rg, on 06 August 2010 - 09:32 AM, said:
the date stamped on the back of the portrait photo of American Ballet Theatre director Lucia Chase is January, 1961.
the newspaper archive stamp identifies the Detroit News.
not much more information is given.
Wow, my first thought (
) was if this was retouched, what did the original look like? According to wikipedia, Chase had a birth date of 1907, which would make her 53-54 at the time this photo was taken and she looks like that age or maybe even a bit older here. Nothing at all like the "magic" done today where a 50 year old person can be "processed" until they appear no more than a very frozen looking 25.
But then I looked a bit closer at the photo and noticed the rectangular fuzzy area around Chase's face, so I agree this photo
was worked on. Poring over it, it's possible that the right side of her face had the line redone, perhaps to straighten it out .
I don't recall if Chase smoked, perhaps if she did, that would have added some years to her looks.