The series of 16 images were photographed by Bill Eppridge, but only one of the images was actually used in the original story. The photos capture Minnelli alongside her then fiancé Peter Allen, as well as members of the Flora creative team including co-star Bob Dishy, choreographer Lee Theodore, Hal Prince and George Abbott.
[caption id="attachment_14215" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Minnelli reacts as an unidentified well-wisher presents her with a swan-shaped balloon. "][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_14216" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Minnelli in rehearsal for Flora the Red Menace."][/caption]
photos by Bill Eppridge/TIME & LIFE Picture