Guide to Annie Leibovitz Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0588
Creators:
American Express (New York)
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-
Dates:
1988.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
1 folder
15" x 12," in mat with Mylar overlay, 21-3/8" x 18-1/8"
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Image shows Ella Fitzgerald in red dress and hat with fur (designed by Don Loper), posed with a Mercedez-Benz automobile. The picture was created for an American Express Card advertisement, ca. 1987, part of a popular "portraits" campaign for American Express, for which the photographer won the Clio Award and the Campaign of the Decade Award from Advertising Age magazine. Color printing process unidentified.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series (single Item).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in Westport, Connecticut. Fine arts degree, San Francisco Art Institute, 1971. Leibovitz's career began in 1970, when she began photographing for Rolling Stone magazine; in 1973, she became the chief photographer. Later worked for Life, Vogue, Esquire, Time and Newsweek. In 1983 a 60-print show of her work toured Europe and the United States. The accompanying book, "Annie Leibovitz: Photographs," was a best-seller. Currently works for Vanity Fair. Published "Olympic Portraits," in June 1996 during Summer Olympic Games. Based in New York City.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1998.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Annie Leibovitz, 1997, May 19.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Restrictions on Access
Unprotected photograph must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald by Annie Leibovitz, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Photographer retains copyright. Not available from the Archives Center for reproduction.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chromogenic color prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color prints (photographs) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mercedes automobile Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chromogenic processes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1980-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzgerald, Ella Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives