Out of the Archives: Shoes
Marlene Dietrich's favorite shoes. She wore these at a performance in which she fell off the stage into the orchestra pit. You can see the drop of blood on the toe of the right shoe in this image. As the story goes, she insisted that the entire audience leave the house of the auditorium before she would allow medics to carry her away.
The shoes of George Balanchine.
A slipper of Rudolf Nureyev's. Note blood.
The shoes of American choreographer Jerome Robbins.