Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the Dorchester Hotel, London, 1975, where Elizabeth held a party for Richard’s 50th birthday. Photographed by Richard Young, who later recalled that “This was one of my first published photographs. I had gatecrashed the party Elizabeth Taylor was holding for Richard Burton’s 50th birthday. I took this photo, Taylor noticed me and stormed over and said: ‘I think you should leave … now.’ That was the beginning of my career.”
Jeanne Moreau in Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Louis Malle, 1958)
[English title: Elevator to the Gallows]
Silvana Mangano with sculptures by Constantin Brâncuşi at MoMA New York, 1956.
Marlene Dietrich photographed by Milton Greene, 1952
La fortuna di essere donna (Lucky to Be a Woman), 1956
* Vladimir Nabokov, teaching his students how to read Kafka, pointed out to them that the insect into which Gregor Samsa is transformed is in fact a winged beetle, an insect that carries its wings under its armoured back, and that if Gregor had only discovered them, he would have been able to escape. And then Nabokov added: “Many a Dick and a Jane grow up like Gregor, unaware that they too have wings and can fly.”
Bianca Jagger and David Bowie in Paris, 1977.
Details. Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton.
mpdrolet: Alain et Nathalie Delon