Advertising poster for the play "Zaza"
Date: 1898
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 27 9/16 × 17 13/16 in. (70 × 45.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for the play "Zaza" by David Belasco
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Marshall Cole, 1973
Object Number: 1973-98
About: Archibald "Archie" Gunn was a native of England, where his father - with whom he studied - was a well-known painter. After designing costumes for Gilbert and Sullivan productions and painting portraits, Gunn came to the United States, where he was a popular illustrator for newspapers, magazines, and calendars. "Zaza" opened at the Garrick Theatre, January 9, 1899. David Belasco's Broadway production was adapted from a French play about a prostitute who finds fame as an entertainer. Gunn captures the enthusiasm of the star, Mrs. Leslie Carter, who was famous for her red hair and lively acting style.
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