New York: Simon & Schuster, 1934. Green Cloth. BALLETOMANIA
The Story of an Obsession
Haskell, Arnold L.
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1934
Long before Hulk”a”mania and Beetle Mania there was BALLETOMANIA!
Bound in green cloth, slightly aged, picturesque dust jacket good condition un-clipped slight soiling and minor chipping. 63 photographs and 20 decorations in the text by Larionov and Gontcharova.
Balletomania the Story of Obsession is a backstage tale of life behind the curtain. The author Haskell gives many vivid portraits of individual dancers both as artists and personalities from the great days of Trefilova, Pavlova, Kchessinska to the 15-year-old stars of the 1930"s
THIS book is the autobiography of an enthusiasm. Rarely does anyone outside of an art or an occupation develop for it the absorbing devotion, the pervasive and enduring enthusiasm that Arnold L. Haskell feels for the ballet. He is merely an onlooker, but if he were vitally connected with the art as dancer or choreographer, he could hardly be more enthusiastically interested in its fortunes than he is as admirer and interpreter in words.
Price Usd $110. Very Good / Good. Item #566
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