Sean Connery in a Jim Beam ad !

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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Emmanuelle Riva, bubbles and all, by Tiereny Gearon

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, in color, by Alfred Eisenstaedt !

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 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1966

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Sophia Loren talking with unidentified person at her villa – 1964.

cool portraits of Kevin Spacey by John Russo

Kevin Spacey aka John Doe aka Kaiser Sozé, no introduction needed…portraits by celebrity photographer John Russo.
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Jean-Pierre Léaud by Ludovic Carème

Ludovic Carème is a photographer born in France. His portraiture work is recognized and published as such as Libération, Le Monde, Elle, Vogue, New York Times, The Guardian,  Republica delle donne. Check out this portrait of he shot of Francois Truffaut’s alter ego, the one and only Jean-Pierre Léaud.
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Tribute to cinematographer Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins, cinematographer extraordinaire, born in 1949 in England is best known for his work with the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes. Among his achievements, we can most recently count Skyfall. Others include No Country For Old Men, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Check out this portrait of him by British photographer Ben Quinton.
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Bette Davis, all macabre, for “Dead Ringer” (1964)

Perhaps one of Bette Davis‘ lesser known works is “Dead Ringer”(not to be confused with Dead RingerS by David Cronenberg). This film is directed by Paul Henreid and dates back to 1964. It’s a little gem worthy of viewing, in which Davis plays both a wealthy woman AND her twin sister who murders her as the noir thriller unravels alongside Karl Malden. Check out this beautiful still shot from the film! Unknown photographer.
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Bette Davis in Dead Ringer, 1964