Category: 1960s

Tuesday Weld, 1966

Tuesday Weld, 1966

“It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.”

Dame Maggie Smith, 1965 (above) and 1966 (belo…

Dame Maggie Smith, 1965 (above) and 1966 (below)

nyc-urbanism: Girls in the Windows, New York C…

nyc-urbanism:

Girls in the Windows, New York City, 1960 —Ormond Gigli
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“In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior’s wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers’ lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models’ safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self – assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. “GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS ” is mine.” (at Midtown East)
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summers-in-hollywood:

summers-in-hollywood:

Jeanne Moreau, 1961. Photo taken by Peter Basch

Tina Louise, 1961

Tina Louise, 1961

“I don’t think I was ravishing, but I was, I think, pretty.”

Alain Delon in Rocco and His Brothers I Rocco …

Alain Delon in Rocco and His Brothers I Rocco e i suoi fratelli  (Luchino Visconti, 1960) with Paolo Stoppa and Annie Girardot, the story of a family from the south of Italy that migrates to the industrial north.

Judy Garland in the recording studio, 1962

Judy Garland in the recording studio, 1962

Marlene Dietrich, 1960′s

Marlene Dietrich, 1960′s

Dirk Bogarde in The Singer Not The Song  (Roy …

Dirk Bogarde in The Singer Not The Song  (Roy Ward Baker, 1961)

Marilyn Monroe, 1962, photo by Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe, 1962, photo by Bert Stern