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    Sale 12275

    Photographs

    20 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    Bob Landry (1913-1960)

    Rita Hayworth, 1955

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    Estimate

    Bob Landry (1913-1960)
    Rita Hayworth, 1955
    gelatin silver print
    signed, dated and dedicated ‘To my dearest pal – the original’ in ink (image); signed in ink and variously annotated label with affixed stamped 'Oct 1955' Editorial Modern Photography labels (frame backing board)
    image: 19 ¼ x 15 3/8 in. (48.9 x 39 cm.)
    sheet: 19 7/8 x 16 in. (50.5 x 40.6 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Slim Aaron;
    Slim Aaron's daughter, Anne;
    acquired from the above by the present owner.


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    Please note 5% Import VAT applies to this Lot, not 20% as the catalogue implies.


    Pre-Lot Text

    A Life photographer, Bob Landry, was commissioned to do a story on this rising star and took a number of pictures of her dressed in a black and white silk negligée kneeling on what appears to be a hotel bed. The editors liked the pictures but they thought they were to risqué to be a cover shot. This pin-up, published in the August 1941 issue, became one of the most popular pin-ups for the American soldiers of WWII.


    Literature

    Life, 11 August 1941.