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Swan Lake

CBC taping

Celia Franca on set of the CBC television taping of Swan Lake (1967). 

The new version of Swan Lake was also filmed by CBC television and aired on December 27, 1967. It featured Lois Smith as the Swan Queen, Erik Bruhn as the Prince, Celia Franca as the Black Queen, as well as a young Alex Trebek delivering the introduction and intermission narrations.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.