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Flore Revalles (1889-1966), Dancer and actress

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Flore Revalles was principle dancer in the Ballet Russes, famously brought the attention of the public after Diaghilev had her photographed draped with a live snake from the Bronx Zoo. She performed with the company in the 1910s on their American tour playing Thamar in the ballet of the same name and Zobeida in Scherezade amongst other roles. In 1917 danced in the production Miss 1917 at the Century Theatre in New York accompanied by the then unknown, George Gershwin.

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Flore Revalles

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, circa 1917
NPG Ax132934