Backstage Hollywood: Photography by Douglas Kirkland

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American photographer Douglas Kirkland is known for capturing the brightest stages in the world. He was a set photographer in Hollywood who captured stars behind the scenes from the 1960's and 2010's.

He is most especially known for the cult series "Marilyn Monroe" and a series of Coco Chanel, chronicling three weeks of her life.

Элизабет Тейлор, на съемках фильма “Кулик” Париж, 1964 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op; Коко Шанель в своем ателье Улица Камбон, 31, Париж, 1962 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op; Мерил Стрип и Роберт Редфорд, “Из Африки” Кения, 1985 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op

Kirkland was first an assistant to fashion photography legend Irving Penn, then became a staff member of LOOK Magazine. He got the opportunity of a photo session with sex symbol and icon Marilyn Monroe in celebration of the magazine's 25th anniversary. Kirkland took special note of the event and said, "Marilyn, with her inherent insight, created an easy atmosphere. She just said: "Well, I know what we need. We need a bed and white silk sheets and nothing more. But, "she added," the sheets must necessarily be silk. " She did most of the work for me: understood my idea and formulated it in the best possible way. I am very grateful to her for this."

Among the documented productions Kirkland covered were: "The Sound of Music" (1965), "2001: The Cosmic Odyssey" (1968), The Light Cavalry Attack (1968), Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid (1969), New York, New York "(1977)," Sophie's Choice "(1982)," From Africa "(1985)," The Legend of the Pianist "(1998), The Titanic (1997), The Moulin Rouge! (2001), Australia 2008), "I'm Love" (2009), and "The Great Gatsby" (2013)".

Catch the show Behind the scenes at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow on January 17. The display will end on April 15.

Дастин Хоффман, “Человек дождя” Нью-Йорк, 1988 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op; Одри Хепберн Париж, 1965 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op; Мэрилин Монро Голливуд, 1961 ©Дуглас Киркланд/Photo Op

Images are from the press kit.

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One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Also famous in Indonesia monroe's boobs stared by soekarno, first indonesia president famous as woman lover, having lot of wife and girlfriend, and he did that while kennedy beside him 😂 but I don't know who was the photographer

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