Lee J Cobb in “Death of A Salesman”

Lee J Cobb (you know him as Johnny Friendly in On the Waterfront) as Willy Loman in Elia Kazan’s original 1949 production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.

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Marlon Brando’ screentest for A Streetcar Named Desire.

Marlon Brando, on the set of “A Streetcar Named Desire” trying out different wardrobes for his role as Stanley Kowalski.
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Elia Kazan in an NYC bookstore

Elia Kazan, no introduction needed, shot by legendary photographer and music entrepreneur Jim Marshall (1923-2012)
Jim took this photo of Elia Kazan in 1963 on assignment for Cavalier Magazine, in a Greenwich Village coffee shop in NYC.
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Remember Leonard Bernstein

 Renowned composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) is known for being a conductor, author, music lecturer & concert pianist.
Director of the famous New York Philharmonic, Bernstein met with a lot of success throughout his career, especially for his Broadway rendition of “West Side Story” and numerous operas, symphonies etc.
However, he also contributed to the world of cinema with the following film scores: “West Side Story” (1961, directed by Robert Wise) & “On The Waterfront” (1954, Elia Kazan).  I personally tremendously appreciate the latter.

© Leonard Bernstein (with Carol Lawrence in background) instructing cast during rehearsal for West Side Story.

© The West Side Story gang in 1957 Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Hal Prince, Robert Griffith (a co-producer, seated), Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins