There does not seem to be any photos of Mabel Normand done by Nickolas Muray in the collection of almost 40,000 negatives of gelatin on nitrocellulose film sheets at the George Eastman House; as it was not until 1929 he went to work taking pictures of movie stars and that would account for her not being part of the collection. Of all the portraits that Nickolas Muray created there is one that stands out, Frida Kahlo in 1938.
Nickolas Muray by 1904 was already taking classes in graphic arts; in
Dance magazine published his photographs along with articles he wrote about the dancers. His work was seen everywhere. Nickolas Muray even represented the
Nickolas Muray began a chaotic affair with Frida Kahlo in around 1931. They came together after Muray’s second divorce and before Kahlo married Diego Rivera. Their relationship continued though a number of Muray’s and Kahlo’s marriages and divorces. Muray’s fourth marriage seems to have been solid however the friendship continued between Muray and Kahlo until her death in 1954.