Skip to comments.(14 Sep 1927) Isadora Duncan, the American dancer, tonight met a tragic death at Nice on the Riviera
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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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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.
A scarf to die for.
Maybe you should put the year (1927) this happened in the title?
must be, sure isn't anywhere but here. lol
Sure is...This is The New York Times...to them, History and Truth travels very slowly.
..or doesn't get there at All.
;-) rigth !!! You win
i'm agree with you. she was a great artist.
i suppose i win a scarf??? :-/
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.
"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."
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.
Somebody forgot to put the brake on!
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!!!)
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).
I've been waiting for Dr. Who to get the same.
Per an earlier post, another Duncan admirer, John Dos Passos, was a firebrand Communist till later in life.