Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. This photograph 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. Text from newspaper caption: The Heavenly Twins were back in Los Angeles yesterday, cheerful as ever. Left to right, they are Vivian Duncan, who plays the perennial Eva, her daughter, Evelyn, and Rosetta Duncan, portrayer of Topsy. Handwritten on negative: L to R Vivian + Evelyn + Rosetta Duncan 8-31-35 Text from negative sleeve: 1964 - Vivian + Rosetta Duncan + Vivian's daughter Rosetta [sic.] 8-31-35. [Stamped:] Sep 4 1935.
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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