John Wayne poses for repetitive strobe photo showing what it looks like to be punched by the star, ca. 1940s
Photographer: Phil Stern, born In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 3, 1919, photographer to the star !
I am not the author of this image, all rights go to Phil Stern (philsternarchives.com)
Richard Avedon (1923-2004) is one American photographer whose work I find inspiring. I am particularly fond of the way he shot Judy Garland (1922-1969) throughout the 50s and the 60s. The Wizard of Oz (1939), Meet me in St-Louis (1944) and A Star is Born (1954) actress and singer surely was not “over the rainbow” throughout her life: She met her untimely death due to an overdose of barbiturates, the drug that made her suffer throughout her life. I suppose these images capture her sense of youth, glamor and eventually desperation beautifully, very far from the typical “Dorothy” we all know and love.
Here are the photos I dug up of her, shot by Avedon. All rights go to the photographer. I am not the author of these images.
Judy Garland, 1951.
Judy Garland, 1951
Judy Garland & Richard Avedon, 1956
Judy Garland, New York, 1961
Judy Garland, 1963
NB: Check out Richard Avedon’s portrait of Carl Th. Dreyer here: https://kinoimages.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/dreyer-copenhagen/
& Truman Capote: https://kinoimages.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/tribute-to-authors-screenwriters-three-portraits-of-truman-capote/
Influential American fashion photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004) took this photo of Charlie Chaplin in 1952 before the actor/director/music composer left Hollywood to get back to London.
He had a lot of problems with the Comity of Un-American Activities because his film, “Modern Times” (1936) had mass appeal among communists living in the US at the time. Ultimately, Chaplin, who had established himself in America, got back to London and moved on to film “A King in New York” (1957) as a parody of the country and its legal system.
Richard Avedon. Charlie Chaplin Leaving America. NYC, September 13 1952. All copyrights go to The Richard Avedon Foundation.