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Invitation reading:
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#BobFosse and Fred Ebb and The Singer Company cordially invite you to attend the filming of a concert by #LizaMinnelli Wednesday May 31st 7pm .
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Ticket reading:
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Bob Fosse and #FredEbb in association with The Singer Company Present #LIZAWITHaZ starring LIZA MINNELLI @officiallizaminnelli .
No one will be admitted after 6:45 pm
Buffet will be served at 6:00pm .
Black Tie is Mandatory .
Admit I .
#LyceumTheater 140 West 45th Wednesday May 31, 1972 .
DOORS CLOSE AT 6:45 PM Seat No
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#Fosse #Americandance #Liza #1972 #Emmy #dance #byebyeblackbird #choreography #sonofapreacherman #legendaryperformance #danceresearch #blacktieonly


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Two American icons at work in the #dance studio. #BobFosse #LizaMinnelli @officiallizaminnelli
Photograph by Henry Grossman.
#bw #bnwphotography #dancehistory #photography #Americandance #Fosse #LizawithaZ #dancestudio


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“Who is it? Who is it?” Who is the first to wear the new “Gwen” LaDuca boot? Take a guess and stay tuned... 👠 @laducashoes 📷 @maljpetphoto
#laducashoes #gwenverdon #bobfosse #gwen #dance #danceshoes #laducas #fosse #heels #charactershoes


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“Two Lost Souls” dancing among the stars #TabHunter and #GwenVerdon #DamnYankees 1958 #moviemusical


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Pictured behind the scene candid photograph with studio film clapboard reading “scene 103 take 4 camera 26” featuring Gwen Verdon as seductress LOLA on-set filming “Damn Yankees” in 1958 at #WarnerBrothers with director #StanleyDonen and choreographer #BobFosse #WarnerBros @warnerarchive @warnerbrosentertainment


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You will be missed. Remembering #TabHunter (1931-2018)
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Baseball player Tab and seductress Lola #GwenVerdon in locker room during the filming of #BobFosse ‘s #DamnYankees #WarnerBros technicolor #musical
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Below is Tab’s heartfelt recollection of first seeing Verdon perform with Jack Cole’s dance troupe in a LA nightclub and then working with Verdon on Damn Yankees.
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Thoughts of Gwen…
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I first laid eyes on Gwen at Ciro’s night club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. She had become the talk of the town as the lead dancer with the very exciting Jack Cole Dancers. I was hypnotized by her red hair whirling above those beautiful, long legs that seemed to start at her neck and go on forever. I have never forgotten that evening. At the time I was still in high school with no aspirations to be an actor.
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A few years later I was under contract to Warner Brothers Studio. Jack Warner had purchased the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” as a vehicle for me. Mitzi Gaynor. Vera Ellen and Shirley Mac Laine were briefly mentioned for the role of Lola. I flew east to see the show and when Gwen stepped on stage, I immediately recognized her from that unforgettable evening at Ciro’s. Watching her weave her magic on stage, I was once again smitten with her talent. There could be no other Lola. She was perfect.
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When filming began, I was overwhelmed to find myself the only Hollywood actor in the company of established Broadway performers. Gwen helped me deal with my insecurity. During the “Two Lost Souls” number she and Bobby showed me how to make good use of my two left feet. Ironically, the Broadway actors were also apprehensive about being in a Hollywood film. There were many outstanding things about this wonderful woman. Her voice was like a freshly opened bottle of champagne. She was warm and honest. I still smile when I think of Gwen laughingly calling me. . . Tabhuntah. . One word. . with a New York accent. Gwen has not only left an indelible mark on Broadway, but she lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known her and worked with her. . .When I think of Gwen, I think of the word “Vulnerable.” God bless you. You will be missed.” -T. Hunter 2001


