September 2, 2020

In Tulip Time

In tulip time. The vivid beauty of a field of tulips is caught in this color fotograph as pretty Miss Josephine Huston, singer, gathers flowers at Tudor City in New York.

The above photograph (with its original caption) ran in the Daily News Sunday magazine section on June 20, 1937. Its subject, chanteuse Josephine Huston, was best known as a nightclub entertainer, although she had some minor roles on Broadway (The Threepenny Opera, Life Begins at 8:40) and in the movies (On With the Show!, The Candid Kid)

Huston was photographed in the North Park by Harry Warnecke, whose richly-hued color portraits ran in the Sunday News magazine for decades. Not incidentally, the picture also publicized the Tudor City Tulip Festival, an annual event from 1936 to 1940. More about it here.

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