Publicity stills for the movie The story of Vernon and Irene Castle.

Collection History

Throughout NYPL's research collections, dance images are available for study. Since 1944, a special unit devoted to collecting, preserving, creating and accessing dance documentation has developed into the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. This particular digital presentation will continue to grow over time, featuring the department's iconographic file of historical prints and photographs of dancers.

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1912-1915, printed 1939
Place: New York ; Chicago,
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZEA (Castle, Irene Foote, no. 16 + Castle, Vernon, no. 3-5, 7-9)
Ballroom dancing -- United States -- 1911-1920
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Photographs
Content: Publicity stills used to promote the motion picture The story of Irene and Vernon Castle. Three different settings, including four of the Castles in evening dress, two with Irene in a two-piece outfit and Vernon in black tie, and one in street wear dancing the Castle polka.
Content: The story of Vernon and Irene Castle, a biography of the pre-World War I dance team, is a 1939 movie which featured Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 7 photographic prints : b ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14525974
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0f06d2f0-c61f-012f-6622-58d385a7bc34
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