Interview with Irene Zambelli Silverman, 1975
NamesSilverman, Irene, 1916- (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975-11-30
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-650 (former)
TopicsSilverman, Irene, 1916-Bowman, PatriciaZambelli, Carlotta, 1875-1968Fokina, Vera Petrovna, 1886-1958Haakon, PaulGambarelli, MariaRothafel, Samuel Lionel, 1881-1936Michel Fokine Dance StudiosRoxy Theatre (New York, N.Y.)Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.). Corps de ballet
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1975, November 30 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). Irene Zambelli Silverman (stage name: Irene Zambelli) speaks with John Gruen about her memories of Patricia Bowman; their classes together at Michel Fokine's studio; her impression of Vera Fokina; her memories of the Roxy Theater including an anecdote about Jan Peerce; Bowman as a dancer; Paul Haakon including his adoptive father's suicide and his divorce and remarriage; Bowman and Radio City Music Hall; Maria Gambarelli; Silverman's years at Radio City Music Hall; being invited to join the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; more reminiscences of Bowman and of her own experience at Radio City Music Hall; taking class with Madame [Carlotta] Zambelli in Paris [ends abruptly].Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately three minutes). Irene Zambelli Silverman speaks with John Gruen about her memories of Roxy (Samuel Lionel Rothafel) and the holiday shows at Radio City Music Hall [ends abruptly at 2:25 minutes; remainder is blank].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 50 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, but, overall, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Irene Zambelli Silverman conducted by John Gruen on November 30,1975 in New York City, as research for an article on Patricia Bowman in Dance magazine. The article, entitled: Patricia Bowman: showcased in showbiz, her artistic maturity during the 1920's and '30's coincided with a period in our dance history when her art could not find its proper setting, appeared in the October 1976 issue.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 39895077NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118461Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed622c70-3158-0132-4c1f-3c075448cc4b
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