WorldCat Identities

Kendall, Elizabeth 1947-

Works: 46 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 3,643 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographies  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films  Filmed dance  Experimental fiction  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Moderator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Elizabeth Kendall
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kendall
Where she danced by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters on the history of social dancing and on the music, dance skills, and language precede step-by-step instructions for fifteen popular "touch dances," including the waltz, foxtrot, rumba, polka, and hustle
Balanchine and the lost muse : revolution and the making of a choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall( )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Balanchine and the Lost Muse' traces the early lives and friendship of famed choreographer George Balanchine and the extraordinary young ballerina Lidia (Lidochka) Ivanova, from the years just before the 1917 Russian Revolution to Balanchine's escape from Russia in 1924 -- and in the process, sheds new light on a crucial flash point in the histories both of modern ballet and of Russia itself."--Jacket
The runaway bride : Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1930's by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1934 classic It Happened One Night, heiress Claudette Colbert races away from the altar and a conventional marriage and throws herself into a wisecracking rough-and-tumble affair with Clark Gable. The new brand of movies following in the wake of Capra's kooky masterpiece-and the women starring in them-are the focus of Kendall's The Runaway Bride, a look at the films that mirrored the climate of the Great Depression while at the same time helping Americans get through it. Kendall details the collaborations between the romantic comedy directors and the female stars, showing how such films as Alice Adams (with Katherine Hepburn), Swing Time (where Ginger Rogers enjoys "A Fine Romance" with Fred Astaire), The Awful Truth (with Irene Dunne), and The Lady Eve (wherein Barbara Stanwyck's shapely leg repeatedly trips naIve millionaire Henry Fonda) came to be, and what they said about the 1930s. Written with erudition and enthusiasm, The Runaway Bride is a trip through some of Hollywood's most memorable moments, and a key to the national issues of an era as revealed in its films."--
American daughter : discovering my mother by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Kendall tells the story of a family, of a passionate attachment between a mother and a daughter and the sudden tragedy that tears it apart. American Daughter is also a brilliant portrait of wellborn women's lives in cities and towns in the post-World War II era, as Kendall evokes how difficult it was to become anything other than an American daughter, which meant being a dependent woman
Sacred stage : the Mariinsky Theater( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the magical White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, this documentary features the best in Russian symphonic music, ballet, and opera at Russia's premier theater--the Mariinsky, also known as the Kirov. The film explores what the theater has meant to Russian and Soviet culture and how it has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution, and the collapse of Communism. It also looks at the life and work of Maestro Valery Gergiev, artistic and theater director at the Mariinsky, and captures the excitement of his world--a world populated with artists, socialites, financiers, politicians and celebrities. The film also features stunning performances from the opera and ballet, and interviews with scholars and performers
Dancing by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trailblazers of modern dance( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central to the theme is Isadora Duncan's quest of a new dance vocabulary to better express the emotions of humanity. The program includes various historic film excerpts of dance luminaries performing their works. Among these are: Princess Rajah, Loïe Fuller, Annabella, Isadora Duncan at a London garden party, Anna Duncan, Irma Duncan dancers, Anna Pavlova, Irene and Vernon Castle, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Helen Tamiris. Frederick Ashton speaks about his impressions of Isadora Duncan. Lynn Seymour performs Ashton's Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Clif de Raita performs Ted Shawn's Japanese spear dance. Doris Humphrey's Soaring is performed by Nancy Colahan with Elaine Anderson, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Anne Marie Hackett, and Laurie Kaplan. Annabelle Gamson performs Isadora Duncan's Etude and Mother. Ted Shawn's Polonaise is performed by Tim Wengerd, Clif de Raita, Donlin Foreman, Daniel Ezralow, David Anderson, and Michael Deane. Also included is an early film of Martha Graham performing her work Lamentation
House into home by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asi bailaron by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where they danced by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS and the clinical engineering professional by Elizabeth B Kendall( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilobolus Dance Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the formation of Pilobolus and performances by the company
Reclaiming Islamic tradition : modern interpretations of the classical heritage by Elisabeth Kendall( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent events in the Islamic world have brought to our attention the formidable potency of the classical Islamic tradition. Debates over reform, revival and change, whether of a political, religious or economic nature, revolve around an engagement with Islamic history, thought and tradition. This booke examines such debates by exploring modern texts, groups and figures that stake out a claim to pre-modern traditions in disciplines as diverse as Islamic law, Qur'anic exegesis, politics, literature and jihad. It looks at how the classical Islamic heritage now functions in regions as diverse as the Middle East, North Africa, Iran and the Indian subcontinent."
Interview with Sophie Pourmel by Sophie Pourmel( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Sophie Pourmel speaks with Elizabeth Kendall about her childhood and education in St. Petersburg, Russia; her husband, George Jacobson and the birth of her daughter Adda; leaving the (former) Soviet Union for Latvia after the Russian Revolution [in 1920]; traveling by train to Latvia; her husband's move to Danzig, Germany to pursue business interests [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2]
Interview with Hilda Butsova by Hilda Butsova( Recording )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1, Jan. 28, 1975 (ca. 49 min.). Hilda Butsova speaks with Elizabeth Kendall about regularly seeing Anna Pavlova dance when she was a child in London; dancing in Anna Pavlova's company including the different types of dancers in the company and the respective roles assigned to them; the lack of variety of the dancers in companies today with the exception of American Ballet Theatre; the circumstances of her joining Pavlova's company, in 1912, and her success there; the practice of assigning Russian stage names to the English dancers; their European tour including a visit to Russia in 1914; performing as an extra dancer in the Ballets russes in 1911; the dancers she saw performing in the Ballets russes including Pavlova, Karsavina, Adolf Bolm, and Nijinsky; an anecdote about Mikhail Mordkin; her early performing experience, in English pantomime; her early interest in dancing; her early dance training and occasional performances including the restrictions imposed by the child labor laws; going to London to study at the Stedmans Academy when she was 11 years old; living with her teacher on a house boat near Hampton Court; her course of study at the Academy; her role as the Oyster Queen in a student production of a ballet based on Alice in Wonderland; the lack of male dancers; being seen by Pavlova at the Academy and subsequently joining her company; the other English dancers in the company [ends abruptly but continues directly on disc 2]
Interview with Suki Schorer by Suki Schorer( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 (approximately 54 minutes). Suki Schorer speaks with Elizabeth Kendall about her family background and early dance training; performing with the San Francisco Ballet; the circumstances of her joining New York City Ballet; her early years at the company; George Balanchine as a teacher including his approach to music; Melissa Hayden; briefly, Allegra Kent and Violette Verdy; Diana Adams [ends abruptly but continues on disc 2]
Reviews, international : Kuopio Dance Festival by Elizabeth Kendall( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autobiography of a wardrobe by Elizabeth Kendall( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part memoir, part fashion and cultural history of the last five decades, this book is an exploration of the clothes each generation has embraced, the smallest details in which we are able to seek comfort and meaning, and the places and things--sometimes odd or unexpected--in which we store our memories.--From publisher description
Presstime news : Trisha Brown and all that jazz by Elizabeth Kendall( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1900, a doorway to revolution by Elizabeth Kendall( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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American daughter : discovering my mother
American daughter : discovering my mother
Alternative Names
Kendall, Elizabeth B.

Kendall, Elizabeth B. 1947-

Kendall, Elizabeth B. (Elizabeth Bemis), 1947-

Kendall, Elizabeth Bemis.

Kendall, Elizabeth Bemis 1947-