“When William Shakespeare was ready to write the story of Cleopatra, he needed nothing more than pen, ink, paper and his own lively genius. Three centuries later George Bernard Shaw required no more equipment for the same task. But when Paramount put Cecil Blount DeMille to work on this well-worn old tale, that old-time director could not even get started without $750,000, a majority of the unemployed actors in Hollywood, ten crates of real grapes by airmail from South America…” (Cover Story for Time magazine, Monday, Aug. 27, 1934)
Check out Cecil B. DeMille on the cover of Time magazine in 1934, after his film “Cleopatra”.
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Zero Mostel, star of The Producers (1968, directed by Mel Brooks) notices that ex-child Shirley Temple is all grown up at a public reception.
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I am sure you are familiar with the cliché Dead Ringers (1988, dir by David Cronenber) covers with the face of Jeremy Irons multiplying. Check out this kick-ass poster made by Jay Shaw for the same film…
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After the crest of Bond Fever had enveloped popular culture the world over with the release of “Thunderball”, savvy advertisers were quick to jump on the merchandising gravy train. Kentucky bourbon Jim Beam signed up the man himself, Sean Connery, to appear in advertisements as himself from 1966 until 1974. Despite not being in character, Jim Beam used his associate as “the original James Bond” in their copy, even after Roger Moore had made his debut in “Live And Let Die.” (from mi6-hq.com)
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Tierney Gearon (born 9 September 1963) is an American photographer who became known in Britain after her controversial exhibition at the Staatchi Gallery in 2001. The photos included two naked poses and one of her son urinating in the snow. There were three complaints by members of the public, and the police visited the gallery twice, causing a great deal of media coverage. She shot this portrait of french actress Emmanuelle Riva (whom you know from Haneke’s Amour and Resnais’ Hiroshima mon Amour) for the New York Times for their Hollywood issue in 2012.
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Sophia Loren, no introduction needed, by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995), a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He is best known for his photograph of the V-J Day celebration and for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera. These shots were taken between 1964 and 1966.
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Sophia Loren talking with unidentified person at her villa – 1964.