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    Sale 5238

    Film & Entertainment Memorabilia

    19 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    Margot Fonteyn/Romeo and Juliet

    Price Realised  

    Margot Fonteyn/Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo And Juliet Production:
    Music: Serge Prokofiev
    Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
    Design: Nicholas Georgiadis
    Character: Juliet

    A costume, the sleeveless dress of peach chiffon with ruched bodice trimmed with gilt braid in Grecian style, the neckline additionally decorated with imitation fresh water pearls; accompanied by a letter from the original vendor, a newspaper clipping outlining the exhibition the dress was displayed in, and a copy of corresponding still


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    The vendor was apparently given this costume by a florist in New York who regularly sold flowers to Fonteyn and had in turn been given it by Fonteyn herself. She is said to have told him that she wore it in a production of Romeo and Juliet in 1966.

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