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May 11, 2017

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Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) 


We're still held back in Positano, and this morning we learned that this island, yes, this one (picture taken from our hotel room)...





...was once owned by Rudolf Nureyev, the Russian ballet dancer, who lived there...and we suddenly remember, having read Gore Vidal's memoir...Vidal mentions that he could see the island from his villa, and that Nureyev used to come over for dinner to tell tall, yet true stories about gay saunas...

Gore Vidal  (1925-2012)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell us more about nureyef. I once red a bio about him ans some things were mansioned.....

Michael M. said...

He was one of the most important ballet dancers of the 20th century. First man with the Bolshoi (under communism), escaped during a tournée through western Europe, and worked for the Royal Ballet in London, I believe. Died of AIDS in 1993.