Portrait of Grace La Rue with Patterned Wall

Portrait of Grace La Rue with Patterned Wall
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17571
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Grace La Rue in bead dress before a patterned wall.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Grace La Rue was an American actress, singer, and Vaudeville headliner. Grace La Rue was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1882 to Mrs. Lucy L. Parsons. La Rue was a stage name, more exotic than her original surname of Parsons. She began her career as part of the team Burke and La Rue, with her first husband Charles Burke. One of their numbers was a minstrel piece entitled "Grace La Rue and her Inky Dinks." She soon broke away from the act - and Burke - to appear in musical comedy. She is pictured in this three-quarter length photograph adorned in heavily beaded, flapper-inspired satin attire. She poses with one hand on her hip and the other lifting her string of pearls from her chest. She looks away from the camera revealing a serious and poised profile.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes