Ailey, Alvin. (1931–1989)
Signed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater portrait photograph of the important dancer, choreographer, and activist, who has inscribed "For Paul— / with many good wishes + many more memories— / Alvin Ailey" in black felt tip. A couple of stray ink marks, light wear to edges and mounting remnants to verso, else in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 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.