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Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey

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Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey

Replica Books

GV 1785 .A38 A3 1997

This autobiography, produced posthumously, is based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews with Ailey and others whom he considered important to his life and work. A. Peter Bailey has produced a work that illuminates the early years of Ailey’s life, a period that might be said to have played a pivotal role in shaping his aesthetic. Ailey’s collaboration with Bailey led to the choreographer’s most unguarded observations is of Ailey’s painful search for identity and self-esteem even in the midst of success and fame. There is a forward by Lena Horne, and “Remembrances of Alvin” from 17 of his closest friends and colleagues.

Albright, Ann C.

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