Original press soundphoto (wire photo) of Ingrid Bergman with twin daughters, Isabella and Ingrid Rossellini, 1953

New York: International News Photos, 1953. Vintage press soundphoto (wire photo) of Ingrid Bergman holding her one year old twins, Isabella and Ingrid, celebrating their first birthday on June 18, 1953, at Bergman and Roberto Rossellini's home. Soundphoto dated 6-20-53. "Ingrid Bergman Ingrid & Isabella" stamp, faint "International News Photo" stamp, and "Jun 23 1953" "Received Examiner Reference Library" stamp on verso.

In 1937, at the age of 21, Ingrid Bergman and Swedish dentist (later neurosurgeon) Petter Lindstrom married, and in 1938 had daughter Friedel Pia Lindstrom. In 1949, while working on the film "Stromboli" (1950), Bergman and director Rossellini began an affair, resulting in Bergman's pregnancy with their son, Renato Rossellini (born February 2, 1950). The affair led to an enormous scandal in the US media, Bergman even being denounced on the floor of the Senate. As a result, Bergman left her husband and daughter in a highly publicized divorce and custody battle and returned to Italy. In May 1950, Bergman and Rossellini married. Bergman and Rossellini had two more children, twin girls Isabella and Ingrid, in 1952. Bergman and Rossellini divorced in 1957.

8.5 x 7 inches. Very Good plus, with small rough pinhole in upper right, small chip to upper right margin, and faint creasing.


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