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[ Mona Inglesby and International Ballet. ] Autograph Signatures of Inglesby and 23 members of her International Ballet troupe, including Moira Shearer, Nina Tarakanova, Claudie Léonard Algeranova, Anna Marinova, Joyce Graeme, Rex Reid, Jean Harris.

Author: 
Mona Inglesby (1918-2006), dancer, choreographer, founder of International Ballet [ Moira Shearer, Nina Tarakanova, Claudie Léonard Algeranova, Anna Marinova, Joyce Graeme, Rex Reid, Jean Harris ]
Ballet
Publication details: 
No place. Dated 1942.
£150.00
Ballet

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in Mona Inglesby and her International Ballet (1942-1951). In 2008 Kay Hunter published a study of the troupe, titled 'Ballet in the Blitz'; then in 2012 BBC Radio 4 aired a documentary about Mona Inglesby and International Ballet, titled 'Black-Out Ballet: The Invisible Woman of British Ballet'. The writer of the documentary, Ismene Brown, gave the following explanation of her motives: 'In 2006 an elderly dancer died in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. She was 88, and had once been one of Britain's most recognised ballerinas.

[Sir Robert Helpman, Australian dancer and choreographer.] Autograph Signature on card.

Author: 
Sir Robert Helpmann [Robert Murray Helpman] (1909–1986), Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£25.00

Helpmann's ebullient signature ('Robert Helpmann') written diagonally across a piece of 7.5 x 11 cm thin card. Lightly aged.

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