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Photographs: Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Swan Lake, 1935-1940

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16

Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection:

Collection is mainly photographs by Eugene Olshansky of the Original Ballet Russe and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, taken from a prompter’s box or backstage in the 1930s and 1940s. Many performances are identified and dated, though some dates may be approximate. Also in the collection are two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs including two of Olshansky, some miscellaneous notes and the poster which accompanied an exhibition of Olshansky’s pictures at the University of Chicago in 1939.


  • Creation: 1935-1940


Conditions Governing Access

The Eugene Olshansky photographs are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III)

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States