"The Starlight Roof - Mural Decorations by Victor White"

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Title

"The Starlight Roof - Mural Decorations by Victor White"

Subject

Mural painting and decoration

Description

Black and white photograph depicting the murals in the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf=Astoria from the 1935 publication "The Waldorf-Astoria" by Richard Averill Smith.

The mural decorations of the Starlight Roof are the work of the American painter, Victor White. The walls at the ends of the garden are golden-hued mirrors bearing tropical motifs in red and pale green. On the walls of the central portion and dance floor of the room, White created colored-glass mosaics depicting tropical plants, flowers and birds against sand-colored plaster.

Creator

Smith, Richard Averill

Publisher

The Waldorf-Astoria

Date

1934

Contributor

White, Victor

Relation

Histories & Publications

Is Part Of

Lent, H.B. (1934). The Waldorf –Astoria: A Brief chronicle of a unique institution now entering its fifth decade. New York: private printing for the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria Corporation.

Format

image | jpeg

Medium

black-and-white photographs

Type

StillImage

Identifier

06.02.063

Coverage

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- 1931-present
Starlight Roof

Temporal Coverage

1931 - 1939

Original Format

promotional materials

Citation

Smith, Richard Averill, “"The Starlight Roof - Mural Decorations by Victor White",” Host to the World, accessed June 14, 2021, http://waldorfnewyorkcity.com/archive/items/show/322.