Lot 804: John Huston's Wife Ricki Soma by Phillip Halsman
Auction Date:12/17/2010 9:00 PM EST
Italian-American ballerina Enrica "Ricki" Soma was known most for being the fourth wife of acclaimed filmmaker John Huston and mother to actress Anjelica Huston. This 11x14" black and white photograph from 1946 includes a Philippe Halsman stamp on the back, as well as Soma's name handwritten by Halsman in pencil. It is NRMT. Soma came to prominence first as a model during the 1940s and even graced the cover of Life magazine in July, 1947. She died in a car accident in France at the age of 39.
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