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THE SLAPPING BALLERINA WHO WASN’T HITLER

INTRO: In 1938 when Catherine Littlefield, the force behind the Philadelphia Ballet, got wind that Lou Hirshman had done her in an unflattering caricature, she hunted him down, tore up the sketch and gave him a resounding slap. She also gave the press something to write about. The star of the show? Hirshman’s sore cheek. […]

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