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Finding Aid for the Gordon Anthony Ballet and Theatrical Photograph Albums, 1935-1946
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Box 1

Album containing 58 original photographic prints, all (but two) signed by both photographer and dancers, many with inscriptions or greetings.

Physical Description: 12 × 9 Oblong album, upper joint broken, perfect condition within.

Scope and Content Note

Dancers included are:
  • Markova
  • Princess Romanovsky-Krasinsky
  • Leonide Massine
  • Riabouchinska
  • Margot Fonteyn
  • Tamara Toumanova
  • Baronova
  • Vera Nemchinova
  • Colonel De Basil
  • Lubov Tchernicheva
  • Yurek Shabelevsky
  • Danilova
  • Pamela May
  • Robert Helpmann
  • Anton Dolin
  • June Brae
  • Mary Honer
  • Harold Turner
Box 2

Album containing 61 original photographic prints, all of dancers.

Physical Description: Oblong album, metal intials G.A. on upper cover.

Scope and Content Note

Dancers included are:
  • Margot Fonteyn
  • Robert Helpmann
  • Fraser
  • Pamela May
  • Markova
  • Brae
  • Toumanova
Box 2

26 postcards of dancers from photographs by Gordon Anthony.

Physical Description: Oblong album, metal intials G.A. on upper cover.
Box 3

Album containing 20 original photographic prints.

Physical Description: 9.5 × 7.5.

Scope and Content Note

Photographic prints include:
  • Terence Rattigan
  • John Lehman
  • Lord Woolton
  • Lord Templewood
  • Mrs. Sacheverall Sitwell
Box 3

290 original photographic prints, mostly of dancers or players.

Physical Description: 5 × 3.5 Oblong album, metal initials G.A. on upper cover.
Boxes 4-8

5 albums, indexed.


Reproductions of photographs by Gordon Anthony, cut from the illustrated press, depicting ballet and many plays.


Letters of appreciation from Grahame-Browne, Marie Tempest, L. Greanin of the Ballet Jooss, John Gielgud, Rene Blum, N. Sergueff.


Ticket and De Luxe Programme, Covent Garden, State Visit of President Lebrun, March 22, 1939 (Box 7).


Special Programme, Lilian Bayliss Memorial Fund, In the Presence of H.M. The Queen, May 10, 1938.