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Additional title: Bluebeard (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Jessen, Victor (Cinematographer)
Kriza, John (Dancer)
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Dancer)
Vertès, Marcel, 1895-1961 (Scenarist)
Vertès, Marcel, 1895-1961 (Costume designer)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Dancer)
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (Performer)

Victor Jessen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1959 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Prelude (ca. 3 min.) -- Scene 1 (ca. 23 min.) -- Scene 2 (ca. 22 min.) -- Scene 3 (ca. 18 min.) -- Scene 4 (ca. 30 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1675
Jessen, Victor
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: choreography, [Michel] Fokine ; music by [Jacques] Offenbach ; performed by Ballet Theatre.
Content: Two brief dance scenes before title credits.
Creation/production credits: Credits partially from book entitled, Without permission by Victor Jessen ; additional credits from the Dance Division's *MGZB Ballet Theatre program (Apr. 23, 1955).
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes by Marcel Vertes.
Performers: Dancers include: John Kriza and possibly Lucia Chase, Anton Dolin and members of Ballet Theatre.
Funding: Transferred from film and cataloged with funds provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Biographical/historical: This film was pieced together by the filmmaker Victor Jessen from multiple performances filmed from various camera angles throughout several theaters.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (99 min.) : silent, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Complete work; sometimes brief segments overlap with repeated sections from different camera location.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18147635
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f68d0a30-f86e-0130-3548-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bluebeard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2020.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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