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Dorothy Dandridge portrait collection

Title
Dorothy Dandridge portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1940?-1984?>

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box 1Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Dandridge, Dorothy box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
box 2Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Dandridge, Dorothy box 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Description
  • 211 items (.45 cu. ft., 2 boxes); 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
  • <91> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <84> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <34> photographic prints : col. ;
  • <1> lobby card : photomechanical, col. ;
  • <1> photocopy : b&w ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Alternative Title
  • The Big broadcast of 1936 (Motion picture : 1935)
  • Blues for a junkman (Television program : 1962)
  • Bright road (Motion picture : 1953)
  • Cain's hundred (Television program : 1962)
  • Carmen Jones (Motion picture)
  • The Colgate comedy hour (Television program : 1951)
  • Cow cow boogie (Motion picture)
  • A Day at the races (Motion picture : 1937)
  • The Decks ran red (Motion picture : 1958)
  • Island in the sun (Motion picture : 1957)
  • Malaga (Motion picture : 1962)
  • Porgy and Bess (Motion picture : 1959)
  • Tamango (Motion picture : 1959)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photography – 1950-1989.
  • Group portraits – 1950-1959.
  • Publicity photographs – 1940-1989.
  • Film stills – 1940-1969.
  • Television stills – 1960-1969.
  • Lobby cards – 1950-1959.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1940-1989.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1950-1989.
  • Photomechanical prints – Color – 1950-1959.
  • Photocopies.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs have either photographer's, photography studio's or organizational handstamp on verso; many photographs bear handwritten notations on verso; some photographs have printed captions on either verso or recto. One image is cropped; some items bear airbrush or cropping marks; some items are duplicates.
  • Photographers include James C. Campbell, Julius Holder, Paul Schumach and others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo Dandridge, Dorothy
Title
Dorothy Dandridge portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1940?-1984?>
Summary
The collection consists mainly of individual and group portraits of actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge, and motion picture and publicity stills from some of her films. The collection includes studio and candid portraits of Dandridge, some of which were used for publicity purposes (ca. 1950s); candid shots of Dandridge and her second husband, Jack Denison (ca. 1959); Dandridge and her sister, Vivian, at the Academy Awards presentation in New York City (1955); appearing as a prosecution witness in the Confidential magazine criminal libel trial (1957); and taking ballet lessons with dancer Olga Lunick (ca. 1951).
Motion picture and publicity stills of Dandridge's feature films include "Bright Road" (1953) with Harry Belafonte and Philip Hepburn; "Carmen Jones" (1954) with Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Joe Adams, Olga James, Diahann Carroll and director Otto Preminger; "Island In The Sun" (1957) with John Justin; "The Decks Ran Red" (1958) with James Mason, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman, Joel Fluellen and director Andrew Stone; "Tamango" (1959) with Curt Jurgens; "Porgy and Bess" (1959) with Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pearl Bailey and Brock Peters; and "Malaga" (1962) with Trevor Howard and Edmund Purdom.
The collection also includes motion picture stills from "The Big Broadcast of 1936" (1935) and "A Day At The Races" (1937), which both feature Dorothy and Vivian Dandridge and Etta Jones as the Dandridge Sisters; stills from the musical short film "Cow Cow Boogie" (ca. 1941); television stills from her appearance on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1951) and from the series "Cain's Hundred," on an episode titled "Blues For A Junkman," with Ivan Dixon and Mitti Lawrence (1962); and a view of her singing at the Café de Paris, in London, accompanied on piano by composer/arranger Phil Moore (1951).
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
Connect to:
Added Author
Burrows, Larry. Photographer
Campbell, James C. Photographer
Holder, Julius. Photographer
Schumach, Paul. Photographer
Columbia Pictures.
Hal Roach Studios.
Loew's Incorporated.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Metropolitan Photo Service (New York, N.Y.)
National Film Archive (London)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
United Press International.
Warner Bros. Pictures.
Added Title
The Big broadcast of 1936 (Motion picture : 1935)
Blues for a junkman (Television program : 1962)
Bright road (Motion picture : 1953)
Cain's hundred (Television program : 1962)
Carmen Jones (Motion picture)
The Colgate comedy hour (Television program : 1951)
Cow cow boogie (Motion picture)
A Day at the races (Motion picture : 1937)
The Decks ran red (Motion picture : 1958)
Island in the sun (Motion picture : 1957)
Malaga (Motion picture : 1962)
Porgy and Bess (Motion picture : 1959)
Tamango (Motion picture : 1959)
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Dandridge, Dorothy
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