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La Argentinita, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940

La Argentinita is the stage name of a famous dancer born Encarnación López Julvez (March 3, 1898 - September 24, 1945) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among her performances was as the Butterfly in the premiere of Federico García Lorca's El maleficio de la mariposa. She partnered with Frederico Rey who, as Freddy Wittop, later enjoyed a successful and award-winning career as a theatrical costume designer.

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