Thebom, Blanche. (1915–2010)
Signed Halsman of NY photograph of the mezzo-soprano, boldly signed and inscribed in red ink: "To Rev. Gillespie,/ Sincerely,/ Blanche Theborm." Marks to right edge, light surface creasing and folds to upper left corner, else fine, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
Blanche Thebom, who had a career-long association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, was part of the first wave of American-born opera singers to have successful international careers.