Music: S.Hurok (1888-1974)

With a smile and a hint of boyish pride, the stout man in horn-rimmed glasses ushered Galina Ulanova into the three-room hotel suite. For the leading dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, freshly arrived in New York on a first visit to the U.S., only the finest would do. In her refrigerator Ulanova found champagne, caviar and other necessities of the ballet life. Everywhere she looked there were flowers. In the sitting room stood the biggest surprise: a specially constructed exercise bar backed by floor-length mirrors. "So, my dear," said the man, "you can...

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