London: Geoffrey Bles, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. 241pp. Folio [33 cm] 1/4 beige cloth with red cloth over boards. Deckled fore-edges. With tipped-in illustrations (all present). The backstrip is darkened, and the surrounding areas on the boards are just a hair soiled. The front board has a very faint moisture ring. ***May require extra postage due to size and weight. Very good. Item #61656
A photographic survey of 1930s dancers who performed for The De Basil Ballet, René Blum's Company, The Ballet Jooss, and The Vic-Wells Ballet. The majority of these photos were taken for the society magazine "Bystander."
Gordon Anthony was well known for his highly dramatic portraits of film and theater personalities. According to the publicity material produced by London's National Portrait Gallery, "his studies of dancers such as Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann played an important part in the popularization of British Ballet."