FINEST ART DECO AUTOGRAPHED RUTH PAGE SEPIA PHOTO 1920
YIKES HAVE A COME INTO A FINE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SILENT MOVIE AND EARLY TALKIE ERA HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STILLS THEY ALL SEEL IN THE COMING WEEKS ON EBAY IN A NO RESERVE AUCTION FORMAT GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THESE ARE FABULOUS!
ITEM: You are bidding on a rare 1915 - 1920 HAND SIGNED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED FIRST GENERATION ORIGINAL GELATIN SILVER PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL OF THE AVANT GARDE , GROUND BREAKING DANCE PERFORMER RUTH PAGE . AN INTENSE DRAMATIC COSTUMED POSE THAT MIXES ART AND COMMERCE AS THIS LOOKS LIKE THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OR ANOTHER REVUE AS SUCH. HAND SIGNED IN WHITE INK BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAURICE GOLDBERG , THIS IS ALSO SIGNED IN FOUNTAIN PEN BY THE DANCER ON THE LARGER SURROUNDING MOUNT. An original antique fine still used in Harper's Bazaar Magazine a fine archived original photographic still a smoldering sepia view double weight with no margins on a linen matte finish paperstock . This 7 1/2 " x 9 1/2 " photograph is complete and untrimmd and on a larger signed paper mount // just an incredible document, and very rare original treasure that sells no reserve.
CONDITION: This 1st generation gelatin silver double weight photograph is in fine condition . I can't say enough how clean, sharp and stunning this is ~yikes~ in a word is she a beauty~~ AND IT IS HAND SIGNED I.E. AUTOGRAPHED BY BOTH THE STAR AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND GREAT HARPER'S BAZAAR PROVENANCE GUARANTEED ORIGINAL . A BIO ON THIS INVENTIVE DANCE STAR FOLLOWS :
Ruth Page: A Chicago Dance Institution Dancer, choreographer, and ballet director, Ruth Page (1899-1991) was a pioneer in creating works on American themes. To the classical ballet vocabulary she added movements from sports, popular dance, and everyday gestures.
Born in Indianapolis, Ruth Page studied with Adolph Bolm in New York, and after a tour with the company of Anna Pavlova's ballet company she joined Bolm's Ballet Intime. In 1919 she came to Chicago to dance the leading role in Birthday of the Infanta, choreographed by Bolm to a score by Chicagoan John Alden Carpenter. After dancing in a Broadway musical, she returned to Chicago in 1924 as principal dancer with Bolm's Allied Arts Ballet.
From 1926 to 1931 she was principal dancer and choreographer for the Ravinia Opera Company. While dancing and directing the ballet ensemble for the Chicago Opera Company (from 1934 to 1945, with several off-seasons), Page codirected with Bentley Stone the Dance Project of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Theatre (1938 and 1939). From 1954 to 1969 she directed the ballet for Chicago Lyric Opera and toured America in the company known as Ruth Page's Opera Ballet, choreographing full-scale ballets on opera subjects.
In 1965 Page choreographed a large-scale production of The Nutcracker, which was presented annually through 1997 by the Chicago Tribune Charities in the Arie Crown Theatre. On retiring from active choreography, Page created the Ruth Page Foundation, which established a dance center.
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