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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine
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Artist
Gordon Munro, born 1938
Sitter
Shirley MacLaine, born 24 Apr 1934
Date
1984
Type
Photograph
Medium
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 34.2 × 27cm (13 7/16 × 10 5/8")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6cm (22 × 16")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Interior\Studio\Photography
Shirley MacLaine: Female
Shirley MacLaine: Literature\Writer
Shirley MacLaine: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Shirley MacLaine: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.88.TC137
Exhibition Label
When actress Shirley MacLaine turned fifty on April 24, 1984, she was enjoying what she said was the best year of her life. She had just won a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for Best Actress in the critically acclaimed film Terms of Endearment. She was also singing and dancing and packing the 1,992-seat Gershwin Theatre in New York City with her one-person show, Shirley MacLaine on Broadway. In addition, the paperback edition of her book on spiritualism, Out on a Limb, had just reached the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Little wonder that Time posed her doing a theatrical high kick for its cover that spring.
Cuando la actriz Shirley MacLaine cumplió cincuenta el 24 de abril de 1984, se encontraba en lo que dijo era el mejor año de su vida. Acababa de ganar un Golden Globe y un Oscar como mejor actriz en la aclamada película Terms of Endearment. También cantaba, bailaba y estaba llenando a capacidad las 1,992 butacas del Gershwin Theatre de New York con su show unipersonal Shirley MacLaine on Broadway. Por otro lado, su libro sobre espiritismo, Out on a Limb, había alcanzado el primer lugar en la lista de mayor venta del New York Times. No es de extrañar entonces que Time la retratara para su portada de primavera en una pose teatral, con una pierna en el aire.
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery