Gilda Gray in Sepia

Artist:Irving Chidnoff
Medium:Gelatin Silver on Double Weight Matte Photostock
Dimensions:11" x 14"
Original Use:Gallery Portrait for "The Devil's Dancer"
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view
Above: Detail

A deeply romantic jazz age view of Gilda Gray, "the Shimmy girl" from her starring turn in "The Devil's Dancer." This is a treasure of the orientalist movement in photography in the 1920s, featuring the theater and film star in highly exotic lush costuming and soft focus, hyper close up style. The rich sepia of the photography and the soft focus were among the signatures of photographer Irving Chidnoff, who specialized in these idealized yet realistic photographic portraits of theater and films stars in New York.

Above: Detail of Signature in Negative
Above: Verso view


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