Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

12601
£295.00

Description:

A desirable original vintage 1965 "Raymonda" Australian Ballet tour programme, clearly signed in ink inside by both Rudolf Nureyev d1993 and Margot Fonteyn Arias d1991

Certification:

Autographs obtained at the stage door in London by Sheila R. From November 1965, Fonteyn & Nureyev toured "Raymonda" with The Australian Ballet for eight weeks going from Birmingham to London / Paris / Copenhagen / Los Angeles and Honolulu. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

27x21cm Programme (44 pages)

Condition:

Average. View Images. Overall condition 7.5/10. Signatures both good clarity 8-9/10

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About Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

RUDOLF NUREYEV AND MARGOT FONTEYN. Much revered and the most famous ballet dance couple of all time who it was said "danced with one body and one soul". Their legendary partnership began in 1962 and ended (with their final performance together) on 16th September 1988 in "Baroque Pas De Trois. (Nureyev then 50 and Fonteyn then 69 years old). RUDOLF NUREYEV (17th March 1938 – 6th January 1993). Tatar ballet dancer from The Soviet Union, widely considered to be one of the best known and most celebrated of the 20th century. He defected to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. According to KGB archives studied by Peter Watson, President Krushchev personally signed an order to have Nureyev killed at the time. Nureyev's artistic skills explored innovative expressive areas of dance and provided a new role to the male ballet dancer (who had previously served only as support to their women partners) Rudolf Nureyev died of Aids aged just 54 in 1993. DAME MARGOT FONTEYN d1991. British prima ballerina widely considered to be one of the greatest of the 20th century. She married playboy Robert Arias in 1955 with whom she had an unhappy marriage. Arias was shot by a rival politician in 1965 leaving him a quadriplegic. His huge medical bills forced the loyal Fonteyn to dance well into her 60th year, despite suffering from arthritis in one of her feet. She died of cancer in 1991 aged 71.

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Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

12595B
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Description:

An original vintage circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed & dedicated (To Erikar my very best wishes) in blue ink by Rudolf Nureyev d1993 PLUS an original dated 1965 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Margot Fonteyn Arias d1991

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x10cm Pages

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

12595A
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Description:

An original vintage circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Rudolf Nureyev d1993 PLUS an original dated 1971 cloakroom ticket, clearly signed in ballpoint by Margot Fonteyn Arias d1991

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

10x6cm Pages

22x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Average-Good. View Images. Nureyev signature is on cut page, hence price on this item

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

9783
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Description:

Two original autograph book pages, clearly signed in green marker by Rudolf Nureyev d1993 and in ballpoint by Margot Fonteyn Arias d1991

 

Certification:

Nureyev collectors notation is Royal Opera House London Nutcracker December 6th 1974. Fonteyn signature is dated 1976. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x9cm Sized Autograph Book Pages

 

Condition:

Good. View Images

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

9782
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Description:

Two original autograph book pages, clearly signed in markers by both Rudolf Nureyev d1993 and Margot Fonteyn d1991

 

Certification:

Nureyev page has collectors notation for Brighton Centre May 17th 1991. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x8cm Sized Autograph Book Pages

20x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. Fonteyn signature is a shade light but clearly readable

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

6795
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Description:

A very good 1966 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Rudolf Nureyev and (on the reverse of the page) by Margot Fonteyn.

A wonderful item of ballet memorabilia as this page was signed at the height of the couples powers. The Rudolf Nureyev signature is his rarer (unreadable) autograph from this period with Fonteyn signing Margot Fonteyn Arias.

 

Certification:

From the extensive 1960s music / tv / film collection of Marie Dalbert of Brixton. Containing many entertainment notables within three autograph books, all obtained at various theatres and venues throughout London during the period. Many of the autographs are dated and dedicated to her. Collectors date notation 5th June 1966. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Condition:

The two signatures are BACK TO BACK on the same page hence the very attractive price on this item.

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

4196
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Description:

A clearly signed (circa 1960s) autograph book page in ballpoint by Margot Fonteyn. A clearly signed Rudolf Nuyeyev autograph in red ballpoint on the reverse of a 1970s Swan Lake promo postcard.

 

Certification:

UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

5426
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Description:

An original 1987 Italian Veneto Danza festival flyer for IL Balletto Di Venezia (starring Rudolf Nureyev), clearly signed in blue ballpoint by him PLUS an inside page (taken from her book "The Magic Of Dance"), clearly signed in black ballpoint "Best Wishes from Margot Fonteyn.

 

Certification:

Nureyev performance dance flyer is dated 16th July 1987 in Italian. Margot Fonteyn (from her book) with dedication To Pat removed. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

Nureyev is 30x11cm Size Card >> Fonteyn is 18x12cm Sized Page

 

Condition:

Good. View Images. The image of the large mount has been taken with an Iphone hence slight shadowing.

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

4945
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Description:

A circa 1970s lined notebook page, clearly signed in black ballpoint by Rudolf Nureyev and a 1976 notelet signed in black ballpoint from Margot Fonteyn Arias.

 

Certification:

Nureyev ROH Covent Garden London circa 1975. Collectors notation reads that Margot Fonteyn was obtained at Hampshire House New York City on 27th September 1976. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

6870
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Description:

A good clearly signed & dated 1965 autograph book page in ballpoint by Margot Fonteyn Arias AND an original (circa 1960s) club table receipt, clearly signed in ballpoint by Rudolf Nureyev (adding my very best wishes)

 

Certification:

1) Margot Fonteyn from the autograph book of Ruth Fishman of London containing many entertainment / music notables of the period collected between 1962-1964. Some are dedicated to her and almost all have collectors notations for dates / places where the autographs were obtained. 2) Rudolf Nureyev from an extensive autograph collection obtained by Melody who worked at the famous White Elephant Club on Curzon Street London. The club was a favourite location for many entertainment-world A-listers for over 30 years from its inception during the 1960s. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

 

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page / 12x9cm Sized Table Receipt

 

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

Reference number:

4392
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Description:

A clearly signed in ballpoint 1966 Royal Ballet Hippodrome Bristol programme page by Margot Fonteyn Arias when playing Odette. The programme is also signed by David Wall.

A clearly signed in ballpoint 1976 Nureyev Festival programme page by Rudolf Nureyev.

 

Certification:

Collectors notation details Margot Fonteyn signature was obtained on Monday 5th December 1966 at The Hippodrome Bristol. Nureyev signature obtained at the London Coliseum on July 1st 1976. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA