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Eileen Darby was the greatest photographer of the Golden Age of Broadway. Her photographs document hundreds of American theater classics from 1939 through 1965 with a candid photographic style that brought warmth and humanity to the budding stars who would become legends. Her work has been seen in media worldwide including television, books, magazines, newspapers, and museum collections.

Eileen Darby Images, Inc. was formed by the family of Eileen Darby to record, preserve, promote and make available the incredible catalog of her life's work. Enjoy!

The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
October 03, 1943

First dress rehearsal images for the classic Austrian Franz Lehár 1905 operetta with choreography by George Balanchine and starring the celebrated singing couple Jan Kiepura and Marta Eggerth as Prince Danilo and the widow Sonia. Prince Danilo, a carousing rake of a chorus-girl chaser from the mythical land of Marsovia, sets his sights on wooing the richest widow Sonia with an aim to keep her riches within the kingdom of Marsovia. Conducted by the famous operetta composer Robert Stolz and directed by Felix Brentano.


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