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Adolph Bolm and
Syd (Cyd) Charisse


Syd's classmates in Mr. Bolm's ballet classes speak about their experiences with her during her developmental years in dance.


Recommended Books:

The Ballets Russes and Its World

Dancing in the Sun: Hollywood...

Era of the Russian Ballet

Diaghilev Observed

The Art of Ballets Russes: The Serge...

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

Spellings of Adolph Bolm's name found in his papers:

Adolph Bolm
Adolphe Bolm
Adolf Bolm
Adolph Rudolphovich Bolm
Adolph Rudolph Bolm
Adolph Emil Bolm

Some of the movies in her career:

1949 Tension
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it. Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Barry Sullivan. D: John Berry. BW 91m. CC

1952 The Wild North
A Mountie tracks an accused killer through the Canadian wilderness. Stewart Granger, Cyd Charisse, Wendell Corey. D: Andrew Marton. C 97m. CC

1953 Band Wagon
The CAST: Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Cyd Charisse. A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop. C 112m. CC Musical, D: Vincente Minelli

1953 Sombrero
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages. Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli, Yvonne de Carlo. D: Norman Foster. C 103m.

1954 Brigadoon
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century. Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 108m. LBX CC

1955 It's Always Fair
Weather World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion. Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse. D: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. C 102m. LBX CC

1957 Silk Stockings
A strait-laced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer. Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige. D: Rouben Mamoulian. C 118m. LBX CC

1958 Party Girl
CAST: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb. A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss. C 99m. LBX CC Crime. D: Nicholas Ray.

1962 Two Weeks In Another Town
CAST: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse. A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome. C 107m. LBX CC Drama. D: Vincente Minnelli.

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