British actress and comedian Gertrude Lawrence starred in the original Broadway performances of 'Oh, Kay!' and 'The King and I.' Both musicals were written specifically for her by the Gershwin brothers and Rodgers and Hammerstein, respectively. In Cecil Beaton's photograph, from the Condé Nast Archive, she steals a playful backward glance at her reflection in a mirrored wall.
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