Magnum photographers to star in movie show
March 22, 2012
Cameras used on Hollywood movie sets by photographers from legendary agency Magnum Photos will star in an inaugural exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.
The show, entitled ?Magnum on Set? is billed as a celebration of cinema, featuring 146 images by some of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century.
?There will also be some exciting original artifacts, including Eve Arnold?s original Rolleiflex, and Inge Morath?s Leica, not to mention original props, scripts and costumes,? said a museum spokesman.
?The photographers associated with Magnum have worked with movie-makers since its creation in 1947.
‘Robert Capa, one of the founding fathers, had many friends in the film business ? including Ingrid Bergman.’
The show opens on 21 April and will run until 1 September.
The London Film Museum’s exhibition space will be located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, following a multi-million pound refurbishment project.
A 25-year-old Elizabeth Taylor during filming of ‘Suddenly, Last Summer’ in S’Agaro, Spain, 1959 [Picture credit: Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos]
Marilyn Monroe on the set of ‘The Seven Year Itch’, New York, 1954 [Picture credit: Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos]