Poster for a Lena Horne performance at the Olympia Music Hall

Image for Poster for a Lena Horne performance at the Olympia Music Hall
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Horne, Lena, American, 1917 - 2010
Coquatrix, Bruno, French, 1910 - 1979
Baquet, Maurice, French, 1911 - 2005
Steffen, Paul
Constantin, Jean, French, 1923 - 1997
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
Framed: 23 7/8 x 16 7/16 x 1/2 in. (60.6 x 41.8 x 1.3 cm)
L x W (Image): 22 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (57.8 x 39.4 cm)
Type
posters
Place used
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Date
1954
Description
This poster advertises Lena Horne's appearance at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris, France from August 23 to September 11. The poster is has a green background with white, green and purple text against contrasting color fields. Across the top margin is text that reads "L'Olympia/ votre Music-Hall!" in white lettering against a purple oval. Beneath is a large purple rectangle with white text that reads "La Grande Vedette Internationale/ LENA/ HORNE." There is a white margin around the poster's edge.
Topic
African American
Actors
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Mass media
Musical Theatre
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.27.9.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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