Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 403

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Archive comprising 81 photographs by Harry Wenger, documenting the elaborate performances, Art Deco-style sets, and the spectacular 'Fanchonettes' in shows produced by the sibling-owned production company, Fanchon and Marco.
The uniformly composed photographs depict a broad array of energetic performances and roaring 'stage shows' known as 'Fanchon and Marco Ideas.' Each of these productions included the trademark 'Fanchonettes,' a 48-woman troupe that performed in perfect unison, and incorporated fresh choreography, luxuriously embellished costumes, glimmering curtains, and multi-leveled sets, hand-painted to a meticulous degree of extravagance. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 7x9 inches (17.8x22.9 cm.), and slightly larger, nearly all with Harry Wenger's credit in the negative, and many with a Fanchon and Marco hand stamp, and/or affixed caption labels, or notations, in pencil, identifying the specific production and/or performers, on verso. 1920s-30s

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