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(14 Sep 1927) Isadora Duncan, the American dancer, tonight met a tragic death at Nice on the Riviera
The New York Times via Aarrgghh.com ^ | September 15, 1927

Posted on 01/19/2006 3:49:26 AM PST by montreal

Edited on 01/19/2006 3:59:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

PARIS, FRANCE Isadora Duncan, the American dancer, tonight met a tragic death at Nice on the Riviera.

According to dispatches from Nice Miss Duncan was hurled in an extraordinary manner from an open automobile in which she was riding and instantly killed by the force of her fall to the stone pavement.


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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: art; dance; dancer; france; isadoraduncan; usa

1 posted on 01/19/2006 3:49:29 AM PST by montreal
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To: montreal

Breaking news?


2 posted on 01/19/2006 3:51:28 AM PST by T'wit (Brokeback Mountain: the sin that dare not yippee-kai-yay-kai-yea its name.)
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To: montreal

John Dos Passos wrote a poem about her..."Art was everything Isadora did"

Vanessa Redgrave (I know, boo, hiss) was in a biographical film about her, called "Isadora", of course. Great movie; a personal favorite of mine.

A very silly, tragic woman. Dorothy Parker wrote of "the Glamour that was Isadora Duncan"; and Parker wasn't a writer who threw around the word "glamour" lightly.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 3:53:40 AM PST by Calico Cat
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To: montreal

A scarf to die for.


4 posted on 01/19/2006 3:55:42 AM PST by csvset
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To: montreal

Maybe you should put the year (1927) this happened in the title?


5 posted on 01/19/2006 3:56:00 AM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: T'wit

must be, sure isn't anywhere but here. lol


6 posted on 01/19/2006 3:57:21 AM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: T'wit
Breaking news?

Sure is...This is The New York Times...to them, History and Truth travels very slowly.
..or doesn't get there at All.

7 posted on 01/19/2006 3:57:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Blog NNDB ^ | 01/19/1927

ahhhhh i see...it is the anniversary of her death.
8 posted on 01/19/2006 3:59:59 AM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: ferri

;-) rigth !!! You win


9 posted on 01/19/2006 4:00:53 AM PST by montreal
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To: Calico Cat

i'm agree with you. she was a great artist.


10 posted on 01/19/2006 4:02:46 AM PST by montreal
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To: montreal
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12 posted on 01/19/2006 4:11:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: montreal

i suppose i win a scarf??? :-/


13 posted on 01/19/2006 4:13:54 AM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: ferri
it is the anniversary of her death.

Oh! I saw that. :)

...NYT seems to forget; the time is NOW, instead of living in the present, they live in the pass...the era of FDR's 1st term (1933-1937)...NYT's Glory Years.

14 posted on 01/19/2006 4:17:33 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: montreal

"Her great popularity in France was increased by the entire nation's sympathy when in 1913 her two young children also perished in an automobile tragedy. The car in which they had been left seated started, driverless, down a hill and plunged over a bridge into the Seine River."


Interesting.......


15 posted on 01/19/2006 4:21:05 AM PST by Rebelbase (Whew! Another year until the cursed green bean casserole strikes again!)
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To: montreal

A great dancer, a great artist. But she thought the new Soviet Union was the be-all and end-all of human endeavor. What we would call today a 'useful idiot'.

Portrayed in film by Vanessa Redgarve, how appropriate. A great actress who is a pleasure to watch. But a leftie moonbat nonetheless and great friend of murdering Pallies.


16 posted on 01/19/2006 5:21:35 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rebelbase

Somebody forgot to put the brake on!


17 posted on 01/19/2006 5:22:09 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: montreal

Yep,

Inventor of the "Dance of the Seven Veils". First artist to teach actually responding to the music in movement vs just dancing 'on top' of the music.

Seems simple, but that technique was radical at the time. Even now, I get miffed when I see dancers dancing with no clue of what's going on with the music (Like that absolutely horrid Trace Adkins video!!!)


18 posted on 01/19/2006 5:25:34 AM PST by najida (OK, so we have this problem with the paint cans sticking to the floor.....)
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To: Rebelbase

The French just love peculiar American expatriates like Duncan and Josephine Baker and Jerry Lewis. This probably has more to do with nudity than talent (except of course for Lewis, whose popularity is incomprehensible to the non-Gallic observer).


19 posted on 01/19/2006 5:30:11 AM PST by T'wit (Brokeback Mountain: the sin that dare not yippee-kai-yay-kai-yea its name.)
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To: montreal

I've been waiting for Dr. Who to get the same.


20 posted on 01/19/2006 5:31:33 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Rummyfan

Per an earlier post, another Duncan admirer, John Dos Passos, was a firebrand Communist till later in life.


21 posted on 01/19/2006 5:37:40 AM PST by T'wit (Brokeback Mountain: the sin that dare not yippee-kai-yay-kai-yea its name.)
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