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About Eileen Darby

Eileen Darby was the greatest photographer of the golden age of Broadway. Her photographs document hundreds of American theater classics from the early 1930's through 1965. "Annie Get Your Gun", "Oklahoma", "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Carousel", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Playboy of the Western World" are just a few examples.

Her candid photographic style brought warmth and humanity to the budding stars who would become legends. Her work has been seen in media worldwide including television, books, magazines and newspapers, as well as museums such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To learn more about Eileen Darby and her groundbreaking theatrical photography we highly recommend Stars On Stage: Eileen Darby & Broadway's Golden Age by Mary C. Henderson, with an introduction by John Lahr. It is wonderfully written and contains exceptional reproductions of over 200 classic Eileen Darby images.

About Eileen Darby Images, Inc

Eileen Darby Images, Inc. was formed in 2003 to record, preserve, promote, and make available the lifetime catalog of the photographic work of Eileen Darby. Although best known for her classic images of the Golden Age of Broadway, Eileen Darby was a true photographer who was rarely seen without a camera throughout her lifetime. The result is an incredible catalog of over 150,000 indelible images spanning over 620 Theatrical productions and over 1200 Photographic assignments from 1935 to 1965.

Eileen Darby Images, inc. is owned and operated by the family of Eileen Darby. After 4 years of cataloging, scanning, and organizing we are very pleased to finally present just the beginnings of the vast life work and classic art of Eileen Darby for the world to experience online. We have many many many more images to share and will be continually adding fantastic images, so come back again soon and see what's new.

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The Family of Eileen Darby