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Olga Spessiva in ballet costume, ca. 1934 / Studio Lipnitzki, 109 Fg St Honore. Paris

Spessivtzeva was billed as Spessiva for "phonic simplicity" in Australia, despite being the greatest ballerina of her time. During her tour she showed the first real signs of her later mental illness.


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Taken circa 2011