LIZA MINNELLI, VINCENTE MINNELLI ON RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH (1951) Photo$150.00
[Los Angeles: 1951]. Vintage original 7 x 9″ (17 x 22 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin print photo. Minor waviness, more prominent at mid-left and right side edges. Tape stains along the top blank white margin, very good.
Unusual at the time, Vincente Minnelli’s separation and eventual divorce from Judy Garland stipulated joint custody of daughter Liza. Here, Vincente leaves the 5-year-old child on RMS Queen Elizabeth to venture to London on her own (chaperoned) to stay with her mother, who was playing a series of concerts for several months at the London Palladium. This was Judy’s triumphant return after leaving MGM the year before. Liza was quite the world traveler starting at an early age.
Original stamps for the Brooklyn Eagle Index Dept., along with the tearsheet from the newspaper in which it was printed (also ink date stamped July 8, 1951). Photo printed specifically for newspaper use.