Portrait Photograph of Mabel Mercer.

New York: May 28, 1963.

Reproduced (this print) in PORTRAITS: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (1978). Gelatin silver print. Half-length portrait, seated. 1 vols. 34.5 x 23.2 cm (13-5/8 x 9-1/4 inches). Fine. Atelier-stamped on verso, and docketed by Van Vechten recording the subject of the photograph, the date, and the number of the negative ("VIII.vv.9"); also docketed in pencil "91%" for reproduction Item #222012

Mabel Mercer (February 3, 1900 - April 20, 1984) was a cabaret singer who performed in the United States, Britain, and Europe with the greats in jazz and cabaret. She was a featured performer at Chez Bricktop in Paris, owned by the legendary hostess Bricktop, and performed in such clubs as Le Ruban Bleu, Tony's, the RSVP, the Carlyle, the St. Regis Hotel, and eventually her own room, the Byline Club. Among those who frequently attended Mercer's shows was Frank Sinatra, who made no secret of his emulating her phrasing and story-telling techniques.

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