Aug 15, 2018

Faith Domergue (reclining)

Faith Domergue (reclining)


Edward Weston

(American, 1886-1958)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 12.6 x 9.6 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.); Paper: 12.6 x 9.6 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Longstreth 2019.162



Actress Faith Domergue (1924–1999) was just fifteen when she attracted the eye of Howard Hughes. He fell in love with her and was determined to make her a star. Weston was commissioned to photograph her in character and costume for Vendetta, the film Hughes hoped would catapult her to stardom. Despite its commercial and critical failure, Domergue went on to a long career in film and television.

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