Jan 23, 2014 - Sale 2337

Sale 2337 - Lot 123

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Ziegfeld Follies. Pen and ink on illustration board. 305x572 mm; 12x22 1/2 inches, image. Signed in ink, lower right. Matted and framed. A proposed poster for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1956, starring Tallulah Bankhead, a show which never opened.

Additional Details

"Tallulah wanted to star in a revue and quickly signed on for The Ziegfeld Follies (bearing no resemblance to the original production). She appeared in a variety of skits and recited Dorothy Parker's poem, The Waltz. Although she looked fabulous, her health was beginning to show the effects from years of smoking and drinking. Her dressing room was located close to the stage, so that she did not have to climb stairs, and an understudy was assigned as well. It was an expensive production with extravagant sets, but the reviews were terrible and it failed to reach Broadway "--http://tallulahbankhead.weebly.com/ziegfeld-follies.html.