Merman, Ethel. (1908–1984)
Signed doubleweight photograph of the American actress and singer known for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in musical theatre. Merman has lightly inscribed "To Paul McMahon / from / Ethel Merman" to the upper left corner. Poor contrast to signature, else very fine. 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.).
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.