Buster Keaton in The General, 1926
Eugene Robert Richee became a photographer for Paramount Pictures in 1921 through his friend Clarence Sinclair Bull (see next postcard). From 1925-1935, Richee took many photographs of Louise Brooks, this one being his most famous. It has become his most famous photograph of all. You may also recognize this one of Anna Mae Wong:
Check out this post on Vintage Movie Star Photos for more about Richee and more of his fabulous photographs.
Clarence Sinclair Bull was head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s stills department for nearly forty years. He is best known for his Garbo shots, as she posed only for him from 1929 till her last film in 1941. Learn about Garbo and Bull’s working partnership and the resulting photographs here on the Garbo Forever website. And notice Bull’s photomontages!
Sid Avery specialized in casual, personal photographs of actors, as exemplified by the book of his work Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950-1965. Avery also founded the Hollywood Photographer’s Archive (now mptvimages.com) to preserve the work of his contemporaries and the Hollywood photographers before them. This photograph comes from that archive.
Audrey fans should check out the previous post, Think Pink!
Celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene is most associated with Marilyn Monroe, of whom he took thousands of photos, and with whom he became personal friends. Monroe stayed with his family while studying with Lee Strasberg. When Monroe established her own production company in attempt to take control of her career, Greene became her business partner, producing Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl. But Arthur Miller was jealous of the arrangement, which influenced Monroe. After Showgirl, she fired Greene and their friendship was over, hurting them both. Learn more about Greene and Monroe’s partnership and the resulting photographs in this Daily Mail article.
“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”