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You will be missed. Remembering #TabHunter (1931-2018)
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Pictured personally kept candid photos of Tab with roses outside #GwenVerdon ‘s dressing room during the filming of #BobFosse ’s #DamnYankees #WarnerBros 1958 #musical
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Below is Tab Hunter’s heartfelt recollection of first seeing Verdon perform with Jack Cole’s dance troupe in a LA nightclub and then working with Verdon on Damn Yankees.
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Thoughts of Gwen…
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I first laid eyes on Gwen at Ciro’s night club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. She had become the talk of the town as the lead dancer with the very exciting Jack Cole Dancers. I was hypnotized by her red hair whirling above those beautiful, long legs that seemed to start at her neck and go on forever. I have never forgotten that evening. At the time I was still in high school with no aspirations to be an actor.
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A few years later I was under contract to Warner Brothers Studio. Jack Warner had purchased the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” as a vehicle for me. Mitzi Gaynor. Vera Ellen and Shirley Mac Laine were briefly mentioned for the role of Lola. I flew east to see the show and when Gwen stepped on stage, I immediately recognized her from that unforgettable evening at Ciro’s. Watching her weave her magic on stage, I was once again smitten with her talent. There could be no other Lola. She was perfect.
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When filming began, I was overwhelmed to find myself the only Hollywood actor in the company of established Broadway performers. Gwen helped me deal with my insecurity. During the “Two Lost Souls” number she and Bobby showed me how to make good use of my two left feet. Ironically, the Broadway actors were also apprehensive about being in a Hollywood film. There were many outstanding things about this wonderful woman. Her voice was like a freshly opened bottle of champagne. She was warm and honest. I still smile when I think of Gwen laughingly calling me. . . Tabhuntah. . One word. . with a New York accent. Gwen has not only left an indelible mark on Broadway, but she lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known her and worked with her. . .When I think of Gwen, I think of the word “Vulnerable.” You will be missed”


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Lloyd Culbreath rehearsing Lucas Segovia in “Percussion 4” for a series of galas in Argentina. This athletic and balletic male solo is a very unique (and challenging!) Fosse piece from the 1978 musical, DANCIN’. Lucas is doing an incredible job!

#fosse #verdonfosse #dancin #lloydculbreath #lucassegovia #argentina #percussion4 #dance #rehearsal #ballet


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Check out this piece in Dance Teacher Magazine about this challenge of keeping Bob Fosse’s work alive and with integrity. (Link in bio)
#fosse #danceteacher #dancereachermagazine #article #nicolefosse #dance #interview #bobfossemasterclassseries


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Stay cool. “Uh oh, I think we just lost the family audience.”
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ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) Director: Bob Fosse
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Pictured Joe Gideon’s steamy studio “Take off With Us” presentation cast freeze frame of the hot Air-otica final dance sequence.
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#BobFosse #choreography #Fosse #AllThatJazz #TakeOffWithUs #1979 #Americandance #Airotica #verdonfosselegacy #dance


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Who’s going out dancing tonight? Pictured “Bob Fosse and Mary Ann Niles” postcard nightclub dance act promotion flyer reading verso:
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FOR ASSURED FIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS, PRESENT THIS CARD TO ADVANCE THEATRICAL SHOE CO.
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LOOK TO LEO @leodancewear FOR FINER FOOTWEAR
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Property belonging to the @verdonfosselegacy archives COPYRIGHT


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HAPPY 91st BIRTHDAY BOB FOSSE!
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Fosse at fifteen years old.
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Celebrate today with us the birth of an American dance theatre and film performance icon Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse born June 23, 1927.
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Pictured is an unpublished, never before seen, and personally kept photograph having "Age 15 - between shows, Grand Rapids Michigan 1942" affixed verso.
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This candid photo features “The Riff Brothers” traveling vaudeville dance performance and nightclub act of #BobFosse and #CharlesGrass.
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With slight corner folds, bottom edge tear, and surface wear present, measuring 8 x 9 inches overall.
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Property belonging to the Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC archives. @verdonfosselegacy COPYRIGHT #Fosse #OTD #happybirthday


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