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The latest discoveries from the Jack Mitchell Archives, including never-before-seen photographs. Blog entries © 2016 Craig B. Highberger,
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October 7, 2014
From the Archives: Geoffrey Holder


I was sorry to read of the passing Sunday October 5 of the great multi-talented artist Geoffrey Holder.
Holder was a dancer orginally from Trinidad who was discovered by Agnes De Mille in 1952. 
He came to NYC and married dancer Carmen De Lavallade, whom he appeared
with in Truman Capote's "House of Flowers" on Broadway in 1954.
Here are two wonderful photographs Jack Mitchell took of Geoffrey Holder in 1963:




Holder went on to an incredible career performing and choreographing, and he was also a painter, photographer and composer.
Below are three wonderful photographs Jack Mitchell took of Geoffrey Holder in 1975, the year he won two
Tony awards for both his direction and his costume designs for "The Wiz" on Broadway:

 
 


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