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    Posted 5 years ago

    DrNessa
    (43 items)

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!

    Nessa

    Mystery Solved

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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
      Nope, can't read it either. Real nice old photo though!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Great photo. Wonderful! Les Ballets Russes! Dance history!
      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DSVzXhDR1lk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDSVzXhDR1lk
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      There's no doubt he's Mordkin:
      http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=201316&lotIdNo=31001#Photo

      I love this old artist's pictures!!!
    4. DrNessa DrNessa, 5 years ago
      Thanks for all your help, guys!
      I could make out "Mikhail" but not the last name...........

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

      http://www.geh.org/ar/strip88/htmlsrc/m197701882076_ful.html

      http://menofyore.tumblr.com/image/55200416712

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