On May 9th, 1938, Orson Welles appeared on the cover of “Time” magazine. And why, do I hear you wonder was Welles on the cover before he created and released all his film classics?
Because he had co-founded Mercury Theater with actor John Houseman. After four hit plays in six months, Welles made the cover of Time. Welles shocked America with his adaptation of HG Wells‘s The War of the Worlds on Halloween night. “I wish I could convey the atmosphere… the background of this… fantastic scene.” These were the first words of a broadcast which terrified its audience by sounding like a news bulletin, not a play.
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Always fascinated by film stars, Andy Warhol did in 1986 this little tribute to Gerard Depardieu, which was later sold (along with all its versions) in Paris.
Andy WARHOL – Gérard Depardieu – (1986) Sérigraphie en couleurs sur papier. 28,5 x 21 cm
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As of late, we’re all enjoying Jean-Louis Trintignant‘s brilliant performance in Haneke’s Amour. However, before his work with Roger Vadim in 1959 on ” Dangerous Liaisons”, he actually turned to theater and interpreted HAMLET. he reprised this role in the 70s.
Let’s discover these rare photos from that era.
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Jean Louis Trintingnant plays Hamlet, 1970, photo by Leonard de Raemy. Paris/ France. © Leonard de Raemy/Sygma/Corbis.
French actors Bulle Ogier and Jean-Louis Trintignant rehearsing the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Maurice Jacquemont at the Théâtre de la Musique. 1971. By Michel Ginfray. Paris/ France.
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In 1972, Catherine Deneuve signed the Manifesto of the 343 (Manifeste des 343 salopes, Manifest of the 343 bitches): The manifesto was an admission by its signers to have practiced illegal abortions, and therefore, exposed themselves to judicial actions and prison sentences.It was published in Le Nouvel Observateur on 5 April 1971.
That same year, feminist lawyer Gisèle Halimi founded the group, Choisir (“To Choose”), to protect the women who had signed the Manifesto of the 343, which include Romy Schneider and many other stars.
Yet this political stance did not stop Deneuve from becoming, all through the 70s, the face of the celebrated perfume “Chanel number 5”.
Here are some ads from that period, from 1970 till 1977.
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Dutch photographer Fred Brommet (1924-2008) visited the chic capital of France, which attracted many bohemian artist, writers, dancers, musicians and photographers including film director Orson Welles. Brommet took this lovely portrait of him in 1952.
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Orson Welles, Paris (1952), Collection of The Maria Austria Institute, Amsterdam.
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International fascination with actress Charlotte Rampling’s face is not likely to change anytime soon.
I would like to share with you these recent photos of her shot by David Lynch and Juergen Teller. There are no associations between the works of Lynch & Teller, nor am I trying to compare them.
Teller, born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964, has been published in influential publications such as W Magazine, iD and Purple and is a well-known fashion photographer. He did an erotic photoshoot of Rampling in Seattle around 2008. Teller has produced numerous monographs with Steidl art publishing house including Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 and Zimmerman, where you can find these images.
Copyright goes to, naturally, Steidl.
© “Charlotte Rampling” by David Lynch (2008)
© Charlotte Rampling by Juergen Teller, Seattle, 2008.
© Charlotte Rampling at the Louvre, by Juergen Teller
© Charlotte Rampling & Raquel Zimmermann at the Louvre, by Juergen Teller
© Charlotte Rampling by Juergen Teller, Seattle.
© Charlotte Rampling by Juergen Teller.
© One of my favorite Vogue covers ever, David Lynch’s ex-girlfriend, Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Ingrid Bergman & Roberto Rossellini on the cover of VOGUE (Paris), October 1989.