Hanna Schygulla, the German film star, applying her makeup for a scene in Berlin Alexanderplatz, Munich, 1980. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
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British director and screenwriter Terence Young is mainly known for his James Bond films, Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Thunderball (1965). However, in 1967, he made a little thriller called ” Wait Until Dark” starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Krenna. Music has been made by none other than Henri Mancini. No spoilers here but more will be posted on our Facebook page, including rare images here
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Wait Until Dark (1967) aka Warte, bis es Dunkel ist – German poster.
Wait Until Dark (1967) – Polish poster by Jakub Erol
Wait Until Dark (1967) – Japanese poster
Wait Until Dark (1967) – Swedish poster
No introduction is needed to Laurence Kerr Olivier aka Baron Olivier. In 1939, American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) shot this portrait of him.
vintage gelatin silver print, 17 June 1939
13 1/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. (335 mm x 270 mm)
© estate of Carl Van Vechten. I am not the author of this image.
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Buster Keaton by Cecil Beaton
bromide fibre print, 1931
9 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (245 mm x 189 mm)
Given by executors of the Estate of Eileen Hose, 1991
I am not the author of this image. © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby’s London.
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“No one embodied the dramatic angst and sobriety of Hitchcock’s agenda more effectively than Bernard Herrmann. Through the earliest satiric strains of The Trouble with Harry to the cold war menace of Torn Curtain, Bernard Herrmann seemed the perfect musical expression of Hitchcock’s benign malevolence. “His most notable soundtracks are North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960) and Vertigo (1958) among others. (bernardherrmann.org)
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Andrei Tarkovsky was born to poet Arseny Tarkovsky (1907-1989). Arseny Tarkovsky is considered one of the great 20th century Russian poets and was a prominent translator. These are some of our favorite portraits. More will be posted here. Scroll down for a fragment of his famous poem called “Life, Life”.
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Arseny and Andrei Tarkovsky (1930s)-© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenstein Cinematography Library.
Arseny Tarkovsky by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.
Arseny Tarkovsky and his son, Andrei Tarkovsky, by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.
“I don’t believe in omens or fear
Forebodings. I flee from neither slander
Nor from poison. Death does not exist.
Everyone’s immortal. Everything is too.
No point in fearing death at seventeen,
Or seventy. There’s only here and now, and light;
Neither death, nor darkness, exists.
We’re all already on the seashore;
I’m one of those who’ll be hauling in the nets
When a shoal of immortality swims by.”