San Francisco Ballet - Jacob's Pillow (social shots)
634
Photo, Ted Shawn, James Graham-Lujan, Virginia Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Sally Bailey, Christine Bering, Suki Schorer, Sue Loyd, Louise Lawler, Constance Coler, Bene Arnorld, Gloria Cancilla, Michael Smuin, Richard Carter, Kent Stowell (?), Roderick Drew, 1956
635
Photo, St. Louis Municipal Opera
7 & 8
Films & TV

Contents: Of ballets.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

19 (oversized)
Photo, Bobbie Howell, Janet Reed, 1942
71
Photo, Air and Variations
71
Photo, Gisella w/ Charles Laskey, Ruthanna Boris, 1938
72
Photo, Alma Mater
72
Photo, Heidi Vossler, Charles Laskey, William Dollar, Eugene Loring, 1935
73
Photo, Apollo - studio
74
Photo, Apollo - performance
75
Photo, Apollo - Jacob's Pillow
75
Photo, Conrad Ludlow, Nancy Johnson, Sally Bailey, Christine Bering (?), 1956
76
Photo, Apollo - Jacob's Pillow
76
Photo, Conrad Ludlow, Nancy Johnson, Sally Bailey, Christine Bering (?), 1956
77
Photo, La Baiser de la Fee
77
Photo, William Dollar, Igor Stravinsky, Gisella, 1937
78
Photo, Ballet Imperial
79
Photo, Olga Suarez, 1936
79
Photo, The Bat
710
Photo, Beauty and the Shepherd
710
Photo, Conrad Ludlow, Nancy Johnson, Louise Lawler, Bene Arnold, Constance Coler, 1956
711
Photo, Billy the Kid
711
Photo, Eugene Loring, Lorna, London, Marjorie Moore, 1938
712
Photo, Black Face
713
Photo, Charade; or The Debutante
713
Photo, Marie Jeanne, Dwight Godwin, Michel Kidd, 1939
714
Photo, Con Amore
715
Photo, Dreams
715
Photo, Johnny Kriza, 1935
716
Photo, Encounter
716
Photo, Fred Danieli, Marie Jeanne (/), Annabella Lyon, 1936
717
Photo, Errante
717
Photo, Kathryn Mullowny, Tamara Geva, William Dollar, 1935
718
Photo, Eugene, Loring, Paul Magriel, Todd Bollender, 1938
718
Photo, Filling Station
719
Photo, Folk Dance
719
Photo, Ruthanna Boris, Eugene Loring, 1937
720
Photo, George Ballanchin, Daphne Vane, 1937
720
Photo, The Goldwyn Follies
721
Photo, Le Gourmand
722
Photo, Le Gourmand - Jacob's Pillow
722
Photo, Sally Bailey (?), Nancy Demmler (?), Patricia Tribble (?), 1956
723
Photo, Alexandra Danilova, 1934
723
Photo, The Great Waltz, 1934
723
Photo, The Great Waltz
724
Photo, Eugene Loring, Marie Jeanne (?), Charles Laskey, Ruthanna Boris, 1936
724
Photo, Harlequin for President
725
Photo, I Was an Adventuress - film
725
Photo, Vera Zorina, 1940
726
Photo, Holly Howard, Charles Laskey, Jack Potteiger, Hortense Karklyn, Joseph Levinoff, Heidi Vosseler, 1935
726
Photo, Mozartiana
727
Photo, Celena Cummings, Lois Tredwell, Jocelyn Vollmar, Onna White, Rosalie Prosch, 1944
727
Photo, Nutcracker
728
Photo, Alan Hale, Vera Zorina, Gisella, Paul Gordkin (?), 1939
728
Photo, On Your Toes - Film
729
Photo, Holly Howard, Josephy Lane, Ruthana Boris, William Dollar, Annabelle Lyon
729
Photo, Orpheus and Eurydice
81
Photo, Beatrice Tompkins, 1941
81
Photo, Pastorela
82
Photo, Pochantas
82
Photo, Ruthana Boris, Charles Laskey, 1936
83
Photo, Bobbie Howell, 1942
83
Photo, Prairie
84
Photo, Harold, Lew, Gisella, Ruthana Boris, Annabelle Lyon, Charles Laskey, Erik Hawkins, 1936
84
Photo, Promenade
85
Photo, Reminiscence
85
Photo, William Dollar, Holly Howard, Elise Reiman, 1935
86
Photo, Mrie Jeanne, Eugene Loring, 1939
86
Photo, Show Piece
87
Photo, Gordon Paxman, Nancy Johnson, Roland Vazquez, 1951
87
Photo, Standard Hour - TV-series
88
Photo, Janet Reed, Jacqueline Martin, Jean Gerlach, Onna White, Jean Cane, Madeleine Del Motte, Ruth Reikman (?), Barbara Wood, Mattlyn Gevurtz (?), Ruby Asquith, Rosalie Prosch, Jocelyn Vollmar, Zoya Leporsky, Zelda Morney, 1940
88
Photo, Swan Lake
89
Photo, Lew, Gisella, Beatrice Tompkins, 1941
89
Photo, Time Table
810
Photo, Marie Jeanne, Ruthana Boris, Micael Kedo, Eugene Loring, 1937
810
Photo, Yankee Clipper
8
Micellaneous photos

Contents: Identifiled subjects.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

811
Photo, Miscellaneous
8
Micellaneous photos

Contents: Identifiled subjects.
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

812
Photo, Unidentified miscellaneous
8
Photo negatives

Contents: Miscellaneous subjects.
Arrangement: No discerable arrangement.

813
Photo, misc. negatives
814
Photo, misc. negatives
815
Photo, misc. negatives
9-12

Interviews by Debra H. Sowell

9
Interviews with family members.

Contents:
Arrangement: Tapes numbered.

9
Sound recording, Sowell Interviews with family members
Physical Description: 42 tapes
10
Interview wtih non-family members

Contents:
Arrangement: Tapes numbered.

10
Sound recording, Sowell Interviews with non-family members
Physical Description: 45 tapes
11
Tape transcripts

Contents: Family members.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

11
Papers, Transcripts of interviews with family members
12
Tape transcripts

Contents: Non-family members.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

12
Papers, Transcripts of interviews with non-family members
13-16

Scrapbooks
Arrangement: No discernable arrangement.

13
Book, Scrapbooks -- vaudeville, Ballet Caravan, etc.
14
Book, Scrapbooks -- 1941 SATour, Ballet Caravan, American Ballet, etc.
15
Book, Scrapbooks -- Gisella, BCaravan, AmBallet, etc.
16
Book, Ruby Asquith, BCaravan, SFBallet, etc.
17-18

Dance slippers

171
Gold dance slippers used in Apollo1937
181
Red dance slippers used in Charade

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