AGNES GEORGE DE MILLE - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 277689
AGNES DE MILLE Signed copy of her 1990 book, Portrait Gallery Book signed: "Agnes George deMille", 328 pages, 5¾x8½. Her book, Portrait Gallery. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Hard cover with dust jacket. de Mille (1905-1993, born in New York City) is an American dancer and Tony-winning choreographer.
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AGNES DE MILLE
Signed copy of her 1990 book, Portrait Gallery
Book signed: "Agnes George deMille", 328 pages, 5¾x8½. Her book, Portrait Gallery. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Hard cover with dust jacket. de Mille (1905-1993, born in New York City) is an American dancer and Tony-winning choreographer. She won Tony Awards for Best Choreographer for Brigadoon (1947) and Kwamina (1962). In 1943, she choreographed Oklahoma!, a musical that revolutionized the art form by integrating its choreographic numbers with the plot in a way that had not been done before. She choreographed many other musicals, including Carousel (1945), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949) and Paint Your Wagon (1951). The daughter of playwright William Churchill de Mille and niece of director Cecil B. de Mille, Agnes spent much of her youth in Hollywood, where she learned to dance before touring the United States and Europe from 1929 to 1940 with mime-dance shows. Her career as a choreographer began in 1929, when she choreographed The Black Crook. She also choreographed ballets, most of them with New York City's Ballet Theatre. Her most important ballet was Rodeo (1942) for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, which incorporated rodeo movements like bronco-riding and steer-roping into its dance movements. Slightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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