KARSAVINA, TAMARA PLATANOVA. 1885-1978.
Autograph postcard, in French, to Robert Brussel, Paris, on verso of real-photo postcard of the dancer dressed in costume for Stravinsky's Firebird.
Karsavina was the greatest of the ballerinas of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. She created the role of the Firebird with Nijinsky as her partner in 1910. Pavlova had been offered the part, but turned it down due to her difficulty with Stravinsky's score.
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