Portrait of Florence O'Denishawn
There is some uncertainty about how California-born Florence Andrews (1887-1991) became Florence O'Denishawn, but most attribute her name change to a misprint of "Florence of Denishawn," the renowned dance school. The name stuck even as O'Denishawn moved on to shows like the Ziegfeld Follies, and wherever she appeared, she helped ensure the legacy of her original teachers. In this image, the curtain offsets the mystery and allure of the scantily-clad O'Denishawn while also framing the scene as a stage performance.
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The image seen here is a sepia toned photograph of post-silent era screen star, Florence O'Denishawn.
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