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Title
Actresses and sisters Rosetta Duncan and Vivian Duncan pose together, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 3, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
In 1935 the sisters, who had gained success in film and theater starring as the characters Eva and Topsy (a role which Rosetta played in blackface) were attempting to make a comeback after various personal and financial troubles.
Actresses and sisters Rosetta Duncan and Vivian Duncan (known as the Heavenly Twins and the Duncan Sisters) pose together looking at what may be financial records of some sort.
Text from negative sleeve: 1964- Vivian Duncan - Eva (seated) + Rosetta Duncan - Topsy (holding paper.) "Heavenly Twins." 9-3-35. [Stamped:] 9-3-35
Handwritten on negative: L to R- Vivian Duncan, Rosetta Duncan 9-3-35
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_8298
ark:/21198/zz002dg50r
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Sisters--American--California--Los Angeles
Actresses--American--California--Los Angeles
Duncan, Vivian, 1902-1986
Duncan Sisters
Duncan, Rosetta, 1900-1959
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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