Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946) & Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987)]
Signed Portrait Contact Sheet from Vogue Photoshoot
Oversize portrait contact sheet of Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire, in 12 images, photographed by Richard Avedon for the December 1974 issue of Vogue. Signed by Avedon at the lower right. Astaire and Minnelli are shown in several light-hearted posed portraits, and taking direction from Avedon in front of the camera. Original gelatin silver print on card stock. Virtually unhandled; very fine overall. Sight size 12.5 x 16 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 21 inches.
From the Liza Minelli Collection.
1974 saw Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire appearing together with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby and other greats in the documentary film That's Entertainment! Compiled by its writer-producer-director, Jack Haley Jr., under the supervision of executive producer Daniel Melnick, the documentary turned the spotlight on MGM's legacy of musical films from the 1920s through the 1950s, culling dozens of performances from the studio's movies. Minnelli, much younger than the other stars, represented her mother, Judy Garland.