Hanna Schygulla on the set of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”

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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Hannah_Alfred  Hanna Schygulla, the German film star, applying her makeup for a scene in Berlin Alexanderplatz, Munich, 1980

Wait Until Dark: James Bond’s director works with Audrey Hepburn (1967)

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.

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Wait Until Dark (1967) – Polish poster by Jakub Erol

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Wait Until Dark (1967) – Japanese poster

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On the set of “Stromboli” with Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini (1950)

While filming 1950’s Stromboli, the Casablanca beauty Ingrid Bergman fell for married director Roberto Rossellini, whom she left her own husband and daughter for. The affair scandalized the nation, leading Bergman to being blacklisted in Hollywood – and even denounced on the Senate floor as a “powerful influence for evil.” Here are some of the photos of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rosselini from that famous film, sometimes clearly attracting the curiosity of the local villagers. These photos were shot mainly by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine (unless stated otherwise).
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  IngridBergmanconRosselliniVenezia19501sc292 IB_strom2 IB_strom4 ingrid bergman attracts curiosity of local women in the village where she is on location for roberto rossellini’s ‘stromboli’, italy, 1949 photo by gordon parks Ingrid Bergman during filming of the movie, Stromboli, on the Italian island of Stromboli, 1949 gordon parks Ingrid Bergman during filming of the movie, Stromboli, on the Italian island of Stromboli, 1949.
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While waiting for a scene of Stromboli, Ingrid Bergman knits and Rossellini reads a telegram. One of the first pictures of the director and his star after the Italian movie director announced that Miss Bergman would file a divorce suit against Swedish Dr. Peter Lindstrom (1949 © Bettmann/CORBIS)

Baron Laurence Olivier by Carl Van Vechten

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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NPG P1126; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier by Carl Van Vechten

Buster Keaton by Cecile Beaton

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
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I am not the author of this image. © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby’s London.
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Hitchcock’s Maestro is Bernard Herrmann baby !

“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)

Here is Mr. Bernard Herrmann himself with Alfred Hitchcock on the set of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). Unknown photographer. I am not the author of this image.Don’t forget to like us on Facebook here and check out the genius behind the costumes in Hitchcock’s films here

BH_56 Alfred Hitchcock and the overworked composer of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Bernard Herrmann

 

Andrei and Arseny Tarkovsky: Father & Son

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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AAT© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenshtein Cinematography Library

Arseny and Andrei Tarkovsky (1930s)-© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenstein Cinematography Library.

AT_f1Arseny Tarkovsky by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.

AAT_f2Arseny 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.”