[New York?]: Philippe Halsman, [nd. but ca. 1949]. Original b&w silver print, 35 x 28cm (14 x 11 inches) with extended upper border. About fine. Item #WRCLIT84381
A striking photo of an opera rehearsal, tentatively identified by a former owner as the 1949 production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, starring Marguerite Piazza and James Pease. Halsman's credit/copyright stamp appears on the verso, and the photo may have been shot to accompany an article about New York opera that appeared in LIFE (11 April 1949 XXVI:15). From the 1984 Halsman estate sale.