CARL VAN VECHTEN
1880 - 1964
MARLON BRANDO AS STANLEY KOWALSKI IN "STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"
with title, date 1948, and annotations in pencil and the atelier stamp on the reverse,
gelatin silver print
14 ½ x 10 ¼ in.; 37.8 x 26 cm
New York: 27 December 1948. With atelier stamp to verso, and Van Vechten's penciled notes identifying the subject ("Marlon Brando | 'Streetcar Named Desire'"), the date, and number of print ("xv FF 8"). Matted, framed, and glazed.
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Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater, glancing over his shoulder, with Blanche Dubois' gown draped over his arm.