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Olga Spessiva in Swan Lake costume, 1934 / photographer Sydney Fox Studio, 3rd Floor, 88 King St, Sydney | by State Library of New South Wales collection
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Olga Spessiva in Swan Lake costume, 1934 / photographer Sydney Fox Studio, 3rd Floor, 88 King St, Sydney

For the sad life story of Olga Spessivtzeva (billed Spessiva for phonic simplicity or maybe to make the name more the same length as "Pavlova" who had toured six years before on her Australian tour); and the part Australia played in her life, see the Valerie Lawson article: The life of Olga Spessivtseva: spies, delusions and the comfort of dolls ( dancelines.com.au/research/the-life-of-olga-spessivtseva-... )

 

Note on the name: Spessivtzeva has signed the photogrpah "Olga Spessiva"

 

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