Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Carmen Miranda On 1stdibs

I was tooling around on the totally upscale inter net flea market 1stdibs, and came across this beauty. Damn if she doesn't look like someone I know! Oh yeah, that would be me vamping it up vintage style.
Carmen Miranda as Chita Chula in "Doll Face" by Joseph La Shelle
(1896-1957)Striking and Large C-Print of Carmen Miranda (Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha) as Chita Chula in "Doll Face". The image (1945), printed from the original 10"x8" Kodak Ektachrome from an edition of 10 (This one numbered 2/10) is printed on Ilfoflex, high gloss, high resolution archival paper, mounted on aluminium and beautifully framed in a heavy "floating" black mat lacquer. The quality of the image is truly extraordinary and the low resolution image illustrated sincerely does not do justice to the actual image. If you like what you see here, you'll be blown away when you see the image "in the flesh".
American cinematographer Joseph La Shelle originally trained to be an electrical engineer before joining the film industry in 1924 as a lab assistant. One year later, he was promoted to assistant cameraman at Fox where he worked on such distinguished films as How Green Was My Valley (1941) and The Song of Bernadette (1943). La Shelle is noted for his facility with both black-and-white and color film. In 1944 he won an Oscar for his work on Laura.
$12,950 Condition Mint and Framed
height: 100 cm ( 3 ft. 3.4 in. ) width/length: 80 cm ( 2 ft. 7.5 in. )
Decoratum, 13/25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT, Phone: +44 (0) 20-7724-6969

1 comment:

Carey said...

Christopher Lowell, bless his heart, reminds me of Carmen Miranda.