Loomis Dean (1917 – 2005)
Herbert and Eliette von Karajan on their sailing boat, France, St. Tropez, 1964
In 1964 LIFE magazine brought a report about the successful conductor who could afford to give up positions at the Vienna State Opera and La Scala in Milan. In addition to Karajan's career, his high-performance fleet of cars and spacious villas, his private life is also subject of the report, with a series of pictures from a family holiday in St. Tropez.
LIFE staff photographer Loomis Dean shows Eliette and Herbert von Karajan on their sailing yacht as a beautiful ideal couple. Karajan describes his (third) wife, who worked as a model before her marriage, as »young, sensitive, beautiful, full of life, enthusiastic and an excellent cook«.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 16,2 x 24,3 cm (16,2 x 24,3 inch)
Object dimensions 20,4 x 25,3 cm (20,4 x 25,3 inch)
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface, moderate edgewear
Photographer's stamp and LIFE credit stamp, credit sticker with barcode, hand-written negative no. »71290/02-26« on the reverse
»Herr Musik Diktator«. Herbert von Karajan dominates Europe's concert stage, in: LIFE magazine, October 2 1964, vol. 57, no. 14, p. 58
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