[Portrait of Juanita Hall, as Bloody Mary in "South Pacific"] (LOC)

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Van Vechten, Carl,, 1880-1964,, photographer.

[Portrait of Juanita Hall, as Bloody Mary in "South Pacific"]

1949 June 25.

1 photographic print : gelatin silver ; sheet 35.3 x 24.2 cm.

Photograph shows Juanita Hall, a female, biracial, musical theater and film actor of African American and Irish American ancestry in front of patterned backdrop.
Title derived from information on verso of photographic print.
Van Vechten number: XII GG 6.
Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966.
Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, a LOT which in turn forms part of the Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Hope for America: Performers, Politics, and Pop Culture," in the Bob Hope Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June - November 2016.

Hall, Juanita,--1901-1968--Performances.
African Americans--Women--1940-1950.
Irish Americans--Women--1940-1950.
Racially mixed people--1940-1950.

Format: Portrait photographs.

Rights Info: For publication information see "Carl Van Vechten Photographs (Lots 12735 and 12736)" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/079_vanv.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities (DLC) 89715440

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/van.5a52075

Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 476


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    • 22/Feb/2023 13:54:09

    Juanita Hall became the first African American actor to win a Tony Award in 1950 for her portrayal of Bloody Mary in "South Pacific." Before appearing regularly on the Broadway stage during the 1940s and 1950s, Hall sang in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) choir in over 5,000 shows and performed at the 1939 World's Fair.