Striking early 20th Century-Fox promotional photograph of the Puerto Rican actress and dancer, who has inscribed "To Paul / Rita Moreno." Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
This photograph dates from roughly the period of the 1961 musical film West Side Story featuring Moreno as Anita, a role for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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.