Robbins, Jerome. Photograph by James J. Kriegsman, N.Y. Signed, inscribed, and dated. Glossy black-and-white publicity full-face photograph of Robbins in a white dinner jacket, seated, hands clasped around his knee, 10 in x 8 in, signed and inscribed by legendary ballet master, Broadway choreographer and film director Jerome Robbins 1918 – 1998. Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, Robbins was the creator of West Side Story 1957, a show he conceived, choreographed and directed; of his many other Broadway smash hits were On the Town; Fancy Free!; The Pajama Game 1954, which launched the career of Shirley MacClaine; and, in 1981, Fiddler on the Roof. At home in ballet as well as Broadway choreography, Robbins showed his genius early for versatility of style as well as immense creativity. This photograph is inscribed by a young Robbins to one of his early dance mentors: “To Ed Sinclair who started me on my way to dancing success. Jerry ’54.” A very rare and gracious tribute from a genius to his former teacher. Condition is fine. Photographer’s stamp in the lower left-hand corner.
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