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Michael Kidd, Beatrice Tompkins and Ruby Asquith in "Billy the Kid"

Artist:
George Platt Lynes (American, East Orange, New Jersey 1907–1955 New York)
Date:
1938, printed ca. 1953
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
33.6 x 26.5 cm. (13 1/4 x 10 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1110.10
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of George Platt Lynes
Not on view
Inscription: printed on label affixed to mount, recto, LC: "MICHAEL KIDD - BEATRICE TOMPKINS - RUBY ASQUITH in// 'BILLY THE KID' (Copland - Loring - French) 1938"; in pencil, verso, C: "Billy the Kid// Michael Kidd"; in green ink, verso, C: "page 40"
Lincoln Kirstein

Specially printed by Lynes as part of a group of 54 prints for Kirstein's office. "Billy the Kid", produced by Ballet Caravan, premiered October 16, 1938 at the Chicago Opera House
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