1951. According to Winthrop Sargeant, Dovima is so overcome by the grandeur of her Egyptian role that she undergoes a mystical experience. “He is speaking to me,” she says softly, pointing to the Sphinx. “He is saying, ‘Dovima…’” “How interesting that he should know your name,” remarks Avedon, trying, as always, to sound vitally attentive and inspiriting. “He is saying, ‘Dovima, you belong here,’” concludes Dovima, with an air of slight annoyance at the interruption.
The caption in the May 1951 issue of Harper’s Bazaar reads:
At the Feet of the Pharaohs
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