Seymour, Maurice. Photograph of Cardini and Swan. Chicago, ca. 1935. Iconic lobby-size photograph of Cardini and his wife, fans of cards in his hands, two Aces in hers. 11 x 14”. Press dept. stamp of Rockefeller Center on verso. One closed tear at top, some abrasions and discoloration; good. Russian-born Maurice Seymour (1900 – 1993) was a theatrical photographer based in Chicago. He trained in the Bloom Studio in Chicago’s Loop, before striking out on his own. Seymour’s working life spanned 1930 – 1970. His images of ballet dancers, singers, film stars, variety artists, and other entertainers appeared – arguably – in more theaters than the work of any other photographer of the twentieth century.
Estimate $250 – $350
Detta är bara ett av Cardini-fotona i Sveriges Magi-Arkiv (och då är Magi-Arkivets foto utan revor och hål… ).