5 October 1999
Topless dancer in her dressing room, San Francisco, Cal.
Gelatin silver print. 1968. Signed by Doon Arbus, Administrator and print identification number in ink, 'a diane arbus print', copyright and reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the mount.
13 x 13.5/8in. (34.3 x 34.6cm.)
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In the past the subject of this portrait has been incorrectly indentified as Carol Doda. It has been suggested that the correct identity is Yvonne d'Angers, another well-known stripper working in San Francisco in the 1960s.
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