Balieff's Chauve-Souris Bat Russian 1923 avante-garde Theatre program SudeikinBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Russian avante-garde art & theatre of early 20th century.
F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest Have the Honor to Present Balieff's Chauve-Souris, Bat Theatre, Moscow.
1923, New York, The Dancy-Davis Press.
Numerous color illustrations by Serge Sudeikine (Sergei Sudeikin) and Nicolas Remizoff (Nikolai Remizov). Starting in Moscow, then Paris, directed by Nikita Balieff, the revue toured the United States and Europe. The show consisted of Russian avante-garde songs, dances, and sketches. With a great double page illustration by Ralph Barton of New York intellectual and cabaret society (including most of the Algonquin Round Table). These include the faces of Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin; Irving Berlin; John Barrymore; Ed Wynn; Anna Pavlowa; Jay Gould; Theodore Roosevelt; Conde Nast; Charles Dana Gibson; Lillian Gish; Ring Lardner; Flo Ziegfeld; wives of Vanderbilt, Hearst & Harriman, and Eugene O'Neill.
Well preserved, clean example, minor light spotting to rear cover.
Book measures: 12 1/8" H X 9" W.