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Irene Helen McCabe Cantine letters from Ivan Albright, and related clippings, 1942-1983

Irene Helen McCabe Cantine letters from Ivan Albright, and related clippings, 1942-1983

Cantine, Irene Helen McCabe, 1928-

Artists' model, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 15 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Seven letters from Ivan Albright to Irene McCabe (Cantine), 1942-1944, describing his painting the portrait of Dorian Gray for MGM for use in the film of the same name; clippings, about Ivan and Malvin Albright, undated and 1978-1983.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1942, at the age of 14, Helen McCabe (Cantine) by chance wandered into Ivan Le Lorraine Albright's studio in Warrenville, Illinois. He sketched her portrait and asked her to pose again for him. In 1943 Albright went to Hollywood to work on the "Portrait of Dorian Gray" for the MGM film of the same title, and continued to correspond with McCabe (Cantine). He died in 1983.

Provenance

Donated 1986 by Irene Helen McCabe Cantine.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm roll 3960 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Irene Helen McCabe Cantine letters from Ivan Albright, and related clippings, 1942-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.