Saturday, June 22, 2013

icon - maria callas

photographed by cecil beaton, 1957.

with her royal HH manual typewriter.

with marilyn monroe at john f. kennedy's birthday gala, 1962.

chez elle à milan, 1958.

shouting at u.s. marshal pringle who was one of eight who attempted to serve her with two summonses at her farewell perormance in madame butterfly, chicago, 1956.

during the filming of pier paolo pasolini's medea, 1969.

movie poster for pier paolo pasolini's medea, 1969.

at the cannes film festival, 1960

photographed by erio piccagliani with luchino visconti répétant la vestale, 1950 

with aristotle onassis.


with director pier paolo pasolini, september 1970.

at dinner with aristotle onassis.

farewell concert, london, 1973 - o mio babbino caro

"vowels are the inarticulate sounds of the heart. in consonants lie the meaning."


  1. Just saw a documentary on arte this morning about Callas. Seems a tragic story ultimately. Onassis was less than honorable in his behaviour.

  2. Not Maria Callas. The woman with the Royal HH typewriter is Alice Denham, playmate and author: