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Portrait of George Jean Nathan, Paris
Gelatin silver print, solarized
9 x 6 3/4 ins (22.9 x 15.9 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks, April 20, 2017, #2443, Lot: 90
Nathan (1882-1958) was a New York-based bon vivant, theatre critic, and editor who worked closely with H.L. Mencken, co-editing "The Smart Set" (1929) and turning it into a prestigious journal. Later on, they co-founded "The American Mercury." The character in the classic film All About Eve was modeled on Nathan, a popular ladies man.