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By Judy L. Hasday

ISBN-10: 0791079511

ISBN-13: 9780791079515

История из серии (Женщины в искусстве) Агнес де Милль , очарованная талантом Анны Павловой,решила стать балериной.Awestruck via a functionality of the good Anna Pavlova, Agnes de Mille resolved to develop into a dancer. different individuals of her family members have been confirmed within the theater -- her father a revered playwright, her uncle a legend in movie. however the de Mille identify, even though amazing, was once dead on the planet of dance. whilst she ultimately did commence classes in ballet, she chanced on she used to be older than the others and lacked a ballerinas determine. yet she continued, crossing the globe for fourteen years to achieve her dream. while her leap forward got here ultimately, it was once via choreography. She mixed classical ballet with American people tradition within the ground-breaking Rodeo. With the luck of Rodeo, de Mille grew to become the queen of Broadway, choreographing such hits as Oklahoma!, Carousel, Brigadoon, and gents desire Blondes. She is venerated for her paintings as a progressive choreographer and a performers suggest. i would like one notice on my tombstone, she as soon as acknowledged -- dancer.

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Mayer. The motion picture studio, a converted stable on Vine Street, looked out of place amid the beautiful pepper trees whose feathery palm leaves hung down on either side of the street. Uncle Cecil’s “studio” was a dull, dark green, wooden building stained with the residue of the pepper tree bark. The studio, within easy walking distance of the de Mille home, was conveniently located for Agnes’s father. Often in the early evening Agnes saw her father and uncle walking across the vacant lot, silhouetted by a beautiful, fiery red sunset.

As Agnes neared the end of high school, dancing came to mean only endless practice and exhaustion. Following graduation in 1922, she spent much of the summer thinking The Long Search for Success about her future. Toward the end of the summer she reached a decision — she would give up dance and go to college. Not surprisingly, William was delighted with his daughter’s announcement. UCLA AND THE RETURN TO DANCE Wanting to spread her wings away from Anna and William, Agnes planned to attend Mills College in northern California.

Despite Henry de Mille’s wishes that his sons not pursue careers in the theater, both Cecil B. and William, Agnes’s father (at left), did just that. William’s career as a playwright was steady and successful. Cecil struggled a bit at first but finally found immense success as a pioneer in the emerging medium of motion pictures. This photograph of the brothers was taken in Hollywood around 1915. visited the de Mille house. Agnes marveled at the grace, sophistication, and style of the women, and the dapper, smartly dressed men who called on her father and mother.

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