The music was by a Frenchified German Jew (Offenbach), the sets and costumes by a Manhattan-French commercial artist (Marcel Vertés.) the hats by chic U.S. milliners (John-Frederics), the choreography by a veteran Russian (Michel Fokine), the leaping and cavorting by a foreign legion of nationalities(the Ballet Theatre). Such was the ballet Bluebeard, a smash hit whenit was put on last week in Manhattan.
Bluebeard had three glittering stars: bouncingly glamorous Irina Baronova; svelte, feathery Alicia Markova (born
Alice Marks in England); swift-leaping Anton Dolin (Patrick Healey-Kay, also English-born).
Bluebeard was a jolly, pacing romp in which the hats were especially nifty, the...