Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927)
Signed Photograph in "Madama Butterfly"
Signed Louis Mélançon photograph of the great American soprano in costume as Cio-Cio-San in a Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Pryce has fluidly inscribed "To Paul / Sincerely, / Leontyne Price" in black ink. Metropolitan Opera Press Department label and photographer's stamp to verso. Staple marks to upper and lower margin, isolated surface marks, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.