Rod Sterling, New York, 1955.

Rod Sterling, CBS Television Studios, New York, 1955, photo by Loomis Dean!

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Check out Robert Redford on set of The Twilight Zone here

Rod Serling, CBS Television Studios, New York, 1955, photo by Loomis Dean

You’ve never seen Gloria Swanson like this, by Allan Warren!

Gloria Swanson like you’ve never seen her, in her New York apartment, in 1972 by Allan Warren.
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Check out Gloria in Rome having some fun here

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Judy (Garland) seen by Richard Avedon

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/

Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Three portraits of Truman Capote

Not only was Truman Capote (1924-1984) the author behind “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) & “In Cold Blood” (1967), but he also wrote the screenplay for “Beat the Devil” (1953, directed by John Huston) & the dialogue for “Indiscretion of an American Wife” (1953, Vittorio de Sica).

He has been portrayed several times, most impressively by Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote” (2005, directed by Bennett Miller). He likewise starred in the hilarious noir comedy “Murder by Death” alongside Peter Falk (1974, Robert Moore).

Below are 3 of my favorite portraits of the artist. All rights belong to their respective photographers.

© Truman Capote, Henri-Cartier Bresson, 1947

© Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, New York City, October 1950

© Truman Capote, Irving Penn, 1965.