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Muriel Smith as Carmen Jones

From: Photographs of Blacks

Muriel Smith as Carmen Jones

From: Photographs of Blacks

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Creator: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Date: 1944 Dec 18
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Description:
Stamped verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten. / 101 Central Park West / Cannot be reproduced without permission.
Abstract:
Muriel Smith's career began when she created the role of Carmen Jones on Broadway. She famously turned down an offer from Samuel Goldwyn to star in the film adaptation of "Porgy and Bess" because she felt that it did not enhance the dignity of her people.
Physical Description:
1 photographic print
b&w
25.2 x 19.2 cm.
Host Note:
Photographer's number: XXI aa 20
Rights:
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2027998
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