Stamped, verso, "Credit: / Ralph Crane / from Black Star / Graybar Building, New York"
Caption pasted verso, "Legs, an all important item in chessecake, must be accompanied by an alluring smile, and Schafer....asks her [the model] to look...and smile."
Cropping notations in pencil, verso
A.L. "Whitey" Schafer was a well-known Hollywood studio photographer who made glamour portraits in the style of Hurrell and others.
Ralph Crane (1913-1988) spent his early career as a freelance photographer for The New York Times and the Worldwide Photo Agency. He later contributed to European newspapers and agencies including Camera Press and Black Star. In 1941 he emigrated to the United States and in 1951 he became a staff photgrapher for LIFE Magazine.
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Medium Gelatin Silver Print
Photo Date 1930s
Dimensions 8 x 7.5 in. (203 x 191 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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