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[Interviews with José Limón's sisters]

Author: Ann Vachon; Malachi Roth; Jeff Levy-Hinte; Dance Conduit (Company); Antidote Films (Firm)
Publisher: 1996.
Series: Limón: a life beyond words
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Interviews with José Limón's sisters Dora, Rosalva Landa (called Nana), and Guadalupe (called Lupe), the latter two interviewed together. They share reminiscences and anecdotes of José Limón in his youth, and his relationships with his parents and siblings. During the course of the discussion Limón is sometimes referred to by his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Interviews
Video
Named Person: Jose Limón; Charles D Tomlinson; Pauline Lawrence; Pauline Lawrence; José Limón; Charles D Tomlinson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Vachon; Malachi Roth; Jeff Levy-Hinte; Dance Conduit (Company); Antidote Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 79409461
Performer(s): Interviewer: Ann Vachon.
Event notes: Videotaped in California in 1996.
Description: 2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Cassette 1. [Interview with Dora] (ca. 46 min.) / Dora emphasizes Limón's exceptional intelligence and artistic talents, which were quickly recognized by his teachers. She also discusses the family's life in Mexico before their move to the U.S.; the early death of their mother, whom Limón adored; her own marriage to his best friend [referred to only as "Owen"]; her father's work as a musician and copyist; his talent as a pianist; her visit to his farm in Stockton, N.J. At ca. 40 min., the camera pans to their parents' wedding photograph on the wall. [Interview with Nana and Lupe] (ca. 14 min.) / Nana [at left] and Lupe [at right] discuss Limón's departure for New York City in 1928; his affection and care for his siblings; his talents as a visual artist and pianist as well as a dancer; their visit to him in New York in 1933; the family's musical heritage; their parents' personalities, and Limón's relationships with them; his relationship with Dora; his sense of humor; his lack of interest in movies, which led him to turn down job offers in Hollywood; their impressions of Doris Humphrey and Pauline Lawrence; his appearance at the White House during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson; their family's failure to conform to stereotypes of Mexicans. Nana maintained a correspondence with him from 1928 until his death. Cassette 2. [Interview with Nana and Lupe, continued] (ca. 63 min.) / see description above.
Series Title: Limón: a life beyond words
Responsibility: Dance Conduit/Antidote Films ; directed by Malachi Roth ; produced by Ann Vachon and Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.

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Unedited footage recorded for the documentary Limón: a life beyond words. Interviews with José Limón's sisters Dora, Rosalva Landa (called Nana), and Guadalupe (called Lupe), the latter two interviewed together. They share reminiscences and anecdotes of José Limón in his youth, and his relationships with his parents and siblings. During the course of the discussion Limón is sometimes referred to by his nickname, Pepe. Also mentioned are "Pauline" [his wife, Pauline Lawrence] and "Chuck" [his assistant and close friend Charles D. Tomlinson]. Other siblings in the Limón family are Jesús, Florentino [referred to as "Tino"], Roberto, and Peter [also referred to as Pedro].

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