Anderson, Marian

Small photo postcard signed by the noted contralto

Price: $150.00

Description:
(1902-1993) African-American contralto performed in concert and recital in major music venues and with major orchestras throughout the US & Europe 1925-1965. When she was banned by the DAR from singing at Washington, DC’s Constitution Hall because of her race, she sang at Lincoln Memorial at invitation of Eleanor Roosevelt on Easter Sunday 1939 to a crowd of over 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. She was 1st Black singer US or foreign, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, performing as Ulrica in in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera Jan. 7, 1955. This was the only time she sang an opera role on stage. She also sang at the 1963 March on Washington. She was awarded the 1939 NAACP Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963, Kennedy Center Honors 1978, National Medal of Arts 1986, and a 1991 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. SP, nice 5 ˝ x 3 ˝ b&w bust photo postcard signed on image

Condition: Very good, “son” slightly smeared
Type:Photograph






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