Category: vintage new york

A photo by Danny Fitzgerald, Brooklyn, New Yor…

A photo by Danny Fitzgerald, Brooklyn, New York, 1959

James Dean, 1954, photo by Roy Schatt ‘&ld…

James Dean, 1954, photo by Roy Schatt

“He was a squinty schlump of a person all bent over. Then Dean suddenly got up and this ugly person became a dream, an Adonis who started to dance around the room. It was a transition I couldn’t believe.” Dean studied photography with Schatt and they became close friends.

Roy Schatt was Dean’s friend and photography teacher during the final year and half of his life. During that time, his camera captured the many facets of Dean’s complex personality.’ – Vintage Movie Star Photos

Lincoln Tunnel, New York City, 1939

Lincoln Tunnel, New York City, 1939

Grace Kelly and designer Oleg Cassini in New Y…

Grace Kelly and designer Oleg Cassini in New York, 1954

Times Square, New York, 1947, photo by Fred St…

Times Square, New York, 1947, photo by Fred Stein

Thelonius Monk playing at Minton’s Playhouse, …

Thelonius Monk playing at Minton’s Playhouse, New York, September 1947, photo by William P. Gottlieb

East River Drive, New York, 1960, a photo by N…

East River Drive, New York, 1960, a photo by Norman Parkinson

The couple in the photo are not professional models but Parkinson’s neighbors in New York. He thought they embodied a spirit of New York he wanted to capture in a photo.

James Dean, New York, 1954

James Dean, New York, 1954

A fashion photo by George Platt Lynes, New Yor…

A fashion photo by George Platt Lynes, New York, 1950

Lovers on the subway, 1946, photo by Stanley K…

Lovers on the subway, 1946, photo by Stanley Kubrick for LOOK magazine