From the New York Post’s Page Six:
“Dancer Isadora Duncan spent her final days trying to educate Henry Ford. A letter dated 1927, the year of her death, is on sale at momentsintime.com for $15,000 in which Duncan defends her choreography against the auto magnate’s charges that it was too sexual. Ford wanted children taught classical dances such as the waltz rather than racier styles like the Charleston. ‘Just as you would not teach a child of any free Republic the doctrines of Louis XV or George III,’ Duncan chided, ‘so you would not teach to a child the courtesan movement of the Minuet or the coquettish sex expression of the Polka.’”
Myron Floren: Coquette?