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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!

 
 
Born Yesterday
December 1945

Images from the rehearsal of Born Yesterday, while Jean Arthur was still in the cast as Billie Dawn. Arthur was replaced just before the show opened by Judy Holliday, who was in turn made a star by the role. The show also starred Gary Merrill and Paul Douglas, and was directed by Garson Kanin.

 


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Lilly Dache (Daché)
The King And I
On The Town
Joan McCracken