1968. Autograph letter signed from Russian dancer and ballet teacher Vera Nemtchinova to Daniel Selznick, undated but juding from the format of the telephone number and zip code printed on the stationery, likely written in the late 1960s. Executed on Ms. Nemtchinova's personal stationery, with the address of her Ballet School at the Hotel Ansonia on 73rd and Broadway in New York.
In the letter, Nemtchinova thanks Selznick for a poster she received as a gift from him, saying that her studio is about to be repainted and that she is going to find a "good place" for it.
Miss Nemtchinova's most famous role was that of the androgynous ''Girl in Blue'' in ''Les Biches,'' Bronislava Nijinska's 1924 ballet about the sexual and social mores of the chic set in France. It was in such experimental ballets, including the 1930 ''Aubade,'' which the young George Balanchine created for Miss Nemtchinova's own company, that the Russian-born dancer became known as a new type of ballerina in a modern mold. She was equally praised for her line and technique as a dancer in the classics. After retiring from dancing in 1945, she opened a studio in New York City, and quickly rose to become one of the most widely sought dance teachers in the United States.
Daniel Selznick, the son of David O. Selznick, is best known as a producer for films such as Peter Bogdanovich's "Targets" (1968) and various documentaries about Hollywood. His association with his father allowed him many opportunities to meet and correspond with numerous actors, actresses, and directors of note.
6.25 x 9.5 inches. Bonded stationery stock, folded twice for mailing, else Near Fine.