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Streetcar Named Desire

Identifier: D002.01.0002.0001.00001


Virginia Johnson (left) and Lowell Smith (right), both of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, perform in different scenes from Valerie Bettis' ballet ''A Streetcar Named Desire,'' which will be aired as part of the 'Dance in America' series on public television.


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1 items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains photographs collected by curator Glenn Giffin.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Title from inscription on back of image.

Inscription and Marks

Typed on paper taped to back of photographic print: ''Great Performances. Dance Theatre of Harlem in 'A Streetcar Named Desire,'' Friday, February 21 at 9:00pm. Presented on the Public Broadcasting Service by WNET/New York. Made possible by a major grant from EXXON and public television stations. Great Performances is presented by the Great Performances Alliance: WNET/New York; KERA/Dallas-Ft. Worth; KQED/San Francisco; SCETV/Columbia, S.C.; and WTTW/Chicago. Dance-Drama -- Great Performances' ''Dance in America'' presents ''Dance Theatre of Harlem in A Streetcar Named Desire,'' featuring Virginia Johnson (let) as Blanche DuBois and Lowell Smith (right) as Stanley Kowalski, airing Friday February 21, 9-10:00 p.m. (ET) on public television. (Check local listings for exact date and time.) Choreographed by Valerie Bettis, the dance-drama is the haunting story of a beautiful woman betrayed by love, and is based on the themes and characters of the play ''A Streetcar named Desire'' by Tennessee Williams. Great Performances is made possible by a major grant from EXXON. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television stations.'' Written on front of folder: ''2 action still on 1 sheet, Virginian Johnson, Lowell Smith ''A Streetcar Named Desire'' (Valerie Bettis), n.d., no credit. Pub photos for ''Dance in America'' (Great Performances ser.).''


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