"The Good Earth"
photo size: 8" x 10"
verso:December 17, 1932
Photographer: Florence Vandamm
Alla Nazimova in The Theatre Guild's Production of "The Good Earth" by Florence Vandamm. With authentic blue Vandamm studio stamp and embossed stamp lower left corner.
Studio developed and press used. Florence Vandamm is considered to be one of the preeminent photographer of the 20th century. Her work is being given a retrospective show at the New York Public Library. Conde Nast owns her catalog.
Alla Nazimova was an American film and theatre actress, a screenwriter, and film producer. It is allegedly Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality.
She was influential in the film industry in the silent era and continued to play character roles until the end of her life. She quickly became extremely popular (a theatre was named after her) and remained a major Broadway star for years. Dorothy Parker described her as the finest Hedda Gabler she had ever seen.
$90 un-matted - $140 matted* - $325 framed**
*All matted photographs come standard in acid free white archival mat board with black core with 3-4" borders and open cut mat on back to display historical documentation. Custom mat board available at additional cost.
**All framed photographs come with standard matting, conservation glass, open cut mat on back
displaying historical documentation, and black Larson Juhl wood frame.