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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 Old Vic
April 1946

In March of 1946 Eileen Darby embarked on a photo assignment to cover several productions taking place at the well known Shakespearean theatre The Old Vic in London. The images notably include Sir Laurence Olivier in Oedipus, as well as productions of Henry IV and The Critic. The images were combined into a photo story for LIFE magazine, including the cover page featuring Margaret Leighton, which was published May 6th, 1946.


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