Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas, 1941

Portrait Photograph of Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas, in the 1941 Orson Welles' stage adaptation of NATIVE SON.

New York: 7 April, 1941.

Gelatin silver print. Large bust portrait of Lee in shirt and jacket, fist clenched. 1 vols. 35 x 27.5 cm. (13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas, 1941. Docketed on rear in pencil, with the date of the session, name of the sitter, Van Vechten's id number of the negative ("xviii t.14"), and note to printer for reduction Reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAITS (1978). Item #220931

Lee was acclaimed for his portrayal of Bigger Thomas in Orson Welles' 1941 stage adaptation of the Richard Wright' s NATIVE SON. Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times called his performance "the most vital piece of acting on the current stage."

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