Large Photographic Portrait of Katharine Hepburn Signed By Her and By the Photographer Angus McBean from the New Theatre Production of the London Stage Show "The Millionairess"
(Photography - Hollywood - Katharine Hepburn - Angus McBean)

London, UK: Angus McBean Photographer Temple Bar, 1952. F Large format black and white photograph, mounted on studio cardstock. Signed at the bottom left corner in pencil on the mount cardstock by British photographer Angus McBean (1904 - 1990) "...When his photographs were shown in 1976, as a retrospective exhibition at Impressions Gallery, York (and two years later at the National Theatre), the significance of his work within the history of British photography was finally recognized. Acknowledged too was his place as an elder statesman of the burgeoning and culturally progressive international gay community..." (Val Williams, rev. in the ODNB). Also signed by American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) in pencil next to the photographer's signature. In the summer of 1952, Katharine Hepburn starred in The Millionairess for a ten-week run at the New Theatre in London's West End; this image appears to be from that production; with the photographic studio stamps on the back of the mount. Approx. 11 1/2" x 14 1/2" size; cardstock edges worn, with small scrapes and creases at the edges, top corner chipped away, bottom corner creased, soft. Short (1/4") closed tear at left margin of the photo, with little crease at that point. A very clear and very good portrait of the actress in a characteristically dramatic role. Good Paperback (Item ID: 24471)


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