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Improvisation - "The Front Page"

Artist:
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
24.2 x 19.3 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edward Steichen by direction of Joanna T. Steichen and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1158.17
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in negative in margin on print, recto UL to UR: "VANITY FAIR - JUNE 29 - 1928 - #8"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso UL to UR: "52 [encircled] Improvisation - "The Front Page" Osgood Perkins // and Lee Tracy // n.y. 1928"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso LR: " "Front Page" // VF - Sept 1928"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso LL: "1610"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso LL: "2434"
IMP at George Eastman House

Steichen, Edward J. A Life in Photography. Garden City, N.Y.: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1963. no. 152.



Lee Tracy starred on Broadway in "The Front Page" (1930) as Hildy Johnson, a fast-talking crack reporter.
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