Wellington Scoop

Who is he?


A researcher into the history of visits to New Zealand by Russian ballet companies has been unable to identify the boy in this Wellington photo from 1939.

The photo shows Russian stars Anton Dolin and Alexandra Denisova with the unknown boy, on stage at the Grand Opera House in Wellington during the 1939 Covent Garden Russian Ballet season.

The photographer was either Richard or Earle Andrew in between 18 February and 3 March of 1939. The Turnbull Library reference is ATL 19120 1/1.

If anyone can identify the boy, please contact Bill Sheat at billsheat@xtra.co.nz