Sam Levenson, New York

1951
(American, 1917–2009)
Paper: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)
© The Irving Penn Foundation
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Location: not on view

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Television personality Sam Levenson hosted the popular Ed Sullivan variety show twenty-one times.

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One of Vogue’s top photographers, Irving Penn was known for his arresting portraits of celebrities. He would often expose up to 10 rolls of film, or 120 frames, to make a single portrait. They were first printed as contact sheets—pieces of photographic paper containing positive prints the same size as the negatives—so that the artist could select the ones to be enlarged. Occasionally, Penn would give the contact sheets as gifts once the final image was selected.
Sam Levenson, New York

Sam Levenson, New York

1951

Irving Penn

(American, 1917–2009)
America, 20th century

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