Printer Friendly

When stars didn't pose for.

Yesteryear's Hollywood divas come alive in aMagnum show

HUNGARIANphotographer Robert Capa ( born Andre ErnE[acute accent] Friedmann) is best remembered for his documentation of the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the First Indo- China War -- apart from, of course, being one of the founding members of the Magnum photo agency. Yet, it is his fragile picture of Swedish actor Ingrid Bergman that has found a place in the upcoming exhibition, At the Movies: Magnum Ke Tasveer . The exhibition, which begins on August 14, includes 38 pictures from Hollywood's Golden Era. And all the pictures -- all are B& W, except one -- are the exact opposite of the lurid, paparazzi- type, " exclusive" photographs of celebrities that we have been fattened on. Shalini Gupta, the cofounder of Tasveer, who has brought the exhibition from the European photo agency's archives, explains that talks started close to two years ago when Tasveer handled an exhibition of pictures by Martine Franck, the wife of Henri Cartier- Bresson, one of the founders of Magnum.

The show includes the extremely famous picture of Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch , shot by Elliot Erwitt. The one of Sophia Loren, shot by David Seymour in 1955, has an interesting story. Seymour had come to Loren's hotel room for an interview and found her lazing in bed in a blue negligee. Soon after, she changed into another dress and fishnets and Seymour shot her in the balcony. For more such stories, you know where to head.

-- The exhibition is on at Art Motif Gallery, F- 213C, Lado Sarai, August 14- 23, 11 a. m. to 7 p. m.

Copyright 2009 India Today Group. All Rights Reserved.

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2010 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
Date:Aug 6, 2010
Next Article:' Idea gaveone person 3640 connections'.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters