Ballets on ice

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Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969 (Performer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1959 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1687
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Victor Jessen.
Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from an advertisement in the Dance Division's *MGZB Sadler's Wells Ballet program (Dec. 1950).
Venue: Performance possibly entitled, 1951 Hollywood Ice Revue.
Creation/production credits: Filmmaker, Victor Jessen.
Performers: Ice skaters possibly include New York's Ice Theatre members.
Venue: Some segments filmed during multiple performances possibly at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Ill. in Jan. 1951.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
System details: Streaming video, transferred from 16mm reversal print via Digital Betacam cassettes.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout the theater.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (31 min.) : silent, color ; 16 mm
Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Ice show featuring Olympic figure skating gold medalist, Sonja Henie.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147161
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bd502610-f87b-0130-4eb0-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1912: Creator Born
  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 1969: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballets on ice" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballets on ice" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1959). Ballets on ice Retrieved from

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Ballets on ice