Portrait photograph of Muriel Rahn in the title role of the opera "Carmen Jones" Muriel Rahn, Carl Van Vechten.

Inscribed by "Carmen Jones"

Portrait photograph of Muriel Rahn in the title role of the opera "Carmen Jones"

New York: July 22, 1946.

Half-length, frontal view of hte singer/actress in costume. 1 vols. 25.4 x 19 cm. (approximately 10 x 7-3/8 inches). Inscribed by "Carmen Jones" Fine. Docketed in pencil on verso, giving the name of the sitter, and a reference to negative and print ("XIX - Z - 2"). Matted. From the Estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant, and the editor/compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978); EXTRAVAGANT CROWD: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women (Beinecke Library, Exhibition Catalogue, 2003). Item #222367

Best known for her role as Carmen in the Broadway adaptation of the Bizet opera, Rahn's dual talents as actress and singer won her several operatic roles, and in 1942 she was the first Afro-American singer to perform in an opera at Carnegie Hall.

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