Gerladine Farrar with a Victor Victrola, c.1915

Here we see actress / singer Geraldine Farrar, dressed as the opera character "Carmen", leaning on a Victor Victrola.


This image was most likely taken as a promotional photo for Victor records.

Photo by the Photoplayers Studio of Los Angeles, California.



Geraldine Farrar (February 28, 1882 – March 11, 1967) was a soprano opera singer and film actress.


She recorded extensively for the Victor Talking Machine Company and was often featured prominently in that firm's advertisements. She also appeared in silent movies, which were filmed between opera seasons.


Farrar starred in more than a dozen films from 1915 to 1920, including Cecil B. De Mille's 1915 adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen.


Here's a clip of her singing with Enrico Caruso in 1912:


And, her wikipedia bio:

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