Tag Archives: 1942

“A ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night”

Weegee, [Opening night, Metropolitan Opera, New York], November 23, 1942 (235.1984) PM, November 28, 1942, p. 14 Weegee Brings Back a ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night Weegee, the photographer who lives next door to Police Headquarters and who specializes … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham

Barbara Morgan, Merce Cunningham – Totem Ancestor, 1942 (545.1986) (Totem Ancestor: Choreography: Merce Cunningham; Music: John Cage; Costumes: Charlotte Trowbridge) Arnold Eagle, Merce Cunningham in Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Company, 1944 (552.1987) (Appalachian Spring: Choreography: Martha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland; … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott

Barbara Morgan, Berenice Abbott with Cat, 1942 (543.1986) Lee Sievan, Portrait of Bernice Abbott, Woodstock, N.Y., 1951 (26.1986) Margaretta Mitchell, Berenice Abbott, 1977 (27.1983) Yousuf Karsh, Berenice Abbott, August 24, 1989 (560.1989) Four portraits of Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), born 120 … Continue reading

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Summer School

Two Summer Sessions of the School of Design in Chicago L. Moholy-Nagy, Director 247-257 East Ontario St. Summer Sessions June 22- August 1 Aims: The School of Design in Chicago is a non-profit corporation for the training of creative workers … Continue reading

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Margo Talks – and Mary Morris Photographs

Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Oh, no! The people of Mexico aren’t lazy like most people think… Look. When Americans say this to me I boil. I say to them… Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Whenever there’s dire poverty there’s lack of … Continue reading

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Mary Morris: “Peg and Betsy”

Mary Morris, [Peg and Betsy], 1942 Stomach-side down is the twin’s favorite position. When they flop over on their backs, or get placed there, they struggle valiantly to turn over again. Mary Morris, [Peg and Betsy], 1942 Propped Up like … Continue reading

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Meet Tallulah! Meet Mary!

Mary Morris, Tallulah Bankhead, 1942 PM, “This is Miss Bankhead, actress, in ‘Skin of Our Teeth’… Now Meet Tallulah!” December 27, 1942, pp. 22-26 In 1942 Tallulah Bankhead (1902–1968) starred in Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Ms. Bankhead … Continue reading

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