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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Evening Gown by Anthony Blotta and Backdrop Inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Anthony Blotta (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)


October 16 1956

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble by designer Anthony Blotta. The background of the window display is inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", with a painted illustration depicting Romeo speaking to Juliet from her balcony. The mannequin is wearing a long patterned dress with a train, tiara, elbow length gloves and a fur muff on her wrist.  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Gala Premier... Bonwit's pure drama of an evening by Anthony Blotta... Designers Sixth Floor... Gala Premier of the Old Vic on Tuesday evening October 23rd at the Wintergarden... our setting inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet"


Fifth Avenue/ October 26, 1956/ 1377A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller


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