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    Lily Pons by Marcel Vertes (Columbia Records, 1940s). Three Sheet (41" X 79").
    Hungarian illustrator and costume designer Marcel Vertes, who earned two Academy Awards for his work on the 1952 film Moulin Rouge, provides the absolutely beautiful watercolor style image of Lily Pons on this large format poster. Touted as "The World's Greatest Coloratura Soprano", Pons enjoyed a very active career, spanning over forty years. Nearly thirty of those years were spent with the Metropolitan Opera, where she performed nearly 300 times. One of the most famous operatic performers in her day, a town in Maryland even named itself after Pons. In excellent condition, the poster, printed in two sections, shows only minor fold wear, and light creasing. From the personal collection of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok. Folded, Very Fine.


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