Inscription indicates that the photo is from Massenet’s Manon. Geraldine Farrar sang with the Metropolitan Opera from 1906 to 1922. Her chief roles included Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Manon, Mignon and Tosca. Farrar, known for her beauty and her acting talent as well as her fine soprano voice, had a large following of female fans, called Gerry-flappers. She appeared in several silent films. DeMille cast her as Joan of Arc in Joan the Woman (1916), the first film to use color scenes. Staining corners, tear upper left corner (held on by tape), tear lower border, minor corner and edge wear, border staining, some spots, some creases. Extremely rare, especially oversize. 1920The Woman and the Puppet. 1919Flame of the Desert. 1919The World and Its Woman. Muriel Barnes / Cora Lamont. 1918The Bonds That Tie (Short). 1918The Turn of the Wheel. 1917The Woman God Forgot. Tecza (daughter of Montezuma). Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc). Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in “Faust”. From 1906-22 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. During World War II she was active in the Red Cross and the AWVS, and also made many lecture tours. She wrote two autobiographies. Joining ASCAP in 1936, her songwriting credits include “Ecstasy of Spring”, “Here Beauty Dwells”, “The Tryst”, “The Alder Tree”, “The Mirage”, “Oh, Thou Field of Waving Corn”, “Morning”, “The Fountain”, “The Dream”, and “Love Comes and Goes” (all based on the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff), “The Whole World Knows”, “Dear Homeland”, “Fair Rosemarin” (all based on Fritz Kreisler themes). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies