Georg Oddner (1923 – 2007) was one of Sweden’s top photographers and jazz musicians. At 27 he abandoned jazz and traveled to the United States working, among other jobs, as fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s assistant in New York. When he returned to Sweden in 1952, he settled in Malmö, devoting himself mainly to report and fashion photography. His reputation soon took off, and his numerous commissions took him all around the world. One of the magazines he often worked for was Vi. In 1958 he became a founding member of the photo group “Tio fotografer” (“Ten Photographers”) in Stockholm.
Since the early 1990s he has worked exclusively in color, but these photos dating from 1954, shot in Malmo, testify to his black and white capabilities.
His model, found here, was Anita Ekberg, the one and only.
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Text from “http://www.hasselbladfoundation.org/georg-oddner/”
In 1979, R.W Fassbinder & Hanna Schygulla went together to the 17th New York Film Festival where the German director presented his “The Marriage of Maria Braun”. Photo by Helaine Messer.
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For a cool tribute to the German actress, click here
For a portrait of Fassbinder by Helmut Newton, click here.
In 1972, Catherine Deneuve signed the Manifesto of the 343 (Manifeste des 343 salopes, Manifest of the 343 bitches): The manifesto was an admission by its signers to have practiced illegal abortions, and therefore, exposed themselves to judicial actions and prison sentences.It was published in Le Nouvel Observateur on 5 April 1971.
That same year, feminist lawyer Gisèle Halimi founded the group, Choisir (“To Choose”), to protect the women who had signed the Manifesto of the 343, which include Romy Schneider and many other stars.
Yet this political stance did not stop Deneuve from becoming, all through the 70s, the face of the celebrated perfume “Chanel number 5”.
Here are some ads from that period, from 1970 till 1977.
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Photographer Jay Thompson took this lovely photo of Robert Redford in 1965.
The image resurfaced in Esquire magazine, in an article called “Robert Redford: What I’ve Learned” (December 2010).
Redford went on to direct the amazing “Ordinary People” (1980) that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, among others. Check out the film here!
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One of my favorite Luis Bunuel films is “Los Olvidados” (1950), starring Alfonso Meja & Roberto Cobo as juvenile delinquents in a Mexico Citythese slum. A lot of posters have been made to market the film, here are my favorites.
In a row, the countries where these posters were made are: Germany – Germany – Argentina – Japan.
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A lot of discussions have risen recently surrounding David Cronenberg‘s latest film “Cosmopolis” (2012) and although some reviews were negative, I’d like to take this opportunity to present to you my favorite portrait of the director, by Nicolas Guerin.
Cronenberg is still, after all, the mastermind behind our favorite cult films, such as Scanners (1981) andVideodrome (1983) among others.
Guerin is “a guy living near Paris who loves cinema and enjoys taking pictures. He owns a studio in Montreuil.” (http://www.nicolasguerin.com/bio).
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On December 4th, 1972, Liv Ullmann made it to the cover of “Time Magazine”. She was voted “Hollywood’s new nordic star”.
1972 was also the year Ullmann starred in “Cries & Whispers”, directed by Ingmar Bergman.