Fit for a star

Made:
12 September 1953

Silver gelatin print by Planet News, titled "Fit for a star", 12 September 1953. Printed caption on verso reads: "Rome: Film star Elizabeth Taylor wears a thoughtful look as she tries on a typical summer frock under the careful supervision of Mrs Jole Fontana [Zoe Fontana], at the famed Roman fashion house [Sorelle Fontana]. The dress, in green hemp and interwoven designs of masks, was one of a number ordered by the lovely star who was passing through Rome with actor-husband Michael Wilding on the way to a holiday in Spain".

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/31488
Materials:
gelatin, paper (fibre product) and silver (metal)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • visual works
  • photographs
  • contact prints
  • processes and techniques
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford