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Bella Lewitzky scrapbook, 1937-1950

Creator:
Lewitzky, Bella, 1916-2004
Subject:
Horton, Lester
Federal Theater Project (Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Scrapbook containing clippings, theater programs, and newspaper articles about Lewitzky's career as a dancer in the southern California dance troupe the Lester Horton Group and the WPA Federal Theater Dance Group.
Citation:
Bella Lewitzky scrapbook, 1937-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel LA 8 (frames 901-937) available at Archives of American Art offices through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Lewitzky after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Ballet dancer, San Bernardino, Calif. Attended high school and junior college in San Bernardino. Danced with the WPA Federal Theatre Dance Group before joining the Lester Horton Group in Los Angeles where she became the group's prima ballerina.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Bella Lewitsky.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ballet
Ballet dancers
Federal aid to the arts
Women dancers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211637
AAA_collcode_lewibell
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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