Monday, December 7, 2009

Some more rare Imogen Hassall photos

Following up on my last post with rare holiday photos of Imogen Hassall when she was only around 18, Bryan Lawrence sent me some more photos from the actual Swan Lake performance they both appeared in. Lawrence (at the left of the photos) danced the role of Prince Siegfried, Hassall (at the right) performed as his mother.

I am very grateful to Bryan for sharing these special photos with us. Although for a while Hassall was something like the Queen of Tabloids, her early career has not been covered very in depth yet, so those pics go a long way to demonstrating that she should never be reduced to being just eye candy, but actually had a lot of talent to go with it as well.

As for the actual performance Brian writes: "This was only for one performance and it was the Royal Ballet School performance. This was only the second year that the school put on a performance. The first one was Coppelia. Imogen was well cast in the role though."

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