American Graffiti

In March I wrote about Dennis Stock’s behind the scenes photos of American Graffiti (one of my favourite movies) for Magnum Photos‘ ‘Magnum on Set’ series.  It was such a joy writing this piece:

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Dennis Stock Actor Charles Martin Smith on the set of “American Graffiti,” filmed in and around the Bay Area. California. USA. 1972. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos

 

Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight

For Magnum Photos I wrote about W. Eugene’s Smith moving photographs of Charlie Chaplin as he made Limelight (1952), the most personal film of his career:

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Photo by W. Eugene Smoth (1952)

Vampira

Dennis Stock’s photographs of Maila Nurmi, America’s “iconic combination of burlesque pin-up, old Hollywood glamour, and gothic chic.”

I wrote about the iconic Maila Nurmi, better known as the horror hostess Vampira, for Magnum Photos.

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Dennis Stock Maila Nurmi, star of “The Vampira Show.” Hollywood. California. USA. 1954. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos.