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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I found this great piece at a local estate this weekend.
    It appears to be an original silver gelatin photograph of a ballet dancer or Broadway actor, embossed and signed by the photographer Carlo Leonetti.

    I'd LOVE to know who the actor is....................
    Can partially make out the dedication: To ... Livia Mann.
    But then there is a signature OVER the photograph and it's dated 1925.

    Can anyone make out the signature - I assume of the person portrayed?



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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 years ago
      Nope, can't read it either. Real nice old photo though!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Great photo. Wonderful! Les Ballets Russes! Dance history!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      There's no doubt he's Mordkin:

      I love this old artist's pictures!!!
    4. DrNessa DrNessa, 8 years ago
      Thanks for all your help, guys!
      I could make out "Mikhail" but not the last name...........

    5. DrNessa DrNessa, 8 years ago
      Very possible, she might have loved ballet and wanted to have a signed photo.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      Definitely Mikhail Mordkin of the wonderful Ballet Russe!

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