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What becomes a legend most?

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    American Legend Cooperative (ALC) (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.181-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR5

Physical description

Black and white, full-length image of a woman, Shirley MacLaine, her body is wrapped in a black mink coat. Her legs are covered by black tights, and her left leg is raised in a 'high-kick'. She looks over her naked right shoulder, and grins at the viewer. Above her is the inscription, 'What becomes a legend most?' and at the bottom, 'Blackglama'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1977 (made)

Artist/maker

American Legend Cooperative (ALC) (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'What becomes a legend most? / Blackglama'
Advertising slogan and brand name

Dimensions

Height: 70.6 cm, Width: 55.3 cm

Descriptive line

"What Becomes a Legend Most?" (Shirley MacLaine), ad campaign for Blackglama mink coats, USA, 1977

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Subjects depicted

Coats; Celebrity; Glamour; Actresses; Fur; Costume; Women

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Fashion; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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