Tag Archives: His Majesty’s Theatre

Tracing the path of the mystery man of the Ballets Russes in Australia

Anton Dolin, Irina Baronova, Otis Pearce, Australia, 1938/39, photographer unknown

His first name was Otis. His second name was Pearce, or maybe Pierce, as his name was often spelt. He

Irina Baronova, billboard version, makes a second appearance – in Melbourne

Irina Baronova, Swan Lake, based on a photo by Maurice Seymour, photo © Kate Gorman

First the State Library of New South Wales found a gigantic painting of Irina Baronova tucked away in the archives