Villa Coustille, Col de Villefranche, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Allan Ross “Dougie” MacDougall (September 18, 1893 - July 19, 1956) was an Scottish writer who lived and worked in Paris in the 1920's. His subjects were wide in range, from the performing arts to the decorative arts for the periodical Arts and Decoration, and sometimes perfume and make-up for the magazines Charmand Beauty. He was the editor of Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay. He translated from French The children's inferno; stories of the great famine in Greece, with an introduction by Bessie Breuer.
A member of Isadora Duncan's circle, he wrote an essay entitled “Isadora: an essay in the biography of an American dancer” which was eventually published in 1960 as Isadora; a revolutionary in art and love.With Irma Duncan, he co-wrote a partial biography of Isadora Duncan entitled Isadora Duncan's life in Soviet Russia and her last years,published in 1929.
Allan Ross “Dougie” MacDougall was born on September 18, 1893, in Scotland. He was also an actor, known for Soak the Rich (1936).
In Paris in 1926 Robert Medley met a dancer, Rupert Doone, with whom he lived for the rest of Doone's life. Doone introduced Medley to Djuna Barnes and to another of Paris’s gay, expatriate denizens, Allan Ross “Dougie” MacDougall.
In 1931 Laurence Vail and Kay Boyle moves in Villa Coustille, at Col-de-Villefranche. They formed their own coterie which includes Robert Carlton Brow, Mary Reynolds, Marcel Duchamp, Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, Allan Ross MacDougall, and James Stern.
The Allan Ross MacDougall Collection is hosted at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The major portion of the collection is comprised of research materials and drafts for Macdougall's biography of Isadora Duncan, published in 1960 as Isadora: a revolutionary in art and love, and correspondence (1953-1956) regarding his efforts to have the work published. It also includes letters to Macdougall from Irma Duncan concerning the Isadora Duncan School in Moscow (1928) and its continued devotion to the memory of Isadora Duncan. Other correspondents include Maria Theresa (Duncan), Rupert Doone, Henriette Sauret, Ted Shawn, Sergei Essenine (typewritten copy), and copies of the original Isadora Duncan letters found in the Irma Duncan Collection of Isadora Duncan Materials.
He died on July 19, 1956 in Paris, France.
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