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Actresses and sisters Rosetta Duncan and Vivian Duncan poase with Vivian's daughter, Evelyn, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
August 31, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A different photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "'Heavenly Twins' Still Smiling: Duncan Sisters Return, Denying New Romances," Los Angeles Times, 1 Sept. 1935: 5.
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.
Vivian Duncan and Rosetta Duncan, known as both the Duncan Sisters and the Heavenly Twins, pose with Vivian's daughter Evelyn as she performs an arabesque. Vivian wears a striped scarf and suit, while Rosetta wears fur.
Handwritten on negative: L to R Vivian + Rosetta Duncan + Vivian's daughter Evelyn, center
Text from negative sleeve: 1964 - Vivian + Rosetta Duncan + Vivian's daughter Rosetta [sic.] 8-31-35. [Stamped:] Sep 4 1935.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Sisters--American--California--Los Angeles
Actresses--American--California--Los Angeles
Duncan, Vivian, 1902-1986
Asther, Evelyn Rosetta, 1931-2013
Duncan Sisters
Duncan, Rosetta, 1900-1959
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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