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Winter Garden
Reference no.: 127
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Winter Garden
Etching and Aquatint
45.5 x 30
Edition 150
Signed in pencil
Mata Hari
Reference no.: 128
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Mata Hari
Handcoloured Etching
60.7 x 45
Edition 50
Signed in pencil
Stay at Bay
Reference no.: 1027
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Stay at Bay
Colour etching
30 x 15
46/50
Signed in pencil
Ancestors
Reference no.: 1028
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Ancestors
Soft ground etching
45.5 x 30
21/50
Signed in pencil
Marlene Dietrich
Reference no.: 1144
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Marlene Dietrich
1978
Drypoint on copper with hand tinting
45 x 30
100/100
Signed and titled in pencil
Mar(ia Magda)lene Dietrich's early life is somewhat mysterious. Threoughout the 20s in Germany she played on the stage and in silent films, but her reputation was local and her appearance unremarkable. Her transformation into the glamorous international star shown in the print was due to her association with director Josef von Sternberg, which began with 'The Blue Angel' in 1930. Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 208.
Delores Costello
Reference no.: 1146
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Delores Costello
1983
Drypoint on copper with hand tinting
34.4 x 24.5
4/50
Signed and titled in pencil
Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 257
Delores and Helene Costello
Reference no.: 1147
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Delores and Helene Costello
1972
Woodcut in colour
33 x 50.5
VIII/X
Signed and titled in pencil
Daughters of Maurice Costello, one of the earliest screen stars, the girls appeared as children in their father's films from 1913. After an interval for education, followed by modelling in New York City and a spell in George White's 'Scandals' of 1924, they re-emerged as leading ladies in silent pictures. Dolores, who married John Barrymore in 1928, had the more successful career, and continued to make films into the 1940s. Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 90. Edition of 45; 10 in blue black, 10 in blue black and pink with stencils, 25 in blue black and yellow with stencils.
Louise Brooks
Reference no.: 1149
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Louise Brooks
1974
Drypoint on copper with hand tinting
37 x 26.5
41/100
Signed and titled in pencil
Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 172.
The Dodge Sisters
Reference no.: 1150
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
The Dodge Sisters
1974
Etching on steel
60 x 44.5
23/50
Signed and titled in pencil
Beth nd Betty, elegant American dancers, turned up all over Europe during the late 1920s. In 1926 they were in C.B. Cochran's cabaret 'Supper Time' at the Trocadero, and also in a spectacular review in Berlin. In 1928 they were the stars of the show at the Folies Bergère, in Paris, before returning to the musical comedy stage on Broadway. Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 177.
Ida Lupino
Reference no.: 1151
Frank Martin, (1921-2005)
Ida Lupino
1974
Drypoint on copper with hand tinting
54 x 31.5
1/30
Signed and titled in pencil
A member of the distinguished family of English Music Hall comedians (the daughter of Stanley Lupino); Ida began her Hollywood career in 1933 and continued as an actress until the 1950s. She turned to film and television productions and became one of Hollywood's few women directors. Listed in 'Frank Martin: Hollywood - Continental', number 171.
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