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Posted 4 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?



Mystery Solved


  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Nope, can't read it either. Real nice old photo though!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Great photo. Wonderful! Les Ballets Russes! Dance history!
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    There's no doubt he's Mordkin:

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

  5. DrNessa DrNessa, 4 years ago
    Very possible, she might have loved ballet and wanted to have a signed photo.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    Definitely Mikhail Mordkin of the wonderful Ballet Russe!

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