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1953 Press Photo Maurice Escande Becheau La Fonta - RRY68127

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Part Number: RRY68127

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This is an original press photo. Favorite For Fabulous Fete -- Madame Pompadour, she of the hairdo fame, has her hand kissed by her favorite king, Louis XV of France, at last night's rehearsal for tonight's 18th Century costume ball given by the Marquis de Cuevas in Biarritz, France. Maurice Escande plays the role of Louis XV while Mrs. Becheau La Fonta takes the part of his favorite. The Marquis de Cuevas, a grand-son-in-law of the late Jonh D. Rockefeller, spent an esitmated $85,000 on the lavish ball.

Maurice Escande (1892-1973) was a French actor. In 1948 he starred in the film The Lame Devil under Sacha Guitry. (Wikipedia)

George de Cuevas (born Jorge Cuevas Bartholín, 1885 - February 22, 1961) was a Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer who was best known for the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas that he formed in 1944 (Wikipedia).Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 09-09-1953.