Belle: The True Story of Dido Elizabeth Belle
Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray (1760-1825). Movie poster (in theaters May 4, 2014)
via Discover Black Heritage.
A sketch that led up to Francis Cugat’s painting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the most celebrated and widely disseminated book jackets in twentieth-century American literature. As Charles Scribner III writes in “Gatsby Illuminated,” “The artist’s image preceded the finish manuscript … The dust jacket seems to have influenced two passages.”
Sofia Coppola photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris, January 2005