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 Post subject: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2000 4:43 am 
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Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The auction of her treasures takes place at Christie's, South Kensington on December 12. <P>Dame Margot was best known for her roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Ondine, and costumes from all three will be on offer. <P>Items from her wardrobe by Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent are going under the hammer and include her Dior wedding outfit <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.cnn.com/2000/SHOWBIZ/Arts/11/02/fontaine/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cnn.com/2000/SHOWBIZ/Arts/11/02/fontaine/index.html</A>

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2000 4:49 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The collection ...is being sold by Dame Margot's niece, Lavinia Hookham, who inherited it after the ballerina's death in 1991.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003319252016647&rtmo=QwmS03LR&atmo=tttttttd&pg=/et/00/11/3/nmarg03.html" TARGET=_blank>the telegraph article</A> <P>and an earlier article about an auction of her jewellery:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003319252016647&rtmo=asH388bL&atmo=tttttttd&pg=/et/98/3/11/nfon11.html" TARGET=_blank>previous telegraph article</A> <p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited November 04, 2000).]

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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2000 6:50 am 
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One can auction off the slippers and clothes - but you can't auction off a memory. The incandenscent pictures of her in the minds of those who saw her dance are forever. <P>In her biography she tells how she had her first tutu for Swan Lake cut and sewn by the still living designer of Anna Pavlova's tutu. It had a grace that is absent from the stiff platters that are worn by so many of today's dancers. <P>It always seemed to me that the laughter of the ironic gods could be obscenely heard in that her grace of movement supported the tragedy of her husband's paralysis. <P>She, the costume, the music, the slippers were of one piece - a seamless stream of dance. The sweetness lingers on............


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2000 6:45 am 
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That's lovely, Basheva. You put so well into words what other people probably feel.<P>I'm curious as to who the buyers will be. Not necessarily what type of people, but who they actually are. Will the U.S.'s own National Museum of Dance in Saratoga be bidding on any of these items? Will it all go to private collectors?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2000 4:09 pm 
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some interesting commentary here, about the relationship between fonteyn and jacqueline kennedy onassis, and a comment from makarova about the costumes on display...<BR> <A HREF="http://www.danceinsider.com/f1121_2.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.danceinsider.com/f1121_2.html</A> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Makarova also marveled at a gauzy sheer aquamarine chiffon<BR> gown, decorated with opalescent sequins, worn by Fonteyn in<BR> "Ondine." "It's a beautiful design," she said. "So airy, and so clever<BR> -- cut for the body, it gives the best shape for the body -- the body<BR> moves very well in this dress." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2000 7:47 pm 
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What a marvelous site, Grace - thank you for that. I do know, from what she wrote in her book, that her first tutu for Swan Lake was the last tutu ever designed by the same costume maker that made tutus for Anna Pavlova. It was based on Pavlova's design.


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2000 6:37 am 
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I enjoyed the visit to this site, also. Especially the link to Christie's to view some of Fonteyn's things for auction.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:53 am 
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I wonder why she chose not to readily give away her pointe shoes?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2000 2:37 pm 
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Does this part of this last article mean something I, as not-really-a-ballet-girl wouldn't get? Because I don't get it...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The soles of the pointe shoes from "Ondine" are marked with the symbol of the maker that looks like "Box."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 7:39 am 
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Priscilla, pointe shoes, being made by hand, will have a symbol, or signature of the maker. Many ballerinas will have their shoes made specifically for them by one maker. <P>Many of these makers remain in this profession their entire lifetime. Many a ballerina has lamented when the maker of her shoes retired or passed away.<P>There is a legend of a shoemaker, who worked for Capezio and was very dedicated to the company, who asked to be buried in the factory. It is said that his ashes are still there.<P>My guess is that they mentioned the shoemaker's mark as a point of interest, although there may be some other significance as relates specifically to Fonteyn that I don't know.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 11:04 am 
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Oh, I see. Thanks for filling me in. Image


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 3:11 pm 
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When I would go to the Capezio shop to buy pointe shoes I would always look for the mark of a certain cobbler - his shoes just seemed to fit me better. Many times when a ballerina finds a cobbler that is especially suitable he will have a cast of her foot on which to model the shoe. Even then the major ballerinas reject a great percentage of the shoes made for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2000 12:48 am 
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There is a lot of discussion in the UK about the forthcoming sale of Fonteyn costumes etc. Here is an article in The Times on the theme: <P> <A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,46396,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,46396,00.html</A> <P>and letters including one from Peter Wright, the ex-AD of BRB:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,46236,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,46236,00.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2000 11:44 am 
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dances told us in another topic which has been combined with this one:<P><BR>An appeal fund has been set up, with patrons including Sir Peter Wright and Lady Jellicoe, to raise funds to purchase Fonteyn’s possessions, being auctioned at Christie’s next week, for the nation.<BR>Please urgently send any donation, large or small, with cheques payable to The Friends of Margot Fonteyn Appeal, to:<P>The Friends of Margot Fonteyn Appeal,<BR>c/o Dance Books Ltd.,<BR>15 Cecil Court,<BR>London WC2N 4EZ<BR>UK<P><BR>Basheva rsponded:<P>What a wonderful idea...... I wonder if the possessions will then be stored or exhibited somewhere?<P>------------------<BR>Approach life as a dancer approaches the barre, with grace and purpose.<BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited December 06, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Fonteyn Memorabilia Auction
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In fact there are costumes displayed in the Vilar Flora hall, (at the mo I think there is one worn by Fonteyn), and just inside the front entrance. Also there is a collection of head dresses outside the downstairs loos (not the best place to exhibit them!). There are also loads of photos near the shop and outside the orchestra stalls, and most likely in other parts of the building that I haven't been to. Trying to view the costumes in the Vilar Flora is nigh on impossible as there is always someone seated at the tables, which are very close to the display cases. The RB *probably* has more that enough costumes to keep this small display going forever, without repeats. At least they DO go to the effort to mount a display. I have never seen BRB costumes on display at the Brum Hippodrome; maybe this will change when the rebuild is complete. <p>[This message has been edited by trog (edited December 11, 2000).]


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