Stars on Stage: Eileen Darby and Broadway’s Golden Age, Mary Henderson and John Lahr

The late photographer Eileen Darby came onto the scene in 1939, eschewing the stiff portraits and fixed tableaux that were then in vogue. Her style of both onstage and offstage rehearsal photography allowed an intimate look at the creative process of theatre and appeared in numerous publications. With an overview of the period by John Lahr and a biographical portrait of Darby and her work by Mary Henderson, Stars on Stage is one of the most dynamic books ever published on this most fascinating period of American culture.

John Lahr is senior theatre critic for The New Yorker and the author of seventeen books on culture and theater.

The late Mary C. Henderson is an internationally known scholar and expert on American theater and the author of Theater in America.