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More on Diaghilev and the film industry

Carlotta Brianza as Carabosse with her entourage of rats in the opening scene of The Sleeping Princess 1921 @ V&A Images Following on from the entry A treat on screen and the interest aroused in the footage of Lydia Lopokova and the failure to film The Sleeping Princess in colour and with synchronised music described by Henry Miller in The Guardian here is a little more about Diaghilev’s dancers and film. Diaghilev was clearly nervous about film – was it because of the quality or was it because he resented any ‘copying’ of his productions? Whatever the reason, clause 23 …

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‘On yer bike’

Today is the first day of installation of the objects – an exciting moment as one wonders just how everything will really look. We begin with challenges to get the 1909 poster with Serov’s wonderful drawing of Anna Pavlova into one case and Boris Godunov’s wonderful robes into another. The poster just fits through the door but there is a problem with Boris. We have lost his head! Sarah says she know where it must be in the Theatre & Performance Collections at Blythe House so hops on her bike and cycles to Olympia. She returns to the galleries with …

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